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The Off-Camera Flash Handbook

The Off-Camera Flash Handbook Author : Vanessa Joy
Release :
Publisher : Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN : 1681985594
File Size : 66.45 MB
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If your past attempts at learning flash have all ended in failure (not to mention tears and/or blind rage), then The Off-Camera Flash Handbook is about to change everything for you. For years, photographer Vanessa Joy has been using off-camera flash to create gorgeous portraits that look like they were shot in the most beautiful natural light at the perfect time of day. Well, guess what? That consistent look was not created thanks to the most amazing luck with the weather. No. It was created by a pro photographer who mastered her use of off-camera flash. And with her down-to-earth and practical explanations, that’s exactly what Vanessa teaches you in this book.

Vanessa breaks down off-camera flash into an easy-to-understand approach, and instead of focusing on the gear and the settings (which are also included, of course), she focuses on the kinds of shots you want to make. This book is about learning to use off-camera flash easily and quickly so that you can create beautiful, natural-looking light in any situation, at any time you need it…regardless of the weather or time of day.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One covers the fundamentals of off-camera flash, and it does so without blasting you with a firehose of information. Instead, Vanessa gives you the basics you need so that you can start shooting right away without becoming overwhelmed with technical jargon.

Once you’re set up and ready to go, Vanessa jumps right into Part Two with specific photo scenarios and real-world situations where you’ll learn key techniques for using your flash to create consistent, beautiful photographs. For each scenario, Vanessa provides the goal for the shoot, a gear list, the step-by-step shooting instructions, and images that show both the progress of the shoot and the behind-the-scenes shots or lighting diagrams of the setup. She also discusses problems you may encounter, variations on the shot, and additional practical scenarios for each situation.

Just a few examples include:

    • Recreating the golden hour at any time
    • Shooting groups
    • Making indoors look like outdoors
    • Enhancing natural light
    • Using flash at events
    • Working in harsh sunlight
    • Creating silhouettes
    • Shooting at sunset
    • Fixing an ugly-light room
    • And much more

Finally, Part Three tackles the questions you’ll likely have once you’ve got the basics under your belt and you’re already creating great photos with your off-camera flash—things like high-speed sync, sync speed, a practical understanding of the inverse square law, etc. There is also a helpful FAQ section at the end of the book.



    You Already Know This
    Getting Your Flash Off Camera
    Getting the Exposure
    Light Positions and Modifiers
    How to Add More Lights

PART 2: Off-Camera Flash Techniques

    Creating Golden Haze
    Creating Golden Hour
    Creating Twilight
    Photographing at Sunset
    Making a Magenta Sunset
    Group Shots with One Light
    Individual Portraits
    Portraits of Couples
    Enhancing Natural Light
    Making Indoors Look Like Outdoors
    Super Soft Portrait Light
    Warming up the Sky
    Keeping a Blue Sky
    Light like It's Coming Through a Window
    Creating a Silhouette
    Turn Day into Night
    Tiny Little Details
    Table Details
    Event Speeches
    In Harsh Sunlight
    Shooting with Reflectors
    Event Bounce Flash
    Using Gels for Fun Color Effects
    Using Gels to Color Correct
    Lighting a Dark Room
    Making a Rainy Day Sunny
    Lighting to Look Like Window Light
    Making Front Bokeh
    Filling in Shadows
    Wow, This Indoor Light Sucks
    Rim Lighting

PART 3: Features, Troubleshooting, and FAQS

    WTF Are You Talking About?
    But Light Doesn’t Do That
    FAQs about OCF

Off-Camera Flash

Off-Camera Flash Author : Robin Deutschmann
Release : 2010-04-01
Publisher : Amherst Media
ISBN : 1584285664
File Size : 27.58 MB
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Professionals and advanced-level amateurs seeking to push the envelope and enhance the creativity of their shots are shown how to add mood and manipulate color in their images with this guide. Using a technique known as off-camera flash, digital photographers discover how to alter a viewer’s perception through the use of shadows to mask certain details or to draw attention to a specific feature with a simple beam of light. From a survey of the gear required to create these effects and a detailed description of how the basic techniques are executed to more challenging instruction such as close-up techniques, on-location portraiture, black-and-white photography, and capturing motion, this handbook offers digital photographers step-by-step directions for picking up the tips and tricks to set their work apart.

