Flash Photography: Art and Techniques

Flash Photography: Art and Techniques

by Terry Hewlett


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Learn how to take better photos with a flash, and how to add another dimension to your work

Good lighting is fundamental to creating great images. This book provides a roadmap for producing creative images with a flashgun. It introduces lighting principles, and advises on more complex lighting sets and situations. Practical instruction and advice throughout apply the principles, and explain how photographs are taken and stunning results achieved. Included is a guide to the main characteristics of light: intensity, direction, quality, and color. Also covered are the techniques used to create professional effects, such as film noir and Hollywood lighting, high-speed synching, and handling reflective surfaces. Examples use practical situations, such as portraiture and product photography, to help illustrate these techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847977663
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Terry Hewlett is a professional photographer whose work ranges from photographing weddings to professional sporting events.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 In the Beginning there was Light 11

2 Camera Flash, Triggers and More 19

3 Modifying the Light 31

4 Flash Functions 51

5 Key Shifting 71

6 Depth of Field 95

7 Portraits 101

8 The Hollywood Influence 131

9 Dealing with Black and White 145

10 Reflective Surfaces 155

11 Shooting an Interior 171

12 High-speed Flash 183

Index 190

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