Flash application skills to help you expand your creativity

   In shooting, in addition to using natural light for shooting, using artificial light sources such as flash may be more of a supplementary light method. But for photography enthusiasts who don’t know the usage of flash, it is more difficult to use flash to shoot the ideal picture effect. Below, we will introduce some tips on the use of flash, hoping to be helpful to your shooting.

Flash application skills to help you expand your creativity

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   For many photographers who use flash for the first time, they often use it directly. Although this is relatively simple to use, it is more difficult to capture the ideal light effect. Generally speaking, the light effect of a flash is relatively “hard”, and direct fill light will leave a distinct shadow and highlight on the subject, so if conditions permit, the light must be “softened” , To reduce the contrast between light and dark. The use of soft umbrella or reflective umbrella can soften the light to a certain extent and improve the effect of the picture.

Flash application skills to help you expand your creativity

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  Of course, the flash is not only used to fill the main body of the picture, the flash can also be used as The auxiliary light source adds a sense of atmosphere to the picture. We can try to use natural light to brighten the subject, and use the flash to assist in the side or rear side lighting to add contour light to the subject, further enhance the atmosphere of the picture, and improve the appreciation of the work.

Flash application skills to help you expand your creativity

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   The above two are relatively common flash usage, but the usage of flash does not stop there. When shooting, we can try to “disguise” the flash as natural light for shooting. For example, using the brightness of the flash to lighten the curtains by the window to create the feeling of early morning, using this shooting technique we can create an ideal picture effect in some indoor studios.

Flash application skills to help you expand your creativity

  SB-5000

   Some of the techniques in the article require the flash to be triggered off the body to get a better effect. The SB-5000 flash is such a Nikon flash dedicated to meeting professional needs. This flash supports two new functions of Nikon Creative Lighting System, radio-controlled wireless flash and unified flash control. The radio-controlled wireless flash function can effectively perform wireless multiple flash photography even under unfavorable shooting conditions, such as bright sunlight, or obstacles obstructing light control, so as to flexibly control lighting. The unified flash function can change the parameter settings and operate the flash through the camera menu or the Camera Control Pro 2 on the personal computer.

   The above are some of the flash usage skills. The flash usage skills are by no means limited to this, but due to space limitations, we cannot list them for you. More skills need to be discovered by yourself after you understand the use of flash.

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