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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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How can I weaken my camera's flash power so it is less disturbing to my subjects? [on hold]

I know this may seem like a stupid question, but I wanted to know how I could literally weaken the light of my flash. I take photos of a prayer group at night, and in general, it is very dark, but ...
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What are the physical limits that determine a camera's flash sync speed?

We know that Flash Synchronization Time represents the shortest time we can use with active flash in order to avoid the formation of a black stripe in our photos. So, it is very good if it is quite ...
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What external flashes can I use with a Zenit 122?

I have a Zenit 122 camera, 3rd version (shown here) Can I put on it an external flash for digital Nikon reflex, for instance? If not, which kind of flash should I buy for it? Is there a flash ...
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Film photography with flash - distorted exposures

I've just started my adventure with film photography. I recently took some photos to get a grip of my Pentax MX camera with AF280T flash. Unfortunately more than half of photos done with flash came ...
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Will the Neewer TT560 speedlite work with my camera?

I am looking into getting the Neewer TT560 speedlite for my Olympus E-PL5, since it has a transmitter/receiver combination that works with it. Is this a viable solution?
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Is it possible to shot the Yognuo 565 EX III in slave mode with another flash?

I have a Canon T6 and I'm looking to buy my first flash. After doing some research, I found the Yongnuo 565EX III, which fits on my budget and looks like has a good quality. I would like to practice ...
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Slave TTL on YN565 from YN568EX II Master

I find the naming and compatibility of Yongnuo flashes quiet confusing. As far as i figured out a YN565 will work with TTL on a Nikon Camera, but not on a Canon. But will TTL work off camera with a ...
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Can an off-camera speedlight work for learning basic off-camera lighting?

I have a pretty ancient Nikon D60 camera (which is adequate for the time being) and a couple of lenses. I'd like to achieve more control in demanding lighting environments, so I am thinking of buying ...
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Metz 58-1 Digital Flash problem

I have a the Met 58-1 Digital Flash, I have not used it in in one month maybe less. Today I was going to use it and when i turn it on, give it a bit to warm up, but when i press the flash button on ...
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Is HSS open or closed loop? Does it work in complete darkness?

Some cameras and flashes have support for high-speed-sync for using flash with such high shutter speeds that the shutter is never fully open at the same time in all locations across the sensor area. ...
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Flash YN968EX-RT with YN622C-TX transmiter

I bought the YN622C-TX transmiter because i was told that works with the build in reciever in my YN968EX-RT flash but I can't make it work. I read many forums but most of the problems are with flashes ...
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Why does Nikon SB-910 flash fire three times on Nikon D850? [duplicate]

I have a new Nikon D850, and I'm using the Nikon SB-910 flash. When I take a shot, the flash pops 3 short flashes. Then the shutter engages, and the full flash goes off. The batteries are OK. Does ...
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How to use the exposure guide table on the back of Vivitar 1900 flash?

I have an old Vivitar 1900 flash. New flashes have a lot of controls, but this one has two buttons and two lights. One button is on and off. The other one says test. One light is when flash is ready. ...
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Why TTL flash exposure compensation doesn't work, but manual settings do on Nikon D3500? [closed]

If I choose TTL in flash control and I set flash exposure compensation, all levels from -3 to +1 look the same. But if I chose manual instead, and I adjust flash power from full to 1/32, the strength ...
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Canon 1500D with elinchrom frX 200 [on hold]

Hi I have canon 1500d and elinchrom frX 200 strobe light, I tried connecting with the trigger.
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How can I use a Yongnuo YN-568EX for fill on-camera together with YN-560 III flashes off-camera?

