Using the Better Beamer Flash Extender


I have been wanting to link some of the resources I thought were useful to understand how to work the “Better Beamer”  Fresnel Flash extender.


How I use flash is, manual. Thanks to the,  Shoot the Light Tech series workshop  I took with Chas in Florida in May  🙂  Chas is probably one of the best (if not the No1) in the nature wildlife photography business in the world.

“Half the distance is double the light”

Use the beamer for subjects at a distance greater than 20feet and with lenses from 300mm onwards.

Steps that I use.

1. Fix better beamer  and, set flash zoom at 50mm

2. Set Flash to Manual

3. Focus on subject. Check distance on lens scale.

4.Check distance scale on the Flash now. Set it to 1/4 the distance indicated on the lens scale. This will now tap the flash in at -2 stops.








Shoot Your Vision Workshops – Passionate about Photography Instruction  by Krishnan V  & Rakesh Dhareshwar


Shoot Your Vision – Basic Workshop , Sunday 17th July



This is a photography workshop for all those who want to participate in a
fun & open learning session with a super instructor and, improve their
image making skills.

* Definitely bring your camera along
* Get some of your pictures (preferably prints)
* If possible, bring along your laptop. It will be helpful for the post
processing part.

The cost for the workshop is Rs 7350/- (All Inclusive**)

Limited to a Maximum of 12 participants. Booking on a first come first
serve basis.

(** Includes cost of instruction, coffee & lunch)


MELUHA THE FERN – An Ecotel Hotel

Central Avenue,
Hiranandani Gardens,
Mumbai – 400 076

Booking Link:



Shoot The Light – Tech Series Workshop, May 2011

Just back after attending the superb Tech Series workshop by Charles Glatzer at St Augustine FL, USA.

Learnt a lot and,  got some basics re-sorted 🙂

Shot from day 1 of the workshop ( Crappy shot )

Shot from Day 3 of the workshop ( serious improvement and,  I haven’t even done the post processing as I should as well !)

Chas is a superb instructor and a true “GURU of GURUS”.

Watch this space for more  after I am out of my jet lag !

For all the pics from the workshop >> Click Here