Understanding Flash Photography

How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817449728

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 2882

Flash is a necessary and immensely creative tool that dramatically increases the opportunities of any amateur photographer. However, many amateurs find flash intimidating, unsure of where to begin. Instead, they continue limiting themselves to shooting only available light. Understanding Flash Photography is a guide to off-camera flash, helping free photographers from “auto” to get the images they want when natural light isn’t enough. If you’ve been afraid to venture past natural light, here is the book that will finally help you explore the exciting possibilities of artificial light. Author Bryan Peterson starts by breaking down how flash works, then dispels the widely held myth that automatic “TTL” flash exposure is easier, explaining how to quickly master manual flash exposure to control the quality, shape, and direction of light. For the hundreds of thousands who found Understanding Exposure an exciting tool in moving past “auto” exposure in available light, Understanding Flash Photography is the essential companion to mastering the often challenging exposure puzzle.

Understanding Flash Photography

How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash and Other Artificial Light Sources

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 0817439560

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 3364

This guide to on- and off-camera flash picks up where Peterson's "Understanding Exposure" leaves off, helping free photographers from the limitations of auto to get the images they want when natural light isn't enough.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide

How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

Author: Bryan F. Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 2083

Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson! What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. Also available as an ebook

Nikon Speedlight Handbook

Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers

Author: Stephanie Zettl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608956296

Category: Photography

Page: 157

View: 4238

Debunking the common misconception that a flash is only necessary in low-light situations, this DVD guide provides professional instruction on how to properly direct and shape light in order to marshal mood, shape, texture, and color to make photographs more dynamic and visually interesting. Beginning with an introduction to the basic characteristics of light—the quality and diffusion of light, the direction of the light, and the color of the light—it goes on to discuss aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and their relation to Nikon flash systems. After teaching how to master these fundamentals, the DVD discusses how to use Nikon flashes, how to modify the light from flashes, and what subject matter looks good in different lighting situations.

David Busch's Flash Photography Compact Field Guide

Author: David D. Busch,Ed Verosky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133597162

Category: Computers

Page: 117

View: 2386

Finally—a compact, camera-bag-friendly field guide to help you take great flash photographs. No matter which digital SLR you own, DAVID BUSCH'S FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPACT FIELD GUIDE gives you the tools and techniques you'll need to achieve beautiful results with your camera's electronic flash. In six information-packed chapters, filled with helpful checklists, tables, and charts, this concise guide distills the fundamentals of good flash photography and puts them at your fingertips, showing you how to shoot specific flash situations and subjects under a variety of conditions. Full-color illustrations show you exactly what results to expect from particular camera/flash settings. From quick setup through metering, accessories, lighting, and much more, DAVID BUSCH'S FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPACT FIELD GUIDE will help you get great flash results every time.

Off-Camera Flash

Techniques for Digital Photographers

Author: Neil Van Niekerk

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781608952786

Category: Photography

Page: 125

View: 8099

Rather than focusing on the gear needed to use off-camera flash, this specialized resource hones in on the techniques needed?addressing photographers' most common questions and providing practical examples of off-camera flash used on real assignments. Seeking to address the various challenges of off-camera lighting, professional photographers and advanced amateurs alike will find a range of confidence-building instruction, beginning with basic how's and why's of lighting for creative effect, the types of equipment available and instruction about their proper use, clear definitions of various technical concepts such as managing shutter speed and controlling flash exposure, using ambient light as well as natural sunlight during a shoot, and incorporating off-camera flash into a portrait session. Concluding this lesson plan is a look at five different real-life photo sessions, each employing a different flash technique. Here, photographers get a deeper understanding of each concept put into practice, marrying the elements of lighting with the natural elements presented by the shoot.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400192

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 3557

Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.

