Anyone who’s shot flash on the street knows how challenging it can be. There are many technical variables to consider and there’s no way to hide what you’re doing so you need to be prepared for confrontation at every turn. But the results can be astonishing! The Two Cute Dogs guide to flash street photography is a great place to start if you’re interested in street photography’s darkest art. Hit the jump for more info.
The Two Cute Dogs Guide To Flash Street Photography
Probably the most common question I receive from students is, “Can you teach me how to use a flash?” So I thought it would be worth collecting my thoughts and setting them down here. I don’t profess to be an expert on the technical side and would advise everyone to take a look at the Flash 101 Tutorial on the excellent Strobist website for far more detailed discussions on flash. But hopefully this guide will be a good introduction for those looking to use flash for street photography.
Please note that I have written this from the perspective of a Leica MP user and as a student guide, but a large part of this will apply to anyone that wants to shoot flash manually.