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Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash by Joe McNally

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And then, if You Need Good, Diffused Quality, in Bright, Bright Sun...

Hang on to your hats—and the light source—in the wind, but again, mounting multiple lights on one source is one way to build f-stop in response to midday conditions in the desert. This is the kind of stuff I occasionally take some heat for, actually. “Hey Joe, why use four expensive small flashes when one big light does the trick?”

Very true. A big Octa, powered by a big battery light, will get you there. No worries or debate.

“There will always be raging, passionate debate about one way being better than another. Which is okay.”

(Octa is about $1200, and a good, dependable 1200 watt-second battery pack can be anywhere from $2500 to $4k. The small flashes are five bills a ...

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