What stops the flash from firing?

In recent years I have had more photographers with trouble firing a flash, either studio lights or a Speedlite. There’s a few settings that will stop the camera from triggering the flash… Flash firing is switched off It’s been over 10 years since Canon added the setting to allow the camera to take a photo …

Fast and consistent result with flash exposure memory

Flash exposure memory is a recently added capability in the Canon flash system that makes it simple to select the right power and achieve consistent results.  When I run Speedlite workshops, one of the most common questions from workshop participants is; How much flash power was just used? Now with flash exposure memory I can …

Which Speedlite works with your EOS camera?

For a long time all Canon Speedlites would fit all EOS cameras. Now there’s a change in progress from the hotshoe to the multifunction accessory shoe bringing with it new Speedlite compatibility rules. Top left is the familiar hotshoe with a large central pin and four additional pins to the rear that has been on …

Canon updates Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT – version 2

Canon has announced an update to the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, it’s called the ST-E3-RT (Ver.2). Launched back in 2012 this is the first update in almost nine years and adds features when it’s used with the latest cameras and Speedlite EL-1. ST-E3-RT Ver.2, what’s new? Second curtain sync flash – something Canon has never had …

second curtain sync

Second curtain sync is when the flash is triggered just at the end of the shutter opening time. Conventionally the flash fires at the start of the exposure when the first shutter curtain has fully uncovered the sensor, and there’s a visual difference in photos if the subject is moving.   Rear curtain sync is also …

Discover how I use EOS R custom controls to the max

Discover how I use EOS R custom controls to make every single remaining button do something useful for my kind of photography.  This is the third and final step that details how my EOS R camera has had it’s operation refined to suit the photos I make. I’ve grouped all these miscellaneous button functions together, …