I’m new here so apologies if this is a really stupid question: Here’s what I have: Nikon d750 4 Yongnuo YN560 III flash speedlites 1 Yongnuo YN568EX 1 Yongnuo YN560-TX lcd flash trigger I started ...
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Canon 6D and 580exll

I am new to flash photography, what is the best shutter to use for general portraits in and out doors. What shutter speed should I not go above.
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Canon A-1 (analogue) with modern speedlite/flash system

I'm the proud owner of a Canon A-1 film camera. It's really the love of my life. I love to shoot film, but while I'm thinking about shooting some studio work on film, I'm really confused about how I ...
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Canon 6D with yongnuo yn622c-tx - Camera does not capture flash

I have a Canon 6D with a yongnuo yn622c-tx. My Canon Speedlite 430 II is installed on top of the yn622c receiver. This setup worked just fine for weeks, and now it doesn't. I don't know if its due to ...
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How to force my Canon Ixus's flash to flash even when there is enough light?

I have a Canon Ixus 430 (2004). When the room is flooded with sunlight on very sunny days, then the flash refuses to flash (in Manual mode) - it seems assumed that there is enough light without flash....
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Why is flash sync speed much slower than flash duration?

According to What is flash duration?, flash duration at full power is 1/1000 s for decent flashguns. Presumably, at low power, the duration is even shorter. I understand that film era flashguns didn't ...
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Can I control the power and group on a single-pin flash using a manual trigger?

So I have: YN 560 IV which has both a transmitter and a receiver built in. Neewer TT560 Manual flash Yongnuo RF 603 II C3 I can have the YN on top of my camera and have the Neweer on a light stand ...
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Why does ISO revert to Auto when set on 100 in manual mode on my Canon RP?

I'm new to photography and think I have a good grasp of the fundamentals of the exposure triangle. When using flash in a controlled studio environment, I want to set my ISO at 100 and compensate ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN-560 II flash suitable for use with a Nikon D3500?

Anyone know if the Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash is suitable for use with a Nikon D3500 been offered on at a good price
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How to achieve this low light/long exposure scribble lights effect but the subject remains steady/focused?

The photographer said it was done by using the built in flash, that's it and he never explained the process. Does anyone know how it was done? https://imgur.com/a/Zx1Zz3z
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How can connect an Yongnuo YN 600 EX RT flash as master with an Yongnuo YN 560 IV as receiver mode

I want to connect my Yongnuo YN 600 EX RT flash so it works as master flash with an Yongnuo YN 560 IV flash as receiver.
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External Flash Only Fires Once

Weird problem - Setup is as follows: D5600 -> Pixel TF-322 hotshoe to sync cable adapter -> Flashpoint FPBF120 strobe. The strobe only fires the first time I hit the shutter button; after that, the ...
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Portable flash without a camera? [closed]

I’m organising a “fake paparazzi” scene with a few friends as part of a fancy dress party. I don’t want to take a camera, I only need the flash for the effect. The flash must be portable. I’ve had a ...
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How to force FujiFilm X-T1 to use flash in automatic mode?

I want my X-T1 to use flash when in automatic mode, for example when taking back-lit photos. How do I achieve this?
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Can I trigger the Yongnuo YN-600EX RT Il with the YN-622C?

I own a YN656EXIII that I trigger with a YN622C. I'm interested in adding two YN-600EX RT II to my kit. I was expecting to be able to use the following setup: One YN622C on my camera. One YN622c on ...
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What advantages do rounded flash heads have over rectangular ones?

Recently, some flashes with rounded heads have been released: Godox V1 and Profoto A1X. What are the advantages and disadvantages of rounded flash heads vs rectangular ones?
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Connecting Sunpak 2-pin flash plug to JJC BP external battery pack

Would you have any suggestions about hooking up the JJC BP (the one with interchangeable power cable for Nikon, Canon, Sony) to a Sunpak DR12X or 36DX flash with 2-pin plug? Would you know the ...
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Why did my 35mm film turn out muddy?

This image was shot on my Contax G1 with Fujifilm X-TRA 400 film. Though, this was my first time using the Contax TLA 200 Flash - so I did make some mistakes. However most of the shots turned out ...
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ISO and aperture not syncing with flash over wireless triggers

I’m using Nikon d3200 and Neewer VK750II Flash, off camera, with neewer fc16 trigger and receiver. In TTL mode, the flash fires correctly with the shutter speed but it doesn’t sync ISO or angle (...
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How to get even lighting when using flash for group photos near wall?

