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Flash is a device which provides additional light to a scene. It can be used to help fill in a dark area of a photo, to provide light if there isn't sufficient light to begin with, or it can help to improve the composition of a particular photo, by creating your own source of light.

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Why Can't I Set My Flash Intensity with My Phottix Odin 2 in Manual Mode

I have two speedlites. A Phottix Mitros and a Sunpak PZ42X. I can control flash intensity in both of them in TTL mode. I can also control the zoom (for Mitros it works, a bit buggy with Sunpak; ...
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How do I warm up my flash's color for indoor shooting with slide film?

I am using ISO 100 35mm slide film (camera Minolta x700, with a dedicated flash unit). Pictures taken indoors with flash have come out insipid and almost too cold (white). How can I add a bit of ...
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What's the frequency of a flash when using HSS?

I want to make an HSS adapter for a YN-560, which will make a low-power high-speed strobe. But I haven't got a flash with HSS and can't measure the strobe's frequency. Does anyone know what the ...
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In a multiple strobe setup, how powerful must each strobe be?

I am about to buy my first strobe set. I want to do portrait photography, both in a home studio and outdoors. No weddings, no events, no more than one model at a time. I see that a complete set ...
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Why can't I open NEF files I downloaded to a thumb drive?

I am having a problem opening raw images from my Nikon D610 on my computer. Some background: I was traveling and was only able to use my wife's laptop (Windows) to download image files (.nef format) ...
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Will the Phottix Odins for Sony give me remote power control over a LumoPro LP180?

Context So I have a Sony α6300 with a Metz 64 with the Sony Phottix Odin Wireless setup. With that setup, I have no problems and TTL works just fine. Question I'm considering adding a second ...
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What flash power would I need from 2 units, when shooting at f13 and 1/200s ISO100?

Could someone be so kind as to help me figure out the flash strength I would need for this? Settings: D3200, Sigma 70mm Macro. YN560 III & YN560 IV, triggered by the 560-TX. F13, 1/200s and ...
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Doesn't Yongnuo YN685 speedlight have different part numbers for Canon and Nikon?

622C-tx controller is for Canon cameras and E-TTL compatible. 622N-tx controller is for Nikon cameras and I-TTL compatible. I presume that the suffix 'C' and 'N' are representative of respective ...
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Is E-TTL Universal?

Are high-end, high-power studio strobes (i.e., Profoto) integrated into the E-TTL flash exposure system? Do they have the manual settings option?
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What does the “P” and “C” in “PC sync terminal” stand for?

I don't know the underlying science to which I refer when I talk about a PC sync terminal connection between camera & electronic flash. What's the meaning of the letters "P" & "C" in PC sync ...
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Can you use the PE 2505 flash for Nikon D3200

I recently purchased a Nikon D3200 and I have a PE 2505 Flash sitting in my garage. Can I use that on my Nikon D3200? I was going to try it but I didnt want to damage the camera in anyway. The flash ...
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Why are there differences between images with flash-off and flash-on, if the flash is physically blocked?

I was clicking some images through an opening recently. The opening had been intentionally constructed to ensure that only the camera's lens passed through and thus the flash-LED was physically ...
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Why can't I fire the built-in flash on my Lumix GH4?

The manual says that I can use the built-in flash in intelligent auto mode, but when I pop it up it stays off. When I go to the menu, flash is grayed out and I can't do anything with it there. I have ...
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Can you control YN560 IV speedlights using a SB-700 in the hotshoe mount as a master?

I have a SB-700 speedlight and I would like to buy a few YN560 IV speedlights. With other Nikons, I could control them with the SB-700 on the camera hotshoe using Master mode. Can you do 100% ...
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Macro photography with a ring flash

Being relatively new to photography I want to try some macro photography of flowers in my garden. I've bought a set of macro extension tubes and a ring flash (both unbranded and cheap to start with). ...
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How to take a tunnel photo with a model inside the tunnel?

I recently bought Nikon D7200. A good camera. But I feel a great challenge while taking a photo of a model standing in the middle of the tunnel. The tunnel is short and outside the tunnel is a ...
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Does using flash makes a person's face look darker against a white background?

