Flash Photography Step by Step

This is the story of one night photograph. We’ll be using it to show step-by-step how to get the most out of flash photography, and what special steps the pros take.

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AuthorVit Kovalcik

I’ve been a freelancer since early 2012; photography is my living. I acquired my photography experience, both inside and outside the studio, during the previous years—when I was working all day and taking pictures every evening and weekend. I don’t have just one clearly defined topic; I like photographing people, but also cityscapes and landscapes.

Comments (13)

  1. Thanks. Very useful

    1. Thank you, we’re happy you like it!

  2. Not sure what is done is step 5. Is this 1. add CTO to the flash then 2. using software to correct white balance the entire picture, assuming taken RAW?

    1. You are right, this is exactly what I have done.

  3. Simply and very useful for beginners!
    It shows how flashlight can vary when used with head.

    1. Thank you for your comment and kind words!

  4. Level 6 contains a weird ambiguity. The “smallest possible” aperture happens to be the largest the lens can offer.

    1. Oh, thanks for the notification. This clearly arose from the translation, which was done by someone else, but I might have done the same mistake ayway – it is confusing, because my native language (Czech) has a word for aperture, but instead of meaning “the hole”, it means “the closing mechanism”. So word-by-word translation would have been correct in Czech language, but when translating a sentence, we have to remember to change the “smallest” to “largest” and vice versa.

      I’ll forward the message to someone, who has the rights to edit the article. Thank you!

    2. Thank you for the notice, it is corrected now.

  5. Thanks a lot great!

    1. You’re welcome, thank you for reading!

  6. nice girl … article: very useful

    1. Thank you. :)

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