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Take Stunning Photographs at Night With a Nikon Flash

If you want to take a photograph in a dark place, such as when you're outside at night, you need a flash to illuminate the area that you want to take a picture of. Browse eBay's selection of Nikon flashes.

What does a flash on a camera do?

Many cameras come with flashes built into them, but some high-end cameras come without flashes so that you can choose the type of flash that will work well in your situation. Flashes can be used to illuminate a dark scene, but they are also commonly used to change the quality of light in an already lighted area and to capture a still frame of an object that is moving quickly. For instance, if you wanted to capture a clear image of a hummingbird in flight, you could use a flash so that the bird was captured at a specific moment, reducing blur that the motion of the wings creates and gaining a more clear form.

Additionally, flashes can be used to alter the quality of the light in a space that is already lit. For example, if you are shooting outside on a sunny day, you might get a lot of shadows, creating hard light. If you wanted a softer quality to the lighting, you could add a flash with a filter when you are taking the picture so that your subject has a softer quality to it.

What models of flashes does Nikon make?

Some of the models include:

  • Nikon Speedlight SB-800
  • Nikon SB-900
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-700 AF
How do you use a camera flash?

The first thing you need to do is mount the flash on the camera and reset the power on the camera. Then, you need to choose a flash mode and shooting mode. You will also need to choose the appropriate shutter synchonization and the ISO speed.

How do you choose a Nikon flash?

One of the most important things to look at when buying a flash is the power, which is measured in the Guide Number (GN). Since you can't raise the amount of power in your flash, but you can always decrease it, a greater amount of power will give you more versatility in what you can do with the flash. You should also take a look at the recycling rate, which is the time between two flashes. Additionally, there are a couple of added features that you can consider. One is an auto-focus assist beam. This will help you focus the subject. Having an auto-zoom feature and the ability to swivel and tilt will also give you greater abilities with the shots that you take.

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