The Right Gear

The type of photos shown in this ebook can be taken with just about any digital SLR and lens, but you will need to use an off-camera flash and a way to trigger it. You will also need a way to set up and position the flash and a way to soften the light. Here, I strive to recommend the best budget-conscious options for all the products you need.

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Lenses

The right lens (or focal length) can make all the difference. Different focal lengths render the same scene differently. Most people just think that wide-angle lenses capture a wider scene, while telephoto lenses capture a smaller part of the scene. This is all true, but there is more ...

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