The Art of Off-Camera Flash Photography

The Art of Off-Camera Flash Photography Author : Lou Jacobs, Jr.
Release : 2011-10-01
Publisher : Amherst Media
ISBN : 9781608952755
File Size : 69.4 MB
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Features professional photographers who use the off-camera flash, with each photographer discussing such topics as equipment, the inclusion of artificial light, and working with children.

PCPhoto Digital SLR Handbook

PCPhoto Digital SLR Handbook Author : Rob Sheppard
Release : 2004-09
Publisher : Lark Books
ISBN : 9781579906023
File Size : 41.18 MB
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From the editors of PCPhoto magazine, the number one digital photography magazine, comes the most comprehensive guide to the fastest-selling cameras made today. Here is a photographer’s dream manual, with the newest and hottest cameras, high-quality images, and unequaled, in-depth information provided by an expert author and PCPhoto, the best photography magazine on the market. The handbook includes a thorough, in-depth examination of what makes digital photography special, and how the LCD monitor changes the way you shoot. There’s a discussion of the importance of resolution, the various formats and file options available, and memory cards and storage choices. Tips on getting the best exposure, making the most of flash, using different lenses and filters, and finding effective ways of applying image-editing software will all help photographers get truly creative. Rob Sheppard, the editor of both Outdoor Photographer and PCPhoto magazines, is also the author of the Epson Complete Guide to Digital Printing. PCPhoto magazine is designed to help readers understand how to best use digital photography technologies from a photographic rather than computer perspective. It is the most popular photo magazine of its type.

Location Lighting Handbook for Portrait Photographers

Location Lighting Handbook for Portrait Photographers Author : Stephanie Zettl
Release : 2015-10-01
Publisher : Amherst Media
ISBN : 1608955966
File Size : 28.86 MB
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On-location photographers are faced with ever-changing lighting conditions due to the time of day, the weather, or the surroundings, and this book explores how to evaluate, use, and shape the available light to get the best results in any situation. The book begins by showing photographers how to assess available light and exposure, providing information on the quality and characteristics of light and the necessary tools and techniques for measuring them. The guide then focuses on portable lighting solutions that a single photographer can use—with minimal or no assistance—to customize the given light, from on-camera flashes and monolights with battery packs to umbrellas, soft boxes, and LED video lights. Numerous examples of difficult lighting situations are offered, as well as the progression of different light sources used—both correctly and incorrectly—to capture the final photograph.

Handbook of Medical Photography

Handbook of Medical Photography Author : Lawrence B. Stack
Release : 2001
Publisher :
File Size : 21.19 MB
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A convenient guide for practicing clinicians who take clinical photographs for documentation, teaching, publication, and medical-legal purposes. Written by physicians and professional medical photographers, this handbook discusses the equipment, principles, and techniques used to take effective medical photographs. It will equip health care providers with the skills they need to obtain excellent clinical images, reproductions of radiographs, and other data such as ECGs. Comparisons of the various images can be made to determine changes in medical conditions. 350 high-quality original line drawings created especially for this book (200 of these are in full color) Includes procedures for operating room photography, medical photojournalism, forensic photography, digital cameras in medical photography, and medical image archival and storage Distinguished teachers, authors, illustrators, and lecturers, in medical photography have contributed their expertise to produce this book

Boudoir Lighting

Boudoir Lighting Author : Robin Owen
Release : 2014-09-22
Publisher : Amherst Media
ISBN : 160895756X
File Size : 34.74 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
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Boudoir portraits are intimate by nature. The provide an intimate, private look at subjects and are intended for those who have a close emotional relationship with the subject—or in some cases, are made for the subject herself. Creating images that capture the romantic, sensual side of a subject requires a masterful approach. All components of the photography—from the photographer-client relationship, to the setting, to the clothing selection, to the posing and lighting, must be carefully thought out and flawlessly executed. In this book, Robin Owen shows off her uncanny skill at creating 60 sweet and sexy images of women and couples. As you turn the pages, you'll find discussions detailing the artistic approach used to photograph each client—and you'll see alternate shots from the session, which are sure to inspire additional ideas for your own boudoir clients. From one page spread to the next, Olson provides important insights into sculpting the look you are after. You'll learn to work with unexpected lighting configurations and modifiers. You'll find and learn how to create unlikely settings—among many other creative considerations that allow you to create images that stand out from the competition. With a surprising array of image looks to inspire your creativity and targeted technical discussions, this book provides both the impetus and the know-how you're after to get out there and create unforgettable images.

