Posts Tagged 'Flash Diffuser'

Master the Art of Using your Flash Indoors – Indoor Flash Photography Class

Picks for Mom

Yet another great idea for that amazing mom you know.

Mother’s Day is getting closer. Why not get her the gift of education?

Look for the “Picks for Mom” badge to find just the right one.

We also have gift certificates available in any amount, or gift a class tickets if there is a specific class you know she will love.

How about an indoor flash photography class?

Indoor Flash Photography Techniques

This 4 hour workshop is a super idea for that mom you know who hates using her flash indoors because she usually ends up with those “deer in headlights” kind of expressions. Even if she understands the basics of her camera and exposure in a natural light scenario, this class is for her. It will enable her to have confidence shooting in any kind of light, and will make even the rainiest days just a little more exciting.

Any flash will do for this indoor flash photography class (even the pop-up ones), as long as her camera has manual capability. To sweeten the deal, consider purchasing an external flash and make this an extra special package! *You will need to know the make and model of her camera when searching for the perfect flash*

Don't blast them with your flash!

Don’t blast them with your flash!

Controlling flash can give you great results indoors!

Controlling flash can give you great results indoors!

 

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How to take better indoor pictures

Do you want to take better indoor pictures?

For taking better indoor photos we need to use a flash. That we all know. But do you know how to use your flash to get the best possible result? Flash Photography Techniques are the main part of our Indoor Flash Photography Workshop on November 8 from 4-8pm.

There are different techniques that will help us to improve the image quality by using the flash. You may say “But all of those terms and techniques sound too complicated!” Not really. Just join us for this 4 hour Flash Photography class to discover how easy they are.

One of the interesting techniques is High speed shutter Synch. This is one of those skills that allows you to freeze the movements and capture sharper photo. Here is an example for you.

You will learn how to set your camera and flash to capture and freeze fast moving subjects and create awesome images.

“Slow Shutter Synch” is another one that allows you to capture either more of the ambient light for more natural looking photos such as this image

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Or even create something totally different like this image

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You will learn about Slow Shutter Synch and Rear/Second Curtain Shutter Synch, how to set your camera, and when to use one or the other.

You will also explore all different accessories for flash photography such as Light Modifiers. Flash by itself has a very harsh and intense light. That is why you need to understand the effects of popular light modifiers and use of them. In our Indoor Flash Photography Class I am going to show you the effect of each light modifiers and the techniques that you need to know. Here is a sample of using just a Bouncer. As you can see this image is more natural looking than direct flash.

This Flash photography workshop is for beginners to intermediate photographers. There will be lots of hands on, that is why we keep this workshop small so you will have time to ask all of your questions.

I will post more information later, so saty tuned!

Ted and Omnilargess workshop Team

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Review on FlashRight

New Flash Diffuser

A few years ago I wrote an article about flash diffusers and I reviewed Gary Fung’s Lightsphere. I wrote that it was the best light modifier for flash photography and complained about the bulkiness and size of it.

Later on Gary Fung came out with the collapsable version of the Lightsphere. I found another problem with this version! It does not fit easily in big flashes such as Nikon SB900! You have to modify it to use it on big flashes.

 

A few months ago Bas Stevens, a friend of mine and a photographer talked to me about a new diffuser “FlashRight” and asked me if I could review it. He gave me his sample and I tested it. Here is the result of my test drive.

 

At first glimpse it is smaller than the Lightsphere. It fits all different flashes, small or big. Good construction and materials. Very easy to install and use. You don’t need to glue anything to your flash unit and can easily adjust the light direction.

 

It comes with different color correction filters to balance the flash light with ambient light for better result. Here are some of the images that I took using FlashRight.

This is a direct flash with no diffuser:

 

And this one with FlashRight Bounced to the ceiling :

In this image I bounced the flash to the right hand side wall. Notice the nice and soft shadow:

That is a perfect light and color balance for this photo.

 

Now I wanted to test the color correction filter. I took this photo under fluorescent light. I preset the white balance to Fluorescent and added the provided fluorescent filter to FlashRight.

I am not happy with the result and you can see why! Then I switched to Auto white balance and here is the result:

Avery well balanced color!

FlashRight has lots of selling tutorials videos on their website and they are not really tutorials. They are basically  selling videos, but they can give you an idea of how it works. Their price point is still a little too high for what it is and what it does. I wish they drop the price to a more reasonable price.

I will do more test on diffusers in near future, so stay tune for more information.

Ted and Omnilargess Team

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