Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide (Google eBook)

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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 how critical it is to have a capable flash. Canon Speedlite shines a whole new light on taking photos with a Canon DSLR. This full-color, in-depth guide takes you beyond the standard manual that accompanies the Speedlite and shows you the types of settings you can use on your camera when working with the Speedlite.

You'll explore the possibilities of wireless lighting with multiple speedlites as well as the creative effects you can achieve. Author and professional photographer Brian McLernon demystifies setting up the speedlite, synchronizing the speedlite equipment, and determining lighting ratios.

  • Canon DSLRs are only growing in popularity and the Speedlite system is a must-have accessory for exploring a new world of digital photo possibilities
  • Shows you how to create an inexpensive and portable wireless studio lighting system that can go where you go
  • Demystifies setting up the speedlite, synchronizing the equipment, and figuring out lighting ratios
  • Covers other Canon lighting system components, such as the ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter, Macro Ring Lite, and Macro Twin Lite

Real-world information on using these speedlites illustrated by full-color examples and untangles the complexities of using the Canon 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
104
42
113
Softboxes
116
Space Considerations
124
CHAPTER 6
131
The Rule of Thirds
206
APPENDIX C
213
43
217
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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