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Flash Photography Tutorial

Have to tried using flash only to find your images full of ghostly white faces and deer in the headlights looks? You are not alone.

flash photography tutorialsFlash Photography can so easily go wrong, especially when photographing people.

In this section we have put together some essential guides, reviews and myth busters to get your flash lighting for portrait photography up to scratch.

Are you ready to start taking better portraits using on and off camera flash. In this section we are going to cover:

  • How to bounce flash for more natural lighting
  • Using off camera flash techniques
  • How and when to use your flash
  • Using flash photography to create more drama in your portraits
  • How to take better outdoor portraits using your flash

Are you ready to get to grips with Flash Photography to enhance your portraits?

If you feel comfortable using natural lighting and you have a good understanding of lighting for portraits, then it’s time to up your game and start getting to grips with using a flash.

When used correctly a flash can really enhance and add drama to your portraits. When used incorrectly it can be a disaster.

In this section I have covered all of the basics to get you started and cure your fear of Flash Photography.

What are you waiting for? Take a read of my top articles below to get started.

There's a lot of misconceptions and myths about using flash. That it's too hard or too expensive. In this article by Piet Van den Eynde, he will bust those myths and give you some tips to make flash easier for you to try.

Working with Flash - How to Use Bounce Flash for Better Photos. If you have to use your regular flash on-camera but want to take better photos of people, this tutorial will help you understand why and how to bounce your flash to get better, more pleasing results.

In this article wedding photographer and my co-instructor for the new course "Portrait Lighting on Location" shows you how to create a dramatic night portrait using off-camera flash, balanced with the ambient or natural light.

If you've struggled with using flash, gotten results you are less than pleased with, or just aren't sure when to use it and how, this article will be very helpful! I will cover: how and when to use off camera flash for outdoor portraits; quality of light; why off camera and more. Included are sample portraits, lighting diagrams, and exposure information as well as equipment suggestions. Don't miss this epic article on this much requested topic!

Step by step article on how to adjust your camera settings to balance and control both the natural light and flash exposure. Includes sample photos, a lighting diagram, before and after and a special bonus FREE PDF download FLASH CHEAT SHEET to help you understand settings for flash photography.

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Article by guest author Ron Clifford on taking the mystery out of using off camera flash and show you that with a simply one light set up you can achieve dramatic results without buying a lot of expensive equipment. I'll interject and give you a few other alternatives if you want to try this at ... [Read more]

How to use flash is something I get asked about a lot. I do cover it in some detail in my live workshop on Available Light and on my Photo Travel Tours, but if you can't make it out to one of those here's some links on some great how to tips, especially for Canon ... [Read more]

A review of "Making Light An Introduction to Off-Camera Flash" by Piet Van den Eynde, published through Craft & Vision. A beginners guide to improving your flash photography using off camera flash. What photography equipment to buy (and why), how to set it up and some examples of the resulting images created with this technique. Target market reader is the beginner photographer who wants to learn more about flash photography technique.

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