controlling bright daylight w/ direct off-camera flash

controlling bright sunlight with direct off-camera flash - (model: Molly K)

Working with Molly K as our model during an individual flash photography workshop in New York, we put in action the thought-process when using flash in very bright light. There's a specific algorithm that gets us to optimal settings. But, as usual, there's more to a final image than just  Read more inside...

maximum flash sync speed, and the Nikon SB-900 / SB-910 speedlight

maximum flash sync speed, and the Nikon SB-900 / SB-910 speedlight

Because of the way the focal plane shutter works in DSLRs, shutter speed doesn't affect our flash exposure ... while we don't go over maximum flash sync speed. When we go into high-speed flash sync, our flash output drops. (The linked article there explains it thoroughly.) However, when we work with  Read more inside...

video clip: using the Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites on a photo shoot

behind the scenes video: using the Canon Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites

In my review of the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, I raved about the ease of use of the new speedlite by Canon that has built-in radio transmitters. The same with my subsequent review Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter & Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite. This system is going to have huge impact. The  Read more inside...

review: Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite

review: Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites

In my review of the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, I've already raved about the ease of use of the new speedlite - thanks to a menu system that you can follow without having to decipher it via a manual), but mostly because of the built-in radio control of the flash. This elevates the Canon 600EX-RT  Read more inside...

off-camera flash in low light – choosing your shutter speed

off-camera flash in low light - choosing your shutter speed

With flash photography, the maximum flash sync speed is an important camera setting. It is the best go-to camera setting when you use flash in bright ambient light. But when we shoot in low ambient light levels, then we need to adjust our shutter speed accordingly. We would most likely be at a shutter speed  Read more inside...

review: Impact Quikbox Softbox (24″ x 24″)

review: Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24")

My favorite diffuser / modifier for off-camera flash, is the Lastolite Ezybox 24x24 for speed lights (vendor). The Lastolite Ezybox has featured often on the Tangents blog. (Here is the review). It's easy to use and super-easy to set up. And in its original configuration, folds up to a surprisingly small bundle. The good  Read more inside...