Tutorials

How to upgrade your Godox Witstro flash with DIY colour gels

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Make your own colour-correction filters for your Godox Witstro AD180/AD360 bare-bulb flash with this simple tutorial.

High-key — or what’s possible with a single speedlight

Highkey with a speedlight

Learn how to light full-length, high key portraits with a single bare speedlight!

Back to Basics: how to take and mount a speedlight off-camera

Nikon Speedlight Stand AS-21

We explain how to take and mount a speedlight off-camera using simple tools that you already have.

Back to Basics: understanding speedlight high-speed sync

Yongnuo YN-622C E-TTL Wireless Flash Triggers

What is sync speed and how can high-speed sync (HSS) aid your photography?

Back to Basics: understanding TTL metering

TTL mode on the MeiKe MK-430

We continue our series with an explanation of what TTL metering is and why you may or may not want it in your speedlights.

Back to Basics: how to trigger a speedlight

Yongnuo RF-603 mounted on Nikon D700

We continue our discussion on speedlights. How do you get the flash to appear in your pictures?

Back to Basics: what to keep in mind when buying a speedlight

Changyin CY-20

With so many different flashguns available on the market, how can you decide which one to buy?

Simple lighting patterns, part 2: broad and short lighting

Broad lighting: William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

Two contrary light patterns, 'broad' and 'short' lighting, are commonly used in portraiture.

Simple lighting patterns, part 1: Rembrandt lighting

Johannes Wtenbogaert (1633) by Rembrandt van Rijn

The start of a new tutorial series on simple lighting setups. How can you create 'Rembrandt' lighting with one light?

Back to Basics: what are speedlights and should I get one?

Nikon D90 hotshoe

'Back to Basics' is a new series of articles about speedlights and how to use them. Do you need one?

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