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

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John Sumrow

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The Reading Lamp

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INSPIRED BY PAUL Duncan’s “Umbrella In The Field” photograph, John Sumrow took it indoors and put a lampshade on his head. To capture this comic self-portrait John bounced a flash off the ceiling to create some fill light. But the money for this image is under the lampshade: a flash tied to his head with a ball bungie and diffused with a coffee filter. Clever or crazy? John said the ball bungie took a few hairs with it when he took it off, but it was worth it. I think you’ll agree.

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