Making Light: Intro to Off-Camera Flash
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.
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