Photography phactoids – starting today…

Photography phactoid number 001

Starting today we are going to be running a regular series of quick facts for photographers. The idea is to ensure we have some quick and easy posts for you to learn something at a glance. Today is the first one. Please let us know what you think…

What is a zoom flash?

A Zoom flash is a form of flash unit where the light source in the flash can be drawn further back into the body of the flash housing. As it recedes the beam of light from the flash is narrowed by the sides of the housing. This focussing of the beam tends to make the light look hard rather than soft.

By Damon Guy (author and Photokonnexion editor)

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Damon Guy (Netkonnexion)

Damon is a writer-photog and editor of this site. He has run some major websites, a computing department and a digital image library. He started out as a trained teacher and now runs training for digital photographers.
See also: Editors ‘Bio’.

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