On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photographyby Neil van Niekerk
With this guidebook, photographers learn how to create stunning, professional images while avoiding the common pitfalls of using an on-camera flash. Techniques for using simple accessories such as bounce cards and diffusers, as well as how to improve a lighting scenario by enhancing it rather than overwhelming it, show photographers how to master this challenging aspect of portraiture.
The best book I have read on the subject of shooting with your Speedlight on your hot shoe.
"On-camera flash or strobe lighting is demystified in Neil van Niekerk's latest book." sacramentobookreview.com
"Explains everything you need to know about properly using a flash to capture the best possible image each and every time." Shutterbug
"This is my #1 pick so far for Photography Book of the Year . . . Thank
you Neil van Niekerk for sharing your pearls of wisdom in a way that is easy to understand, without using 47 speedlights or $1000+ in light modifiers! www.ronmart.blogspot.com
"The best book I have read on the subject of shooting with your Speedlight on your hot shoe. Weeklyphototips.blogspot.com
"Owning this book will give you a college-level course worth of instruction on the hows, whys and wherefores of on-camera flash." digitalweddingforum.com/blog
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Meet the Author
Neil van Niekerk is a wedding and portrait photographer. He lives in Wayne, New Jersey.
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The author presents his techniques and the reasons behind why he used particular settings in a logical and easy to understand format. The book is a worthwhile read for beginning to intermediate photographers. My biggest complaint is with the layout of the Nook version of this book. All of the sample photos are tiny (size of a postage stamp), which is a big drawback on a photography book with ample photos. I have seen this on other Nook photography books as well and I really hope the publishers address it. Even adding the ability to tap an image to enlarge (especially on a Nook HD+) would be greatly appreciated.
I found this to be perhaps the best book in understanding off camera flash use in all my experience!
This book is worth purchasing. It gives you detailed info about lighting scenarios without being overwhelming. It is a quick and easy read that I would easily reccomend to anyone who is trying to familiarize themselves with flash photography.
The book itself is very good but unfortunately the digital version seems to have a poor quality versions of the photographs that you can just tell what the photograph is depicting: all the finer details are lost due to the compression. I can't say for sure if this affects only the sample of the book or the whole book but I'm not going to drop 15 dollars to find out. Barnes & Nobles, please fix this!
This book is about learning how to use your speedlite to its fullest to create great looking portraits. He covers what options there are for speedlite modifiers, what camera settings and what flash settings to use and different lighting techniques. He then gives a variety of example situations and how to achieve the lighting you want. A good book to get you comfortable with your speedlite.