Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 2009 - Photography - 256 pages
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Detailed coverage of Canon's four speedlite-580EX II, 430 EX II,220 EX and the new 270 EX-built exclusively for Canon DSLRs

If you use a digital SLR camera, then you understand just howcritical it is to have a capable flash. Canon Speedlite shines awhole new light on taking photos with a Canon DSLR. Thisfull-color, in-depth guide takes you beyond the standard manualthat accompanies the Speedlite and shows you the types of settingsyou can use on your camera when working with the Speedlite.

You'll explore the possibilities of wireless lighting withmultiple speedlites as well as the creative effects you canachieve. Author and professional photographer Brian McLernondemystifies setting up the speedlite, synchronizing the speedliteequipment, and determining lighting ratios.Canon DSLRs are only growing in popularity and the Speedlitesystem is a must-have accessory for exploring a new world ofdigital photo possibilitiesShows you how to create an inexpensive and portable wirelessstudio lighting system that can go where you goDemystifies setting up the speedlite, synchronizing theequipment, and figuring out lighting ratiosCovers other Canon lighting system components, such as theST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter, Macro Ring Lite, and Macro TwinLite

Real-world information on using these speedlites illustrated byfull-color examples and untangles the complexities of using theCanon Speedlite system.

  

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Contents

Quick Tour
1
CHAPTER
7
430EX II
19
CHAPTER 2
35
Auto Zoom Adjustment for APSC
42
Adjusting Flash Exposure Compensation AFAssist Beam 580EX II 430EX II LCD Panel Illumination Custom Functions Setting Custom Functions on...
50
Using Bounce Flash
76
Specifications
79
Practical pro advice
143
Macro and CloseUp Photography
153
Portrait Photography
159
StillLife and Product Photography
170
Wildlife and Pet Photography
179
Refined Posing
185
Posing Positions to Avoid
193
APPENDIX
199

CHAPTER 4
87
Setting Up a Wireless Manual Flash
97
Using Your Speedlites with
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42
113
Softboxes
116
Space Considerations
124
CHAPTER 6
131
The Rule of Thirds
206
APPENDIX C
213
43
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Glossary
219
45
227
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Brian McLernon is a commercial studio and location photographer and the author of Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Field Guide. His photography involves primarily editorial, commercial, corporate, and lifestyle clients. Brian also conducts workshops in photography and lighting and teaches a digital photography class for the Portland (OR) Community College adult education series.

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