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Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers
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Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Diffusers and brackets? What do they do, and which ones are best to use? Well, both the bracket and the diffuser were introduced into photography to solve problems of the small flash. What's small flash, what problems do you face with it and how do you overcome it? Read more...

Nikon WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Camera Controller Review
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Nikon WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Camera Controller Review

Jerry Harris (J_Harris)

A review on switching from the ML-3 Infrared Wireless Remote Control to the WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Controller which can be used for both your Nikon camera and Speedlights. Read more...

Learning to Light (Series 1 of 6)
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Learning to Light (Series 1 of 6)

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Going from making horrific mugshots, at best usable for driving licenses, to beautifully lit photographs. Read more...

Flash Guide - The Teddy Bears Test
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Flash Guide - The Teddy Bears Test

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Using the Nikon flash system, both indoors and outdoors, with lots of sample images. Read more...

Get Your Flash off Camera for Better Photos
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Get Your Flash off Camera for Better Photos

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If you've had your photo taken for your driver's license recently, or a mug shot, you've probably noticed the result wasn't the most flattering image you've seen of yourself. Why is that? Read more...

Nikon SB-24 Speedlight Review
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Nikon SB-24 Speedlight Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The SB-24 Speedlight flash unit is the ancestor of the SB-25, SB-26, SB-28 and SB-80DX units. This article is devoted to all of you looking for more information regarding this specific flash unit. Read more...

The Nikon SU-4 Review
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The Nikon SU-4 Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The SU-4 is a small gadget with a powerful punch. More than just a simple slave unit, this SU-4 is a wireless remote TTL flash control. A relatively inexpensive unit that takes on the duties of a fully armed studio lightning system. Not only it is capable of receiving the signal to fire, but also the signal on when to stop. Read more...

All Nikon user manuals for Nikon cameras and speedlights
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All Nikon user manuals for Nikon cameras and speedlights

Downloadable Nikon user manuals and reference manuals for all of the Nikon cameras and Nikon Speedlights. We revise this section as new downloads and official Nikon resources become available. Read more...

Speedlight lighting distant object properly
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Speedlight lighting distant object properly

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Ever run into a situation where you're fairly far from a subject who is in a dim ambient setting, and there is something closer to you that will affect the flash metering? It could be a bird, a plane!, a wall!?, a plant! Well, whatever it may be, guaranteed it will reflect the pre-flash pulses back to your camera, and your shot may not look as you'd have wanted it to. Read more...

Speedlight TTL and TTL-BL - Distance and Subject Positioning
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Speedlight TTL and TTL-BL - Distance and Subject Positioning

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

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...

Nikon Speedlight A and AA Modes
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Nikon Speedlight A and AA Modes

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Find out all there is to know about working with Nikon Speedlight A and AA Modes. It may be difficult to differentiate between the two, but once you read Russ' article, you'll see how simple the concepts are. Learn when to use each of the modes best, and which modes suffer from the same problems as TTL. Read more...

Nikon TTL Flash Metering System
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Nikon TTL Flash Metering System

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Did you know that the Nikon TTL Flash Metering System is not actively coupled to the Camera metering system? They use the same metering sensor in the camera, but act independently. Find out what else is important that isn't always documented, and learn the tricks of the trade! Read more...

When is Full Power Flash not Full Power?
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When is Full Power Flash not Full Power?

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

When you set your flash in Manual mode and full power, you expect to get a full power flash, right? Mwahaha, think again! Many of us will be surprised to learn that even with your flash in Manual Mode, it will not produce a full power of flash - there are restrictions. Find out why though. Read more...

Nikon Flash - Two Separate Metering Systems
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Nikon Flash - Two Separate Metering Systems

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

In a series of articles - Nikon CLS Practical Guide, you'll have an in depth view of Separating Metering Systems, TTL Flash Metering System, TTL-BL Flash, and more. Learning to adjust different backgrounds at will, especially with Flash Photography can be complex. However, a few concepts, tips & tricks, and with plenty of practice, you'll be a pro in no time! Let's read the first, in multi-part installment. 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)

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...

Does moving the focus points affect flash power?
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Does moving the focus points affect flash power?

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

There have been several rumors made by experienced photographers stating that selecting different focus areas in the camera will change the place in the image that the flash meters from. This is not the way it works. Read more...

Nikon TTL-BL Flash
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Nikon TTL-BL Flash

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

How does Nikon's TTL-BL mode work? Which camera mode is best to shoot fill flash? What about the coupling between the camera's metering system and the flash metering systems? Read more...

Why use Camera Manual with Flash Indoors?
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Why use Camera Manual with Flash Indoors?

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Should you use your camera in Manual Mode when shooting flash in low ambient conditions? What is better than shooting Aperture priority? Here you'll find all the reasons as well as detailed images explaining various scenarios and showing the effects of Rear Sync vs. Front Sync when movement is involved in photographs. 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)

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...

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

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

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...

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