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Beginners Guide To Better FAB Portraits With Your dSLR

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Focal Length, Aperture, Background. That's all there is to it.

(Oh, and lots of practice. And a willing model. And great posing. And a special connection with your subject. And Beautiful light. And....)

Cheers, Rob.


Beginners Guide To TTL / Automatic Off-Camera Flash Cords

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It's not always practical to have a light stand to mount your off-camera flash on, and this is where a TTL cord can come in very handy. TTL cords not only allow you to get that flash off the camera to make the light more interesting (and flattering) but they'll also maintain the automatic functions of your flash, making it so easy to "run and gun"

TTL cords also come in handy for macro work where you want to experiment moving the light source around, so pick up one that's compatible with your cmaera and flash, and have a blast!

Thanks, Rob. 


Beginners Guide To External Flash For Your dSLR: Manual & Automatic

Trust me, getting an external flash for your camera will transform your photos - you are in effect gaining the ability to control light in a way that you never could with ambient light. Give one a go!
Thanks, Rob.

Beginners Guide To Wireless Flash Triggers For Your dSLR

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Flash? Off-Camera? I think that's a must according to the Strobist!

Please enjoy my quick guide!

Thanks, Rob.


Beginners Guide To Battery Grips For Your dSLR 

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First off, I've got to say that you probably don't need a battery grip right now, unless you're a pro needing to shoot for long periods or have very large hands...

However, as your dSLR gets a little long in the tooth, its original Li-Ion batteries will die, and eventually it'll be difficult to get replacements, and this is when you'll  be glad you've got a battery grip so you get use AA rechargeable batteries.

You don't need to get an OEM model, but they can be more reliable, just make sure you've got one and you store it (and the AA adapter) where you'll find it in the future. I know a battery grip means that my Canon 350d / Rebel XT is still going strong at 10 years old...

Thanks, Rob.