Outdoor Flash Photography

Author: John Gerlach,Barbara Eddy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317516559

Category: Photography

Page: 190

View: 4803

Maximizing the power of your camera’s flash is difficult enough in a studio set-up, but outdoors literally presents a whole new world of challenges. John Gerlach and Barbara Eddy have taken the most asked about subject from their renowned photography workshops and turned it into this guidebook that is sure to inspire your next outdoor shoot, while also saving you time and frustration. Outdoor Flash Photography covers a range of practices from portrait to landscape, including unique strategies that the authors have pioneered through 40 years in the field. Mastering the use of multiple flashes to freeze action is shown through one of most challenging subjects in nature, hummingbirds in flight. This book will benefit photographers of all experience levels who are eager to evolve their outdoor photography and get the most out of their equipment.

Lighting for Digital Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots (Using Flash and Natural Light for Portrait, Still Life, Action, and Product Photography)

Author: Syl Arena

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133016382

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 9432

Now that you’ve had your DSLR for a while, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, modify, control, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots! In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights. Follow along with Syl and you will: Learn the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, such as umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, and diffusion panels Understand how to control and shape the light itself with flags, grids, snoots, and the zoom function on your flash Appreciate the color temperature of light (whether that’s the sun, a light bulb, or a flash), and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash Learn how to take great pictures across many different genres, from product and still life images, to simple (and not so simple) portraits and group shots With Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only how light behaves—you’ll learn all you need to know to get started on the journey of creating and controlling light in order to make great shots. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you get great shots at flickr.com/groups/lightingfromsnapshotstogreatshots.

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817439390

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 3477

Now refreshed with current technologies and terms, and more than 25 percent new images and an all-new chapter, this bestselling guide shows readers how to shoot great photographs with any type of camera.

Multiple Flash Photography

Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers

Author: Rod Deutschmann,Robin Deutschmann

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781608952304

Category: Photography

Page: 126

View: 2795

Photographers of all experience levels can now avoid time-consuming postproduction image editing with the multiflash techniques provided in this guide. Packed with information, the manual shows photographers how to select a quality new or used flash and how to mount and use up to five flashes to sculpt and define every aspect of an image. Also included is a discussion on perspective, lens selection, filter use, and white balance selection as well as information on flash-triggering systems and supporting equipment. A wide assortment of images with captions detailing the methods used to create each look completes this clever guide.

The Flash Book

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982757

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 5000

Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography, 2nd Edition

Author: NK Guy

Publisher: Rocky Nook

ISBN: 9781937538729

Category: Photography

Page: 432

View: 4400

In this updated, second edition of the authoritative, bestselling Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography, photographer NK Guy brings the book fully up to date, with coverage of all the newest Canon gear that has hit the market since the first edition published in 2010. This includes coverage of the radio-enabled Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, as well as the other Speedlites that have released since the first edition's publication: Canon Speedlite 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, and 600EX. Digital cameras and flash technology have truly revolutionized photography in the 21st century. Originally seen simply as a practical way to illuminate dark scenes with portable light, flash today is used for a host of creative and nuanced applications, including supplementing daylight, designing complex scenes lit by multiple light sources, and simply creating beautiful, controllable light for portraiture. With LCD screens on DSLRs, the ability to get instant feedback on lighting setups is a great help in advancing one's lighting capabilities and encouraging experimentation. However, flash photography can still be a difficult artistic and technical challenge. It's simple to get that harsh deer-in-the-headlights look from built-in automatic flash, but it is a far cry from beautiful light. Creating natural-looking images is not nearly as straightforward. Mastering the properties of light and the ability to manipulate, craft, and direct it is a lifelong endeavor. Those diving into Speedlights need some help. Manuals are terse and the terminology is confusing--this is where Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography comes in. This is the complete book on the subject, guiding you through Canon's Speedlite system, from off-camera portable flash to professional studio lighting. It covers the fundamentals of flash metering technology, discusses key lighting concepts, and documents a wide range of Canon and third-party equipment. Universal flash accessories, studio gear, and radio triggers are all thoroughly covered. The book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams that demonstrate important functions and lighting arrangements, and inspiring photos that show sophisticated flash techniques. Though tailored for users of Canon EOS cameras, owners of other camera systems will find much valuable information as well. So, whether you're just getting started with flash, or you've picked up the bug for off-camera lighting from such popular websites as Strobist.com, or you're making the leap into advanced studio work, Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography is your in-depth resource. Includes a foreword by David Hobby, noted photojournalist and founder of Strobist.com.

