Category Archives: Lighting

Flash Photography

I seem to get a lot of emails each week asking me about flash photography. Some of the questions concern what types of flash to buy? What kind of triggers should I get? Are all flashes created equal? Let me first start by telling you that not all flashes are created equal. Some are brighter, some are hotter, some use batteries faster then others. But at the end of the day they all do one thing pretty well, they put light onto the subject that you are shooting. Sometime ago I bought a Nikon flash for about $200.00. I knew … Continue reading

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Shutter Speed

Learning about your shutter speed can make or break a photo. One sure way to learn the effects of shutter speed is to shoot on shutter priority once in awhile and get the idea of how pictures look at different shutter speeds. Our shutter speed control the amount of ambient light that is let into our sensors. With this said and having this one tool in your photography belt you are going to already begin to shoot better pictures. The reason I say this is because you can control the amount of light, the amount of movement and the amount … Continue reading

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Official Unboxing Yongnuo YN 622N Flash Triggers

Well I ordered and received my new flash triggers. Anyone that have watched any of my You Tube videos already knows that I have had wireless triggers for sometime now. I just never could afford triggers such as these. What makes these triggers different from the others it that they offer what is known as ITTL or Through The Lens Metering. The way this works is that the camera takes a millisecond burst to see how much light is needed. The camera then tell the flash how much output power to use for the shot. This saves time by not … Continue reading

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Flash Triggers

Most people you will see with a speed light or off camera flash always seem to have their flash hanging off the camera. They connect the flash directly to the hot show of the camera. I also did this for years, I didn’t know of any better way. Now I know from years of studying flash and the way that light falls off of our subject we need to get the flash off the camera and place it on angles. This will allow us to create different lighting effects. There are a few ways we can get the flash off … Continue reading

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