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Old 10-08-2004, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In the not too distant future I hope to buy a 3 light flash set up(Alien Bees) probably and move away from shooting with HD Worklights ala Jeff Black.

Does anyone out there know of a well written, comprehensive "How To" book out there on using studio flash. I'm not talking to how to set up the lights. I've got plenty of "lighting cookbook" books but more an instructional guide to all the ins and outs of properly using flash photography.

Appreciate any thing any of y'all can point me to!

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Old 10-08-2004, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't recommend one, but I can "un-recommend" one. Several years ago, I bought, sight unseen, "Creative Flash Photography." Blurb sounded outstanding, but it turns out to be specific to a particular manufacturer's line of on-camera light modifiers. I just searched Amazon for "flash photography" and didn't get anything for the book I own, so maybe it's no longer available.

Good luck.
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Old 10-08-2004, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tim ... I understand your your delima! I have one strobe with soft box and use a peanut with a bounch flash attached and struggle with it. I have had better success with "hot(work)lights" but still get frustrated. The posts I have seen of your work in my opinion (rookie) is incredible. When your current photo post popped up on the screen all I could think was "WOW, Incredible".

I would love a few tips on your current lighting method, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] PLEASE.
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Lighting tips? I try to use natural lighting settings as much as possible. I like extreme light with a lot of shadows, as long as the shadows don't cover or obscure a key element of the photo.

Almost all of my work is post processed with photoshop, with a number of techniques I've developed over time. How much work I do with an image in PS depends a lot on how well I nail or don't nail the photo right out of the camera. I usually have to do a lot more PS work with images that are taken with artificial lighting as opposed to natural light - one of the reasons why I want to get some flash units and master them.

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