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You Can Learn Flash Photography

I know that trying to learn flash photography can be very intimidating for people who consider themselves natural light photographers. Or they have an impression that flash looks bad.

Listen, it doesn’t have to be difficult. And you don’t have to invest in a whole bunch of equipment!

Also, you can open up a whole new world of possibilities as a photographer if you learn flash photography.

It doesn’t have to look bad or flat. You can still use natural light whenever it is available to you. But if you learn flash photography as well you don’t have to worry as much when you don’t have natural light available to you.

Why am I such a proponent of you learning how to use a flash? Because I started out as a ‘natural light photographer’ too. Honestly, I was scared by flash. I didn’t understand it. I thought it was too complicated for me to learn – and I started out college as a physics major (I did end up getting a minor in it).

But, I took a little bit of time and learned the basics and my photography, whether it was for weddings, portraits, or any aspect of taking photos, was better for it. I learned much more about controlling the light in my photos, and SEEING the light.

Flash photography is just another tool in your toolbox. If you don’t have it, you can’t use it. But if you DO have it, you can use it whenever you choose.

Do you want to learn flash photography? Go to my Instagram and leave a comment saying that you want to learn (preferably on the reel I posted above in this post) and, if I get enough interest, I will start posting videos that will help you learn flash!

You can also check out all of my tips and techniques posts here on the website.

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With more than a quarter century as a professional photographer, The Nerdy Photographer's goal is to spread knowledge and laughter throughout the photo industry. Please follow along on social media and subscribe to the podcast.

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