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Lego characters shot at f/5.6

Shoot manual mode with E-TTL flash just once

If you have an external flash (and this even applies to the onboard flash but that’s a lot weaker) for your DSLR try shooting with the camera in manual mode and let the flash light the scene for you. Canon flash units use E-TTL to figure out what power to use, Nikon and other manufacturers […]

Keeping the Chicks Alive

Keeping the Chicks Alive

2 chicks are fed by a parent just outside the window of my home office here in Blarney. The chicks have been there all evening and I just looked out again and they’re still there. Unfortunately the neighbour’s cat, Patches, saw them too and is keeping a vigil close by. We saw the parent bird […]

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How to build a pop-up flash diffuser

If you use the built-in flash on your camera you’re probably used to the ugly effect direct light has on portraits and scenes: red eye, background shadows and foreground brightness, lost blown out detail. You can avoid all that by buying an external flash and bouncing or you can build a flash diffuser to sit […]

In Summary, 11th June 2007

A few links you will find useful and interesting as we start another week. Cardboard bounce flash for your SLR using only your onboard flash. I might try this with my Panasonic FZ5 Protect Your Photos: How to Defend Your Copyright – I have a keen interest in this after my Thieving Duck became a […]

Lighting 101 – all in one place

David at Strobist has linked to all his flash lighting articles in one place. It’s a really good place to go if you want to get the most out of your flash. Another great resource is Photonotes: Eos Flash for users of Canon cameras and flash units. There’s some great bits of info there.