Answers to Your Questions About Off-Camera Flash

Answers to Your Questions About Off-Camera Flash

I invited readers to send your questions about off-camera flash, and you didn’t disappoint. You wanted to know why use flash photography, when to use it, how to blend flash with ambient light and much more. So settle back and relax. Let’s see if we can provide some answers to your questions about off-camera flash….

First Time Photography Frustrations

First Time Photography Frustrations

Photography frustrations are inevitable when you first pick up a camera, or advance to new aspects of your photography. This isn’t a natural act. We aren’t born with an innate understanding of how to operate a camera, compose a scene or post process a photo. Yet some folks give up – I think prematurely –…

Is the MagMod System Right for You?

Is the MagMod System Right for You?

The MagMod system is a group of light modifiers for small flash. The company is starting to make strides into support for the strobe market. Many photographers love MagMod products because of their durability, ease of use and ability to create beautiful light. MagMod isn’t an inexpensive set of products, but they have value for…

How to Choose an Off-Camera Flash System

How to Choose an Off-Camera Flash System

I think that every photographer needs an off-camera flash system. Knowing how to use flash gives you an advantage when you need to control and shape the light. Before you buy that first flash, keep in mind that you’re likely going to want to build up to using multiple flash and strobes. That’s why you…

10 Mistakes I Made When Starting Portrait Photography

10 Mistakes I Made When Starting Portrait Photography

We all make mistakes. Failure is part of the process of learning. The good news is that you can learn from the mistakes of others. So I’m doing my part to help by sharing 10 portrait photography mistakes I made when I got started in the field. I can’t say that any one of these…

Food Photography In Your Home Studio

Food Photography In Your Home Studio

Food photography has a reputation as a meticulous craft. It certainly can be. I’ve worked with chefs who laboriously created beautiful meals, but most of us don’t have the time and skill to make those preparations at home. Fortunately, food photography doesn’t have to be fancy. There’s a story to tell with the food you…