There are lots of cool things that you can do with off-camera lighting that can give you better photos or help you get your creative vision across much better when natural light isn’t available. It can also be very fun to do if you’re willing to experiment. We’ve rounded up a number of hacks that you can do with a hot shoe flash and that can be done in the convenience of your own home with stuff you most likely own or can create in the span of a weekend.
Give these a try and let your creativity run this weekend.
Enhance weak window light by putting a flash against window blinds
Get softer light by using the built-in wide angle diffuser
Fix a beauty dish to a flash by using a Gary Fong Light Lightsphere Collapsible
Line a panel with crinkled tin foil, and bounce the light off it for extra punch
Drag the shutter with second curtain flash to capture fast motion
Use stroboscopic mode to create the look of a multiple exposure
Put a strobe against another colored light source to overpower it and get better colors
Place a light source behind a reflective surface to get less reflections
Mimic the look of a large softbox with a large reflector bouncing the light
Use a flash in bright sunlight by using an ND filter with your lens