A lot of readers ask us how we shoot our product and review photos. Many assumed we have a dedicated studio. In reality, we don't do anything fancy. The walls in our work area and ceiling are painted a flat off-white. When the sun is out, the rooms double as a perfect photo studio. The reflected light is soft and does not cast much of a shadow. When it is right we can just shoot away, but sometimes the sun does not cooperate (we ARE in New England after all) and we may need the help of a flash.
Used appropriately, it can bring make a photo pop. However, flash photography is a lot more than just using the pop-up flash on the camera. To use a flash properly, one must have an understanding of the camera, the flash, and the scene.
The Nikon Creative Lighting System by Mike Hagen helps with all of that. It is a step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of the Nikon flash system. Photographers of all levels will find useful info. Many will appreciate Mike's tips on getting around some of the more frustrating lighting problems (multiple sync, close-up, etc...). We are eager to try out some of the techniques and will report back on how well they worked. [Permalink]- Nikon Creative Lighting System