Using a dedicated flash cord


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Using a dedicated flash cord

A convenient way to get the flash off the camera is to use a dedicated flash cord. I am going to show you a couple of ways to use it. Now, you'll notice right away that there is a difference when this flash is up off the camera, just compared to what we have right here. Now the first way that I think is the best way to use a dedicated flash cord is on a bracket. This may look like a fancy grip, but it's actually a very important photographic tool. This distance right here is not a whole lot, but it makes a huge difference when you're taking pictures.

First of all, when the flash is up off the camera this much, it eliminates red-eye, which when you're shooting in a darken environment, is very important; you'll have no red-eye whatsoever when the flash is up off the camera. The second thing that it does is that it lowers the shadows. So you have the shadows of your subject. When they are against the wall, you won't have that kind of that outline; it will move them down...

Using a dedicated flash cord
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Using a dedicated flash cord provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Photo Assignment: Off-Camera Flash

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