Automatic flash technology has revolutionized photography.
Originally seen as just a way of illuminating dark scenes with
portable light, flash is used today for a host of creative
functions, including supplementing daylight and designing complex
scenes lit by multiple light sources.
But flash photography is also a difficult artistic and technical
challenge. It's easy to get that harsh deer-in-the-headlights
look from built-in automatic flash, but using electronic flash to
create striking or natural-looking images is not as
Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography will be the authoritative
book on the subject, guiding the reader through everything from
Canon's Speedlite flash system to off-camera portable flash and
professional studio lighting. It begins with the fundamentals of
flash metering technology, discusses key concepts, and documents
the various features and functions available with EOS gear. It will
be illustrated throughout with clear diagrams describing important
functions and lighting arrangements, and with quality photographs
demonstrating sophisticated flash techniques.
Unlike other works on the topic, it will also cover the burgeoning
field of nondedicated off-camera flash. This is an area
traditionally seen as too daunting for all but professional
photographers. But the combination of digital's immediacy and
ease of use, and popular Web sites such as Strobist.com have
brought off-camera flash to a whole new audience.
NK Guy is a Canadian writer and photographer living in Britain. He specializes in travel photography and event portraiture, is the author of the Photographer's Dictionary and is the creator of PhotoNotes.org, a popular online resource for photographic education. He no longer lives aboard a barge on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal in London, but wishes he still did because it makes for great book bio copy.