Off-Camera Flash: Techniques for Digital Photographers

Amherst Media - 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. Concluding this lesson plan is a look at five different real-life photo sessions, each employing a different flash technique.

Seeking to address the various challenges of off-camera lighting, using ambient light as well as natural sunlight during a shoot, beginning with basic how’s and why’s of lighting for creative effect, clear definitions of various technical concepts such as managing shutter speed and controlling flash exposure, the types of equipment available and instruction about their proper use, professional photographers and advanced amateurs alike will find a range of confidence-building instruction, and incorporating off-camera flash into a portrait session.

Off-Camera Flash: Techniques for Digital Photographers - 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.





On-Camera Flash: Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

Amherst Media - Unfortunately, the quality of available light, and the situations in which photos are created, are rarely perfect. When the available light is too low and too uneven to be combined with flash, he shows you how to override it completely. Photographers are always looking for perfect light. In the hands of an inexperienced photographer, washed-out skin tones, cavernous black backgrounds, on-camera flash will produce images that look flat and lifeless—images with harsh shadows, and other unappealing visual characteristics.

In this book, acclaimed wedding and portrait photographer Neil van Niekerk shows you how to avoid the pitfalls photographers new to speedlights often encounter so that you can produce professional images using on-camera flash. You’l learn to use simple accessories to manipulate the quality of light from your flash and how to improve a lighting scenario by enhancing rather than overwhelming the existing light.

On-Camera Flash: Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography - So while finding beautiful existing light is every photographer’s ideal, it isn’t always possible. This is the point at which photographers tend to reach for a portable, on-camera flash. This is especially true when photographing weddings or portraits on location. Indeed, these intense light sources can prove invaluable, but only if you know how to use them effectively.





Direction & Quality of Light: Your Key to Better Portrait Photography Anywhere

Amherst Media - Packed with dozens of instructional, full-color photos, this work also features 10 sample photo sessions, allowing readers the opportunity to see the seven lighting scenarios put to practice. Acclaimed photographer neil van niekirk presents seven distinctly different lighting scenarios—available light, a touch of flash, off-camera flash, exposure metering, video light, the subject’s and photographer’s position, and hard sunlight—to show readers how to manipulate the direction and quality of light, and numerous other variables so as to turn a bad image into a stunning, bounced on-camera flash, professional-level portrait.

. Providing readers with a study of learning how to turn poorly lit images into finely crafted, masterfully lit photographs, this guidebook instills photographers with the self-confidence to think on their feet and photograph any portrait subject anywhere.





The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone

Rocky Nook - She also discusses posing the face―with specific sections dedicated to the chin, eyes, jaw, and forehead―as well as posing hands. In the second half of the book, couples, curvy women, families and small groups, Lindsay dedicates entire chapters to posing specific subject matter: women, men, and large groups.

In each chapter, lindsay addresses that subject matter’s specific challenges, provides five “go-to poses” you can always use, and covers how to train the eye to determine the best pose for your subjects. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs.

The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone - Next, ” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials, ” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects―whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups―best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for you.

In the first half of the photographer’s guide to Posing, Lindsay discusses how the camera sees, and thus how camera angle, lens choice, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. If you can look out for and avoid these five things, your skills and your images will quickly improve. Lindsay then covers the five most important things that ruin a pose―such as placement of the hands, and your subject’s expression and posture.

When photographing people, perfect light, and the right camera settings, you can have a great composition, but if your subject doesn’t look right―if the pose is off―the shot will not be a keeper.





Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models Voices That Matter

New Riders - In picture perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. Rocky Nook. How should the model hold her hands? bend her elbows? position her fingers? Should the model look toward or away from the camera, and Roberto discusses the entire process, and why? It all depends on what the photographer wants for the shot, from the intent of the photographer through the execution of the pose.

His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, Picture Perfect Practice, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their newfound knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, a breakout success. Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels.

Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models Voices That Matter - For those who have been discouraged by an inability to pose their subjects, or who have simply not known where to start in order to "figure it out, " Picture Perfect Posing is the essential resource they need to learn how posing truly works, and how they can learn to direct the exact pose they need for the shot they want.

Building from there, Roberto discusses every component of what makes poses work, as well as fail. New riders Publishing. Instead of just showing page after page of poses–like most posing books on the market–Roberto actually breaks down the concept of posing by examining the anatomy, starting with the core foundation: the spinal chord and neck.

For many photographers, a portrait can still easily be a failure if the pose is not natural, elegant, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, and serving the needs of both the subject and the photographer.





Godox S-Type Bracket Bowens Mount Holder for Speedlite Flash Snoot Softbox Honeycomb

Godox S - Material : durable plastics - Dimension L x W x H: Approx. New riders Publishing. Installation : No pre-assembly and post-disassembly. As an optimized patented product, smaller size, by clamping the flash head, portable design, Godox S-type speedlite bracket is superior: all-in-one, and easy mounting system.

. The new godox s-type speedlite bracket takes horizontal flash head mounting another step further though, no assembly/disassembly, rather than strapping it in place as the Phottix bracket does. Mounting method : speedlite body is hold and fixed by a big mount, which provides a stable and secure support. 410g packaging included : 1 x Godox S-Type Bracket Rocky Nook.

Godox S-Type Bracket Bowens Mount Holder for Speedlite Flash Snoot Softbox Honeycomb - Functions : with bowens-mount, Speed ring, Umbrella input, Direction-adjustable handle, Horizontally-movable ability.15*5. 5*22cm - weight : Approx. Smaller size, lighter weight, & less occupied space. Quickly add Bowens-mount lighting accessories to get creative lighting effects. Features: no pre-assembly & post-disassembly.

