will flash freeze the action at slow shutter speeds?

flash freezing the action at slow shutter speeds  (model: Oktavia)

Does flash freeze action when shooting with slow shutter speeds (in low light)? The answer is ... maybe. Perhaps. It depends. It is difficult giving a definitive answer because it depends on the scenario. In short - if your subject isn't lit by much available light (with ambient light 4 stops or  Read more inside...

screen protectors for your camera’s LCD

screen protectors for your camera's LCD

I try not to bang my equipment around, but there's also a limit to how ultra-careful you can be with your gear. A number of years ago - actually, decades - I knew a keen photographer who had top-end everything. He had swapped out his mint Nikon F4 for a mint Canon EOS-1n. He kept his cameras and lenses mint by not using them  Read more inside...

photographers – becoming more confident in posing people

photographers - becoming more confident in posing people

How to confidently pose people for portraits, is likely as big a challenge for new photographers, as how to use light. Even a model as professional and inventive as Ulorin Vex has told me that one of her biggest frustrations with photographers is when the photographer expects her to drive the shoot, and pose  Read more inside...

gear updated: flash photography workshop

update: new gear for flash photography workshop

The material covered, and the gear used in the on-location flash photography workshops, are constantly being fine-tuned and adapted with each workshop. With the first workshops (around 2006) centered around bounce flash photography. Over time the workshops expanded from that fairly simple premise, into what is a more  Read more inside...

review: Fuji X-T1 camera

review: Fuji X-T1 camera

Pentax used to have a slogan that said simply, 'Just hold a Pentax'. Such was their confidence that they could win you over with a Pentax SLR. Just hold it, feel it and you will already like it. A lot! For me, that mantle could be placed on Fuji these days. With the X-series cameras, they've built up a range of cameras that are very appealing.  Read more inside...