Nikon DSLR cameras come with the five different shutter sync modes to work with the flash. Not all the exposure modes (S, A, P or M) come with the same flash sync modes but they are available in a slightly different variation depending on which exposure modes you are on. You might want to check your camera manual to find out which sync mode is available in which exposure mode. … [Read more...] about Understanding Flash Sync Modes – Which Sync Mode Should You Use?
What we call electronic flash or simply flash is burst of lights produced by flash of photons generated by an electrical charge that is accumulated in a component called a capacitor and then directed through a glass of tube containing xenon gas, which absorbs the energy and emits the brief flash. For most of the pop-up flash which comes built-in with most of the advanced DSLRs, … [Read more...] about How Does Electronic Flash Work In DSLR
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 known. The trick is to divide the Guide Number (GN) by the distance (in feet) and the answer is the f-stop you … [Read more...] about What is a Guide Number and How do I use it
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 don't have to worry much about flash light (except fill light) and … [Read more...] about Shooting portrait in dark (night) or low light condition
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. Nikon's every new DSLRs support external flash units but in addition, Nikon D7000 gives some … [Read more...] about Five different ways of connecting External Flash to Nikon D7000