How do speed lights work?

When you put your speedlight into TTL mode and hold the camera shutter button halfway down, it puts out an almost unseen flash of light or “pre-flash”. Your camera’s metering system picks up the reading from the pre-flash and signals to the speedlight approximately how much power to put out to get a correct exposure.

How do you practice flash photography?

Flash Photography Tips

  1. Bounce the Light.
  2. Diffuse Your Flash.
  3. Make Use of Ambient Light.
  4. Use Colored Flash Gels.
  5. Use TTL Technology.
  6. Enable High-Speed Flash Sync.
  7. Use More Than One Flash.

Are speedlights necessary?

Adequate lighting is crucial to achieving properly exposed shots, and sometimes, you’ll need the help of additional light sources if the scene isn’t bright enough. The speedlight or “flash gun” makes a portable and useful option for this.

Why is it called a speedlite?

Speedlight is the brand name used by Nikon Corporation for their photographic flash units, used since the company’s introduction of strobe flashes in the 1960s. Nikon’s standalone Speedlights (those not built into the company’s cameras) have the SB- prefix as part of their model designation.

Is a speedlight necessary?

Where do I point flash?

Pointing the flash head towards the ceiling or a wall creates a softer light, which is especially effective indoors where ceilings and walls are present. This reduces the glare from the skin, hair, and clothing of your subject when taking photos of people.

What can you do with a SpeedLight?

And last but not least, use speedlights to freeze motion! Namely, to capture splashes of water, coffee, hot chocolate, or anything you prefer. Surprisingly, relatively cheap speedlights are better for high-speed photography than studio strobes. They have less power but produce a shorter impulse, and that’s precisely what we need!

Is there a speed light photography for beginners?

When I named this article “Speed Light Photography for Beginners” what I really mean is, I got my flash less than a week ago and I’m going to show you what I’ve learned so far. If you have been using your flash for more than a week, just go ahead and stop reading. I’m kidding. Hopefully, my research will be fruitful for all beginners.

How to use a SpeedLight to light up flowers?

I simply put my Speedlight inside a skull and made some smoke so that the light would be more visible. I was surprised by the easy way I got such a good result and kept experimenting. It turns out that placing a Speedlight behind of patch of flowers is a great idea too! The Glowing flowers looked downright magical.

How to smoke with a SpeedLight?

Place the Speedlight inside, add some smoke with aroma sticks or a hand steamer, and take a sequence of shots. Adding a colored gel is also a right touch.