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 …

Lauren-Christina in the Chiltern Hills

I photographed the amazing and lovely Lauren-Christina recently out on the windswept and chilly Chiltern Hills. – See this picture larger on my 500px.com gallery – Starting with Lauren on the top of the hill, and the remaining few rays of sunset in the sky I put a single Speedlite 600EX-RT to the right of …

E-TTL and TTL flash metering

E-TTL flash Canon’s DSLR cameras use a pre flash to determine the correct flash exposure, a system known as E-TTL. Way back in time, Canon EOS film cameras used a system called TTL flash where the flash was metered off the film surface during the actual exposure. Several of the Speedlite EX series of flashes …