Generally speaking, it’s easier to learn new things if we have something familiar that we can compare it to. We essentially use what we know as fact to create a bridge of sorts to the unknown, making the learning process naturally flow. This is exactly the approach Mike Browne decided to take when creating a video tutorial on lighting. Browne takes an ordinary garden hose and uses it to exemplify the way a speedlight emits light and how you, as a photographer, can control it:
In the video, Browne gives examples of different ways you can use a speedlight and explains their differences by comparing them to water spraying from a hose. Clever!
“When you get a blast of full on [light] that’s when you’re going to get burnt highlights and black background. It’s not a nice kind of light at all.”
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