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David Busch’s Canon® EOS 5D Mark II: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 11. Using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II for Wireless Flash

As I mentioned in the last chapter, one of the chief objections to the use of electronic flash is the stark, flat look of direct/on-camera flash, as you can see in Figure 11.1. But as flash wizard Joe McNally, author of The Hot Shoe Diaries, has proven, small flash units can produce amazingly creative images when used properly.

On-camera flash is often harsh and unflattering.

Figure 11.1. On-camera flash is often harsh and unflattering.

The key to effective flash photography is to get the flash off the camera, so its illumination can be used to paint your subject in interesting and subtle ways from a variety of angles. But, sometimes, ...

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