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Understanding Flash Photography by Bryan Peterson
on 13 December 2011
As an amateur photographer I enjoyed 'Understanding Flash Photography' and found it very informative. This book (covers very briefly and) continues forward from his simple concepts/ explanations from his book `Understanding Exposure', (a book that I would recommend for people who are new to photography.)
Bryan explains when to use Flash, how to use flash in camera TTL and manual mode, guide numbers, the Slow Sync flash, fill light, Bounce flash, Rear-Curtain Sync etc (the common modes that are found with flash). There are a lot of pictures to illustrate the `issues' involved.
The book is very good and is geared to DSLR camera beginners in flash and intermediate users but not advanced users e.g. he does not go into depth about off-camera flash and positioning and multiple flash units / studio setups or macro flash.