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Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

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Getting your Canon Speedlite to produce the light you need can be a real challenge. For those new to fl ash photographyor for anyone who has previously given up out of frustrationSpeedliters Handbook is a revelation. Photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories and equipment available to the Speedliter, then settles down to crafting great light in one photo shoot after another. Whether you want to create a classical portrait, shoot an event, or simply add a little fi ll light to a product shot, Speedliters Handbook shows you how.

A fantastic in-depth resource illustrated with over 500 images, Speedliters Handbook covers:
  • how to see the various characteristics and properties of light itself, as well as the differences between how your camera sees versus how you see
  • all the buttons and dials of the entire Canon Speedlite family
  • the basics of on-camera fl ashand the necessity of getting your flash off the camera
  • how to beautifully balance flash with the existing ambient light
  • all the equipment necessary for great Speedlite shots
  • how to get amazing shots with just one Speedlite
  • how and when to use E-TTL versus manual flash
  • the use of color gels to balance color, as well as create dramatic effects
  • how to tame the sunor any really bright lightwith hi-speed sync
  • and much, much more
Whether youre shooting portraits, events, or sports, Speedliters Handbook is an essential resource that teaches you how to craft the light you need for any type of shot you want.
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Back in the dark ages of view cameras and enlargers, Syl Arena studied commercial photography at Brooks Institute and fine art photography at the University of Arizona. An early indication of Syl's willingness to explore the boundaries of photography was his construction of a pinhole camera into which he loaded 20 x 24 litho film. Over the years, Syl has shot commercially for newspapers, magazines and catalogs. He has been recognized for his expertise on color-critical workflow and his ability to turn noon to night by firing off a dozen Speedlites simultaneously. Today, Syl covers the world of photography on his blog PixSylated.com and serves as the Director of the Paso Robles Workshops.


Welcome Speedliter!

chapter Zero
Quick Start Guide To Speedliting
Why Pop-Up And Hot Shoe Flash Do Not Create Interesting Light
Deal With The Ambient Light First
Who Is In ChargeYou Or Your Speedlite?
More Essential Truths About Speedliting

Before Speedlites, There Was Light
chapter one
Learn To See Light
The Poetry Of Light
Character Of Light
How You See vs. How Your Camera Sees

chapter TWO
Exposure Exposed
The Trinity: ISO, Shutter Speed And Aperture
Depth Of Field
Equivalent Exposures
Exposure Modes
Metering, Metering Zones, And Metering Modes
White Balance
Exposure Evaluation For Flash Photography
Determining Proper Exposure

chapter THREE
Mechanics Of Light
Taking Colors Temperature
Incidence Incidentally
Soft Light Proves That Size Is Relative
Falling Off, Or How To Love The Inverse Square Law
Thinking About Flash-To-Subject Distance As Stops

chapter FOUR
Light Of The World
The Role Of Ambient Light
Controlling Ambient In Flash Exposures
Options For Blending Ambient And Flash

chapter FIVE
Think Globally, Light Locally
The Lighting Compass
On-Axis And Off-Axis Light
Light From Above... And Below

Speedlites Fundamentally

chapter six
Meet The Speedlites
Dissecting A Burst Of Flash
Speedlite 580EX II
Speedlite 430EX II
Speedlite 270EX
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

chapter seven
Control Your Speedlite
ModeDeciding How The Power Level Is Set
SyncDeciding When To Fire The Flash
ZoomDeciding Where To Fire, Part 1
Pan and TiltDeciding Where To Fire, Part 2

chapter eight
Flashing Manually
Manual FlashA Way To Get Started
When To Use Manual Flash
Setting Power Manually On Canon Speedlites
My Workflow: Using One Speedlite In Manual Mode

chapter Nine
E Is For Evaluative
E Is For Evaluative
Mechanics Of E-TTL
Limitations Of E-TTL
E-TTL And Camera Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock

chapter TEN
Move Your Speedlite Off-Camera
Your Camera Is A Lousy Place To Put A Speedlite
Options For Controlling Off-Camera Speedlites
E-TTL Cords
Canon Built-In Wireless
E-TTL Radio Triggers
Sync Cords And Hotshoe Adapters
Optical Slaves And Infrared Triggers
Manual Radio Triggers

chapter Eleven
Wireless Speedliting, The Canon Way
Canons Built-In Wireless System
The Master: One Speedlite Has To Be In Charge
To Fire Or Not To Fire: The Master Wants To Know
The Slave: The Worker Bee Of Wireless Flash
Channels: Everyone Has To Be The Same
Groups: Assigning Specific Jobs To Specific Speedlites
Getting Rational About Ratios
A:B Ratios: Splitting Up The Load Between Two Groups
A:B C Ratios: Three-Group E-TTL
Wireless Speedliting In Manual Only