A CVS staff member took several passport photos of me against a white background. In some photos my face looked very dark, while in other photos my face doesn't look dark at all and it actually is not....
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How do I get rear-curtain sync on a Canon 5D classic with a Yongnuo YN-500EX?

I have a Canon 5D classic and a Yongnuo YN-500EX and I'd like to take rear curtain sync photos with it but I can't seem to make it work. The flash has this function, I can turn it on and see it being ...
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Fixing an Unevenly Spread Flash Gel in Photoshop (or Lightroom)

so this is the image and as you can see, the yellow gel did not spread to the bottom left part of it. is there a way to artificially spread that (I can only do basic controls in lightroom and PS) ...
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Canon ST-E2: Can I manually adjust the power of slave flashes using the camera menu?

I know that the ST-E2 does not have the functionality to alter the power level of slave flashes in manual mode. But can this be done via the camera's "External Speedlight control" menu. I've Googled ...
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Why is part of my image underexposed when using flash with shutter speed faster than sync speed? [duplicate]

Hardware Neewer TT560 SpeedLite Cannon T6i Shutter Speed 1/200 shows full photo 1/400 shows 90% photo 1/640 shows 50% photo 1/1000 shows 10% photo From what I can tell, the shutter is faster ...
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Why won't my camera communicate with a new flash after doing an experiment with an older film camera flash?

I used a Cobra Auto2 10 (older film camera flash) on my Canon DSLR 5D mark 3 for an experiment. The flash was working fine. Then I put my newer Metz 58 AF-1 and AF-2 flash back on on the camera. My ...
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Why do indoor subjects have a dark shadowed outline on one side? [closed]

When I take a photograph indoors, I sometime get an outline on the subjects right side. It does not happen when I take photographs outside.
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Is TTL flash really useful when using off-camera flash?

I have a Canon 700d and a 430EXIII flash. Recently I have been experimenting with off-camera flash. I was really surprised to see e-ttl ii available even when using off-camera flash (via the pop-up ...
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Cheap lighting Vs second flash for reptile portraits?

I have to do a photoshoot for leopard geckos in the near future, it will be for a breeder so I want to focus on proper lighting- no shadows, good color replication etc. However, I feel that shooting ...
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Duration of Canon DSLR pop-up flash?

There is quite a bit of data online for external flash/speedlight durations, but I've never seen any data for the built-in flash. Has anyone ever tried measuring the duration of a pop-up flash at ...
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Can you provide (links to) hard evidence as to the effects of overprovisioning on CF/SD cards?

I am sure most are aware how overprovisioning SSDs increases both their performance and lifespan (I've been doing it over the past 8 years and differences are measurable even by me). Of course with ...
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Does the Nikon D3300 support high-speed sync speedlights?

I am a new to photography, and just got a Nikon D3300. I would like to know if my camera supports high speed sync and if so, what are my options for radio sync systems? Do all speedlights cooperate ...
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How to calculate light output from strobe lights?

I have a medium size church room for doing standard wedding photographs and I'm trying to learn how to do the math for lighting. Over 1k of continuous lighting isn't near as bright as my two little ...
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Flash guide number f/stop calculation

I have been reading the B&H Speedlight Buyer's Guide. I am confused specifically about the guide number calculation. I understand the principle and how the inverse square law is used. Here is the ...
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Can I trigger Yongnuo YN-622N and YN-622C together at the same time?

I am a Nikon user and my friend uses Canon. If we use Yongnuo YN-622N & YN-622C can we trigger both the Nikon and Canon flashes at the same time?
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Why is my Yongnuo YN-565 flash not working on my D750? [duplicate]

I got a new D750 and a Yongnuo YN-565 flash. The flash was working fine, then one day just stopped (I had it for maybe a week or two at that point). I tried everything - new batteries, resetting ...
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What does an unexposed band on your image mean? [duplicate]

I've just received and external flash : YN 560 III and I'm learning to use it. This is a manual external flash, it was mounted on the hot shoe of my Nikon D3200. For one picture I set the shutter ...
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How do I stack different brand flash controllers on my Canon 5D Mark III and still have full TTL and power control?

