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Controlling the intensity of light from a flash

Intensity is the measure of how bright light is. In photographic terms, we usually think of this in terms of EVs, or more usually, the ƒ-stop or aperture it requires for the scene to be […]

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Why every photographer needs a reflector

Whether you work with natural or artificial light or a mixture of the both, you really should consider adding a reflector to your kit bag. They are inexpensive but highly functional pieces of equipment. The […]

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What's your camera's sync speed and why does it matter?

The maximum flash sync speed of your particular camera is the one shutter speed that should be permanently fixed in your mind. Different cameras have different maximum sync speeds, and you’ll find yours in the […]

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Getting to grips with gels

Photography is all about light. It’s about telling a story that you’ve painted with light. Making video is much the same thing. By manipulating the light that you have at your disposal, you’ll be able […]

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