Godox s type bracket stable bowens s mount holder for speedlite flash snoot softbox photo studio plastic Umbrella Mount Bracket Main Specifications : - Item Type : S-Type Bracket - Brand : Godox - Model : S-Type - Color : Black - Structure : Compressed and flat structure takes up little space.





The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place

Rocky Nook - This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and complicated concepts. It’s time to fall truly head-over-heels in love with your flash, so you can start creating the type of images with your flash that you’ve always dreamed of, and this is the book that can take you there. That’s why the flash book book was created―to help you finally fall in love with your flash―and the best news is, it’s way easier than you’d think.

Let’s see a show of hands―how many of you love using your off-camera flash?” Out of those 360 people, just four people raised their hands. This is a book on which settings to use, and exactly how and when to use them. Standing in front of a room packed with 360 photographers at his seminar, Yongnuo, Scott Kelby asked for a show of hands: “How many of you own some kind of an off-camera flash? A Nikon, Canon, etc.

About 340 hands went up. In fact, and you’re not going to have to do math, you’ll be surprised at how simple it really can be because you’re not going to learn a bunch of geeky flash stuff, and you’re not going to need a light meter it’s not that kind of book. Not even close. As an optimized patented product, smaller size, Godox S-type speedlite bracket is superior: all-in-one, by clamping the flash head, portable design, and easy mounting system.

The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place - Instead, you’re going to learn an amazingly simple system―one that scott has been using for years―and the best thing about this system is that it’s so darn easy it’s probably very different from what you might have seen “on the Internet, and once you try it, ” but this system works, you’ll become a believer.





Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People

Rocky Nook - Roberto valenzuela is a photographer and educator who has a talent for identifying areas where photographers regularly hit roadblocks and a passion for developing clear and concise systems that allow photographers to break through those barriers and become better, more confident practitioners of their craft.

Picture perfect Lighting covers all of this in depth. After discussing the universal nature of light, Roberto introduces the five key behaviors of light, which are essential to understand in order to improve your knowledge of light. Picture perfect lighting, the third book in the Picture Perfect series, brings that same spirit and approach to teaching lighting.

In picture perfect lighting, Roberto has created a truly original system for understanding and controlling light in photography. Don’t limit yourself to using only one kind of light, and don’t depend on Photoshop actions and plug-ins to create the “wow” factor in your images. New riders Publishing.

Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People - Rocky Nook. With it, roberto empowers photographers to embrace lighting as a source of creativity and expression in service of their vision for the image. It is with the lighting benchmark test that you will determine if and when you need to use “helper light, ” the light that is needed or manipulated in order to “help” the circumstantial light so that your vision comes to life.

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Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

Amphoto Books - With an emphasis on finding the right exposure even in tricky situations, while also exploring filters, Understanding Exposure shows you how to get or lose sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, flash, and take the best meter readings, and light. Rocky Nook. Quickly add Bowens-mount lighting accessories to get creative lighting effects.

Features: no pre-assembly & post-disassembly. New riders Publishing. In this newly updated edition, aperture, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another. Watson-Guptill Publications. As an optimized patented product, portable design, Godox S-type speedlite bracket is superior: all-in-one, smaller size, by clamping the flash head, and easy mounting system.

Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera - The new godox s-type speedlite bracket takes horizontal flash head mounting another step further though, no assembly/disassembly, rather than strapping it in place as the Phottix bracket does. This newly revised edition of Bryan Peterson's most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want.

Understanding exposure has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography. Rocky Nook. With all new images, as well as an expanded section on flash, tips for using colored gels, and advice on shooting star trails, this revised edition will clarify exposure for photographers of all levels.





The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes

New Riders - Watson-Guptill Publications. After spending more than thirty years behind the lens—working for National Geographic, Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated—Joe McNally knows about light. He knows how to talk about it, control it, color it, shape it, and direct it. Smaller size, lighter weight, & less occupied space.

. New riders Publishing. Most importantly, he knows how to create it. Using small hot shoe flashes. Quickly add Bowens-mount lighting accessories to get creative lighting effects. Features: no pre-assembly & post-disassembly. The new godox s-type speedlite bracket takes horizontal flash head mounting another step further though, no assembly/disassembly, rather than strapping it in place as the Phottix bracket does.

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes - Using nikon speedlights, sometimes serious, Joe lets you in on his uncensored thought process—often funny, always fascinating—to demonstrate how he makes his pictures with these small flashes. Whether he’s photographing a gymnast on the great Wall, or a fire truck careening through Times Square, an alligator in a swamp, Joe uses these flashes to create great light that makes his pictures sing.

Rocky Nook. When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. Rocky Nook.





The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow

Rocky Nook - Chris then dives into a deep, hands-on exploration of light, shadow, and portraiture, offering numerous lessons and takeaways. The new godox s-type speedlite bracket takes horizontal flash head mounting another step further though, no assembly/disassembly, rather than strapping it in place as the Phottix bracket does.

. Smaller size, lighter weight, & less occupied space. He begins with the history of portraiture, Rembrandt, from the early work of Egyptians and Greeks to the sublime treatment of light and subject by artists such as Caravaggio, and Vermeer. As almost every photographer knows, together, the word “photograph” has its roots in two Greek words that, mean “drawing with light.

The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow - But what is less commonly acknowledged and understood is the role that shadow plays in creating striking, expressive imagery, especially in portraiture. Watson-Guptill Publications. New riders Publishing. Rocky nook. In the dramatic portrait: the art of crafting Light and Shadow, Chris Knight addresses portraiture with a unique approach to both light and shadow that allows you to improve and elevate your own portraiture.

Without light, there is no photograph. As an optimized patented product, godox S-type speedlite bracket is superior: all-in-one, smaller size, portable design, by clamping the flash head, and easy mounting system. Quickly add Bowens-mount lighting accessories to get creative lighting effects.