Bounce Flash Tutorial

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25 Comments

  1. Tony Northrup
    April 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    Learn how to use a bounce flash–it’ll change your photography! Also meet
    our new model, Chelsea Lipp. Feel free to share!

  2. John M. Raggio
    April 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    Looks like a hot video light is on you, Isn’t that affected the photo?

  3. Regina Frausto
    April 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    I am looking into purchasing a bounce flash … I noticed there are a few
    that have pretty good reviews that are not name brand that are far more
    affordable. What do recommend?

  4. JOE PRETE
    April 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    Tony apparently looks for women named Chelsea. It does kinda solve a
    problem that often occurs at night, …under the sheets. Tony is a lot
    sharper than he looks!

  5. Arundev Puthenpurayil
    April 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Inspired me a lot… now ma flash is on d way(just ordered online)….
    waiting for the delivery and will come up with doubts sir.

  6. Kai Chinn
    April 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    Hi Tony,
    Great tutorial for lighting with a flash, i like soft boxes myself and love
    the “soft” instead of the “harsh”. 😉
    Chelsea is quite stunning, love her eyes!

  7. Sir Solaire
    April 23, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    Tony,
    how do i make an flash appear in my pocket?!

  8. Kevin Girard
    April 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    Nice video. I’ve been shooting like this for years, and I totally love
    using the wall behind me; it’s a great trick. I especially love when my
    subjects scream that I have my flash backwards!

    Question for you, Tony…When I use my 580EX, and aim it upwards and pull
    out the diffuser plate, the icon on the back of the flash blinks, which is
    universal camera-speak for “Something’s Wrong.” Granted, this is probably
    in the manual, I often wondered if it’s because you shouldn’t bounce off
    the ceiling and use the diffuser as well – I mean, you got a huge diffuser
    that’s the ceiling, aren’t you just wasting power by also putting a
    diffuser on there too? Can you clarify whether that’s a good idea or a bad
    idea (using the diffuser with bounce)?

  9. korgscrew2000
    April 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi Tony, great tips. Ive got both your books and your DVD collection. Do
    you have a video on how to set exposure when using a flash? When I’m not
    using a flash, I know what settings I need instinctively, but since getting
    an external flash (Yongnuo 568 ex ii) I’m not sure how to set this up and
    adjust my exposure as the light meter seems to mean nothing.

    Thanks, Danny

  10. Misha Tsirlin
    April 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    That was a really helpful tutorial. I was wondering, what flash would you
    recommend that is cheap and affordable. I was looking and the Neewer TT560.
    Would you recommend that one? Any other recommendations? Thanks!

  11. SmokyOwl
    April 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

    I thought you had to increase the amount of flash when doing bounce
    flash…? Don’t you lose light when bouncing the flash?

  12. burak beytur
    April 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    Great tutorial, thanks a lot Tony!

  13. randomrazr
    April 23, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    what about bounce flash…ina bar or club?

  14. Michael Beesch
    April 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    Thank you very much for a concise and well presented video.
    I just bought a Meike 910 and was wondering where the best place to go for
    a in-depth tutorial on it’s use. The owners manual shows functions but not
    much else. Any thoughts?

  15. ZUSHIDOMIKU SAN
    April 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Chelsea 2 is beautiful, nice choice. Is Chelsea 1 working a new job?

  16. Paul Holmes
    April 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    I’ve just got a Nissin i40 – compact and powerful – and this tutorial has
    helped a lot to exploit its capabilities. Thanks, Tony!

  17. Tyrone Johnson
    April 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    I just bought your book a couple of days ago. I really love what I’m
    learning. I now know what the Aperture function is for and the relationship
    it has to the Shutter Speed. Depth of Field, Bounce Flash, Zoom to keep the
    Subject the same size but bring the background in closer. Thank you so much
    teaching me the detail and art of Photography.

  18. JoashStillTheMan
    April 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    I like the left bounce best. It looked most pleasing to me.

  19. thetruth
    April 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

    Are you using 60D camera

  20. johan bauwens
    April 23, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    The thing on your flash (not the white card) is not a diffuser but a wide
    angle adaptor or how do you call it. I prefer the pics when bounced on the
    left wall.

  21. Tania Vann
    April 24, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    Great Tony thanks. The lens hood for inside portraits? That wouldn’t be
    necessary would it? 

  22. Chad Bailey
    April 24, 2015 at 12:17 am #

    1:12 – Tony is one of few people I know that carries a flash in his pocket
    🙂 lol

  23. Christy Marie
    April 24, 2015 at 12:56 am #

    Thanks, this is awesome! I am just getting into flash photography and this
    helps alot

  24. Mary Andresen
    April 24, 2015 at 1:15 am #

    Loved this tutorial! A little embarrassed to admit that I’ve had my
    external flash for a a while now and never knew it had a built in pop up
    white card! ps… I liked the left bounce best! 

  25. Giovanniram22
    April 24, 2015 at 2:04 am #

    Even with a polaroid it would have been an awesome photo.