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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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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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Shooting smoke – easier than you might think!

Images of smoke are enticing and ethereal. There’s often an element of ‘How did you do that?’ when you show them to other people. While you might need a motion or audio sensor for some […]

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Classic lighting set-ups: what they look like and why they work

It is often said of art that in order to break rules competently you have to understand them first. That’s particularly true of photography. When you decide to ignore or break a rule, you have […]

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