Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quick Digital Imaging Tip 31/101: Master Your Flash

This is tip #31 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Today's tip: Master Your Daylight Fill-in Flash Technique

See.... you guys asked for more articles on flash (see the poll on the top right of my blog). Your wish is my command. :-)

Mastering your flash is one of the most important things you need to do if you want to photography people and become a professional photographer.

A while back, I wrote an article on Fill-in Flash for my friends at Layers magazine. It will get you started on mastering your flash.

Here is a quick video that I also did for Layers magazine.

One more for Layers magazine.

Hey, want a way-cool accessory for your flash? Check out the Rogue Flash Bender. Below are two shots that I actually took at a trade show (Photo Plus Expo) with the Rogue Flash Bender.

If you have any questions, please ask here, as always.

I will be giving two classes on flash photography at Photoshop World in Orlando in the spring. Be there or be square.... and don't miss Scott and his band!!!!!

Explore the light – including the flash light :-)

P.S. For more on lighting, see my app, Light It!

The image below is screen shot from that app. I used a Canon 580EX II in a Westcott soft box for the model shot. Here's the intro movie for the app.

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