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Creative Flash Photography at the Speed of Light



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Speedlights and Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at the Speed of Light by Lou Jones
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Canon Speedlites and Nikon Speedlights are small, off-camera flashguns that can provide big results - if you know how to use them properly. Acclaimed Boston photographers Lou Jones, Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski guide you through the technical and creative aspects of how to get the most out of these powerful tools in this indispensable guide, packed full of inspirational images and comprehensive diagrams of the lighting set ups used to capture them. They are significantly more advanced, lighter and considerably cheaper than a standard flashgun, and have many advantages. They are small (and cheap) enough that a number can be carried in your kit, and they can be used in combination, triggered wirelessly. They use through-the-lens (TTL) metering, which allows you to use the in-camera LCD and histograms to calculate the required power/direction, rather than havng to use a light meter or trial and error. They use proprietary, dedicated technology (from Canon and Nikon) that means there are no compatability issues. Getting the most out of them, however, remains a mystery - most photographers still just use their speedlights in the same way as a standard flash gun. This is where this book comes in.

Table of Contents

Ten Tenets of TTL Speedlights; Introduction; One Light; Electronic flash: Definition; Speedlight/Speedlite: Definition; Fundamentals of Electronic Flash; Guide Numbers; Comprehending Flash Exposure; TTL Electronic Flash: Definition; TTL Exposure System; Speedlight Components; Mastering Distance: Near and Far; Main Light and Fill Light; Characteristics of Light: Analysis and Decisions; Mixing TTL Flash with Available Light: Quantities of Light; Balancing TTL Flash and Available Light: Colors of Light; Bounce Flash: Direction and Quality of Light; Two Lights; Postproduction; Wireless; Canon; Nikon; Wireless Manual Flash; Flash Brackets; What causes Red Eye; Accessories; Filters/Gels; Summary

Author Biography

Lou Jones is one of Boston's most diverse commercial & art photographers. This prolific, award-winning photographer specializes in photo illustration & location photography for corporate, advertising & collateral projects. His client list is as impressive as are his photographs -- IBM, FED EX, American Express, Oldsmobile, AETNA, Museum of Fine Arts, Fortune Magazine, US News & World Report & National Geographic. Jones' assignments have taken him to Europe, Central & South America, Africa, Japan & 46 of the 50 states. Assignments have placed Jones on location at NASA, Boeing, Universal Studios, British Telecom (England) & Saab (Sweden).
Release date NZ
June 12th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Approx. 130 illustrations (100 in full color)
Focal Press
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