Using the Speedlite 600EX-RT with pre-2012 EOS cameras

Canon’s Speedlite 600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT make a fantastic combination for effortless off-camera flash with more control than has ever been available from a Canon Speedlite system before. Combine this with simplicity, radio that just works seamlessly and only one set of batteries to worry about there is much to like about Canon Speedlite flash, ok …

Store your favourite settings in your Speedlite

Backing up your flash The latest and greatest Speedlite 600EX-RT and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT have a memory feature to store your settings for quick recall. I’m sure most people will miss out on this detail, but it’s worth a further look to make flash photography simpler. If you take a brand new flash or transmitter …

Did you disable high speed sync without realising?

This is a cautionary tale about how experimenting with custom functions can significantly change how your pictures look. In this case I was getting very overexposed pictures in aperture priority (Av) when using a flash and high speed sync (HSS). Setting high speed sync on your flash allows you or your camera to select a …

First steps in setting up your DSLR

If you were one of the fortunate people that received a new camera for Christmas I would like to remind you that the time for playing is over, and that the time for picture taking has now started. As you start to explore the new features and functions, even read the manual, it’s great to …