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Are there any good technical books out there on off camera flashes/stobes?

 
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Nov 19, 2009 21:46 |  #1

Like the title says, are there any good books out there on off camera flashes/stobes, how to use them and how to apply different techniques to gain different effects?

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Nov 19, 2009 21:48 |  #2

Strobist Blog (external link) or this forum. You can learn a lot here.

EDIT: Here is another link


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Nov 19, 2009 22:24 |  #3

I would have to second that. Strobist has all the info you would ever need. You may also check Youtube, and search "off camera flash" or " Strobist" for more good info.


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Nov 19, 2009 22:36 |  #4

like the OP I wish there was a good book as well. strobist is great but needs to be organized into a book.


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Nov 19, 2009 22:44 |  #5

I always recommend "Light: Science and Magic." Google it.




  
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Nov 20, 2009 00:01 |  #6

The Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe Mcnally is really good IMO. http://www.amazon.com …oks&qid=1258696​840&sr=8-1 (external link)


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Nov 20, 2009 00:05 |  #7

jeromego wrote in post #9047629 (external link)
Strobist Blog (external link) or this forum. You can learn a lot here.

EDIT: Here is another link

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Nov 20, 2009 00:31 |  #8

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers (external link)


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Nov 20, 2009 06:52 as a reply to  @ Titus213's post |  #9

My personal recommendation goes to Light: Science and Magic. But please take a look at Best Photography Lighting Books (external link) on photography.pro.




  
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Nov 20, 2009 08:40 |  #10

# 1 Photography Book for 2009 and a must own book. It is written for Nikon owner but it's understood by canon owners. It's taken my photography to a completely different level. The Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe McNally


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Nov 20, 2009 08:46 |  #11

My list:

1. On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography by neil van Niekerk
2. Studio lighting made simple by Scott Smith
3. Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography: Tricks of the Trade for Professional Digital Photographers

I also like "Planet Neil Tangents" more than strobist stuff.

http://www.planetneil.​com/tangents/ (external link)


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Nov 20, 2009 08:50 |  #12

Agree on Light, Science & Magic as well as Strobist.com I also look at FlashFlavor, Flickr groups for strobist and such.


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Nov 20, 2009 08:58 |  #13

swjim wrote in post #9048239 (external link)
The Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe Mcnally is really good IMO. http://www.amazon.com …oks&qid=1258696​840&sr=8-1 (external link)

Seconded.




  
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