Brian Worley_p4pictures_2017_10

Over the course of 2017 I’ve taken plenty of photos that have been fun, challenging or fortunate. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures from 2017. #1 – Gerald, Newbury Taken way back in January 2017, this photo was captured during a talk for Newbury Camera Club. …

Brian Worley speedlite_workshop

This week I’ve delivered another beginners Speedlite workshop at Canon’s UK head office in Reigate. I had a great group of attendees who had joined to learn more about flash photography. This weeks class was pretty standard for this beginners workshop, a mix of Speedlites – mostly 430EX and 600EX – and cameras from the …

Brian Worley on-camera flash

I rarely use a Speedlite on my camera, it’s almost always off-camera flash. At a recent workshop I was asked how different modifiers change on-camera flash results, so I made three quick pictures to show some results. The Speedlite 600EX-RT was put on the camera hotshoe, and I used E-TTL automatic flash exposure. Lens was the …

location fitness shoot with Emma

Working on location with lights and a moving subject often needs lots of kit, but his location fitness shoot was done with just a couple of Speedlites. I planned this shoot with Emma for a local camera club group. My aim was to enable several photographers to be able to create great looking lit action …

Big light from small flash

I posted a picture to Instagram last week and one of the comments asked how it was lit, as it appeared to be a huge soft light source. This is the picture I posted, it looks like a big soft light. What you can’t see from the picture is the rest of the scene around …

Joe McNally Ezybox Speed Lite 2 Plus

Lastolite By Manfrotto, world leader in the manufacture of backgrounds and lighting systems announces the launch of the new Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus. Developed in partnership with acclaimed photographer Joe McNally, the new Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus is a 22cm x 22cm mini softbox which attaches directly onto a flashgun whether it is …

fill-in flash made simple

You’ve seen those wonderful photos where a pop of flash is used to balance lighting of a subject in daylight, so called fill-in flash. Some photographers struggle to make it work for them so let me explain… Mixing flash & daylight I had great question from a photographer at the Photography Show in Birmingham last …