flash exposure compensation

On the tenth day of Christmas… Ten Lords a Leaping – well they certainly are if they get their flash exposure compensation in a mess. So today i’m peering in to the world of Canon flash exposure compensation. With Canon cameras there are independent controls for exposure compensation and flash exposure compensation. In addition there are …

Twelve tips for Christmas – Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas… This is not time for geese, especially six of them… today is time to use flash to balance with the available light on location. Aperture priority – no flash So first up is a picture where no flash is used, the model is positioned in the shade of a large …

EOS camera and Speedlite flash workshop

On Friday I ran another Speedlite workshop for EOS Magazine. I had a great group of people who wanted to do more with their Canon Speedlites. On this particular course little to know flash knowledge is really needed, some attendees were starting from “I put the flash on the hotshoe, set the mode dial to …

Off-camera Speedlite workshop with Brian Worley at Studio Blanco

Just a few weeks back I was running another of the popular off-camera flash workshops at Studio Blanco in Oxford. There was a good group of people in attendance and a mix of Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras. One of the great benefits of doing these workshops is the feedback from the attendees… Once again …

White balance trick with coloured flash

I’ve been experimenting with colouring my Speedlites with strongly coloured gels and then using either in-camera custom white balance or white balance adjustments in post production to introduce more extreme colour casts in the background of my pictures. When white is not white The theory is simple; if you add a filter to the flash, …

EOS Magazine Speedlite workshop

I’ve recently led a couple of workshops teaching photographers how to make better use of their Speedlite flash. I always find it hard to shoot pictures myself at my workshops, I think it is better for the people on the course to take the pictures and for me to help them with camera settings, flash …