Christmas Portrait Ideas: a simple flash technique for natural-looking photos

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 20/12/2012 15:30pm
    Christmas Portrait Ideas: a simple flash technique for natural-looking photos

    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.

    Wireless flash triggers: how to set up and shoot with off-camera flash

    | Photography Tips | 02/12/2012 05:00am
    The easy way to set up off-camera flash for perfectly lit shots

    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.

    A layman’s guide to studio flash kits

    | Photography Tips | 18/11/2012 05:00am
    A layman's guide to studio flash kits

    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.

    In-camera flash settings: exploring your built-in flash options

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 17/11/2012 13:00pm
    In-camera flash settings: change the flash mode

    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.

    Smoke photography: a simple set-up for atmospheric still lifes

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 12/11/2012 16:30pm
    Smoke photography: a simple set-up for atmospheric still lifes

    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.

    How camera flash works: free photography cheat sheet

    | Photography Tips | 09/11/2012 11:30am
    Flash photography cheat sheet: what every photographer must know

    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.

    Landscape photography ideas for taking dramatic pictures of the sea

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 29/10/2012 02:00am
    Shoot Like A Pro: Landscape photography ideas for dramatic pictures of the sea

    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…

    A different type of light painting tutorial: use handheld flash during long exposures

    | Night, Photography Tips | 22/10/2012 12:00pm
    A different type of light painting tutorial: use handheld flash during long exposures

    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a foam flash diffuser to soften portraits

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/10/2012 12:13pm
    DIY Photography Hacks - make a foam flash diffuser: Step 4

    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: boost your flash with foam and Velcro

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 27/09/2012 02:00am
    DIY Photography: boost the power of your flash - Step 2

    In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, find out how common items like foam, straws and Velcro can increase the power of your flashgun.

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