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Ultimate lighting control is yours.
When youre ready to differentiate your photos, Nikon Speedlights capture your imagination with limitless light sculpting potential and workhorse performance. Make subjects stand out, enhance natural and available light, and add artistry and drama to any scene. The world of light is yours to explore and control with Nikons Creative Lighting System, complete with accessory flashes, engineered and optimized specifically for your Nikon camera.
Nikon Speedlights can pivot, rotate and even be positioned off-camera, allowing light direction and intensity to be completely controlled.
External flashes can illuminate subjects up to 98* feet away, nearly 3 times further than your cameras built-in flash.
*When using SB-5000 with Radio Control
Manipulate the color, shape and texture of light to create dramatic moods and unique special effects to take your photos to amazing new places.
Controllers and Systems
Advanced Speedlights and accessories for multi-flash control and communication and specialized flash
techniques like macro photography.
Enhance your photographs with these basic techniques and principles of flash photography.
with Background Light
Removing your flash from the camera puts you in complete control of the light source and direction. If you dont have a stand for your off-camera flash, have a friend hold it. Add a light behind your subject aimed at the background to create depth and a sense of space.
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Three Speedlight Technique with Radio Control
Flashes with radio control allow you to trigger them even when theyre not in direct line of sight. Here, the addition of a radio-controlled bounce light directly behind the subject adds depth, while a colored rim light helps separate the subject from the background.
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Learn More About Flash Photography
the Easy Way
David Tejadas easy-does-it flash tips
Six Steps to Lighting
Magic with Joe McNally
Follow lighting expert Joe McNallys instructions for easy flash photography with great results.
Using Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action
Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports action
From beginner to advanced, take your photography to the next level with a Nikon School online course.
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Hands-on with SB-5000 Speedlightwith Joe McNally
Join creative lighting master and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally in the studio and the field as he demonstrates some truly enlightening concepts.
Meet Nikon Ambassador
Creative lighting master and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. McNally is known internationally for his ability to produce technically and logistically complex assignments with expert use of color and light.
Meet Nikon Ambassador
As a freelance photographer for over 30 years, Daves work has primarily centered on sports photography for major publications such as Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, ESPN and more. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Daves portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industries.
Todd Owyoung specializes in youth lifestyle, musician/celebrity portraiture and concert coverage, traveling the world on editorial and commercial assignments for clients such as iHeartRadio, Anheuser-Busch, 7UP, Atlantic Records and others. His imagery has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Q Magazine, SPIN, Kerrang and more.
Corporate photographer David Tejada is a location shooter; traveling to where his subjects are found—on construction sites, inside factories and executive offices. By using a minimal amount of equipment, placed correctly, the viewer is given the perception that the lighting situations in the photographs that David produces are more complex.