Thursday, March 3, 2011

All Together Now! What Is My #1 Flash Tip?

Photos of David Leveen by Rick Sammon.
That's right friends: "Take the darn flash off the camera!"

On the left you see the results of taking a flash out of the hot shoe and placing it in a soft box.

The picture on the right is a behind-the-scenes shot, showing part of the soft box on the left side of the frame.

My #2 Tip: Place the flash in a soft box, that's right to soften the light.

My #3 Tip: Remember: the larger the light source, the softer the light; the closer the light source, the softer the light.

My #4 Tip: Keep in mind that "light illuminates, shadows define."

My #5 Tip: Remember: Shadows can be your friend.

I teach this kinda stuff on my workshops and sometimes at my seminars (depending on the type of seminar). I hope you can join the flash photo fun!

If you like flash photography, check out the poll on the right.. and cast your vote.

Tech info: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105m IS lens, Westcott Apollo soft box:

Explore the light, 

P.S. Soft box info:
Westcott 2331 28-Inch Apollo Flash Kit 


Xay B. said...

This was a really nice and quick tutorial.

What would you say are good external pieces to buy so you can take your flash off of the camera?

Rick Sammon said...

Xay - For Canon inside... Canon ST-E2. Outside... Pocket Wizards. Good luck. Rick

Ted said...

Love the points, very straight forward.

Xay B. said...

Thx! I appreciate the help!