Sometimes the ambient light level is too low for successful for photography, or it’s the ‘wrong’ kind of light. This is where photographers turn to flash (or ‘strobe’, if you’re in the US). Flash works by emitting a very short, very powerful burst of light. Energy is stored in a capacitor in the flash head […]
Flash is the most popular artificial light source for both amateur photographers and professionals. It delivers a short, intense burst of light that can freeze moving subjects and illuminate objects up to a few metres away. Many cameras come with a built-in flash, but it's also possible to add a more powerful and versatile external flash units to more advanced cameras. Flash is a complex area that gets a lot more interesting and a lot more complicated when you start using it for creative multi-light setups.