Understand Flash Photography in 10 Minutes or Less

http://improvephotography.com/jims-recommended-photography-gear/recommended-flash-photography-kits/ Understand how to use off-camera flash photography and fire your speedlight flash off-camera. It really is easy to learn how to use flash photography.
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. atyl1972
    January 31, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    at 4.50, the flash didn’t fire?

  2. Rob Tokar
    January 31, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    one quick note, most flashes have their own infrared, and you can trigger
    it to flash with the built in flash on your camera. This is usually a slave
    mode. Most DSLRs have a commander mode that does this, no triggers
    required. Just putting it out there that you can do off camera without a
    trigger device.

  3. Cliff Lemar
    January 31, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    I’m also happy with my Yongnuo setup. I prefer the 568EX II because it has
    a TTL system that is fully compatible with my Canon. When I use it along
    side my manual 560’s I set it to S1 (slave mode) and no issues.

  4. Cesar Ruiz
    January 31, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    what is the flash brand and model you use in this tutorial,and si the
    triggers.?are they cowboystudio.?

  5. Mustafa Unal
    January 31, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    This was dope. Thanks for the info, guys.

  6. Karla Yazuri
    January 31, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    do you know how can I trigger the yn560 iii and the yn560 ii together with
    one camera body and one cowboy trigger?

  7. Justin Frog
    January 31, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    Its great that you can both give such simple inexpensive helpful advice on
    flash photography which can save others a lot of wasted time ,frustration
    and money . Thank you , much appreciated . 

  8. Harry Teuchert
    January 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    Will this work with my Olympus OMD-10

  9. Karrar Mosawy
    January 31, 2015 at 11:19 pm #

    I have Canon 1100D and the flash I recently got is NY560-ii. Do the
    triggers and receivers work with my stuff ?

  10. timothy thomas
    January 31, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    i got a older nikon sb24 that woks like you guys said on that one it was
    used for 40.00 and another old school off brand for free .thanks I am so
    nervous I wont get it .

  11. senor Bravo
    February 1, 2015 at 12:23 am #

    I just got the exactly same flash on eBay for +-$60, looks like it work

  12. Denise Bernard
    February 1, 2015 at 12:28 am #

    Just a wonderfully simple video that is right to the point. I ordered
    everything that you said and it works beautifully.

  13. Collin Carp
    February 1, 2015 at 1:02 am #

    I don’t have a fruit basket. Can I use a teddy bear?

  14. 张雪
    February 1, 2015 at 1:43 am #

    this is really good info!!thx!!

  15. byron charles
    February 1, 2015 at 2:06 am #

    good video, I think the Photography industry is a ‘Money eater’. If your
    not a pro and or a person with money to blow, cheap is way the go, until
    you have gain the skills and clients to justify the need to upgrade your
    gear. The only thing that I disagree w/ the vid is on the TTL, if your
    going to buy a flash get a TTL the price is not that far off plus to me its
    equalivent to a Standard car to an Automatic car in traffic, which one do
    you prefer???

  16. Joel Diaz
    February 1, 2015 at 2:08 am #

    thanks for this, got my beginner set up today 🙂 So you know, the YN 560
    III that you recommended on the link has a built-in receiver so no need to
    connect the RF 603 to it. But you will need to connect it to the camera.
    Great recommendations and very good video!!!

  17. Todd Gilmore
    February 1, 2015 at 2:42 am #

    One quick question… when shooting outdoors in sunlight with flash for
    added highlights on subjects, what should “iso” setting be? and white

  18. John Furious
    February 1, 2015 at 2:47 am #

    Very good information for the Novice..

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  21. Whisperin100
    February 1, 2015 at 3:54 am #

    Great video guys 🙂 

  22. Gina dt
    February 1, 2015 at 4:12 am #

    sirs, i have a nikon flash which doesnt have any setting option. can i fix
    it off the camera the same way u do here? another question, an umbrella has
    the same function as a reflector right?

    February 1, 2015 at 4:34 am #

    On the Yongnuo 560-III, is it very difficult to figure out what power
    setting to use initially? Do you have to take several test shots to figure
    out the power setting? If that is the case, it seems to me that these
    manual flash units would only work well in the controlled conditions of a
    studio, and not work very well for candid photography. The price is so
    reasonable that I could buy eight of the Yongnuo 560’s for what 1 Canon 580
    Speedlight costs. But I am concerned about the lack of TTL metering in the

  24. brianminkc
    February 1, 2015 at 4:52 am #

    Not true… the YN565 and YN 568 has Nikon CLS capability built in.

  25. John Doe
    February 1, 2015 at 5:14 am #

    I didn’t see a flash when Jim used the camera last, ps: I did buy one of
    these YN flashes died after 11 months thank goodness, I brought from Amazon
    got my cash back.I did by the cheap YN remotes again didn’t work well so I
    had to upgrade to the Full transceivers but I did buy YN again from
    Amazon.Essex Engerland