Light and Flash

Though I primarily use available light, sometimes a reflector isn’t a practical solution. For such situations, the camera’s built-in flash or an auxiliary flash is the best tool for the job of controlling contrast. Though many people are intimidated by flash, today’s technology often makes using a flash as easy as turning it on and taking the photograph. It takes practice to refine the look to your personal creative taste, but flash is a worthwhile tool to learn.

Flash technique is beyond the scope of this book, but good sources for learning more about flash are Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book and Zeke Kamm’s Strobist Photo Trade Secrets, Volume 1: Expert Lighting Techniques and Strobist Photo Trade Secrets, Volume ...

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