Guide to Flash Photography

Natural light is beautiful, but it doesn’t always cooperate. That’s why it’s important for photographers to understand how and when flash lighting can be beneficial. And if you don’t know where to begin, reading Ed Verosky’s Guide to Flash Photography is a good starting point. It covers everything from choosing a flash to how light works to setting up classic lighting patterns. We were able to arrange a 75% discount ($5 down from $20), unfortunately it is now over, stay tuned to see what’s next.

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The Guide to Flash Photography

Guide to Flash Photography is a compilation of his best flash instruction from books and tutorials over the last several years and a follow-up to his eBook, 100% Reliable Flash Photography, which was originally written in 2010. Much of the information has been reworked and updated to present a clearer picture of Verosky’s methodology.

The goal is to give you a complete foundational understanding of how light and flash work so that you can produce great flash photography quickly and easily, no matter what the circumstances. The aim of the guide is to present the material in a way that doesn’t waste your time, while it gives you every opportunity to learn and master your technique.

Some of the Many Topics Covered (89 pages)

  • Duration of Light
  • Constant & Flash Lighting
  • Behavior of Light
  • Direct & Diffuse Light
  • Color of Light
  • Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO
  • Shooting Modes
  • Manual Mode

Pages from the Flash Photography Guide

  • Types of Flash Units
  • Remote Flash Triggering
  • Light Stands
  • Light Metering
  • Lighting Ratios
  • TTL Flash
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Off-Camera Flash
  • Building a Portable Studio
  • Lighting Setups
  • Portraiture
  • Basic Lighting Patterns
table of contents

Table of Contents

Depending on your skill level and familiarity with topics like camera settings and exposure, you might have to spend a little more time with certain sections, but stick to it. It will pay off big as time goes on.

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