Hi Neil, Greetings from downunder Adelaide!! Found your book really, really useful. I am astonished by the quality of light you get using on-camera flash bounce appropriately. I am also very happy that you share your personal experience and settings with your public through the website and your book. There is a lot for me to internalise and practice from reading your book, but I am very keen to begin practising your techniques because it will eventually free me up from carrying too much gear on location shoots; indoor or out.
Thanks once again for an engrossing read, and I look forward to your upcoming book on off-camera flash. Any firm timelines yet for publicaton??? Hi from Tokyo, Japan! I got a copy of your flash photography book about a week ago and have kept reading it again and again since then.
It does help me understand more and more about using ceiling bounced flash light effecively and controlling it as I want, and I am sure that it adds more spice on my wedding work. Thank you for sharing your techniques, experience and useful tips through the book. I got your book few months ago and iam reffering it almost everyday. Thanks Anoop. This is regardless of whether you are using an Automatic metering mode like Program or Aperture Priority, or even Manual metering mode.
It also holds true for TTL flash since it is an automatic metering mode. Therefore you would adjust FEC in the same way. How the TTL flash metering is affected by the position of your subject, is something that depends on the metering pattern of your camera, and the algorithms written for the flash metering. There is no way to give absolute and specific advice about this. Hello Neil, Your blog rules and it has changed the way I use my flash! Thanks for being so totally cool and sharing this valuable info with the whole world.
I bought your book on Amazon. Neil Thanks …so the Bottom line is the FEC on Flash itself need to bump up stops if the Subjuct is lighter in tone and — 2 to3 stops if the Subjuct is darker in tone.
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You have a camera. At some point you need to play with it and see how it responds. I am wondering if your book is for beginners? Manual flash versus TTL flash continues to mystify me.
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Beyond that, I truly believe this book is one of the best introductions to the topic of flash photography. The feedback on Amazon will bear this out. In your shot on page The wedding couple at the table in front of a large window.
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Because I am having trouble conceiving how bright ambient light wont blow out at such a setting I tried it. Its blown out. Is there something I am missing?
Does the increase in Flash Exp have something to do with it? Thank you for putting together such a wonderful array of learning material for us to learn from. Its greatly appreciated. The day was overcast. If the light was brighter, I would most definitely have gone to maximum flash sync speed. I do really look forward for your next book. Just read your book and it is a trememdous help to me. The book interested me in the shop as I read that you are obviously from the RSA, graduated in engineering and worked in television broadcasting.
Photography has been a hobby of mine since I received my first 35mm SLR as a gift back in I have been doing digital since While reading your book the penny finally dropped — the number of clicks on each wheel of my Sony A and KMD7 and how they inter-relate now finally makes sense. And I do understand now for the first time why the shutter speed can be used to bring out the background without affecting the flash exposure.
As an engineer I find this book brilliant. From your book I learned practical things which none of the previous 20 books on photography could get across. I have now moved my camera off A and onto M. I have pre-loaded initial settings for outdoor photography into M1, indoor settings into M2 and studio work into M3 and assigned the C-button on my A for flash compensation.
The KMD7 has a separate dial for flash compensation. Your book is part of my permanent photography library and I will be among the first to get your next book. The only negative is the title. Of course after taking a chance and reading it I found it dealt with the basics which is exactly what I wanted.
Just ordered the book directly from you, figured you might get to keep a little more of the profit this way. Just a small way of sending a BIG thank you for all you share with us in this wonderful site. Just ordered the book. Discovered your site a few days ago and purchased the book from B-N today!!!
Having read On-Camera Flash several times and with a photography book collection of over 75 titles, I can honestly say this is one of the most instructive, comprehensive and well thought out books on flash photography available. Here I thought bouncing off the ceiling was the only way.
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I just have one question. Just Kidding. Great stuff, Neil! Picked up your book in Kindle, lots of useful info, and loving the tutorial blogs… keep them coming please! Just ordered your book: Was editing pics yesterday and felt like such an amateur!! Off to shoot a wedding in a few days and once again having a quick flick through your book for guidance and inspiration.
Cheers, Ken. Just ordered your books, Neil. Very helpful! Can I download your books as pdf files?? I live on Curacao,and it is a headache to order and have it delivered here. Would be great if I could pay with paypall and just downloaded them. Cheerio from Curacao. I am sure I could browse this amazing website and glean much of the info in the book….
Just ordered the book, cannot wait to get it! Cant wait to start learning more. I read both your flash books and they are a great resource; different than everything else I have read so far. Brent, here are all the articles on the black foamie thing. I mostly zoom out to my maximum on my flash, to avoid losing so much light when the light hits the edges of the BFT. I was mainly an available light photographer and always steered well clear of flash.
Your wedding work is definately something that is a step up from the norm. I continue to re read the site but have just ordered your book as a reference to my picture taking, thank you john. Just received and read your book about On Camera Flash and I like to thank you for creating this. Very well written and a lot for me to think about and most likely re-consider making pictures.
I do have one question which is about the use of ADL Nikon. ADL , as you most likely be aware off, is created by Nikon to balans high light and low lights to take away shadows when not using flash. I am a big fan of yours, have all your 3 books and your 2 craftsy course on flash, must say teachers like you are few and far…. I have a question which has been bothering me and it is like this that at some places you suggest to underexpose the camera by near about a stop and then add bounce flash and at other places you advise to overexpose by almost 1.
How do you decide which way to go, over or under. Feeling confused please help:. Hi there!
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