Understanding Color in Photography

Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos

Author: Bryan Peterson,Susana Heide Schellenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0770433111


Page: 144

View: 9660

Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.

Understanding Exposure

Author: Andy Stansfield


ISBN: 1781450323

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 4470

An invaluable guide to taking better photographs using todays sophisticated digital SLR and compact digital cameras. Aimed at both the novice and more experienced amateur photographer, jargon-free text explains the theory behind digital photography, how light metering affects exposure and lights relationship to colour, colour temperature and white balance, focal points and the expression of mood and more. Post processing techniques round off this invaluable guide to getting the best results from your photography.

One Flash!

Great Photography with Just One Light

Author: Tilo Gockel

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681980045

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 8472

Creative Flash Photography

Great Lighting with Small Flashes: 40 Flash Workshops

Author: Tilo Gockel

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457188783

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 302

Make a big impression with small flashes! In this book, Tilo Gockel shows you how to make magic by mastering the use of light. You will learn how to use speedlights to create amazing photographs in any lighting situation. Tilo uses 40 lighting workshops to teach his methods for producing impressive flash shots in portrait, fashion, macro, food, still life, and high-speed photography. The richly illustrated, easy-to-understand workshops are filled with recommendations and instructions for flash setups, detailed lighting diagrams, and tips and tricks for how to achieve the look of high-end studio shots using simple, accessible equipment, even in your own home. Also included is information on the settings that will help you master complex multi-flash situations, as well as tips on how to create cost-effective, self-built accessories. Foreword by Strobist.com's David Hobby.

Beyond Portraiture

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400273

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 1419

Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “ah-ha!” moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remember pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Shutter Speed

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400214

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 8565

The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the right shutter speed), this is the definitive practical guide to mastering an often-confusing subject. Topics include freezing and implying motion, panning, zooming, exposure, Bogen Super Clamps, and rendering motion effects with Photoshop, all with helpful guidance for both digital and film formats. Great for beginners and serious amateurs, Understanding Shutter Speed is the definitive handy guide to mastering shutter speed for superb results.


Author: Alan Hess

Publisher: 碁峰資訊股份有限公司

ISBN: 0134085914

Category: Photography

Page: 416

View: 5339

邁向Nikon閃燈大師之路 想學習使用Nikon的創意閃燈系統(Creative Lighting System, CLS)嗎?本書會是您的最佳夥伴!本書要傳授所有您應該知道的知識,從基礎的閃燈使用開始介紹,讓您瞭解光線的方向和強度、如何使用測光表以及各種測光模式的運用、如何控制曝光度等等必備的概念。從本書裡您可以熟知Nikon全系列Speedlight閃燈產品與配件的使用方式,範圍遍及過往已停產以及現有的相機與支援創意閃燈系統的閃燈產品型號,無論您所擁有的裝備數量多寡,在詳細功能介紹的過程中,讀者們都可以瞭解如何發揮手上器材裝備的最大效能,拍出最棒的照片作品。 涵蓋人像攝影、動態攝影以及產品攝影的實務範例 本書涵蓋了人像攝影、動態攝影以及產品攝影等實務運用的範例,從只使用一盞閃燈開始入門,漸進帶您進入多燈打光的世界,讀者們可以清楚看到從單燈打光到多燈作業效果間的變化情況。無論所拍攝的對象或場景為何,本書都是最好的參考書籍,能教您如何打出理想中的照明效果,去拍出最棒的結果。 本書特色 .詳細介紹光線的品質,告訴您相機如何測量光線 .要讓照片有著適當曝光效果,需要做哪些設定。 .詳述所有構成Nikon創意閃燈系統的組成功能。 .概述不同閃光燈型號與配件的使用方式。 .閃燈與不同相機特有功能的搭配運用。 .示範Nikon閃燈的離閃應用方式。 .以實拍案例示範實務上的閃燈應用。 .示範從單盞閃燈打光開始,一路建構起多閃燈打光的效果。 #碁峰資訊 GOTOP Information Inc.