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Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II

B&H # BLDVDC580EX2 Mfr # BC203
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Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II - Flash photography is an entirely different world. However, in this DVD, the presenter, Tim Mantoani takes you through the basics and then some. In a step by step style, you'll learn what your flash can do, where it comes in handy and how to take full advantage of its characteristics and features.

Using a series of real world examples, you'll become more familiar with flash photography and learn how to use it to take your images to the next level.

About the Author: Tim Mantoani has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. Shooting everything from professional athletes and celebrities to fashion and products, his work has appeared in numerous national ad campaigns and magazines.

Note! This DVD uses the same material as the original 580 EX/430 EX DVD. Demonstrations of Speedlite operations have been updated to show the 580 EX II/430 EX II models

Topics

Flash exposure compensation
The flash as key or fill light
FP or high speed sync operation
Slow sync demystified
Controlling hard or soft light
Auto and manual zoom control
Flash bracketing
Flash exposure lock
Controlling flash from the camera
Manual mode and exposure compensation
Wireless operation
A:B and C groups: why and how
Group ratios
Getting the flash off the camera
First and second curtain sync
Stroboscopic mode
And much more...
Subject Flashes
Author Hosted by Tim Mantoani
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Product #: BC203
Publisher Blue Crane Digital
Date Published 2009

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Blue Crane DigitalDVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II
 
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67%

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  • Informative (5)
  • Easy to understand (3)

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    2.0

    Speedlite 580/ DVD review

    By BlueStreet

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Boring

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II:

        DVD is not what I expected. The DVD is kinda of a low budget production and I felt like I learned more from youtube videos. This is a very boring DVD.

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        4.0

        A GUIDE TO FUTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

        By JNTOLL

        from MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO CANADA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Broad Range Of Information
        • Easy To Understand
        • Good Resource
        • Informative
        • Reliable Research

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II:

          a CLEAR DIRECTION ON HOW TO IMPROVE MY PHOTOS

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          5.0

          Must See

          By Holly

          from Greensboro, NC

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Broad Range Of Information
          • Easy To Understand
          • Good Resource
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II:

            Great video with many tips!!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            THIS DVD IS V/HELPFUL WITH SPEEDLITE USE

            By BLUEFLASH

            from ESCONDIDO, CA

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
            • Informative
            • New Ideas
            • PROVIDES VALUABLE DATA
            • Relevant

            Cons

            • REQUIRES CONTINUED REVIEW

            Best Uses

            • A MUST HAVE FOR SPEEDLITE
            • Reference

            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II:

            I HAVE THE 580EX/430EX DVD THAT ALSO COVERS 580EX II. IT MAY APPEAR AS IF IT WAS FOR THE STUDIO USER IT IS VERY HELPFUL TO THE IN FIELD LANDSCAPE/NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER AS WELL. I HAVE WATCHED THIS DVD OVER 5 TIMES AND HAVE ALWAYS LEARNER SOMETHING NEW I MISSED THE FIRST TIMES. I OWN BOTH THE 430EX AND 580EX II. IF YOU CON'T LEARN FROM THIS DVD YOU ARE NOT LISTENING AND WATCHING WHILE TRYING/USEING YOUR SPEEDLITE.

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            (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Rename: Apply SPEEDLITE to Studio Shot

            By Richard Udeupa

            from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Informative

            Cons

            • Lacks Content
            • No New Information
            • Poorly Written
            • Poor Photo Quality
            • Setting too professional
            • Too rely on accessories
            • Too Simple

            Best Uses

            • Reference

            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II:

            This DVD is not good. The major step by step example they have in this DVD are inside of the studio WITH a lot of special equipment that regular household WON'T have. They do NOT teach you how to use the flash in regular daily using bases. The concept they teach is SIMPLE! They do NOT teach you real technic on the 2nd curtin shot, or some other special shots. They only teach you how to use PROFESSIONAL SETTING on stupid simple shot. If you are wondering how to use your SPEEDLITE in your house, on your cat, dog, children, or anything that won't hold still and move constainly, this DVD teach you NOTHING! You can not apply anything this DVD teach you unless you own those equipments like extra stand, special tripod for reflacting board... If you do not have the equipment I mentioned, this DVD can not help you. You also need to have a flash light extented core... if you do not have it, forget about this DVD...

            I think this DVD is NOT GOOD!

            The real educational DVD should teach you how to use ONE SINGLE 580EXII or 430EXII and your DSLR WITHOUT any other aditional accessories to shot picture well in live situation. NOT studio shot, NOT with all type of expensive professional accessories that people usually do not own.

            I think they should have change the title to "Apply SPEEDLITE to Studio Shot", this title is more likely explain what this DVD really is.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very helpful learning aid

            By Dave

            from Naples, FL

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Follow
            • Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Educational
              • Reference

              Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II/430 EX II:

              This DVD is very helpful when learning how to use the Canon Speedlite. I have the 430 EX II and use it with my EOS 7D. There is a great difference between this flash and the built in flash in the camera, knowing how to use all the functions correctly will insure maximum effectiveness of the flash unit.

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