Wedding Photographer's Handbook

Wedding Photographer's Handbook Author : Robert Hurth
Release : 1996
Publisher : Amherst Media
ISBN : 9780936262444
File Size : 61.85 MB
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An informative guide to wedding photography that covers techniques for shooting weddings, equipment and lighting, business aspects of wedding photography and much more.

Digital SLR Handbook

Digital SLR Handbook Author : John Freeman
Release : 2011-08-04
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN : 0007436297
File Size : 22.32 MB
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This is the definitive practical guide to getting the most out of your digital SLR camera, written by top working photographer, John Freeman. Full of inspiring photography and professional tips, it is ideal for all keen amateur photographers and those aspiring to move over from using a traditional film SLR camera.

35mm Camera Handbook

35mm Camera Handbook Author : David Daye
Release : 1994
Publisher :
File Size : 45.32 MB
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An essential reference guide for the student and expert presents the many techniques of a versatile photographic tool, and incorporates a practical approach to producing striking studio portraits, landscapes, and action shots.

The Single Lens Reflex Handbook

The Single Lens Reflex Handbook Author : Michael John Langford
Release : 1980
Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
File Size : 47.18 MB
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Concise, illustrated instructions for successfully using single lens reflex cameras show how the camera works, how to select and load film, how to focus, and how to use flash attachments

The Traveler's Handbook

The Traveler's Handbook Author : Jonathan Lorie
Release : 2001-01-01
Publisher : Wexas International
ISBN : 9780762707270
File Size : 56.97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
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Today's most authoritative guide on how to travel anywhere, anyhow. This guide contains expert advice from the world's most experienced travelers, personal reflections from globe-trotting celebrities, survival tips and health facts, profiles of every country as well as a comprehensive contacts directory. Whether you're a backpacker or a business traveler, an adventurer or a beginner, you'll find this book essential and inspiring. (5 x 7 1/4, 960 pages, charts)

The Traveler's Handbook

The Traveler's Handbook Author : Miranda Haines
Release : 1997
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780762701452
File Size : 29.98 MB
Format : PDF
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Containing a voluminous and detailed directory of useful information as well as informative and engaging essays on traveling in the '90s, this book is the quintessential traveler's companion and the ultimate resource for what you need to know to go anywhere.

ASM Handbook

ASM Handbook Author : ASM International. Handbook Committee
Release : 1990
Publisher : Asm International
File Size : 44.32 MB
Format : PDF
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If you are a manufacturing engineer, component designer, a materials failure analyst, or if you have a general interest in the nature and prevention of engineering failures, you will be interested in the new and substantial revision of ASM Handbook, Volume 11, Failure Analysis and Prevention. The new Volume 11, with a focus on the root causes of failure, describes the principles, practices, and analytical techniques of failure analysis, so that root causes are properly identified and corrected for the ultimate objective of failure prevention. The newly reorganized Volume 11 begins with sections on the general engineering aspects of failure prevention, with coverage on fundamental root causes, materials selection, and the role of design reviews in failure prevention and analysis. Additional sections describe failures related to metals manufacturing operations, and the increasingly important role of life assessment methods in failure prevention. This is followed by a series of additional sections on the failure analysis process, as well as the principles, practices, tools, and techniques used to perform and evaluate failure analysis work, and the causes, mechanisms, appearances, and prevention methodology for the four classic types of failure (fracture, corrosion, wear, distortion). Contents include: Engineering Aspects of Failure and Prevention; Manufacturing Aspects of Failure and Prevention; Structural Life Assessment Methods; Principles and Practice of Failure Analysis; Tools and Techniques in Failure Analysis; Fracture; Corrosion Related Failures; Wear Failures; Distortion.

Nikon System Handbook

Nikon System Handbook Author : B. Moose Peterson
Release : 1991
Publisher : Writer's Digest Books
ISBN : 9780929667034
File Size : 79.74 MB
Format : PDF
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Discusses the history and special characteristics of Nikon cameras and other equipment and provides prices of various models