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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Robert Correll

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Chapter 2: Using an External Flash and Accessories

In This Chapter

arrow.png Naming names

arrow.png Examining an external flash

arrow.png Controlling an external flash

arrow.png Making connections

arrow.png Exploring external flash techniques

As good as built-in pop-up flashes are (they’re certainly better than nothing), they have some limitations. They’re attached to your camera. You can’t tilt or swivel them. An external flash is a flash you can mount on your camera’s hot shoe (the bracket on the top of your dSLR/dSLT).

An external flash opens up a world of creative lighting possibilities: umbrellas, soft boxes, snoots. You get the idea. The trick is knowing what those possibilities are and how to take advantage of them. This chapter describes how to attach and get the most from an external flash.

Shedding Light on Flash Parts

tip.eps A lot of good lighting kits combine stands, strobes, umbrellas, and soft boxes into one, often portable, ...

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