12 Weekend Photo Projects to Try With a Flash

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Adorama Flashpoint Streaklight 180 WS product images (1 of 8)ISO 4001-80 sec at f - 4.0

This weekend, we want you to let out your inner strobist. Use a flash for your photography–in fact, use several if you can. You’ll have an amazing time seeing just how creative you can get.

Make Your Images Sharper With a Silver Diffuser

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Impact Quikbox and LiteTrek photos (9 of 17)ISO 200

Use Your Flash’s Wide Angle Diffuser

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Samsung 85mm f1.4 portrait review images (3 of 3)ISO 1001-640 sec at f - 1.8

Put a Strobe in an Umbrella

Final Umbrella Image of Grace by Chris Gampat (1 of 1)ISO 2001-30 sec at f - 5.6

Use Strobe Lighting to Overpower Mixed Lighting

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Conquering Mixed Lighting (2 of 3)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.0

Try Stroboscopic Flash

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Capture One Edits IQ250 matts dark combat series 25

At Sunset/Sunrise, Overpower the Sun (Use an ND Filter or Fast Flash Duration)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm X30 JPEGs with high speed sync (5 of 5)ISO 1001-1250 sec at f - 2.8

Add a Hair Light

Chris-Gampat-The-Phoblographer-Sony-A99-review-images-29-of-32ISO-400

Create Catch Lights in the Eyes

Model: Asta Peredes

Model: Asta Peredes

Use One Light to Create a Still Life

Chris Gampat Gear Patrol European Vacation Package (1 of 17)ISO 200

Bounce it At a Window to Enhance Natural Light

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Western Digital My Passport Wireless review images (2 of 7)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 6.3

Try High Contrast Black and White Portraits

Pro Tip: Handheld light meters can help with figuring out what your flash settings and camera/lens settings should be.

Pro Tip: Handheld light meters can help with figuring out what your flash settings and camera/lens settings should be.

Emphasize Motion with Second Curtain Flash

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Lumopro LP-180 flash Rollerhoops images (2 of 2)ISO 2501-6 sec at f - 8.0