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11 Off-Camera Flash

Goulas Ceramic Studio. Firostefani, Santorini, Greece. Courtesy ceramic artist Andreas Alefragís. On-camera 580EX as E-TTL master, set to 1/64 power in manual mode for slight foreground fill. 580EX II with full CTO gel on shelf below the seahorse, illuminating the back wall as E-TTL slave. EOS 5D Mark II, 1/15 sec at f/8, ISO 100, 55mm.

Probably the only time we see the world illuminated by a beam of light emanating from our foreheads is when we’re wearing head-mounted lamps, such as the ones on caving helmets. Headlamp lighting isn’t, it has to be said, a particularly natural way to see the world. Camera-mounted flash units, ...

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