Flash is a challenging subject and can be confusing if you’ve never used it. These two videos will give you an overview of some flash basics you need to know, and how to take the next step when using flash – bouncing it for better lighting.
On-Camera Flash Basics
In this video, Chris from The Camera Store gives you a crash course in some on-camera flash basics. He covers what you need to know to get your flash photos looking better and more natural so you don’t have subjects with deer in the headlights looks or black cavernous backgrounds with no light.
Flash for new users
Next, this video from Mark Goodin of RealWorld will walk you through understanding some of the settings on your flash and how to use it to make better light on your subject. He even gives a couple tips for diffusing your on-camera flash (the built-in one that pops up) so it isn’t so harsh.
If you want more flash photography tips, try these dPS articles:
- A Quick Guide to Using Bounce Flash for More Natural-Looking Photos
- How to use Off-Camera Flash to Create Dramatic Images with Cross Lighting
- What is a Flash Bracket and Why Do You Need One?
- How to Understand the Difference Between TTL Versus Manual Flash Modes
- Flash Shopping Guide – 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Speedlight
- Tips for Using Speedlights to Create the Right Lighting for Outdoor Portraits