Brian Worley

Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag

Speedlites are great for lighting smaller subjects like people and things, but when you get outside and need to light bigger subjects you need lots of Speedlites or maybe it’s time for studio pack, or a different approach. A full system + 3 more Speedlites I recently shot this quick picture of a Mini using …

Red kites are a common sight if you live in the Chiltern Hills, tonight after I’d finished my evening meal there were plenty of birds flying around and the late evening sunlight was catching the wings nicely. While the images in the post are crops from the full image, there is more than 8MP left …

Canon’s radio wireless flash system has three devices that can control slave flashes; Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT and Speedlite 600EX-RT. I have used the ST-E3-RT since it’s introduction, but can the Speedlite 430EX III-RT be a worthy alternative master? When I use flash off-camera, I almost never use one of the lights on …

A few months back I got a call from Mark Cleghorn who runs The Photographer Academy. Shooting the basics in Wales A few weeks later I headed off across the Severn Crossing to South Wales and the “just being completed” HQ of The Photographer Academy in Barry. Mark had asked me about working to create …

Canon is celebrating another lens production milestone with the production of the 110 millionth EF series lens. On the 22nd of June 2015 an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens became the “special one”; the 110 millionth lens. This new milestone comes some 434 days since the April 2014 announcement of 100 million lenses, and I …

Radio controlled flash comes to the Speedlite 430EX The new Speedlite 430EX  III-RT is an updated Speedlite 430EX II with the addition of Canon’s radio flash controlled operation. Closely based on the 430EX II the new flash works on both optical and radio systems and has a guide number of 43m at ISO 100. The …

Manfrotto XPRO ball head The choice of heads for your tripod is quite amazing, a look through the Manfrotto website has an incredible range for all kinds of purposes. Often photographers buy their tripod and head as a kit and the two parts stay joined for ever. My Manfrotto 055 tripod dates from the late …