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The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes by Scott Kelby

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Chapter Four. Hot-Shoe Flash Like a Pro

Quick Lighting Recipes for Using Flash Like a Pro

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SHUTTER SPEED: 1/50 SEC     F-STOP: F/16     ISO: 100     FOCAL LENGTH: 70MM | PHOTOGRAPHER: SCOTT KELBY

If there’s an industry phrase that throws a lot of photographers off, it’s “hot-shoe flash.” The reason is that you’d have to know, in the first place, that the small metal socket on the top of your camera body is called a “hot shoe.” Since so many folks don’t know that, before we dive into this chapter, I thought I’d endeavor to make the concept much clearer by breaking it down to its roots. That way, we can analyze the individual words (stop snickering ...

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