Join Levi Sim for an in-depth discussion in this video Which speedlights are covered in this class, part of Flash Photography: Nikon Speedlites.
- In this course, we're going to discuss these three speedlights. We've got the SB800, the newer SB700 and the SB900 and 910. We're using a 910, but it's virtually the same as the 900. Let me start with this SB800. It is the original muscle car. It makes flash photography so much fun. It zooms in and out. It's got built in tools that help make it wider and brighter. It's got attachments that help shape the light and create the right colors, but the menu system on this one isn't the best.
It was the first, let's put it that way. Going onto the newer model, we've got the SB 700, which has a lot of the things we love about the 800. It zooms nice and tight, but it's also got the new menu system and controls that make it so much simpler and easy to use. This one is fast and bright. It recycles quickly. I love this flash for about 80% of everything I do with the speedlight. The only thing better is the SB900 or 910. It's bigger. I mean, look at this compared to the SB800.
It's so much bigger. It's markedly brighter. It zooms in tighter, which gives us a more focused light, and it's got updated menu controls that make it a lot simpler to use than the old SB800. These three flashes are all really fun to use. I've enjoyed growing my photography with them and I think you're gonna be excited to learn with me through this course.
You'll also find out how to set up your Nikon camera itself to make the most of the speedlight—one of the most liberating photography tools you can buy. Levi Sim helps you master the controls, including the camera and flash modes, flash modifiers, and accessories, and creative options offered by a speedlight: soft light, hard light, and bounced light. By the end of this course, you'll be able to make great light in any situation with your speedlight. If you don't have one yet, you'll understand just what model is best for your needs and what features you'll use the most.
- Why use a speedlight?
- Powering a speedlight
- Choosing the right camera mode
- Choosing the right flash modes
- Using flash modifiers
- Creating soft and hard light
- Accessing Commander mode
- Positioning the flash off camera
- Using an ITTL extension cord
- Extending battery life
- Controlling ambient light
- Using speedlights with third-party radio triggers