Transform your pictures for under £100: getting the most from budget flashguns

Transform your pictures for less than £100: stop being afraid of your flashgun

As we continue our Shoot Like A Pro series on the most useful photography accessories for under £100, we look at flashguns and how taking control of lighting can be the most important thing you do as a photographer.

A layman’s guide to wireless flash triggers

A layman's guide to wireless flash triggers

What is a wireless flash trigger good for? There are lots of things to think about when using off-camera flash, but using a wireless flash trigger can make the process much simpler. In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer all the common questions beginner photographers have about wireless flash triggers.

8 flash photography mistakes every photographer makes

8 flash photography mistakes every photographer makes

Automatic flash exposure systems make using flash easier than ever before, but there are some problems that crop-up on a regular basis. In the latest article in her series looking at some of the mistakes photographers make, our head of testing Angela Nicholson explains some of the classic flash photography mistakes and offers some of her best flash photography tips for avoiding them.

Candid photography: shoot documentary- style portraits of people at work

Candid photography: how to shoot documentary-style portraits of people at work

Candid photography is one of the more difficult types of portraiture you can shoot. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to capture both informal portraits and documentary-style pictures of people at work using a variety of techniques.

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video)

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video tutorial)

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post our technique editor Chris teams up with our friends at NPhoto to provide a thorough yet easy-to-follow video demonstration of how to make a simple flash diffuser from cardboard for more evenly lit images.

The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

What is the Inverse Square Law? In photography it really just means the change in the intensity of light as a subject moves closer to or further away from its source.

In this quick guide we explain what this means for photographers working with flash, and provide a handy table to help you understand the fall-off in illumination.

What is flash sync? Your flash modes and when to use them (free cheat sheet)

How your flash modes work: free photography cheat sheet from Digital Camera World

What is flash sync? If you’re new to flash photography you’ve probably been asking yourself this question. In our latest beginner’s guide to flash we explain how each of your flash modes work and offer a handy photography cheat sheet that illustrates the process.