on-camera flash modifier – Spinlight 360

on-camera flash modifier system - Spinlight 360

For the past few weddings I have photographed, I've been testing out a new flash modifier - the Spinlight 360. I've been putting it through its paces, checking whether I like it and whether it would hold up during actual shooting of an event. And I do. So *this* post is the public premiere of this device. The auspicious  Read more inside...

combining flash and ambient light

combining flash and ambient light

Going by the emails that I receive, one of the areas that many photographers struggle with is that of combining ambient exposure and flash exposure.  This question  is also expressed in other ways.  It can be a frustrated, "where do we even start?"  I also often see it expressed as an involved step-by-step deconstruction of technique,  Read more inside...

why use an on-camera flash modifier that is black, instead of white?

why use an on-camera flash modifier that is black, instead of white?

This question repeatedly comes up as response to the various articles here on my favorite light modifier - the black foamie thing. For anyone new to this, here are the two main articles on how I use a piece of black foam to flag my on-camera speedlight. The question invariably comes up: why a  Read more inside...

using bounce flash outdoors

using bounce flash outdoors

While the bounce flash techniques described on these pages are heavily dependent on shooting indoors which provide those places to bounce flash off ... it wouldn't seem possible to use these techniques outdoors.  After all, you can't bounce flash off the clouds.  (Although we've all seen photographers attempt this outside.) So while  Read more inside...