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

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Danny Ngan

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Practicing My Running-Over-Water Skills

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JUST A SINGLE bare flash at one-quarter power brought Danny Ngan’s idea to light. The idea? He wanted it to look like he was running over water. To achieve this he used a circular polarizer to bring out the clouds and knock the reflection down on the water. Then he set up a low camera angle to keep the ground from view. But the most important part of this kind of shot has to be the timing it takes to capture a self-portrait at just the right moment. Yep, it’s a self-portrait. Pretty tricky.

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