Why are my pictures dim? (Discussing Flash Exposure Compensation)

Why are my pictures dim? (Discussing Flash Exposure Compensation)

A diffuser takes a narrow, concentrated beam of light and distributes that light across a larger area. We have to adjust for this by increasing the light output of the flash. Some automatic modes will make this adjustment correctly but we recommend using flash exposure compensation (FEC) to fine tune it. When firing the flash […]

Changing Flash Exposure Adjustment for Canon Bodies:

For most Canon DSLR bodies there is an exposure compensation (FEC) button.   Press the FEC button and then turn the quick control dial on the back of the body to set your desired FEC.   For Canon DSLR bodies that have the Quick Control screen (60D, 70D, and 6D)   Press the [Q] button […]

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation for Nikon Bodies:

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation for Nikon Bodies:

For most Nikon DSLR bodies flash exposure compensation (FEC) can be adjusted by pressing and holding the flash button and then turning the sub-command dial (located near the shutter button) until the desired FEC is selected.   If your Nikon does not have a sub-command dial, then press and hold the flash button and the […]

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation on the Flash

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation on the Flash

  For most flashes, flash exposure compensation (FEC) can be set by pressing and/or holding the [SEL] button until the FEC icon is flashing in the display.   Then press the [+] or [-] or turn the dial to select the chosen FEC.   the FEC adjustment will be displayed on the screen. Then press […]

Mounting Instructions

Graslon’s mounting system is truly a revolutionary way to attach flash accessories to external strobes, we are very proud of this groundbreaking method.  The initial setup really is a simple process if the steps are all done in the proper order. Check out our instructional mounting video.   Here are the steps: Step 1:  Loosen the thumb […]

Lighting Basics:  Controlling Background Exposure with Shutter Speed

Lighting Basics: Controlling Background Exposure with Shutter Speed

Here is a simple technique that, with practice, can give you greater flexibility in your pictures. In the following photos, notice the difference in the exposure of the background. The slower the shutter speed, the lighter the background; however the exposure on the subject remains constant. How is this possible? In order to achieve these […]

Zoom, Zoom!

One of the truly great things about photography is the ability to capture people’s passions. This amazing 1962 Corvette was perfect to the very last detail, exhibiting the owner’s enthusiasm for this vehicle. The photos displayed here show some of the advantages of using a soft light source as outdoor fill. Often in these situations […]

Open Shade a Snap!

Photographing subjects in open shade can be a challenge. The first picture of the tortoise was taken with natural light in mid-afternoon with very bright spots in the background and very dark areas on the subject. The next picture was taken with direct flash. The dark areas disappear, but the harsh shadows look like- a […]

Cool Cooler even Cooler with Graslon

Here is a real world example of the difference a great diffuser can make:  A very inviting water cooler, just waiting to be photographed, complete with condensation.  The camera and flash were rotated to portrait position with flash to the left. The first picture was taken with direct flash. The shadows and bright spots are […]

Soft Light. Beautiful Pictures.

Photographers understand that when it comes to light sources, bigger is definitely better.  A studio may have a diffuser the size of an entire wall. The problem comes when you want to take the soft light with you. You don’t really want that umbrella mounted to your camera. The Graslon 4100 flash diffusers offer a […]