A good flashgun is an indispensable accessory for any photographer. If you don’t have one, you should definitely get one. This is one of the accessory which I highly recommend would improve your photography. However, getting one is not a walk in the park as the market is flooded with hundreds of manufacturers offering tons of flashgun. Separating chalk from cheese is the order of the day. Further, there is no single flashgun which suits all. It all depends on what you would be using & how much budget you can allocate.
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Lumenatic did an absolute fab job at shooting a Ferrari in studio. Offcourse, you wouldn’t notice rightaway that it was a scale model of the real car. Inspired from him, I set on my journey to shoot the Mitsubishi Pajero scale model(1:24) which I had since my childhood days. Sure, its not in its original mint position but I had tons of fun shooting it. Not to forget, I learnt a lot about lighting.
To begin with I just used one light for the above shot as my secondary speedlight conked off. It also meant for the second shot, I had to rely on the natural window light in addition to speedlight.
Let me know, how you feel about these shots.
Flashguns are often an accessory overlooked & under-estimated by most amateur-semi-amateur photographers. Sure, if not used properly they have a tendency to make your photos look amateurish but that doesn’t mean one should not use them at all. Learning how to use flash, is an important step in becoming a better photographer. To start with, if you’ve a look around in the flashgun arena most of them do not come cheap. This leaves one disappointed but you shouldn’t as there are alternatives. Off-course, the flashgun by your camera manufacturer will be the best match on your camera but if you’re learning, its better you start off with a cheaper alternative & then later on get your dream flashgun. One such option is the Simpex 522 Thinklite Speedlite. Let me take you through a review of this budget flashgun.
The inbuilt pop-up flash in most camera’s is purely for amateurs. It has no potential to create great photographs when fired directly over the subject. Being a compact camera user, I always wished it had an hotshoe so I could mount an external flashgun for creative lighting. Left with no hotshoe option, I decided to bounce it using a white card paper from another white paper. The results were astonishingly brilliant. I regret not having done this before though I had it on my mind for sometime now.