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3 Video Tutorials – How to Use On-Camera Flash

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This week I have found some great videos to help you to understand how to use on-camera flash to your advantage. Flash can be confusing to understand and using on-camera flash incorrectly can make unflattering light, or worse yet ruin your photos completely. Have a watch of these tutorials on flash and see if you can pick up some helpful tips:

Video #1 Ed Vorosky – On-camera fill flash basics

Ed Vorosky covers some of the basics you will need to get a grasp on using flash on-camera. He goes over some of the settings to look for on your flash, different lighting situations, and which camera shooting mode to use. There’s a helpful demonstration of using Flash Exposure Compensation and how it affects your photo as well.

Video #2 Tony Northrup – Bounce Flash Basics

In this second video tutorial Tony Northrup goes into a little more detail using on-camera flash indoors and bouncing it for various different looks. He shows the results using just ambient light, flash straight on, and bounced off both the ceiling and side walls. You can see how just a small adjustment with your flash can completely change the look of your image or portrait.

Video #3 Mark Wallace – On-camera flash basics

In this last video Mark Wallace covers some of the basic flash settings for both Canon and Nikon flashes, then he goes outside to demonstrate how to control the exposure on the background (ambient) using both systems. Then he goes back indoors and shows several options for using the flash on-camera in that environment including bounce flash techniques.

Do you have any anxiety around using flash? Or are you a pro? Share any questions and comments you have below.

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Music

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This week the theme of the image collection was music – view the 35 magical musically inclined images here.

Phil Hilfiker

By Phil Hilfiker

Carrying forward, naturally your challenge this week will be involving music as well. That could look a few different ways depending on your own situation, what you have access to, and what’s in your area, including:

  • photos of musical instruments (check with stores, they may be willing to lend you one to photograph or find a friend who has one)
  • photos of people actually playing an instrument
  • a rock concert
  • a marching band or parade
  • music CD, DVDs or old-time LPs
  • a singer
  • street musicians

What other ideas can you come up with for music?

Weekly photography challenge – music

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Martinak15

By martinak15

Caroline

By Caroline

Francesco ?2015?

By francesco ?2015?

Adrien Sifre

By Adrien Sifre

Tanakawho

By tanakawho

Michael Kötter

By Michael Kötter

Fabrizio Lonzini

By Fabrizio Lonzini

Jorge Américo

By Jorge Américo

Georgie Pauwels

By Georgie Pauwels

JH Images.co.uk

By JH Images.co.uk

Share your music images here:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Spare Time

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Earlier we featured 36 images of people engaged in recreational activities, things they do in their spare time.

Josh Hunter

By josh hunter

Weekly photography challenge – spare time

This week for your photography challenge I urge you to think about what ELSE you do in your spare time. Do you read, cook, go bowling, ride a motorcycle, play sports, draw, or walk your dog? How do you spend your free time? What sorts of recreational activities do you participate in?

Next go photograph some of these things. You could do a self-portrait or other people doing the things you enjoy doing as well. Such as:

Elena Bobrovitzkaya

By Elena Bobrovitzkaya

David Yu

By David Yu

Dan Bergstrom

By Dan Bergstrom

Luke Addison

By Luke Addison

Andreas Hans J. Bauer

By Andreas Hans J. Bauer

Jonathan Haeber

By Jonathan Haeber

Share your spare time images here:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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Weekly Photography Challenge – New

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Earlier I shared some images of different ways you might have rung in the New Year. As is it now 2015 and we’re embarking on a new year, we will stay with that theme for this week’s photography challenge.

Weekly Photography Challenge – New

Your challenge is to convey the idea of new. That could look a number of different ways including:

  • A newborn baby
  • New objects like a shiny new car
  • A fresh new snowfall
  • New goals for 2015
  • New ideas
  • And many more others I haven’t even thought of . . .

So how will you convey an idea or concept? It might be literal or more subtle. Show me how you tell the story of NEW.

Kenneth Spencer

By Kenneth Spencer

Brent Danley

By Brent Danley

Michael  Tapp

By Michael Tapp

Trey Ratcliff

By Trey Ratcliff

Tracy Byrnes

By Tracy Byrnes

Paul L

By Paul L

Iirraa

By iirraa

Jacinta Lluch Valero

By jacinta lluch valero

Share your “new” images here:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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