Speed Lights photography is the name given to photography that uses a detachable flash unit either onto of the camera or remotely as off camera flash. There are many advantages to using an independent flash unit with your camera. For instance It has it own power source ( normally AA batteries ) . It can also be powered using a power pack. Another advantage is that it can be used on-top of the camera and the light can be bounced ( often of the ceiling ) to get a softer more flattering effect. This first picture very old 50D with a cheap kit Lens. I was demonstrating how to bounce flash and . Here is the result . The Flash was set to ETTL. The camera was in manual mode. F8 Exposure 1/100 ISO 100
The Next Image was shot with the same Kit except the flash was taken off the camera and set manual mode. I could adjust the output manually . I attach a trigger to the camera and a receiver to the flash unit the result was great . I added a touch of reflect in to give a touch of oil on the back of the head , just enough to see the head shape but not enough to be a distraction. . If your interested in learning how to use a flash either at a basic level or advance , drop me a line and i will set up a session for you .