The Strobist: Off Camera Flash Instructions

This website is about one thing: Learning how to use off-camera flash with your DSLR to take your photos to the next level. Or the next ten levels.

If you are a complete beginner at lighting, no worries. The (free) Lighting 101 course starts from the very beginning, and can get you up and running fast. 

You probably already have most of what you need to start creating kickass photos with your own small flash, and all of the information on this site is free. If you want to grow into more powerful lighting equipment later, fine. We talk about the big lights, too. But your small flashes are the perfect starting point -- small, simple and cheap.

Already familiar with small-flash lighting gear and techniques? We also have an On Assignment series, where you'll be guided through dozens of real-world assignments, showing exactly how they were lit.

And since lighting is not a destination but rather a journey, bookmark Strobist's front page for a regular dose of the latest lighting gear and techniques -- and the occasional fun stuff. 

One thing you won't find are "studio lighting tips." A studio is a plain, empty box. Lighting is not about working in a studio. It is about being able to use your flashes anywhere. The world is your studio.