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Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight with Tim Mantoani

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Understanding the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight from Blue Crane Digital takes you one giant step further than the instruction manual. This live view DVD will give step by step instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your flash. Everything is explained. From the basic concept of TTL flash to slow sync as well as the theory of light, Tim examines and explains how to use your flash in different positions and situations to achieve various lighting effects whether for portraits or special effects.

About the Author: Tim Mantoani has been a professional photographer for more than twenty years. The breadth of his work spans from portraits of athletes and celebrities, to commercial product shots. His images often appear in national ad campaigns and on the covers of many international magazines.

Topics Include

TTL-BL vs. Traditional fill flash
Flash compensation
Master/remote settings
Commander Mode
Quick Wireless Control mode
Hard vs. Soft light
Three-point lighting
Slow Sync demystified
Front and rear curtain sync
High speed sync
Controlling the background exposure
Bounce flash techniques
Auto and manual zoom
Illumination patterns
The Inverse Square Law/light fall-off
Subject Photography Books & Tutorials
Author Tim Mantoani
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages Format: NTSC, All regions
Running Time: 118 minutes
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Not Specified by Manufacturer
Publisher Blue Crane Digital
Date Published 2011

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Blue Crane DigitalDVD: Understanding the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight with Tim Mantoani
 
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3.0

just average

By nachoman

from clermont fl

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Pros

  • Easy To Follow

Cons

  • Lacks Content

Best Uses

    Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight with Tim Mantoani:

    This video looked more like a lighting video than an instructional one about the speed light

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    5.0

    This DVD demystifies basic and advanced

    By photo journey

    from DC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Informative
    • Quality Photos
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Educational
      • Reference
      • Staying Informed

      Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight with Tim Mantoani:

      I have just gotten a SB-700 flash which has many great features which are good for basic point-and-shoot photography and also much more complicated lighting setups. I wanted a DVD to explain both the basic and advanced uses of my new flash. With about two hours of material, this DVD does a great job of going through both basic and advanced uses of the flash. Although the DVD is specifically targeted at how to use the SB-700 flash, it does a great job of explaining many techniques and principles of flash photography, in general. I found the DVD to be a great investment to help me get a better understanding of the flash, how to use it and what directions I can grow into in the future as my lighting needs change.

      The only downside of this DVD is that it may make you want to spend more money on flash and lighting equipment.

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      1.0

      Ditto Waste of Money

      By tt

      from USA

      Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight with Tim Mantoani:

      This DVD has very little to do with the SB-700. It is NOT a quick start guide for basic camera/SB-700 setup...something to get you going quickly. It bogs down in complex setup and pro studio equipment usage.

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      2.0

      poorly produced,,,, big waste of money !

      By cj

      from northeastern U.S.A

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        Cons

        • Lacks Content
        • No New Information

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Understanding the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight with Tim Mantoani:

          THey go off the deep end on this DVD, by showing you to much stuff on how some pro sets up his shots. They do not give you enough info on camera set up and flash set up.

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