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Auto FP High Speed Sync Explained
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Auto FP High Speed Sync Explained

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

August 12, 2013

One of the most confusing aspects of the Nikon flash system is this thing called 'Auto FP High Speed Sync'. And before you can understand FP High Speed Sync, you first need to understand what FP means and how the Normal Flash Sync works. This article will hopefully clear up the mystery about this mode! Read more...

TTL and TTL-BL Study  - Distance and Subject Positioning
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TTL and TTL-BL Study - Distance and Subject Positioning

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

August 5, 2013

So! You've read nearly as much theory as possible and seen some on hand workflows as to how one operates Flashes with their DSLRs. However, let's have a more practical study to see for certain how TTL and TTL-BL work with respect to the off-center subjects and distances that you use. All you Wedding Photographers out there, this is your article to read. Read more...

How The Built-In Flash Metering Works
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How The Built-In Flash Metering Works

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

July 29, 2013

How do built-in flashes work on your Nikon? It might be a simple thought, overlooked, but at the same time, understanding its true functions and capabilities is what really enhances not only your photography skills, but your overall outcome of you taking photographs. See for yourself and be at ease knowing you've got yet another how-to under your belt! Read more...

How to Shoot Large Groups with Nikon CLS
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How to Shoot Large Groups with Nikon CLS

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

July 24, 2013

Trying to achieve accurate focus on a specific point in your photos? What settings are you using, and are they the best option? With so many modes to choose from, learn a few tips and tricks about AF-S mode in Release Priority, AF-ON, AF-S mode, and more! Read more...

Sequence of Events for TTL Flash
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Sequence of Events for TTL Flash

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

July 22, 2013

There are several conditions we are faced when using TTL Flash, and some are not so familiar, while others make for easier use. What takes place in: Flash in a Hotshoe, or Remote Wireless Flash? Which sequence is better to use when. Read more...

What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?
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What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?

Yvonne Berger (Yvonne_BergerBros) on

July 15, 2013

What is Adobe Lightroom? Would this program benefit my overall workflow? Find out how to manage, edit, and convert your photos quickly and easily, with Lightroom. It's a basic program that sometimes gets overlooked. For those minor fixes, but in a quantified amount, you just might have your go-to fixer-picker-upper! Read more...

A Study on Camera Compensation when using Flash in TTL Mode
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A Study on Camera Compensation when using Flash in TTL Mode

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

July 9, 2013

The SB-800 Flash Instruction Manual (as all the manuals for iTTL capable Nikon speedlights) says that when using the flash in TTL mode, adjusting Camera Compensation will lighten or darken the entire image, which means it must increase or decrease flash power, so let's find out for certain, what takes place and examine through various conditions that we'd all use in our photography! Read more...

Print it or (Potentially) Lose It
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Print it or (Potentially) Lose It

Yvonne Berger (Yvonne_BergerBros) on

July 3, 2013

To print, or not to print? - That is the question! With everything becoming digitized now a days, it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with taking pictures, processing them and then printing. Remember when you simply took out your camera, made a few clicks, and then went to get your pictures developed? Easy as pie! Well, now a days taking a few hundred clicks is in the norm and that could end up being both time consuming and costly. So, what are your options? Read more...

So, What is Flash Value Lock?
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So, What is Flash Value Lock?

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

July 1, 2013

Flash Value Lock is used to make sure the subject is exposed properly by the flash. Knowing key features and the many useful shooting scenarios make all the difference when using this in photography. What about those fast blinkers in your shots? All your questions answered here, just Read more...

Nikon TTL-BL Flash
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Nikon TTL-BL Flash

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on

June 24, 2013

Ever wonder which Camera Mode is best to shoot fill flash? Is it P, or S? What about the coupling between the camera's metering system and the flash metering systems? Or what about the steps the camera and flash go through as you press the shutter? Find out all your answers in this weeks article here! Read more...

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