On-camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

On-camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

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By (author) Neil Van Niekerk

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  • Publisher: AMHERST MEDIA
  • Format: Paperback | 126 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 278mm x 10mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 10 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Amherst
  • ISBN 10: 1584282584
  • ISBN 13: 9781584282587
  • Illustrations note: 190
  • Sales rank: 36,655

Product description

With this guidebook, photographers learn how to create stunning, professional images while avoiding the common pitfalls of using an on-camera flash. Techniques for using simple accessories?such as bounce cards and diffusers as well as how to improve a lighting scenario by enhancing it rather than overwhelming it?show photographers how to master this challenging aspect of portraiture. For wedding and environmental portrait photographers who must work in ever-changing lighting scenarios, executing these tips to evade flat, lifeless images with harsh shadows, washed-out skin tones, cavernous black backgrounds, and other unappealing visual characteristics results in not only better images, but happier clients and more sales.

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Neil van Niekerkis a wedding and portrait photographer. He lives in Wayne, New Jersey.

Customer reviews

By Alex Turnbull 14 Aug 2013 2

Here... I'll save you 30 bucks.

Bounce the flash off large surfaces.
Ride the flash compensation.
Exposure compensation effects the global lighting of the image.

That's about it in this book. Limited content, and if you look at this guy's work it ain't that much better than you or me...

Unimpressed.

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"The best book I have read on the subject of shooting with your Speedlight on your hot shoe. --Weeklyphototips.blogspot.com