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The Flash Photography Field Guide: Shaping the light to suit your photographs
 
 

The Flash Photography Field Guide: Shaping the light to suit your photographs [Kindle Edition]

Adam Duckworth
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Shooting with any kind of flash - whether it's a simple light on your camera, a remotely-triggered unit, or a complete studio setup - completely changes the photographic experience. No longer do you simply need to be aware of light; now you need to know how to shape it to your own ends. The Flash Photography Field Guide, small enough to be taken on the most arduous shoot, will show you exactly how to do this, whether you're shooting models in a studio, live sports events, or something as personal and special as your friend's wedding. This book covers the details of setting up and using modern TTL flash systems, and the creative and technical choices you'll come across, from syncing the flash with the camera to modifying the quality of the light.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6527 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (28 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J9KUG42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #459,922 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful and easy to read! 19 Oct 2012
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What a fantastic little book! I recently bought my first external flash for my DSLR and was a bit at loss on how to make the most of it, so I decided to buy this book. Im so glad I did! What a lovely little piece of photo literature I got, it does exactly what it says in the cover and much more.

Its pocket size makes it easy to carry it with you everywhere in your camera bag, very handy. The text is written in an easy to understand & fun way - its a very nice read and the information is displayed in a very clear and organized way. The photo examples are fab as well to understand lighting and how you can make most out of it - both studio and outdoors shots where we can see the different lighting techniques you can use your flash for. It also covers equipment such as beauty dishes, umbrellas, reflectors etc.

To sum up, if you are new to external flash photography and are not sure really where to start, or if you just want to learn about the different kinds of light and techniques you can use when shooting portraits / studio sessions, this is the book for you!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By OT8.
Format:Paperback
I bought this on a bit of a whim I like a little collection of books like this to show others what I am talking about but in reading it I am surprised how much an old pro with a fair bit of experience like myself can get out of it. Well and truly worth the money.

It's a nice jacket pocket size ideal for someone new wanting to take it with them as reference or alternatively reading on the tube on the way to work.

It's well written and aimed at all flash users you don't feel the author is either talking down to anyone or trying to appear clever. Whilst there are the normal chapters the author has also broken it down in to sensible page or couple of page long explanations of each element, triggers, soft boxes, single and multi light set ups and so on with clear simple to understand how to light different subjects.

As I say I have been surprised how much I have picked up from it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent all rounder 4 Aug 2012
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What can I say this is a conveniently sized little book, absolutely crammed full of all you need to know about off camera flash photography. Excellent pictures, superb text and a bargain price. Well done to the author and publisher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars getting into flash photography ? read this book. 23 Jun 2013
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I brought this book as an extra to the other book by Adam Duckworth, one light flash photography. If you, like myself see lots of beautifully lit pictures by people using just speedlights these books are a must, very well written and arranged going from types of units and ways to trigger them remotely to finally helping you to understand how pictures are created and how to break down pictures yourself to understand how a scene was created. I am a hobbyist photographer and only two years into my learning curve and by reading and understanding both this book and the other I mentioned earlier has allowed me to use speedlights efficiently and confidently in a recent portrait shoot I undertook and gave me the results I could be very happy with. This book has also given me the confidence to try new areas that I have been reluctant to try using artificial lighting in and as such has given me much more enthusiasm for my flash photography.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Quite simply the perfect book for learning lighting. it's not pretentious, and gives you everything you need to know!

I have tried to do lighting previously, and found it tricky, but after reading this masterclass, and in a convient size to take in your gear bag, i am confident in trying more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly reccomend 4 Jun 2014
By DaleR
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I very rarely write product reviews but as this book has been in my camera bag now for some time I definitely rate it for anyone. I even used to suggest it to customers when I worked at a camera retailer.

It is the perfect pocket book for photographers wanting to learn flash.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great and handy 28 May 2014
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I would recommend this product to anyone who needs info in their gadget back. A great help for those moments where you eed a little help.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read 24 Feb 2014
By Dawid
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One of the best photography books I have ever read. If you are interested in of camera flash photography then this book is fir you
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars ... follows on from Adam's presentations of which I was fortunate to...
Basically this book follows on from Adam's presentations of which I was fortunate to see one. He is the master of flash. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars The guide is viturally free of any useful
I was looking for help with camera settings for flash - if that's what you want then this is not for you. The guide is viturally free of any useful content
Published 2 months ago by Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great detailed book written by a very nice guy who knows his stuff
Published 2 months ago by Carl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice
Published 3 months ago by Stanley George Parrott
3.0 out of 5 stars Be aware!
This content of this book is fine, but if you are like me, I like to read something that is at least a standard book size. Read more
Published 9 months ago by DH
4.0 out of 5 stars A great guide for flashers everywhere
The book is fine but the print is a bit small but as it's a pocket guide i suppose this is to be expected. Read more
Published 11 months ago by COLIN MILNE
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent
An easy to read book with down to earth explanations no technical nationhood for the novice to follow and understand
Published 11 months ago by J. Tomlinson
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
As an amateur photographer I exhausted all options for creative camera use. Then I discovered lighting and became a pro photographer. Read more
Published 11 months ago by GIMAGES
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starter and practical reference guide.
Flash was always a bit of a mystery to me. It wasn't relevant to my professional work and it just added light to darkness for my personal work. Read more
Published 12 months ago by P. Tudor
4.0 out of 5 stars very thorough tutorial
This is really very good to get you started, would have loved a cheat sheet with diagrams of the basic three light up' s without having to leaf through the book to find it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Foxfire
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