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    Flash photography made easy: how to use off-camera flash

    | Photography Tips | 28/01/2013 01:00am
    Flash photography made easy: how to use off-camera flash

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series post on flash photography we explore how to use off-camera flash and suggest several different easy flash set-ups and illustrate their effects in a free to download photography cheat sheet.

    Flash photography made easy: simple ways to diffuse light for flattering portraits

    | Photography Tips | 21/01/2013 01:00am
    Flash photography made easy: simple ways to diffuse light for flattering portraits

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro post on flash photography we explore some of the ways to diffuse light from your flashgun to make it less harsh and more flattering for skin tones.

    Flash photography made easy: how to use rear curtain flash for cool motion effects

    | Photography Tips | 14/01/2013 02:00am
    Flash photography made easy: how to use rear curtain flash for cool motion effects

    In our latest instalment of our Shoot Like a Pro series on flash photography learn how to master the art of rear curtain flash photography and improve your action photography in an instant.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make colour lighting gels from candy wrappers

    | Photography Tips | 10/01/2013 11:20am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make colour lighting gels from candy wrappers

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to re-use your candy wrappers as colour lighting gels for fun, creative camera effects.

    Flash photography made easy: master it all from pop-up flash to multiple flashguns

    | Photography Tips | 07/01/2013 01:00am
    Flash photography made easy: master it all from pop-up flash to multiple flashguns

    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.

    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.