The master flash still flashes even when set not to… When using the pop-up flash or another Speedlite flash as a master to control slave flashes off-camera it is necessary for the master to send control signals as pulses of light. The pulses come from the master flash’s main flash tube. The quote above was …

When I’m teaching photographers how to get better pictures with the photo gear they have, I use a range of photo gear. So in this Christmas season here’s my list of seven top photo essentials. 1. Camera Everybody needs one to take photos, or make movies. I’ve been a long time Canon user, since the …

EOS 5D Mark III multiple exposure mode EOS 5D Mark III includes a multiple exposure mode that makes in-camera composite images simple to do, and very importantly it allows each of the component images to be saved as a RAW image as well as the final composite. Taking a simple subject and lighting them with two …

Pocket Wizard & Speedlites that don’t sleep on the job! Just yesterday I got a call from a photographer friend asking for my advice on stopping his Canon Speedlite from sleeping. He was using a Pocket Wizard plus II to trigger his Speedlite set to a manual power level. The problem was the Speedlite kept …