The extensively revised and updated book, On-Camera Flash (Amazon), is now available on Amazon. Based on the best-selling 1st edition, this is more than just a cosmetic overhaul. Combining older material which have been polished and streamlined, with lots of new material and trawling the Tangents blog for the best material on how to use your on-camera flash to best advantage.
Details about the book: On-Camera Flash (2nd edition)
You can either purchase a copy via Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
The book will also available as Read more inside...
Also make sure you check out this video clip where I demonstrate how I use the black foamie thing to flag the light from my on-camera flash.
In essence, the (in)famous Black Foamie Thing is just a simple little device that I use to shield my speedlight's output from directly hitting my subject when I bounce my flash forward. It has another benefit in that since I usually fasten to the 'underside' of the flash-head, it blocks light from hitting people in the face that are standing behind me or next to me. It really does help with Read more inside...
an example of using on-camera bounce flash outside
This photograph of our model, Precious, taken during a flash photography workshop, is an example from the practical session where we used areas outside to bounce our flash off. By adding that bit of light from our on-camera speedlights, we can sweeten the existing light.
Working in the early evening in lower light levels, it becomes easier to get effective light from our speedlight even when bounced off the side of a building.
camera settings: 1/60 @ f3.2 @ 800 ISO - on-camera TTL flash, bounced.
Nikon D3; Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G Read more inside...