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

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Chapter 18. Portraits With One Speedlite

BACK TO BASICS, QUICKLY 239

SHOOT: ONE SPEEDLITE WITH FILL REFLECTOR 240

SHOOT: REFLECTING ON THE WORLD OF UMBRELLAS 242

SHOOT: THINK OF THE SHUTTER AS A LIGHT MODIFIER 244

SHOOT: SPEEDLITING A SILHOUETTE 246

SHOOT: SUN AS RIM LIGHT, GELLED SPEEDLITE AS FILL 248

SHOOT: TRYING ALL THE EZYBOXES ON FOR SIZE 250

SHOOT: THROUGH AN UMBRELLA SOFTLY 252

SHOOT: CANDLELIGHT THROUGH A DISK DIFFUSER 254

SHOOT: GRIDDING A SPEEDLITE FOR DRAMA 256

Figure 18.1. Both of these images were lit with a single Speedlite. The difference is the amount of ambient light. There’s a good bit in the left frame. At right, the shutter has eliminated virtually all of the ambient light.

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