Syl Arena freely admits that he is obsessed with light—seeing it, creating it, and sharing it. Second only to his iconic red hair, Syl is most widely known for his manta “To create interesting light, you have to create interesting shadows. So look at the light and think about the shadows.”
Through his passion for lighting, Syl has become the voice for Speedliters around the globe. His innovative Speedlite techniques, such as high-speed sync and gang lighting, have enabled photographers far and wide to create dramatic light with small flash on location and in the studio.
Syl is the author of the international best-selling 'Speedliter’s Handbook', which is nearly 400-pages of how-to and why-to on small flash techniques. Syl blogs about lighting and flash on Speedliting.com. He has written articles about lighting for the Canon Pro Network, EOS magazine, and other leading publications.
SYL | 'sill'
1. short for 'Sylvester'
2. rhymes with 'Bill', 'Phil' and 'Will'
3. not pronounced 'Sile' or 'Sly'
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