• Friday , 14 December 2018

Flash photography for beginners. PART 1

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Part 1 of a series about flash photography , as time goes on it will become less for the beginner and more for the established amateur.
Part 1 is basic information about flash and it’s workings.In the series we will cover the details of flash, the compatibility between makes like Canon and Nikon. The power, the use , which is best for you. I try and explain everything you need to know about flash. I hope it will help you discover the world of photographic lighting, which will open up so many doors into a new world of creative photography.

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46 Comments

  1. alpao74
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Great stuff, thank you!!

  2. Vincent Neale
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Enjoyed your video and especially your style. Nice to see an old guy showing the YT generation how to present. (coming from another old guy!! Thank you for demystifying flash.

  3. powerlurker
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    thank u sir been very helpful for beginner like me

  4. Olga
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Your model is beautiful! How much she charge per hour? x

  5. JACKnJESUS
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Phillip has a little John Cleese going on there…very good video.

  6. Ana Aguilar
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, Mr. McCordall. After watching dozens of tutorials this is really the one that really caught my attention the most. You're an excellent teacher.

  7. Diana Sapigao
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Awesome! Simple and Understandable, THANK YOU!

  8. David Farmer
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Mr McCordall I have job to do for my local museum. I need to photo some items (I am a vol) that the curator has cleaned up over a period of time.

    I'm looking to get some extra light on it because the pop flash usually leads to very shallow depth of field.

    What would you recommend…… on a budget. Manual or ttl? (camera D300s / Nikon prime 500mm/ sigma 105 mm macro at my disposal).

    The D300s is a very able camera IMHO and this has needed doing for some time…. 🙂

    Thoughts?

  9. David Farmer
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    interesting so can you run slave off the camera's own flash gun? (D300s here).

    Also , if you buy a dedicated flash (as you discuss are you safe from the excess voltage though the hot shoe?

    Excellent tut btw. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Herminigildo Jakosalem
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    So, a Nikon flash that supports an optical slave function could be used with a Canon camera, huh?

  11. Tugoose
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Wonderful video but I found it much easier to view at 1.25x speed

  12. Peter Galea-Naudi
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Brilliant !!!! As always.

  13. BikerMoo FromMars
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Amazingly helpful, thankyou Phillip!! 🙂

  14. CAngelic Images
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    I have watched many photography tutorials, but you are the best so far. I love that you break it down so simple. I thought I understood flash photography previously, but you showed me that I was missing key elements.

  15. ChillerKane
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    I just found your videos after searching other "flash" videos out. Thank you for explaining it so us that are new to photography can understand. Another great vid. !!

  16. ferchulay skor
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    THANK YOU A LOT FOR THIS CHANNEL. I AM KIND OF NEW IN THIS FIELD AND I DONT UNDERSTAND AT ALL HOW FLASH WORKS. I HAVE AN EXTERNAL SB 5000 BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO USE IT. ITS COMPLICATED. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!

  17. Jaco van Lith
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Thank you Sir, you have beaten my photo teachers.
    But I think you did make a tiny mistake at 5:55. The COLD SHOE has not any pin.
    When we were young we put a flashbulb in the reflector. The unit had no contacts
    in the shoe; it was a COLD SHOE. At the flash unit was a cable, connected to a
    socket in the camera body. That was the PC socket ( Prontor Compur – Germany)
    Then came the amateur electronic flash with its six nches cable connection) and
    the ever lasting cable problems.
    The modern flash units had two connection sytems. First with PC cable and
    second with ONE PIN in the shoe. Ignition pulse from the camera body was sent
    to the strobe either by cable or by the ONE PIN in the shoe.
    This one pin shoe was the first HOT SHOE. The shoes are getting much hotter today.

  18. Will Davis
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Nikon spaceflight sb600 flash stand

  19. Blancosuperfuego Diego
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    wowww thanks

  20. David Golla
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Does different branded flashes sync each other in master and slave ??
    (ex- nissin flash with canon flash )

  21. Jordan Hauser Digital
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Aweome video, keep up the good work!

  22. Ronald Rocheleau
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Thanks Phillip

  23. blaaberkat
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Thanks very useful!

  24. Abu Alwaleed
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    very useful. thanks

  25. bassplayer60
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    No high speed sync or 2nd shutter?

  26. Justin Longbottom
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Fantastic set of videos. Very helpful and starting to finally understand flash. Thanks.

  27. Miranda Wright
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    love your videos and you make it fun to learn. But i have a question i am looking to buy a flash for my Canon T5
    I know i want a hot shoe with E-ttL but i have been looking on Amazon and am very lost I am just starting out and dont want to spend a wack on money quite yet. I was wondering what advice u have for me Thank you in advance.

  28. Slob Liferacer
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    i watched 10000 lessons for flash but never this much simple understandable clear Make me much more easy for short time to learn more and to really understand Ure amazing Thanks for all videos Sir This is treasure !

  29. hlpvinod
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Thanks alot.

  30. Laura Captain
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Hi Phillip. I'm so glad I watched your video, I learned some new things about flashes that will be very helpful and save me some money to boot. I'm going to watch the other videos in this series as well. Thanks and keep up the great work.

  31. Mithun Pandit
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Dear Phillip,

    Thank you so much for putting this video up. I am an amateur photographer looking forward to start my own photography business soon. I have been playing with natural light for quite some time now and was thinking of going for flash photography. Your tutorial gave me the knowledge and the confidence to try flash photography for my recent shoots. I am thankful that you took this initiative and explained the use of flashes in a very interesting and practical manner. I also did wanted to mention that you are a very good teacher and your style is friendly and unique.

    Lastly, thank you once again for showing me the way.

    Warm Regards,

    Mithun

  32. Paul Taborovsky
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Like this!!

  33. Samantha Shugars
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    I love this guy! "It's much easier Now. In the old days we had to measure and change out the flash bulbs–huh!!!"

  34. Lan Lani Leila Brunet
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    YOU ARE AMAZING, SIR. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT. FOLLOWING MOUAHHH! MERCI 🙂

  35. Kris Hammond
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    That gunfire

  36. Vimal V
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Now I understand the difference between experience and showing off..

  37. RyaZila
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Use rulers and flash bulbs? ahahah

  38. Alexandra Antoniou
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Phillip, you're an AMAZING teacher. Thank you so much for your videos <3

  39. Chris Longley
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Is it possible I can have Vanessa`s number?

  40. Glen Smith
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Love the Video but must say I was very surprised when you said we want to avoid Pocket Wizards .. I'm thinking you was just referring to their price ?

  41. Franco Salomón
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Continue with your job Phill, i really liked it.

  42. Shaon Hossain
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Subscribed!

  43. Jake Oppy
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    And I like Venessa a lot

  44. Jake Oppy
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Very useful video!

  45. Rupert
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Thanks Phillip greetings from Australia.. Great easy to understand tutorials I recently upgraded to a DSLR full frame Nikon D610 and a speed light.
    The way you impart your knowledge regarding flash use is fantastic, I feel more confident using my new toy thank you.
    I'm now subscribed.

  46. Jupiter Eye
    October 4, 2018 at 06:33

    Thank you Philip, I like "old" photographers explaining stuff about equipment 🙂 It's kinda like listening to your grampa… I appreciate that more than those fancy graphics, super well lit, high production, over scripted tutorials. 🙂

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