SPEEDLITE 430EX III-RT

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 …

How to use bounce flash for portrait photos indoors

Bounce flash for indoor portraits Last week I ran another Speedlite workshop for a group at EOS Magazine’s training centre in Oxfordshire. As this was an introductory level of flash photography workshop we started off in the practical section just using on camera flash. (Ooops yes I said on-camera flash) Ceiling too high to bounce …

Speedlite flash workshops for EOS Magazine

Speedlite flash workshops This week I’ve run two workshops for EOS Magazine in Oxfordshire; Getting Started with Speedlite Flash and Creative Speedlite Flash. I love doing these, and there were a couple of guys who went through both days back to back. I think they were pretty full of flash info at the end of …

Speedlite flash lit with a single Speedlite

Yesterday I was running through a couple of Speedlite product photo setups for a workshop I’m running next week for EOS Magazine and thought this one would make a good post. Speedlite + black perspex + large diffuser The setup is really simple I used a sheet of black perspex to stand the flash on, …

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 …