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Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites (2nd Edition) (英语) 平装 – 2015年8月14日

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  • 出版社: Peachpit Press; 2 (2015年8月14日)
  • 平装: 456页
  • 语种: 英语
  • ISBN: 0134007913
  • 条形码: 9780134007915
  • 商品尺寸: 18.8 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • ASIN: 0134007913
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作者简介

Back in the dark ages of view cameras and enlargers, Syl Arena studied commercial photography at Brooks Institute and fine art photography at the University of Arizona. An early indication of Syl's willingness to explore the boundaries of photography was his construction of a pinhole camera into which he loaded 20 x 24 litho film. Over the years, Syl has shot commercially for newspapers, magazines and catalogs. He has been recognized for his expertise on color-critical workflow and his ability to turn noon to night by firing off a dozen Speedlites simultaneously. Today, Syl covers the world of photography on his blog PixSylated.com, is a full-time art teacher, and leads workshops around the world including at the popular Maine Media Workshops. He is the author of the best-selling first edition of Speedliter’s Handbook, as well as Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots. He lives in San Luis Obispo, CA, and can be found at pixsylated.com and sylarena.com.

目录

0. Quick Start Guide to Speedliting

 

Part 1: Before Speedlites, There Was Light
1. Learn to See Light
2. Exposure Exposed
3. Mechanics of Light
4. Manage the Ambient Light
5. Position Is Relative

 

Part 2: Speedlites Fundamentally
6. Meet the Speedlites
7. Control Your Speedlite
8. Flashing Manually
9. E Is for Evaluative
10. Specialty Flash Modes

 

Part 3: Off-Camera Speedliting
11. Triggers for Off-Camera Flash
12. Optical Wireless, the Canon Way
13. Radio Speedliting: Canon’s New Frontier

 

Part 4: Gear for Speedliting
14. Go Ahead, Mod Your Speedlite
15. Those Big Modifiers Always Get in the Way
16. Get a Grip
17. Keeping the Energy Up

 

Part 5: Speediting in Action
18. Getting the Most from On-Camera Flash
19. Portraits with One Speedlite
20. Portraits with Multiple Speedlites
21. Gelling for Effect
22. Slicing Time with High-Speed Sync
23. Gang Lighting

 

Part 6: Appendixes
1. Menus–600EX-RT / ST-E3-RT Radio Wireless
2. Menus–600EX-RT Optical Wireless
3. Menus–600EX-RT Non-Wireless
4. Custom and Personal Functions

 

Online Supplement: 430EX III-RT Speedlite

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平均5.0 星 Finally! a practical lighting book for Cannon Flash 2010年12月30日
评论者 Stephen Kalman - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
版本: 平装 已确认购买
I've decided to write this review in terms of what I'm getting out of this book. To put it in context, I'm a Canon shooter (just stepped up to a 60D) and have, of course, Canon flashes. I've wanted to do more with flash, but the details (with explanations of why, not just how) of using the 580EXII (for example) are very hard to find. As a result, 90% of my images are landscapes and I've shied away from using flash. No more.

Until now, the only things I could find were a few online tutorials and a very good book by NK Guy. Although that book is excellent, this one is better (buy this one first, but if you can afford it, get both.)

Top Ten benefits (for me) of this book.

1. Great explanations of using light. By that I mean to create shadows and give definition. On the opening pages there's a picture of a white square against a black background. Next to it we can see that the square was simply a sheet of copy paper. We can see that because the author crumpled and then straightened it, giving it texture that the light could use to create those shadows and make it obvious. In two pictures and two paragraphs, the author said more about using light than hundreds of others tried to do elsewhere.

2. Great explanations on how to manipulate the buttons on the Canon flashes to make them do what you want. [Note: some of that is quite tricky, such as the need to hold a button down for 2 seconds in order to get into a specific configuration mode].

3. Great tips, such as telling you that if the flash modifiers are not 100% secured into the flash head, the controls won't work.

4. Excellent step by step instructions through the menus on both the flash units and the camera bodies.

5. Clear and understandable explanations about master and slaves, groups, channels, etc.

6. Clear and understandable explanations about ratios between flashes and how to set and control them from both the flash and the camera

7. Some very useful tips for using Canon-compatible flashes and even non-compatible ones

8. Good descriptions of studio lighting, and of combining (ganging) flashes

9. A very nice section on flash modifiers (scrims, gobos, snoots, etc). That reminds me, there are sidebars that explain all the jargon. Very useful, indeed.

10. Several chapters at the end that put it all together, including one that explains the cover shot.

This is a long awaited, MUST BUY book for Canon flash users.

By the way, the author maintains a blog that's well worth following, too. It's at speedlighting.com. Also, check out another great book of his, LIDLIPS. LIDLIPS Lessons I Didn't Learn In Photo School: 100 Modern Insights On Photography
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平均5.0 星 Speedliter's Handbook is great! 2010年12月31日
评论者 Dan - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
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I'm digging into Syl Arena's book on Canon Speedlite's and it is great. If you are a Canonista you want this book!

It's specific to Canon flashes and cameras, but also covers lighting in general. It starts by covering how light interacts with the thing you are taking a picture of, and how it effects the image you end up with. A big takeaway is that the shadow parts of your picture are just as important as the light parts.

The book really explains how lighting equipment works, including the specifics of Canon Speedlites along with studio equipment along with specific recommendations. It answers questions like "What's flag?" or "When should I use a CTO?" For me this is great stuff, it's really taking the mystery out of lighting techniques for me.

Then the book has a ton of example images, each with a description of how the lighting was setup for the image and why the lighting was setup that way. It also shows what happens to the image when you setup the lighting the wrong way. It covers everything from "How do a make a portrait with one Speedlite." to "What do a do when the sun is in front of me." My plan is to use these as a lesson plan to practice using my Speedlites, and I sure can use the practice.

Super book that covers everything from the aesthetics of lighting to how to use a guide number. Highly recommended.
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平均5.0 星 Great book, with massive amounts of detail 2016年2月3日
评论者 Kris - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
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It should be noted that this is a serious book. I didn't read deep into the description being in a hurry at that moment but I was thinking 'handbook' was synonymous with small, quick reference, and 'here are the basics'. This is a 400+ page book. That surprised me, BUT the book is EASY to get the info you are looking for and quick to apply. I bought this with my first external flash (Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT). I have been extremely happy with the book and what I can do with the flash using this as a guide.

The book in general gets into far more detail than i will probably ever need but you can easily pick and choose the chapters on topics that interest you and it works well that way.

I highly recommend this book.