Category Archives: Exposure and Lighting

Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash by Bryan Peterson

I’d bet that the engineers at Canon and Nikon would be shaking their heads in wonder if they read this book. Even though thru-the-lens (TTL) flash has been around longer than digital cameras, Bryan Peterson is still advocating the exclusive … Continue reading

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Bill Hurter’s Small Flash Photography: Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers by Bill Hurter

As I read through this book, I kept remembering that a giraffe is a horse designed by a committee. The book purportedly is aimed at users of small flashes, with emphasis on Nikon products, like the amazing D600, D700, D800 … Continue reading

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The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros’ Hottest Post-Processing Techniques by Rafael “RC” Concepcion

To understand what is wrong with “The HDR Book” it might help to understand how high dynamic range (HDR) photography works. The human eye discriminates a range of tones about twice that of a digital camera. That means that the … Continue reading

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Capture: Digital Photography Essentials by Glenn Rand, Christopher Broughton and Amanda-Quintenz-Fiedler

Engineers and scientists, among others, often use the concept of the black box in systems design. The black box shows inputs and outputs without an examination of how the transformation occurs. “Capture” is a book about digital photography’s black boxes. … Continue reading

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Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light by Ibarionex Perello

As one moves along the continuum from the simplest of point and shoot cameras to the most sophisticated cameras, the major changes are usually with regard to the controls over the features available to effect the image, including ways to … Continue reading

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