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Speedlights – possibilities for creative shootings

Aufsteckblitze – Möglichkeiten für kreative Shootings

Anna Münzebrock |

In this case, there can be a remedy clip-on flash create. In this blog post, you will not only find out what a clip-on flash is, but also what advantages it brings and in which areas it can be used best. 

Let's start again from the beginning: A clip-on flash is on flash unit, which in most cases is specifically designed for a specific camera or series of cameras.

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In contrast to an integrated flash, which is built into the camera and only offers limited performance, a clip-on or system flash can also be used here higher wattage, longer battery life and even additional Accesories show off Another advantage of system flashes is that they can even be remotely controlled if required to create a flexible lighting to allow. Compared to studio flashes, system flashes are smaller, lighter and more mobile, making it an ideal choice for photographers who are often on the go and need a quick as well simple lighting solution require.

Other advantages of a system flash 

Before we give you the possible fields of application name, we would like to show you further advantages of using a system flash. System flashes offer many advantages over internal flashes or studio flashes. they offer Performance in an extremely compact format and can remote controlled which means that the flash can be controlled from the camera and positioned on the opposite side, for example. 

Another advantage of our clip-on flash, the HS Freeze 1s and HS Freeze 1s for Sony are the available modes that are special great flexibility offer. This includes Speedlite mode, Master mode and Slave mode. In the Speedlite mode the flash is only triggered via the hot shoe of the connected camera. Meanwhile, in master mode, the clip-on flash acts as a wireless remote trigger for compatible flashes. The integrated flash of the flash head can be activated or deactivated. On the other hand, in slave mode the flash via other radio triggers, such as the Professional radio trigger Mark II, triggered.

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Where is a system flash best used   

If you don't already have a system flash, you should consider getting one to improve the quality of your images. Basically you can Attachable or system flash use in many different areas. It can be especially useful for those Portrait, wedding and event photography be. These types of shoots often involve shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions, and a system flash can help focus the light optimally on the subject. However, using a system flash takes practice and experience to get the best results. But with something Patience and willingness to experiment you can quickly learn how to best use a system flash in different situations. 

For action in high-speed photography  

A particularly exciting area can be the high-speed photography with a clip-on flash thanks to the targeted additional illumination short exposure times for sharp images because this type of photography is about capturing moving objects as quickly as possible. By using different flash settings such as fast flash sync or a unleashed lightning special effects can also be created that encourage the photographer's creativity.

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Architectural and real estate photography: details and depth 

A system flash can also be useful when photographing architecture or real estate. Here, the light in a room or on a facade can be controlled in a targeted manner. Especially indoors, which are often dark and shadowy, a flash can help make images brighter and clearer. Conversely, the flash helps reduce shadows in the image and get a better one depth effect. Increasing the exposure can also allow the colors of the image to come out better and the image to be less noisy overall. With the targeted illumination by system flash, a building or interior including the furnishings can be emphasized and, overall, a professional and attractive recording be created to impress potential buyers or renters. In addition, the compact size of the clip-on flash contribute to the fact that the light can also be set in many corners and edges, for which larger setups take up too much space.  

The little one perfectly staged 

Also macro photographers like to use a clip-on flash like ours HS Freeze 1s, and for a few reasons. For example, increasing the amount of light, because macro photography usually requires one high magnification. This means that the subject is mostly very close to the camera lens. Due to this proximity, however, less light falls on the subject, which can sometimes lead to underexposure, whereby the additional illumination with a system flash can help. Desired effects can also be imitated with a system flash, such as the incident light of the sun or deliberately placed shadows. As with the two types of photography before, the use of a external light source also help to achieve sharper images by reducing motion blur and reducing shutter speed.  

Freeze breathtaking events for eternity  

In addition to well-known advantages, such as the targeted control of the light, which can lead to higher-quality images, a clip-on flash can also be used with the Photography of events bring many benefits. This includes, among other things, creative flashes. For example, objects or other accessories such as color foils or light shapers can be used to achieve dramatic effects with the flash, which can influence the overall mood. With the right settings, the background can also be controlled in such a way that it deliberately appears darker than the subject. The shorter shutter speeds mentioned in sports and macro photography can also be used with Event and wedding photography cause small snapshots can be captured for eternity in a very short time. Another advantage of the shoe mount flash in wedding photography is that it can help Red eyes to minimize or avoid that may be caused by taking pictures in low light. In addition, he can outdoor shots used to create fill light and thus minimize shadowing. This can be particularly useful, for example, when photographing the bride and groom in a shady area on a sunny day. 

Particularly popular: portrait photography 

Many of the above benefits, such as greater control over light, avoidance of red-eye, and the ability to get creative with additional accessories, are also found in the Portrait photography with flashlights Application. For example, the light can be aimed directly at the model in order to set it apart from the environment. In addition, a clip-on flash offers a longer range than most built-in camera flashes, allowing the photographer to shoot from a greater distance. This is particularly useful when the subject is moving or is in a larger room. In addition, most cameras now come without a built-in flash.

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System flash: The versatile addition to your photography 

Overall, a system flash like ours offers HS Freeze 1s a wide range of new possibilities for photography. Of the Event and wedding photography to portrait photography the use of a clip-on flash opens up a greater range for the photographer control of the light and makes it possible to put the subject in the limelight better. 

But that's not all: the rechargeable battery of our flash and the optional accessories such as color foils, soft boxes and Bowens adapters increase flexibility even further and give the photographer more maximum freedomto work creatively. For example, the system flash can be used to achieve color effects, soften the light or illuminate the subject in a targeted manner. 

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