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The question I’m probably asked the most, at least 2 or 3 times a week, is what gear can I recommend to those just starting out with flash?, or to those just wanting to dabble a little with flash photography to see if they like it, and how to do so on a budget.

On the flash workshops I teach, this is also the one question that almost everybody wants the answer to.  People typically come to my flash workshops because [...]

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In our last article, we discussed how to meter using your in-camera metering systems, the differences between the different modes and when some are more advantageous than others.  We also illustrated some of its advantages and disadvantages, and where it may possibly be able to get confused.

One of the things we really go into, that will almost certainly confuse your camera’s meter, is flash.  This is essentially because your camera’s meter is only looking at the ambient light in the [...]

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When we use our DSLR to view a scene, it does something called metering.  Put simply, this is a process where our camera measures the amount of light being reflected off a subject (or several subjects, or your entire scene), and feeds back an exposure value it feels will adequately expose the image.

Sorry, what?

To really make sense of what metering is, you need to understand firstly what the meter is trying to do with the readings it gets and then [...]

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When you capture an image with your camera, there are three basic things which will affect how that image turns out.  Those are your ISO, your shutter speed and your aperture.

Together these three settings comprise your exposure triangle, and while you can achieve the same exposure value with different combinations of these three components, you won’t necessarily see the same results.

Changing any of these settings will have a different consequence, and you’ll have to adjust something else in order to [...]

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I loaded up the first roll of Kentmere ASA100 yesterday, did various tests, looking at what the camera’s meter told me, what the Sekonic L718 light meter told me, what the D300s told me, and then plugging those settings into the N90s to see how they all turned out and how all their settings matched up (I also shot some side by side with the D300s to compare). I did some tests with the RF-602 triggers too and the SB-900s [...]

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