Firing the flash at right angles to the buckeye butterfly helps to bring out wing details by creating soft shadows. Nikon D3, 200mm Nikon micro lens, ISO 200, f/20, 1/13, Cloudy WB, Manual exposure, and auto flash using FEC +1/3.

1 Getting started with flash





To begin our journey into flash photography we will explain what flash is and how it can help you shoot well-illuminated and dramatic images. Let’s first clarify at least one notorious nomenclature nuisance—the word flash itself. We photographers use the word flash in at least three ways:

As a noun—an electrical device that, on demand, emits a burst of light.

As another ...

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