The Off Camera Flash Handbook

This book is about learning to use off-camera flash easily and quickly so that you can create beautiful, natural-looking light in any situation, at any time you need it…regardless of the weather or time of day.</p> <p>The book is divided ...

The Off Camera Flash Handbook

The Off Camera Flash Handbook

If your past attempts at learning flash have all ended in failure (not to mention tears and/or blind rage), then The Off-Camera Flash Handbook is about to change everything for you. For years, photographer Vanessa Joy has been using off-camera flash to create gorgeous portraits that look like they were shot in the most beautiful natural light at the perfect time of day. Well, guess what? That consistent look was not created thanks to the most amazing luck with the weather. No. It was created by a pro photographer who mastered her use of off-camera flash. And with her down-to-earth and practical explanations, that’s exactly what Vanessa teaches you in this book.

Vanessa breaks down off-camera flash into an easy-to-understand approach, and instead of focusing on the gear and the settings (which are also included, of course), she focuses on the kinds of shots you want to make. This book is about learning to use off-camera flash easily and quickly so that you can create beautiful, natural-looking light in any situation, at any time you need it…regardless of the weather or time of day.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One covers the fundamentals of off-camera flash, and it does so without blasting you with a firehose of information. Instead, Vanessa gives you the basics you need so that you can start shooting right away without becoming overwhelmed with technical jargon.

Once you’re set up and ready to go, Vanessa jumps right into Part Two with specific photo scenarios and real-world situations where you’ll learn key techniques for using your flash to create consistent, beautiful photographs. For each scenario, Vanessa provides the goal for the shoot, a gear list, the step-by-step shooting instructions, and images that show both the progress of the shoot and the behind-the-scenes shots or lighting diagrams of the setup. She also discusses problems you may encounter, variations on the shot, and additional practical scenarios for each situation.

Just a few examples include:

    • Recreating the golden hour at any time
    • Shooting groups
    • Making indoors look like outdoors
    • Enhancing natural light
    • Using flash at events
    • Working in harsh sunlight
    • Creating silhouettes
    • Shooting at sunset
    • Fixing an ugly-light room
    • And much more

Finally, Part Three tackles the questions you’ll likely have once you’ve got the basics under your belt and you’re already creating great photos with your off-camera flash—things like high-speed sync, sync speed, a practical understanding of the inverse square law, etc. There is also a helpful FAQ section at the end of the book.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1: GETTING STARTED WITH OFF-CAMERA FLASH (OCF)

    You Already Know This
    Getting Your Flash Off Camera
    Getting the Exposure
    Light Positions and Modifiers
    How to Add More Lights

PART 2: Off-Camera Flash Techniques

    Creating Golden Haze
    Creating Golden Hour
    Creating Twilight
    Photographing at Sunset
    Making a Magenta Sunset
    Group Shots with One Light
    Individual Portraits
    Portraits of Couples
    Enhancing Natural Light
    Making Indoors Look Like Outdoors
    Super Soft Portrait Light
    Warming up the Sky
    Keeping a Blue Sky
    Light like It's Coming Through a Window
    Creating a Silhouette
    Turn Day into Night
    Tiny Little Details
    Table Details
    Event Speeches
    In Harsh Sunlight
    Shooting with Reflectors
    Event Bounce Flash
    Using Gels for Fun Color Effects
    Using Gels to Color Correct
    Lighting a Dark Room
    Making a Rainy Day Sunny
    Lighting to Look Like Window Light
    Making Front Bokeh
    Filling in Shadows
    Wow, This Indoor Light Sucks
    Rim Lighting

PART 3: Features, Troubleshooting, and FAQS

    WTF Are You Talking About?
    But Light Doesn’t Do That
    FAQs about OCF

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