I am trying to control two off-camera flashes with my Canon 5D Mark III. The first flash is a Profoto B1. The other flash is a YN600EX-RT speedlight mounted on a Yongnuo YN622C II transceiver unit. ...
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How do I fix a non-charging Yongnuo YN568II flash?

My Yongnuo flash suddenly refuses to charge up. The batteries are good and new (Eneloop). The charge light is dim red when I press the power button and nothing is displayed on the LCD. It never turns ...
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High-speed flash with Tumax DPT586 AFZ-P: Why not manual mode?

I've just got a Tumax DPT586 AFZ-P flash gun for my Pentax K-50 DSLR. When in high-speed sync mode, it only works via TTL metering. Why? How can I go into manual mode / manual power setting whilst ...
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Why is inbuilt flash delay in manual mode nikon d5200? [duplicate]

i have nikon d5200. In manual mode whenever i click a photo with flash, flash fires after 1sec. But it works fine in auto mode, there is no delay. can someone tell me why this delay is ?
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How to change zoom on TRIOPO TR950 Speedlite

I recently bought a Triopo TR950 speedlite from AliExpress which works great as a manual flash but I have one problem, I can't find any way to adjust the zoom on the camera. It has the zoom indicated ...
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How can I deal with uneven highlights in product photography with a mannequin?

I'm new to product photography, what causes this blown out highlight in the mannequin's left hand as shown in the picture above? See the lighting setup below, I am using two softboxes as light ...
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How do I chose the right size/power of flash for still life photography?

I'm planning to change my lighting setup from fluorescent lamps to flash, after the guidance given in this question. At the moment, my two fluorescent lamps are in a softbox which point away from the ...
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Lighting both foreground and background

I have this scenario where is dark in evening I guess and I made an outdoor portrait using my flashes. What I wanted to get is the foreground face flashed and the background of the image properly ...
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What do I need from an off-camera flash for lighting an aquarium?

Camera: Nikon D3200 The aim is to illuminate an aquarium fish, by placing the off camera flash above the aquarium. And perhaps, if money lets me, to buy another off-camera flash and place it on the ...
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How to illuminate reflective scales on a fish?

I photograph fish, and soon I want to buy an external flash unit. But I'm not sure if I should but one that works off-camera or as a TTL flash. I've used table lamps so far, but the light seems to go ...
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Why does my YN-568EX underexpose in i-TTL?

I bought a new Yongnuo YN-568EX, and am facing a problem that in iTTL mode, the image underexposures and gets dark no matter the direction of the flash. Can you please help me with this?
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Nikon D5100 flash problem [closed]

I have a Nikon D5100 and recently it's started to act oddly. When in darkness, sometimes the flash doesn't work, causing too long of an exposure and blurry pictures. Can you help me? Thanks.
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Can I do high-speed sync with a Nikon D5500 and SB800?

I have a Nikon D5500 and Nikon SB800 speedlight. From previous answers it appears that it is not possible to do high-speed sync flash photography. Can I overcome the camera limitations?
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NIkon D5300 Flash problem plus getting different images with the same settings

I have two problems with my Nikon D5300 recently that are driving me crazy. The first problem is when I take pictures, focusing on the same object, I keep getting different images: one is too bright, ...
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Why is only one of my two studio strobes firing?

I am a beginner in photography and I am having trouble with my Falconeyes SS-350H with Softbox lights. We have two lights, but only one is flashing when using the RF-DD4 wireless flash trigger. The ...
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Why does flash decrease motion blur? [duplicate]

While experimenting with my 600d, I have noticed that on the same shutter speed, without inbuilt flash I get motion blur in my pictures, but with flash there is little to not motion blur (on the same ...
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Flash Triopo speedlight 586 manual

Does anyone know where I can find a Portuguese version of the manual for the Triopo TR 586 EX speedlight?