If you’re new to working with speedlights or studio strobes it can get overwhelming. Here’s a quick tip to ensure consistent exposure from shot to shot and avoid damaging your lights.
Make sure your camera is set to single-shot mode and not multiple shots or sports mode. This will ensure only one photo is taken when you press the shutter button. This will give your light time to recharge to full power before the next shot—making sure exposure is consistent. You can set an option for the light to beep when it reaches full power.
Wait for the beep—don’t rapid fire
When you’re getting into a shoot, it’s easy to get carried away and start rapid firing. This can overheat the light, causing damage—not to mention you’re not working with the full power of the light. Taking your time between shots will help you set a rhythm with your subject.
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