That last post explaining the basics about how to use remote flashes and strobes had a picture in the end that I never fully explained. Shot with two strobes, this is a good one to help visualize how to set up a simple, two flash set up.
Two flashes were used for this quick skateboarding shot.
More remote strobe set-up after the jump…
Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY, Skateboarding, Techniques
Tags: 2. More Information on Taiwan, advice, black straw, diagram, DIY, flash, grid, grid spot, home made, lighting, lights, Nikon, photo, PHOTOGRAPHY, remote, SB-800, set up, skate, Skateboarding, strobe, super clamp, Superclamp, Taipei, Techniques, tips, wireless
Using an on-camera TTL flash (aka “strobe”) properly is one of the easiest ways to take your photography to the next level. Once you have a DSLR and a lens or two (or three), probably the next piece of photographic equipment you’re going to want to buy is a flash.
Many DSLRs come with a built-in “pop-up” flash right on the top of the view finder. This flash can work OK in certain situations, but it can be limiting due to its low power and inflexibility. Buying a larger hot shoe mounted strobe will drastically increase the creativity you can get out of flash photography.
Much, much, more on on-camera lighting techniques after the jump. Continue reading
Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY, Portraiture, Techniques
Tags: advice, bounce, bouncing flash, diagram, DSLR, flash, flash output, flash photography, how to, lighting, lights, on-camera, PHOTOGRAPHY, strobe, swivel, tilt, tips, TTL hot shoe