Advice 1: How to connect an external flash

External flash allows you to get more natural pictures in which the shadows are to the side of the objects, not behind them. However, illiterate connect external flash threatens damage to the unit or electric shock.
How to connect an external flash
Instruction
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All the external flash designed for the electrical connection to the camera, are divided into two categories: high and low voltage at the connector for sync. The first of these can only be used in conjunction with cameras with mechanical sync, the second - with any devices. Never neglect this rule, otherwise an expensive camera fails. If you need to connect the outbreak of the first type to the machine with electronic sync, you will have to buy or make a special matching device that's placed between your camera and flash.
2
Take special care when using the flares, fed directly from the mains. The chain run in this illuminator must be separated from circuits under AC voltage, megamini resistors on both sides (not just one).
3
Some flashes are worn directly on the connector located on the unit (called wireless), and the other connected cable. Remember that the wireless flash only increase the brightness, but not resolve the main problem - the location of the shadow behind the object. If desired, wireless flash can be transformed into another by adding to it the cable. It needs to be well insulated.
4
Very comfortable photoflash equipped with a light sensor. They are included simultaneously with the triggering of small flash located directly at the camera. With the very device they are connected only optically, and therefore do not threaten him damage even in case of failure. If desired, you can turn into a flash and standard, adding to it self-made or ready-made device - sitoinglese.
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Place the additional flash to the side of the camera - the only way you will get natural looking shadows in the image. With a few siteinformation can be made to work simultaneously with multiple camera flashes, thereby obtaining an even more interesting artistic effect.
Note
Do not disassemble the flash to avoid the charge in the capacitor is deadly.

Advice 2: How to set flash

Without flash it is impossible to take up photography and make really high-quality shots – the flash has a lot of subtleties and peculiarities, and professional photographers have mastered this art. In some cases when shooting, the photographer confronts the need to synchronize your camera and external flash, driving flash, taken with camera. In this article we will explain how to set up sync external flash and internal flash of your camera for example cameras and Nikon flashes.
How to set flash
Instruction
1
You need to ensure that external flash responded to the illumination of the built-in flash. Click the camera and go to "Custom setting menu".
2
Select "Bracketing/Flash" and in the opened menu, click on "Built-in Flash by selecting built-in flash.
3
Now, go to settings built-in flash, open the "Commander mode" to enter control mode and set the flash to work by installing a group (A) and the working channel corresponding to the channel of the external flash. For example, if you are using an external flash model Nikon Speedlight SB-600, your channel will be the third.
4
Tune directly to the external flash – press and hold simultaneously the "-" button and "zoom". Opens the settings menu.
5
Scroll through the menu items with the buttons + and -, and press "Off", which is accompanied by a zigzag arrow. Then, using the "Mode" button to select "On".
6
These actions you have enabled wireless contact flash and your camera. To exit the menu, again press and hold the buttons "zoom" and " - " or just turn off and then turn on the flash.
7
All settings are made – now your flash synchronized with the camera, and its screen should display information on the operating channel and group A. From this moment you can photograph.

Advice 3: How to enable flash on the camera

Often because of too bright sunlight to take pictures of the objects appear deep shadows, which details are important "drop out" of the frame. Flash allows you to brighten all the shadows.
How to enable flash on the camera
You will need
  • - the camera;
  • flash.
Instruction
1
To create "fill light" in two ways: by using the automatic flash and manual flash.
2
To manually turn on the flash, set the beginning of the flash on the hot Shoe. In the event that used flash auto, put the device in manual mode. After this disc the calculator to set an appropriate sensitivity CCDs.
3
Then set the minimum flash sync speed. Then measure the illuminance of the light phase is the most photographed object and set the desired aperture value on exponere. On disk flash calculator find the value of the diaphragm, which is one step higher than installed on exponere.
4
If you need a stronger backlight, make the distance corresponding to the distance that is put on the diaphragm. To decrease lighting intensity, flash move away from the photographed object.
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To create "fill light" using the auto flash, clip this device on the "hot Shoe" on the camera and select the appropriate options sensitivity CCDs. Then install the minimum figures, the shutter synchronization speed.
6
Following this measure the illuminance on the light plot and set the corresponding value on the diaphragm. Then select the desired mode with a dedicated switch. After that, the calculator on the flash, determine the required aperture value: this ensures that the correct exposure value for ambient light, and will give the possibility to adjust the value of the level of illumination of the object by the flash light.
Note
Remember: when shooting contrast scenes, use a camera with automatic flash.
Useful advice
Please note: if you use a compact or SLR single-lens camera, which provides a built-in flash mode "auto flash" can be omitted an additional mode of "automatic fill flash".
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