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Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young

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Chapter 11. Speedlight Flash Photography

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Light is the photographer’s friend.

Knowing how to control light is the primary thing that separates excellent from not-so-excellent photographers. On beautiful balmy summer evenings, the light wraps around the land and gives us that so-called “golden hour” look that we so crave.

However, some days are rainy, some are dark and gloomy. As photographers, we want to take pictures. We don’t want to stop just because the sun won’t cooperate. We need light that we can take with us. We need it to be available quickly. We need a Speedlight!

Your D5000 has a built-in Speedlight. The little pop-up unit that’s always with ...

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