Quick Digital Imaging Tip 27/101: Take The Darn Flash Off the Camera

This is tip #27 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Today's tip: Take the darn flash off the camera!

Once you take the flash out of the hot shot and fire it remotely, a whole new world of creative lighting possibilities away you – because you can place the flash at an angle, and more easily control shadows. You can also use a light modifier (soft box, umbrella, flash diffuser, diffuser etc.) to soften the light.

Here are two shots at I took yesterday at the ExpoImaging booth at the Photo Plus Expo in NYC.

Model: Rebecca Leigh West.

Left photograph: Canon 580EX II (full power) with Rogue FlashBender to camera left.

Right photograph:
Canon 580EX II with Rogue FlashBender to camera left, plus another Canon 580EX II (– 2/3 power) with Rogue FlashBender to camera right.

For more lighting tips, see my lighting book and apps.

Explore the light,