Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide

Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide

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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 controlIncludes coverage of other Creative Lighting System components such as Nikon's wireless commander and macro speedlightsExplores the basic functions of the SB-910, continues with the SB-700 and the similar, but less expensive, SB-600Boasts 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • 1118022238
  • 9781118022238
  • 681,278

About Benjamin Edwards

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.
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Expand your creativity with the Nikon Creative Lighting System With 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 works

Get familiar with standard and custom functions and settings

Set up a wireless studio that you can take anywhere

Learn to direct, shape, and modify light from the camera position

Master advanced techniques for action, night, portrait, product, and wedding photography

Inside - your free gray and color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color
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Review quote

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