Speedlights are a great solution for when you cannot bring your studio lights with you on location. They are small, light weight, and cost-effective. What are some ways you can modify a speedlight? In this video, author Robert Vanelli discusses how to use speed lights with adapters when lighting an image.
- Now, we're on location.…We want to bring our lights with us,…but bringing big studio strobes…are maybe a little bit impractical.…So this is where speedlights come in.…Now, speedlights are phenomenal on location,…but what we need to do…is figure out how we're going to adapt the speedlight…and put it onto our light stand.…This is where the adapters come in.…Now, there's several different types of adapters.…This right here is called a cold shoe adapter.…
What I want to do is take my speedlight,…and I'm going to place it onto the adapter itself…and then just tighten it down.…Now, look how sturdy that is.…Now, the reason why they called it a cold shoe…is because, in here, this isn't going to fire the flash.…So we need something…to communicate between the camera and the flash,…and that's where our triggers come into play.…Now, there's several different types…of triggers you could get.…
A Yongnuo, for example, it's a very inexpensive trigger.…They range between 15 and $20.…If you want to go with a professional grade trigger,…
- What is a lighting modifier?
- Technical and artistic benefits of lighting modifiers
- Using an umbrella to bounce light
- Lighting portraits with an umbrella
- Lighting a portrait with a softbox
- Shooting with a beauty dish
- Softening light with diffusers
- Adjusting color temperature using gels
- Lighting a portrait with a speedlight