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

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The ABCs

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IN THIS SET OF PICTURES, I practice what I preach, almost to the letter. These frames came together calmly and in orderly fashion, which is a rarity, of course. It was like a school lesson, and I followed the syllabus to the letter. I’ll keep it quick and simple, like the pictures.

I got my angle. In this instance, it was a 200mm point of view (POV) into a blank wall in a warehouse. In a situation like this, with a great deal of control and a static subject, once your POV is established, it can be advisable to lock the camera down on a tripod. Then, there’s a continuously definitive point of reference that you go back to in between frames. ...

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