Creative Flash Photography: Great Lighting with Small Flashes: 40 Flash Workshops by Tilo Gockel
Make a big impression with small flashes! In this book, Tilo Gockel shows you how to make magic by mastering the use of light. You will learn how to use speed lights to create amazing photographs in any lighting situation. Tilo uses 40 lighting workshops to teach his methods for producing impressive flash shots in portrait, fashion, macro, food, still life, and high-speed photography.
The richly illustrated, easy-to-understand workshops are filled with recommendations and instructions for flash setups, detailed lighting diagrams, and tips and tricks for how to achieve the look of high-end studio shots using simple, accessible equipment, even in your own home. Also included is information on the settings that will help you master complex multi-flash situations, as well as tips on how to create cost-effective, self-built accessories.
About the Author
Tilo Gockel is a photographer and expert in the field of flash lighting. He has published countless articles on photography and image processing in popular magazines (DOCMA, Digital Photo) and has written numerous books. His blog, fotopraxis.net, offers numerous tips and tricks learned from his extensive experience with photography.
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The subtitle of this book is the best description of what you’d find inside: Great Lighting with Small Flashes: 40 Flash Workshops.
Over the course of 290 pages, this book breaks down numerous techniques into digestible chunks – 40 chapters discussion subjects which range from portraits to product photography and macro photography.
What is particularly impressed me about Tilo’s work and this book – the variety in subjects. What is particularly impressed me about Tilo’s work and this book – the variety in subjects.
Over the course of 290 pages, this book breaks down numerous techniques into digestible chunks – 40 chapters discussion subjects which range from how to light and shoot portraits to product photography and macro photography. The author concentrates on speed lights and affordable accessories. So the techniques are well within the reach of every photographer. – Neil van Niekerk
“This book has helped me improve my way of looking at lighting with my flash units and in turn, my images have improved. One person found this helpful” – Judy Hornbeck
This is what I expected. I read a lot of reviews from different books. I was looking for a book with new ideas (to me), simple setups made at home, try different things, new things, the inverted lens to do macro, use flashes, and gels, take simple product images (at home, no studio), etc. and this book really has all this and more.
Really happy with the book. I will buy more from Tilo, that’s for sure. This is not a book for beginners, if you are learning about aperture, speed, ISO, flash, off-flash, etc., don’t buy this book of course, first buy a book for beginners; but, this is your second book. – Raquel D.
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