I'm having trouble getting nice even lighting when using my speedlight on my camera. I photographed a formal recently in a hall with high yellowish ceilings. I pointed the speedlight directly upwards ...
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Canon EOS film camera stopped working after trying to use flash

I have a Canon EOS 500N camera (known as the Rebel G in America and the New EOS Kiss in Japan) that worked fine up until just now, when I tried to use the flash. The flash has worked before and I was ...
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How to shoot nice shots in indoor nightclub?

Using an EOS80D with an 18-35 2.8 Sigma lens I recently shot at a nightclub and had done some research first. I wanted to create shutter drag with my flash and shutter speed. That kind of worked, but ...
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How long is the lifespan of a speed light?

I have noticed there are very good deals for used name brand (e.g. Canon) speed lights. My opinion is that used speed lights are worth considering, because the only components that could realistically ...
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Is Canon 540ez or 550ez compatible with Canon EOS 5D

I have a Canon EOS 5D can I use the Speedlite 540ez or the 550ez with it, either auto or manual
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Clear filter holder for the Canon 430EX III-RT?

With my Canon 430EX III came a tungsten filter than neatly clips on to the flash head. However, it seems this is the only filter available. I notice the Canon 600EX series comes with a clear filter ...
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Is the firmware of the Canon 430EX III-RT updatable?

I notice in the menus of the Canon 430EX III-RT the firmware version is shown (mine shows "Ver 1.0.1"). Is this just for diagnostic purposes? Or, is it possible to update the firmware? I can't see ...
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Options for a 5-flash 4-group lighting set-up using Canon (compatible) gear

Here's my problem: I have a portrait job coming up at the end of the month that ideally requires a lighting set-up with five flashes organised into four groups: Group-1: key-light Group-2: fill-...
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Simple Explanation of the Hot Shoe Pins on Canon Cameras and Flashes?

I haven't found any thorough documentation about exactly what each pin does and the signalling between a camera (say a T6i) and a flash (say speedlite 600ex-rt ii) looks like. What voltage levels, ...
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How long is the range of Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter in practice?

I just ordered a used but working Canon ST-E2 speedlite transmitter because it was so cheap that it cost practically nothing. However, the ST-E2 hasn't arrived yet. My flash has support for ST-E3-RT ...
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Can I use a Godox V860 flash with the X1T wireless trigger? [closed]

How do I use a trigger without a receiver? I use a Godox V860 flash.
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How to achieve the same effect of bouncing against the ceiling without a ceiling?

Bouncing flash against the ceiling is great, adds a lot to a photo. My question is how can I achieve this effect without actually bouncing against the ceiling? I have two umbrellas, magmod sphere and ...
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What is the purpose of an orange filter that comes with Canon flash?

My Canon (430EX III-RT) flash came with a neutral plastic diffuser and an orange plastic filter. Now, I understand the purpose of the neutral diffuser: it's (obviously) to diffuse the flash, without ...
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Can one YN600EX-RT II act as a transmitter only for another YN600EX-RT II?

Can a Yongnuo flash YN600EX-RT II mounted on a Canon 5D Mark iv (or any canon camera for that matter), trigger another YN600EX-RT II mounted on another tripod, without triggering its own flash ? (...
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What is the theoretical relation between zoom length and guide number for a flash?

The point of a guide number is to specify the relation between aperture number and distance. For zoomable flashes there are still extensive tables considering ISO number and zoom length. The ...
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Do I need 1/128 flash power at guide number 43-44 or is 1/32 enough?

I am planning to take photographs that have a shallow depth of field (50mm f/1.8 on a crop sensor body) and that are also lighted by an external off-camera flash. I am comparing two external flashes. ...