Strobist, run by a guy named David Hobby, is the most popular blog for learning how to use off-camera flash. With the explosive growth of the digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera market in the recent years, the popularity of flash lighting has also seen a drastic boost.

This phenomena has caught the attention of main stream media. In April 2008, David and his blog was featured on USA Today in an article titled In a flash, Strobist blog about lighting photos hit it big.

A year later, in a recent article on USA Today, Photographers eager for flash of knowledge, Jefferson Graham illustrated the photographers thirst for knowledge of flash lighting using the example of Joe McNally’s new book, The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes (Voices That Matter), which has quickly climbed to the #1 best seller in the Digital Photography category at Not only flash manufacturers like Canon and Nikon, but also some small flash accessory makers have benefited from the popularity. The author of the article talked about LumiQuest, PocketWizard, HonlPhoto, and others.

Why is off-camera flash becoming so popular? First of all, it produces beautiful results. Secondly, you don’t have to speed much money to achieve that although I have to admit that you could easily end up spending more than you thought. However the point of this post is not to tell you what to buy but show you where to find the best resources on the Internet to learn the techniques of off-camera flash and flash photography in general.



Flash products

Forums and groups

Training courses and workshops

Books and videos

Other information

Please consider this list as work-in-progress. I will be adding more to this list in the future. If you’d like to share good information with others, please feel free to use the commend box below.

Posted in: Online Resources on April 9th, 2009. Trackback URI
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