If you want soft, even lighting, you’re going to want a flashgun. But what is the best camera flash for portrait photography? We took 6 of the best models available.
In this post we run through some of the most effective techniques for using your external flash unit, the most useful accessories, set-ups and more. We’ve also provided a couple handy flash photography cheat sheets to help illustrate the techniques we’re talking about.
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.
The Flash Wave III RX wireless flash transmitter and receiver system is affordable, but how well does it work? Read our review to find out.
Are you using flash to improve your photos? Or do you want to? If so, then you’ll want to read our latest group test of key photo accessories.
This week we’ve tested six top flashgun diffusers that soften the light for more subtle results. Find out how they rated.
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.
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.
Bounce flash photography. It sounds like a complicated procedure, one of those mythical flash techniques we try desperately to avoid.
We’ve all been there. You’re at a party or gathering and want to take a picture that captures the atmosphere of the moment. When shooting in low light, your first instinct is probably to use a tripod with a long shutter speed, or increase the ISO to shoot handheld.
Your SLR’s built-in flash is no match for a powerful, versatile flashgun, but
it can still be surprisingly useful. Here’s how to get the best out of your flash…
In addition to a DSLR and tripod, you need:
A glass container