Off-camera flash No diffusion, no confusion
Take your flash off-camera to gain control over the light, add some wireless triggers and then create a stunning portrait
When we get started in photography, we all buy the essentials: a camera body, a standard zoom lens, and
maybe a tripod. Then we start snapping away and learning about the camera. But (in our opinion) 90 per cent of photography is not about finding the right subject, or even getting the composition spot-on: it’s actually about learning how light – its quality, position, intensity and colour – can transform a shot.
If you’ve only been working with natural light lately, here’s a chance to dust off your flashgun, get some cheap wireless flash triggers and put your flashgun to work. Follow our simple steps to achieve a moody and dramatic portrait.
Attach your wireless triggers to your camera and flash. We picked up some Neewer triggers for just £10/$20. The transmitter sits on your camera’s hotshoe and sends a signal when the shutter is activated. The receiver sits under the flash and triggers it when it receives the signal.
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