You NEED to learn this flash photography technique: "cheat the sync"

Peter Fenech
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If you're a portrait or wedding photographer you're going to want to learn this professional flash trick. It's part speed light control and part shutter speed wizardry, and it requires a good understanding of the way your camera makes an image when using flash.

It's a great way to introduce an amazing, attractive light gradient in your images, all without the help of software. The good news: all you need is a single off camera flashgun – no need to buy any fancy light modifiers or studio strobes! 

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.