Making Light Part Deux
Making Light Advanced Use of Off-Camera Flash by Piet Van den Eynde
Where Making Light left off, Making Light II picks up nicely and continues the journey to mastering the concepts of off camera flash. Piet quickly takes you beyond sync speed and introduces the concept of high-speed sync, Hypersync and working with multiple flashes. What I found extremely interesting were the many example images with various configurations and setups and the resultant image.
Whenever I hear the use of Elinchrom units, I have immediately skipped the conversation thinking these units and their use are strictly for the pros. But with the availability of rentals and the clear explanation in this book, advanced amateurs are clearly able to conquer this fear.
Along with the topic of gear that produces the light, Piet also covers in depth the modification of light by the description of modifiers such as grids, snoots and softboxes to name a few.
There are some really good tricks in this book too. But the best part of the book in my opinion are the ten case studies that take all of the tips and gear described in the first part of the book and Making Light I and put them to use in ten situations where flash will make the image stand out.
And if all of this is not enough, Peit also provides interviews with four Belgian Photographers who share their thoughts and some of their images to highlight what flash management can do for your images.
Enough said, this is a very good follow up to the frist off camera flash book and is highly recommended.
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