Field skills Ex­tend­ing flash

NPhoto - - Into Africa -

The big chal­lenge that tends to come with us­ing flash when you’re pho­tograph­ing wildlife through a long lens is: how do you ex­tend the light from the flash­gun so that it ac­tu­ally reaches the sub­ject of your shot? “I use a third-party de­vice, called a Bet­ter Beamer,” re­veals Frans, “al­though there are a num­ber of these types of de­vices on the mar­ket now. It’s a very sim­ple de­vice that in­cludes a fres­nel lens that bun­dles the out­put of the strobe and projects it fur­ther. I find this com­bi­na­tion of Speed­lights and those pro­jected flash giz­mos to be quite ef­fec­tive, and I’ve been us­ing them for many years.”

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