An Introduction to the Off-Camera Flash


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The off-camera flash

Getting the flash off of your camera is absolutely the best thing that you can do. The good news is that it doesn't even have to cost a lot of money. In fact, if you have one of the newer, more modern DSLRs, you may find that your little built-in pop-up flash can act as a master to another flash which is called the slave. So you can then trigger that flash using this one. And you can even choose whether you want this flash to fill in with light as well or just be off completely. Now, one thing I want to point out, if you do set it so that this flash doesn't illuminate the subject, you are still going to see it flash.

Don't be confused by that. What that's doing is communicating to the other flash, so, it will fire, but it's not going to show up in the picture. It fires just before the other flash does. So let's try this out. Here, I have a Nikon that has that capability built-in to it. And I have a Nikon strobe set up over here on a light stand. So...

The off-camera flash
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The off-camera flash provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke as part of the Photography 101

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