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Camera Flash and Flash Accessories
Information and Tutorials on Camera Flash and Accessories
Camera Flash and Accessories do so much more than simply add light to a dark scene. Adding just the right light revels texture and dimension. Flash can add pleasing catch lights to a subject's eyes. Adding light with a flash reveals, yet with control flash can be used to help conceal.
Most of our cameras have built-in flash units which are great for snapshots. When we need more light we can move up to the room filling power of an accessory flash. And as flash units get more powerful reflectors, umbrellas and a host of other accessories become practical. Thanks to the highly sophisticated controls built into many of today's flash brands some photographers are using groups of Camera Flash units rather than studio lights. The high portability of Camera Flash vs. studio lighting makes this approach very attractive.
It's easy to use a flash to pour a bucket of light onto a dark scene. However it only takes are some easily learned skills to use Camera Flash in a more creative and effective way. Add a diffuser to soften the light or a snoot to give it focus. Put the flash into a softbox and make some great looking portraits - and add a second flash behind the subject for rim lighting. The possibilities really are limitless.
Camera Flash, Adding More Than Light!
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Nikon's Flash Tips Series Featuring Joe McNally
Camera Flash Reviews and Commentary From Porter's Blog
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Tips on Buying a Camera Flash
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Promaster EDF Flash Series - Review Part 1
Promaster EDF Flash Series - Review Part 2
Flash Facts - Useful Formulas for Flash Photography