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Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography by Susan McCartney

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Mastering Flash Photography  - Vitally important to all photographers, lighting is thoroughly explored in this first fully color-illustrated guide to flash techniques, from point-and-shoot to studio work. From beginners to working pros, all photographers who need to learn or improve their electronic flash techniques will benefit from this solid instructional guide.

 It opens with in-camera flash basics, then moves to intermediate topics such as automatic and manual exposure flash readings, detachable units, flash guide numbers, bounce flash, and fill flash, then covers advanced methods for using off-camera flash, flash brackets, power packs, remote triggering, and other techniques.

About the Author: Susan McCartney, whose photography has been published in top magazines, including Life and Glamour, is also the author of Travel Photography and Nature and Wildlife Photography. She is based in New York.

Subject Lighting
Author Susan McCartney
Edition Not specified
Hard/Soft Cover Soft cover
Pages 144
Dimensions 8.25 x 11" (216 x 279mm)
Illustrations 10 black and white illustrations, 180 color illustrations
ISBN Number 0817445455
Publisher Amphoto Books
Date Published January 1999

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AmphotoBook: Mastering Flash Photography
 
2.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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      1.0

      Out of date!

      By Lu

      from Melbourne VIC Australia

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        Cons

        • Disappointing
        • Nothing New
        • Not What I Expected

        Best Uses

        • Older Readers

        Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

        Thoroughly disappointed with this book, it was recommended when i was purchasing the Speedlite flash for a canon DSLR... this book still refers to film and was published in the late 90s. I gather there are systems in place where products are paired with complimenting items but if this is the case for one of the most popular flash lights on the market, i'd look at putting a more recent flash book in there.

        If you discount the fact that it is out of date, i also found the images inside were quite bad and amateur at the best of times.

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        4.0

        a good book

        By HF

        from Quito, Ecuador

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        • Easy To Understand

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          • Reference

          Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

          a grate book easy to read and understand

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy it again if needed

          By terry

          from Beaverton Oregon

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Relevant

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            Best Uses

            • Older Readers
            • Reference
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

            I am a beginner of flash photograpy so I am still learning from the book and the book helps me.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Pass

            By akaflash

            from Canaan Heights, WV

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            • New Ideas

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            • Difficult To Follow
            • Disappointing
            • Not the Authors Best
            • Not What I Expected

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              Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

              To my knowledge, few people truly master Flash photography. I thought I could make a gift of this book, avoid me hours of "teaching", unfortunately, I am not happy with this purchase at all. After glancing at a few chapters, and looking closer, I find the information presented to be as follows:
              Poor Examples
              Bad Samples
              Little or no visualization
              Outdated equivalents
              Overall, I will need to "keep shopping" for better written litterature on Flash Photography

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              2.0

              Not up to date

              By novice

              from pittsburgh

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                  Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

                  I should have read the reviews about this book. It only talks about 35mm film cameras. It was published in 1999... I returned it.

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                  4.0

                  Great learning tool

                  By roadrunner

                  from NJ

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                  • Easy To Follow

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                    • Educational

                    Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

                    It is a great over all learning tool to improve flash photography.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Good introduction

                    By Dhruba

                    from Omaha, NE

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Follow

                    Cons

                    • Lacks Content
                    • Poor Photo Quality

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                    • Educational

                    Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

                    I expected to learn flash techniques. I was disappointed, and felt mislead by the word "mastering" in the title. I think this book aims to give the reader a decent introduction to what is possible by flash photography.

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                    2.0

                    Okay for 35mm Film Photographers

                    By Paws In Action

                    from Colorado Springs, CO

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                      • No New Information

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                        Comments about Amphoto Book: Mastering Flash Photography:

                        Has good background information about the subject, however copyrighted 1997, thus not up to speed with advances in digital photography.

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