Our Shoot Like A Pro series continues with tips for shooting flash photography in any situation, whether using your built-in pop-up flash or an expensive flashgun. In this series we’ll show you simple flash photography techniques for banishing shadows with your pop-up flash; how to bounce a flash to diffuse the light; how to master advanced off-camera flash techniques; and how to get creative with multiple flashguns.
Using flash is the perfect way to capture Christmas portraits in difficult mixed lighting. Follow the steps in our tutorial and find out how to use simple flash techniques to take natural-looking family portrait photography this Christmas.
There are lots of things to think about when using off-camera flash, so it can seem difficult and even scary. But it’s really fairly simple; you just need to master some basic skills. Our technique editor Chris Rutter takes a look at how some cheap wireless flash triggers can help transform your flash photography.
Photographers can spend whole careers learning new things about studio lighting, so when you’re just starting out the learning curve can prove a bit daunting. Whether on location or in your home photo studio, studio flash kits can be the most important tool you have. Our quick layman’s guide below tells you what you should know before you get started.
Your digital camera’s built-in flash may do more than you think. Here is a quick look at some of the in-camera flash settings available to you and what they do.
Shooting smoke photography is challenging: it’s unpredictable and constantly changing, so you never quite know what you’re going to get. But that’s half of the attraction, because when you get it right the shapes and forms you capture have an organic quality that is almost impossible to recreate.
Confused by camera flash? Our three new photography cheat sheets illustrate what’s inside your flashgun, how to understand guide numbers and how your flashgun matches the movement of your shutter, as well as much more.
The changing nature of the tide and weather can make or break your coastal landscapes. Here’s how
to capture stunning pictures of the sea that reflect its differing moods…
Follow the simple steps in our new light painting tutorial and learn how to use your flashgun handheld, creatively firing it at different points in your scene during long exposures.
In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, find out how to build a simple diffuser from a piece foam to attach to your flashgun to soften portraits.