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Getting the Most Out of Canon Speedlites

by Philippe Dame on February 29th, 2012

My favourite camera store B&H also has live events space in NYC (see all videos). They have talented photographers share their knowledge and they share that online for free. Syl Arena, a well known author of books on Canon Speedlite photography, gave a 90-minute crash course on flash photography last week. It’s definitely worth a watch.

Here’s the description from B&H…

In this Canon-specific workshop led by Syl Arena, you will learn how and when to use your Canon Speedlite — both on and off your camera. The emphasis will be on creating great light with one flash. Learn how to set the power in both ETTL and Manual modes. We’ll also explore all the other Speedlite settings: sync, pan, tilt, and zoom. We will look at the difference between hard and soft light and then explore a wide range of modifiers you can use to create beautiful light for portraits.

Here’s the video, be sure to choose 720p or 1080p quality to see all the sample images clearly…

Speedliter’s Handbook by Syl Arena

Syl is best known for his Canon-specific book Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

Learn more by checking out the book review by DPreview.com

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