COOLPIX + Speedlight = Creative Lighting
A COOLPIX camera is nothing short of a marvel. Offering megapixel power, auto and manual control choices, a host of scene modes and the optical excellence of a NIKKOR lens, it's a self-contained package of versatility and sophistication.
Which is not to say there isn't the opportunity to extend its creative reach—and yours. Select COOLPIX models, such as the P7100, incorporate a hot shoe that allows you to use a Nikon Speedlight—on the camera or wirelessly—to add to your picture-taking potential.
That's what renowned travel photographer Bob Krist did on a recent trip, when in addition to his COOLPIX P7100, he packed an SB-700 Speedlight, SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander, and a few well chosen, eminently portable lighting accessories.
"There are times," Bob says, "that you want to go beyond the built-in, wide-ranging functionality and capability of the camera."
Here's how—and why—Bob expanded the range and capability of his COOLPIX P7100.
And if you're telling your stories with a Nikon D-SLR rather than a COOLPIX, all the tips, tools and techniques Bob talks about also apply to the big guys in the Nikon family.