Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video The on-camera flash, part of Photography 101 (2012).
In the world of flash photography, it's ideal to get the flash physically off the camera. …But that's not always possible or practical. …Sometimes we just have to have it on here. …There's a joke in the world of photography that the hot shoe is the …single worst invention on the camera. The problem with it is, is that it puts …the flash in exactly, the worst place, centered over the lens, and quite close …to it. But again, sometimes we have to work with …what we've got. So in this section we're going to be talking …about how to modify this flash, to get even better photos than you get with it …on here, pointing straight forward, as you see now.…
Some of them will involve simply twisting the flash head, and others will involve …adding modifiers to it. So let's get started. …The first thing I'm going to do is just take a picture straight on like this of our …model and I'm going to shoot with the flash pointing straight forward, the absolute …worst way you could do it. And then we'll take a look at that photo. …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 11s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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