Adding a Second Flash

Don't get me wrong, I do regularly use two flashguns but not half as much as I used to. This is just a personal preference of mine.

fig. 6.50 Whilst this is a flattering angle of view of many wide angle subjects, you need to keep the flash behind the dome port to avoid flare in the corners of the frame.

I use two guns when I want to:

• Reduce harsh shadows caused by the use of one flash, perhaps when shooting macro and close-up.

• Increase and enhance the quality of light and achieve effects that appear to 'wrap around' a subject, making it 'glow' from within. This is a style which appeals to me and my own style but it's not for everyone.

• Increase the area of coverage for wide angle photography, particularly when using a fisheye lens where the subject spreads large across the frame.

• Dismiss the notion that you have to flash light all four corners of your wide lens. The only time I have sought to do that was inside the wrecks of Truk Lagoon when I have interesting reflectivity in all the corners.

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