The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place

The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place

by Scott Kelby

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Overview

Standing in front of a room packed with 360 photographers at his seminar, Scott Kelby asked for a show of hands: “How many of you own some kind of an off-camera flash? A Nikon, Canon, Yongnuo, etc.?” About 340 hands went up. “Okay, I have one more question, but before you raise your hand, I want you to really think about your answer. Let’s see a show of hands—how many of you love using your off-camera flash?” Out of those 360 people, just four people raised their hands. He was stunned.

Sadly, the results were similar in city after city, even in different countries. It’s like we all bought a flash during the “hot shoe flash revolution” of 2008–2011, but we’re not getting the results we got them for in the first place. Not even close. We don’t “love” our flashes, and worse yet, in many cases, we’ve even stopped using them altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You just need somebody to help you unlock the real secrets to getting beautiful, consistent, and easily repeatable results.

That’s why The Flash Book book was created—to help you finally fall in love with your flash—and the best news is, it’s way easier than you’d think. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how simple it really can be because you’re not going to learn a bunch of geeky flash stuff, and you’re not going to have to do math, and you’re not going to need a light meter (it’s not that kind of book). Instead, you’re going to learn an amazingly simple system—one that Scott has been using for years—and the best thing about this system is that it’s so darn easy (it’s probably very different from what you might have seen “on the Internet,” but this system works, and once you try it, you’ll become a believer).

Here’s how the book works: Each idea or technique is just one page, and it starts from scratch, taking you through the flash settings (just the few simple ones you actually need to know); the camera settings (Scott gives you his own settings, and you might not even need to change them during your shoot); and which affordable accessories you really need to start using flash like a pro.

This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and complicated concepts. This is a book on which settings to use, and exactly how and when to use them. The whole book is written in Scott’s plain-English, down-to-earth style, which makes the experience more like the two of you are out together on a shoot. It’s time to fall truly head-over-heels in love with your flash, so you can start creating the type of images with your flash that you’ve always dreamed of, and this is the book that can take you there.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Flash Controls and Settings

Chapter 2: Next Level Flash Stuff

Chapter 3: Camera Settings for Working with Flash

Chapter 4: Using Flash for Portraits

Chapter 5: Using Flash on Location

Chapter 6: How to Light Backgrounds

Chapter 7: Using Flash at Weddings

Chapter 8: How to Mount Your Flash

Chapter 9: Flash Tricks

Chapter 10: Flash Workflow

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681982748
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 12/18/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 262,126
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Scott Kelby is the world’s #1 best-selling author of photography technique books, as well as Editor and Publisher of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User magazine. He is co-host of the influential weekly photography talk show The Grid and he teaches digital photography workshops and seminars around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of over 60 books, including How Do I Do That in Lightroom?, How Do I Do That in Photoshop?, The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The Digital Photography Book series, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, and Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. For more on Scott, visit his fantastic blog at scottkelby.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Flash Controls and Settings

Chapter 2: Next Level Flash Stuff

Chapter 3: Camera Settings for Working with Flash

Chapter 4: Using Flash for Portraits

Chapter 5: Using Flash on Location

Chapter 6: How to Light Backgrounds

Chapter 7: Using Flash at Weddings

Chapter 8: How to Mount Your Flash

Chapter 9: Flash Tricks

Chapter 10: Flash Workflow

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