How to get better Flash Photos with example images. A combination some flash photography tips and mini-review of the 320EX Flash with LED and remote and the LED Light Panel.

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Canon 320EX Flash on Amazon – $224

LED Light Panel on Amazon – $25

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 They all had dreams. They all had family. They died for us. Arlington National Cemetery is a heavy place, I can't help but think about all the pain and suffering when presented with row upon row of a headstone representing a fallen soldier and my mind boggles that this still happens today. On this little planet hurtling through an incomprehensible ginormous space - some people think it is ok to kill each other. :( p.s. You should google Cornelius H. Charlton - his story is interesting p.p.s My grandfather is buried in Arlington- my Mom's father was instrumental in designing and implementing early radar systems for the Navy in WW2. Captured with the #Sony #a7RII and #Canon #70200L at 200mm and f/3.2
 #mondaymorningshare - I want to see your failed experiments or favorite photos from the last week. GO TO http://photorec.tv/fb to share your fav image from the past week. Here's my #failedexperiment The US Capitol at Sunset. File this under because I could - a 2 minute exposure with the use of a NISI Filters 10-stop ND. I hoped I would get some interesting wispy movement in the clouds but nothing developed. Next I tried a 6 minute exposure (swipe to see it) and while there may be a little more movement in the clouds it certainly wasn't anything to get excited about. And while I often recommend very carefully shooting building and monuments as symmetrically as possible, I purposefully shot from right of center to avoid losing Ulysses S. Grant statue in the front of the capitol. *  Sony #A7RII and #Canon 2470mm with #NiSiFilters #10StopND
 I love traveling with other photographers on #mckaylive trips. Kari, a trip participant, noticed this line of trees and shared her perspective with me. I had glanced at them but hadn't noticed how nicely they lined up when standing at a certain spot #teacherbecomesthestudent :) We had a great day leaving behind the cherry blossom crowds for a much quieter walk around #HarpersFerryWV. And a visit to #BolivarHeights a much fought over hilltop during the civil war and the site of the largest surrender of Union troops - over 12,000 men surrendered to Stonewall Jackson. *  Captured with the #Panasonic #GH4 and #1235mm lens


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    • We all started as beginners. I didn’t really see improvements until I started shooting everyday or close to everyday.

  1. I am relatively new to photography and recently got my first DSLR, a Cannon T4i. This video was helpful in understanding more about using a flash (thank you!) and am now thinking about getting one. With only a $30.00 difference in price what would be the pros and cons for getting either the 320 EX or the 430 EX II?

    • This is a great question. If you think you will use the LED video light go for the 320EX otherwise spend a bit more and get a more powerful flash with the 430EXII (buy from Amazon) Another way to look at it- if photographing small groups the 320 is fine, bigger groups and bigger rooms the 430EX is a better choice. Hope that helps.

  2. Thanks, Toby! Your answer was very helpful and the info that I was looking for. Sounds like spending just a bit more would give me a more powerful flash which would be more versatile in the long run. I plan on doing mostly photos but if I did find later on that I wanted to do more with video then I could always get the LED Light Panel. Thanks again!

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