What if bounce flash isn’t strong enough?
What if bounce flash isn't strong enough?Because I so often use on-camera bounce flash, one of the questions I'm regularly asked is, what if there is nothing to bounce your flash off? There is also the variant - what if there isn't enough light from the bounced flash? In both cases, the answer is the same - you improvise! Not only that, but you need to be prepared to improvise. The photograph above is from a recent Bat Mitzvah, showing the big group shot of the kids. If you've photographed Bar / Bat Mitzvahs before, you know this is coming up, and you have to be prepared for Read more inside...
Flash photography tips and ideas
I met German photographer, Tilo Gockel / fotopraxis, during one of his visits to New York. Seeing this photo on his blog recently, immediately reminded me of my recent first attempt at playing with colored gels and flash .. except that he did it better! So I asked Tilo if he'd translate his article for us into English. It's always good to get another angle on doing something. There are a couple of good tips and ideas in there. Thanks Tilo!