Tutorials

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?

Cool and inexpensive light using fluorescents

Picture (c) Martin Ziaja

Martin explains a very inexpensive way to spice up your photos with cool catchlights in your model's eyes, using fluorescent lights.

Light modifiers – umbrellas (part 3)

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How to use a single umbrella for great highkey full body shots!

Light modifiers – umbrellas (part 2)

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The second tutorial on lighting umbrellas explains a shot using the same 42" umbrella, but this time in reflective mode.

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