In this installment of our popular Photo Assignment series, Derrick Story shows how to get professional lighting results by using just one or two strobes that are detached from the camera and triggered remotely by Canon or Nikon digital SLRs. Photo Assignment: Off-Camera Flash covers how to improve the appearance of photos taken indoors, and reduce the appearance of harsh shadows, and get soft, beautiful light that flatters any subject. Along the way, learn lighting fundamentals and how to assemble a kit of equipment essential to any digital photographer who shoots portraits.
Comparing off-camera flash to on-camera flash
Getting started with equipment
Triggering a remote flash
Shooting with off-camera lighting
Balancing the output from multiple flashes
Simplifying exposure with Canon and Nikon flash systems