What is a Guide Number and How do I use it

This is a very common question that is asked by those who want to get a better flash than the one they already have. Put simply the Guide Number is the output of the flash that can be used to find out the f-stop to be dialed into the camera when the flash distance is […]

Shooting portrait in dark (night) or low light condition

It is comparatively easier to take portrait shot in bright day light than in dark or low light condition. Taking portrait shot in dark or low light condition is challenging because you have to adjust two lights while taking picture; one is ambient light and the other one is flash light. In daylight shooting, you […]

Five different ways of connecting External Flash to Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 comes with built-in flash which does pretty good job most of the time; specially when your subject is close, and you just need to fill the light. The power of the built-in flash is not enough to use it as a main source of light and this is when external flash comes handy. […]

How to avoid “Deer in the Headlight” lighting with your on-camera flash

There are lots of names for what an on-camera flash does to a subject:  Flash in the pan.  Powder in the face.  Deer in the headlights. They all mean the same thing, according to Duane Heaton, Sales Manager of Penn Camera in Rockville Pike, MD. “A small, on-camera flash provides very stark lighting conditions with […]

Understanding Flash’s Guide Number (GN)

Guide Number, usually abbreviated GN, determines power rating of flash unit that describes how powerful flash unit is and how far it can shoot. In another word, GN specifies the power of an electronic flash in a way that it can be used to determine the right f-stop to use at a particular shooting distance […]

Auto FP High Speed Sync Mode

Flash photography is very exciting topic to discuss about and confusing too at the same time. It offers variety of techniques to produce excellent photographs but you also have to learn its technical term and understand those techniques. We discussed earlier about different types of flash sync modes and when to use it. Today we […]