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Picture Perfect Lighting by Roberto Valenzuela

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CHAPTER 10

UNDERSTANDING THE KEY CAPABILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF YOUR FLASH

To many, understanding and effectively using flash is the most daunting part of being a photographer, and it often takes away the enjoyment of photography. Unlike with natural light, with flash what you see is not what you get. Furthermore, when you turn on that flash unit, you are now dealing with two exposures to take a single photo, whereas with natural light you only have to worry about one exposure.

Another strong reason why people shy away from using flash is because if flash is not used properly, it can make their photos look, well, “flashy” instead of natural. Photographers ...

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