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

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Adam Benjamin John Smirnios

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Pondering Control

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IT’S THE THOUGHT that counts. Adam Benjamin and John Smirnios wanted to put their newly acquired Strobist skills to use. Keeping the subject a fair distance from the background gave them the black backdrop they were after. Then they built the light up on Adam with a flash from the front through a D.I.Y. cardboard grid and a snooted flash from the back for separation. They left the shutter open long enough for John to “paint” in the curious circle overhead with an LED flashlight, and a great image ...

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