Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide

Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide

Paperback Digital Field Guide

By (author) Benjamin Edwards, By (author) J. Dennis Thomas

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 18mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 9 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118022238
  • ISBN 13: 9781118022238
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 497,090

Product description

Detailed coverage of the three high-end speedlights built exclusively for new Nikon SLRs Nikon speedlights put creative control of flash at the photographer's command, and with Nikon's Creative Lighting System, flash control is practically intuitive and possibilities are seemingly endless. However, setting up, synchronizing the equipment, and determining lighting ratios can be a daunting task. This new edition of a bestseller puts your mind at ease in a flash. Award-winning photographer Benjamin Edwards begins with the basics and demystifies the complexities of using multiple speedlights, adjusting flash outputs, and setting up a wireless studio in an understandable, approachable way. Teaches you how to fill in shadows, reveal detail, and add a sense of motion or visual effects to your images, all with automatic ease and total wireless control Includes coverage of other Creative Lighting System components such as Nikon's wireless commander and macro speedlights Explores the basic functions of the SB-910, continues with the SB-700 and the similar, but less expensive, SB-600 Boasts unique, detailed advice on lighting specific subjects: weddings, pets, product shots, corporate locations, portraits, large groups, sports, and much more While the Nikon Creative Lighting System speedlights are like having a low cost, wireless, studio lighting system that's portable enough to fit in a camera bag, this invaluable guide does fit in your camera bag and goes where you go to help you take control of this amazing lighting system.

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Author information

Benjamin Edwards is a professional wedding, portrait, and humanitarian photographer who, along with his wife Lauren, owns and operates Benjamin Edwards Photography. Inspired by Kevin Kubota, he contributed behind the scenes to Kevin Kubota's Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers , also published by Wiley.

Review quote

'It's a good read and the techniques are simply explained and well-illustrated.' (Advanced Photographer, June 2012)

Back cover copy

Expand your creativity with the Nikon Creative Lighting SystemWith the latest version of the Nikon Creative Lighting System, you can take control of light like never before. This hands-on guide will help you master not only the basics, but also workarounds, customized lighting solutions, and creative lighting techniques that will take your photography to a new level. Get specific tips for common shooting situations, and take full advantage of the Nikon CLS.Explore the different types of Speedlights and how each one worksGet familiar with standard and custom functions and settingsSet up a wireless studio that you can take anywhereLearn to direct, shape, and modify light from the camera positionMaster advanced techniques for action, night, portrait, product, and wedding photographyInside - your free gray and color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color

Table of contents

Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xxi Quick Tour 1 CHAPTER 1 Exploring the Nikon Creative Lighting System 7 CHAPTER 2 Setting Up Your Nikon Speedlights 4 CHAPTER 3 Flash Photography Fundamentals 73 CHAPTER 4 Advanced Wireless Lighting 113 CHAPTER 5 Setting Up a Portable Studio 125 CHAPTER 6 Advanced Flash Techniques 145 CHAPTER 7 Flash Techniques for Portrait Photography 159 APPENDIX A Creative Lighting System Gallery 175 APPENDIX B Resources 193 APPENDIX C How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 197 Glossary 199 Index 205