Using on Camera Flash Indoors

On camera flash could be a speedlight or simply your built in flash. I’d suggest a speedlight is better because you can fit a diffuser and better still, turn the flash head in any direction…

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  1. Paul Holmes
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    That’s about the clearest and most comprehensive tutorial I’ve come across
    on on camera flash. Thanks, Mike.

  2. Joe Zach
    Reply

    Wonderful Mike. Just one question: Can I use a Canon Speedlite 430 EX II on
    a Nikon D5200 ?

  3. Bre P
    Reply

    What a wonderful video. To the point and easy to follow and understand.
    Thanks again for another very useful and informative video. Very helpful!

  4. Waqar Zaidi
    Reply

    hey mike can you share a video where you use built-in flash light to give
    softer look to the image. second thing is there is option of slow sync with
    flash but it does not work on manual mode. your lecture on these features
    will be very helpful. thanks 

  5. nisher15
    Reply

    Really wish you could choose lumen output on flashes. Those pictures to me
    a are overexposed for what I would want.

  6. Mayur Sankaliya
    Reply

    I assume you describe how to use effectively in camera flash. anyway this
    is also great.
    Mayur from India

  7. Roberto Santiago Rodriguez
    Reply

    Thanks Mike and greetings from Indianapolis, Indiana! Great video and very
    good teaching style!

  8. EGV
    Reply

    You can use a Nikon flash on an old Leica (if it has the standard foot
    mount). It doesn’t matter.

  9. Dave Gaskell
    Reply

    Hi Mike, another good video but I couldn’t help but notice at 5:24 you’re
    in BL mode on the SB800 flash. It’s probably the default setting as it was
    on the SB600 I first used to cover a friends wedding. All day long I
    wondered what BL stood for until I got home and looked it up in the manual.
    Whilst the pictures looked great on the back of the camera when I
    transferred them to the computer they were all under exposed because BL
    mode is for shooting Back Lit subjects such as sat in a window frame with
    the sun coming in. In BL mode it tries to match the flash with the ambient
    or background lighting so the shot doesn’t look artificially lit (you know
    that superimposed look you sometimes get when the flash is set too strong
    outdoors). Indoors with non back lit subjects it makes for under exposed
    pics and perhaps one of the reasons you needed +1 on the SB800. I’m not
    sure why Nikon make BL the default mode when most people don’t know what it
    means and intend using the flash to light dark indoor situations such as
    this. Cheers.

  10. Big Bick
    Reply

    whats a decent flash diffuser for a pop up flash, since I get weird stares
    from people when I use a white card or tissue paper

  11. Bronson Yandall
    Reply

    Great tips. Thanks so much! That clears up a lot of questions I had.

  12. seon wilo
    Reply

    thax mike i just got my nikond60 it a bit old.:) but it ok..im just
    changing from a bridge, an trying slrs now.. an this was a kool an simple..
    video thx greeting from barbados…:)

  13. john webb
    Reply

    Thanks mike great video. Also in a pinch if you dont have a dedicated flash
    – you can use a piece of paper to either shoot through or bounce up your on
    camera flash.

  14. Hafis Rahman
    Reply

    That was a nice lesson Mike..thanks alot for the precious informations…

  15. Martin Fuge
    Reply

    Hi Mike, do I need to have white balance set on Flasg when using a flash
    gun?

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Using on Camera Flash Indoors

On camera flash could be a speedlight or simply your built in flash. I’d suggest a speedlight is better because you can fit a diffuser and better still, turn the flash head in any direction…
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  1. Paul Holmes
    Reply

    That’s about the clearest and most comprehensive tutorial I’ve come across
    on on camera flash. Thanks, Mike.

  2. Joe Zach
    Reply

    Wonderful Mike. Just one question: Can I use a Canon Speedlite 430 EX II on
    a Nikon D5200 ?

  3. Bre P
    Reply

    What a wonderful video. To the point and easy to follow and understand.
    Thanks again for another very useful and informative video. Very helpful!

  4. Waqar Zaidi
    Reply

    hey mike can you share a video where you use built-in flash light to give
    softer look to the image. second thing is there is option of slow sync with
    flash but it does not work on manual mode. your lecture on these features
    will be very helpful. thanks 

  5. nisher15
    Reply

    Really wish you could choose lumen output on flashes. Those pictures to me
    a are overexposed for what I would want.

  6. Mayur Sankaliya
    Reply

    I assume you describe how to use effectively in camera flash. anyway this
    is also great.
    Mayur from India

  7. Roberto Santiago Rodriguez
    Reply

    Thanks Mike and greetings from Indianapolis, Indiana! Great video and very
    good teaching style!

  8. EGV
    Reply

    You can use a Nikon flash on an old Leica (if it has the standard foot
    mount). It doesn’t matter.

  9. Dave Gaskell
    Reply

    Hi Mike, another good video but I couldn’t help but notice at 5:24 you’re
    in BL mode on the SB800 flash. It’s probably the default setting as it was
    on the SB600 I first used to cover a friends wedding. All day long I
    wondered what BL stood for until I got home and looked it up in the manual.
    Whilst the pictures looked great on the back of the camera when I
    transferred them to the computer they were all under exposed because BL
    mode is for shooting Back Lit subjects such as sat in a window frame with
    the sun coming in. In BL mode it tries to match the flash with the ambient
    or background lighting so the shot doesn’t look artificially lit (you know
    that superimposed look you sometimes get when the flash is set too strong
    outdoors). Indoors with non back lit subjects it makes for under exposed
    pics and perhaps one of the reasons you needed +1 on the SB800. I’m not
    sure why Nikon make BL the default mode when most people don’t know what it
    means and intend using the flash to light dark indoor situations such as
    this. Cheers.

  10. Big Bick
    Reply

    whats a decent flash diffuser for a pop up flash, since I get weird stares
    from people when I use a white card or tissue paper

  11. Bronson Yandall
    Reply

    Great tips. Thanks so much! That clears up a lot of questions I had.

  12. seon wilo
    Reply

    thax mike i just got my nikond60 it a bit old.:) but it ok..im just
    changing from a bridge, an trying slrs now.. an this was a kool an simple..
    video thx greeting from barbados…:)

  13. john webb
    Reply

    Thanks mike great video. Also in a pinch if you dont have a dedicated flash
    – you can use a piece of paper to either shoot through or bounce up your on
    camera flash.

  14. Hafis Rahman
    Reply

    That was a nice lesson Mike..thanks alot for the precious informations…

  15. Martin Fuge
    Reply

    Hi Mike, do I need to have white balance set on Flasg when using a flash
    gun?

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