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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena

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Chapter 0. Quick Start Guide To Speedliting

WHY POP-UP AND HOT SHOE FLASH DO NOT CREATE INTERESTING LIGHT 3

DEAL WITH THE AMBIENT LIGHT FIRST 4

WHO IS IN CHARGE—YOU OR YOUR SPEEDLITE? 6

MORE ESSENTIAL TRUTHS ABOUT SPEEDLITING 8

Figure 0.1. Modern camera and flash technology is built largely on the premise that the photographer does not know what he is doing—so there is an emphasis on automatic features. The shot at left was made in Program (P) mode with the 7D’s pop-up flash. For the shot at right, I used a 430EX II off-camera.

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