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.
Good lighting can transform any average scene into something magical. In the final part of our outdoor portrait photography month of our Shoot Like A Pro series we look at some simple flash techniques and best practice for lighting your outdoor portraits.
Shooting water drop photography is a fun and simple way to get creative effects, particularly when you use food colouring to make a range of cool colours. By using high-speed flash you’re sure to freeze the action and get impressive results – and it’s so easy to do! In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to make your own home water drop photography setup, and demonstrate how to capture the drops in a split second.
Digital cameras are sophisticated, but they’re not foolproof. Flash photography, for instance, is a minefield of exposure errors. Outdoor portrait photography can end up looking like irradiated over-flashed zombies or sullen under-flashed silhouettes. Using flash compensation to help balance the light flashed onto a subject and blend it perfectly with the background is a must for natural-looking pictures.
Taking your flashgun off the top of your camera and using it to light your subject more creatively is one of the best ways to improve your flash photography, but it’s often seen as complicated, expensive and a bit daunting. However, the availability of cheap wireless triggers and the instant review on your camera mean that it’s never been cheaper or easier to experiment with off-camera flash. In this tutorial we’ll show you a really easy way to set up off-camera flash to achieve perfect results from your flash photography.
Find out how to set up your Nikon DSLR for high-speed sync using Auto FP so that your flashgun works regardless of what shutter speed you’ve set.
Using manual shooting mode and manual flash power gives you greater control over a scene. Find out how to balance the two in this quick and easy guide.
Make your photography a hands-free affair with a remote release. We take 6 of the top remote releases on the market and put them to the test.
What are compact flashguns and when should you use them? We help demystify this useful camera accessory and break it down into layman’s terms.
Using off-camera flash is consistently one of the most challenging aspects of photography that we hear from readers. To help you along, we spoke to our trusted experts to find the three easiest ways to fire your flash remotely.