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Making Light: Intro to Off-Camera Flash

August 16, 2011

Making Light by Piet Van den Eynde

Finally a book that will help me understand the basics of off-camera flash. I have tried to dabble in plussing up my capabilities with respect to using flash in the past, but with little to no positive results.

Examples show you clearly what a difference and improvement to your images can be gained by adding just one off-camera flash into your technical toolbox. References are made to both Canon and Nikon flash units as well as suggestion on what features and accessories to look for in a basic flash setup without breaking the bank.

I have only read thru this book once, but already I feel some mental blocks regarding flash photography have been broken down for me. I do think this book will require multiple readings to not only grasp the basics as outlined, but to also put into practice and experiment with what works for you.

I am glad to see that Craft & Vision is delving a bit more into the technical aspects of photography, especially one that I feel is challenging to many photographers. I don’t necessarily want to this to be the sole focus of the Craft & Vision books, but I think it is important to cover since it can really make a difference in image quality.

I’ve never been tempted to print out one of the Craft and Vision books, but this may be the first. While I rely on using my iPad to refer to my photography books, I can see a hardcopy of Making Light as a nice reference tool to put in you camera bag when needing a refresher for those times when needing to make those flash enhanced shots.

Special Offer on PDFs
For the first five days only, if you use the promotional code LIGHT4  when you checkout, you can have the PDF version of Making Light for only $4 OR use the code LIGHT20  to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more PDF ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST August 21, 2011.

Click here to visit the Craft and Vision bookstore to pick up a copy of Making Light.