Getting started with flash

My apologies for the lack of posts but I’ve been a little busy over the past few days making the most of the better Spring weather.

Flash photography is, to some people (me included!) a dark art to be practised only by seasoned professionals. This tutorial may lay to rest some of the difficulties experienced by photographers of all levels of photography, whether beginner of professional. As always, my most sincere thanks to Fujifilm UJK for posting the original tutorial.

The Fujifilm Blog

Off cameraw360_6415757_tutorialbannerfordotmailerSo how do you get on with using flash? If you’re like 90% of the world’s photographers the answer to that will be ‘pretty badly’. You’re never quite sure what it’s up to, never feel fully in control of what’s going on and are never completely happy with the results you get. And that’s a shame because, when you come to think about it, flash is the most controllable light source you have at your disposal. You can fire it when you want, put out lots of power (or very little) and you can even shape or colour the light. Just imagine what brilliant landscape photographers we’d all be if we had the same amount of control over daylight! So, flash isn’t the bad news that many photographers consider it to be, it’s simply a question of learning the functions you have at your disposal and how to bend them…

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