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...

metering for off-camera flash? – start with the ambient light!

metering for off-camera flash? - start with the ambient light!

In the tutorial on balancing flash with ambient light, various scenarios are listed in where we start with our camera settings. My advice is that we invariably have to start with the ambient light. That will anchor our decision to an extent, and will determine how the final image looks. This photo is  Read more inside...