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.
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.