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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 1: Expert Lighting Techniques by Zeke Kamm

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Jonathan Bagby

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ONE LONG EXPOSURE and a cheap flash are all Jonathan Bagby needed to create this interesting image. No, those silhouettes aren’t painted on the wall. Jonathan locked the shutter open on his camera. Then he fired the flash into the wall with his body between camera and light, creating that perfect cut out. Three poses. Three pops of the flash. The trick to this technique is the object you want to splatter your silhouette across needs to be as close to black as you can get it before you start.

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