Using off camera flash can be a great way to add dynamic lighting to your photos. It is particularly useful for portrait and product photography. But speedlight flashes are quite expensive. And if you have a compact camera with no hot-shoe you might think you can't use off camera flash at all.Read the rest of this entry »
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In recent years there have been some advancements in technology that allow for brighter, cheaper LEDs. This has allowed for LED Light panels - a large number of bright LEDs grouped together like a single light.
The continuous light output by these panels makes them most suitable for video work. However, some also advocate their use for still photography. In this article I'll compare the benefits and disadvantages of LED Light panels against hot shoe speedlights (flash).Read the rest of this entry »
It can be very annoying when you frame a nice photo of your subject and then when you press the shutter the camera's flash fires on full blast, making your subject blown-out white. Unfortunately there's no way you can get back that shot, but there are some things you can do to bring down the flash power for another shot, even if there are no flash settings on your camera.Read the rest of this entry »
Fill flash is where you use your camera's flash (or an external flash unit) as a secondary light to fill in shadows.
One of the main uses for fill flash is when photographing people under bright light (for example on a sunny day). The harsh light creates strong shadows on the face. But by using fill flash, you can add some light to the shadows and reduce their appearance.Read the rest of this entry »