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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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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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What setups work to trigger a Profoto B1 and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlights together from canon body

Given a Profoto B1, a Profoto AIR Remote TTL-C, and some Canon 600EX-RT , what configurations work with triggering these items together. Additional items are allowed (slave triggers, pocket wizards, ...
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Yongnuo YN560-II flash not firing with Nikon D3100

I bought a Yongnuo YN560II external flash for my Nikon D3100 right before Christmas. When I first started using it, the shutter speed automatically adjusted as though there were no flash, but the ...
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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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What flash slaves can be used with a Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT?

My current flash setup is a standard shoe mount but I've been thinking about getting a remote. I've been drooling over the Speedlite 600EX-RT. It uses radio to control slaves, which is nice (longer ...
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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?

Does Canon have its own version of the creative lighting system?
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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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Why does my 420EX Speedlite sometimes fail to start up?

I have a Canon 420EX Speedlite that sometimes won't start up. When it's not working, it behaves as if it didn't have any batteries in it... just totally dead. The odd thing is, it doesn't seem to be ...
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Can I use a Metz flash with Yongnuo trigger?

I have a Metz AF 52 flash and a Nikon D5200 camera, which has no wireless commander. Will a Yongnuo trigger work?
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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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Are super cheap flashes worth it?

Is YN-460 Yongnuo worth it? Found it for 34 EUR http://bit.ly/GE1Tdp Fist of all: is it so cheap I will regret I bought it and just withdraw using it? In my understanding and for I would use ...
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Flash communicates with camera but does not fire

I have a canon 70D and a yongnuo speedlight YN568EX II. When I first unboxed it from new I was able to just slip on the hotshoe of my camera and fire away. For some reason, it stopped firing.The flash ...
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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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Does front-curtain sync put blur in front of an object, and rear-curtain sync behind it?

I recently watched Adorama's video on rear curtain sync flash photography. At 4.12 to 4.42, the presenter claims that when using front-curtain sync, the background/long exposure blur will be put on ...
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What Yongnuo flash and trigger works with the Panasonic GH4

I am so confused - I'm fairly new to the whole camera trigger thing, as well as new to Yongnuo and the GH4, but here's my thing: All I want to do is figure out what I need if I want to control 2 or 3 ...
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What was my flash power?

When I am using a Canon flash in the E-TTL mode, how can I tell which flash power the E-TTL magic chose? For example, if I got a correct exposure in the E-TTL mode, can I easily choose the same flash ...
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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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Looking for a remote flash trigger for Sony

Can anyone recommend a wireless flash set up for Sony A200 camera/Sony F58-AM flash unit?
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Why don't these external flashes fire when the camera shoots in Live View mode?

I had the opportunity to use some professional flashes yesterday and I found out that they didn't fire when I was trying to shoot with the camera in Live View mode. The flashes were two Elinchrom ...
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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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Are flashes really subject to a “use it or lose it” problem?

I was just reading the manual that came with my new flash and stumbled over this warning: 14.3 Flash capacitor forming The flash capacitor built into the flash unit undergoes physical change if ...
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Why do I have shutter lag when shooting (pop-up) flash in manual mode?

Why does my D40 have a shutter lag when using the pop-up flash in full manual mode? There isn't a lag when shooting in any of the auto modes. I'm shooting in single shot mode. It is a constant lag ...
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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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Can I get HSS with off-camera Canon 430EX II speedlites, radio triggers, and a Sony A7?

I've been tirelessly searching the Internet for information on how to use my two Canon 430exii's in conjunction with my Sony A7 in HSS mode. I think I already know the answer (can't do that!), but ...
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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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Can I use a Yongnuo YN-600EX-RT flash on a Sony Alpha DSLT?

I'm planning to change my kit and move to Sony SLT system (I have special, personal reasons). I currently own the above mentioned flash. I would like to know how I possibly could use it on a Sony SLT ...
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Why does my nikon flash fire 3 short flashes before the full flash goes off?

I have a Nikon D200 and I'm using the SB 800 flash. I've been using this flash for a year and now when I take a shot the flash pops 3 short flashes and then the shutter engages and the full flash goes ...
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Why doesn't a shutter speed of ¹⁄₂₅₀th freeze motion when a flash of that duration does?

This question connects with my previous question: Why do cameras that film with high FPS rates cost a lot? I just read that a normal flash illuminates a scene within a 1/250th of a second. (A flash ...
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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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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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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 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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Why is the shutter speed so long when using the flash in aperture priority?

I'm trying to get the background out of focus (bokeh) and using Aperature(A) mode and setting aperture to lowest value. Update: I'm shooting in dim light and the flash goes off but the shutter speed ...
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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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What are the disadvantages of using a diffuser on a flash?

I am thinking of using a diffuser on my canon speedlight flash to soften harsh shadows when shooting indoors. I was wondering what the disadvantages of this might be.
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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?
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Can I control three YN600ex-rt flash units from one controller on the camera?

Just replaced my 600D with 70D canon and I am about to buy four units of the new YN600ex-rt and I wanted to know if I can use one yn600 on camera as master to control another three flashes to fire ...
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How to sync Yongnuo 568 EX ii flash with Nikon and have ETTL and high speed sync?

I know you can signal the flashes with the built in flash on the Nikon D750, but I was wondering if there is any other options, I hate to blind my clients with the built in flash all the time!
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What is flash duration?

When speaking in terms of flash specifications, what is flash duration and how does it impact exposure?
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Can I use any brand of flash?

This might seem like a basic question, but I don't see an obvious answer anywhere, so... Can I use just any brand of flash with my Nikon DSLR? The manual warns in dire tones to only use genuine ...
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Are Simpex triggers compatible with Yongnuo flashes?

I would like to know if Simpex triggers work with Yongnuo flashes.
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GH4 wireless flash w/ FL36L—how do I turn off the popup flash?

Seems weird that I can't figure out how to use the wireless flash without also firing the popup flash. Even when it is set to OFF in the WIRELESS CONTROL, the remote flash only fires with the flash ...