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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena

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Chapter 1. Learn to See Light

THE POETRY OF LIGHT 13

CHARACTER OF LIGHT 14

HOW YOU SEE VS. HOW YOUR CAMERA SEES 16

Figure 1.1. Light and shadow dance around a Pepino Dulce. The egg-sized, rare melon originated in Peru. I photograph many objects so that I have an excuse to play with light.

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The Short Version

Speedliting is about far more than knowing how to push buttons and turn dials. Speedliting is about vision and light. It’s about knowing how to see the light around you and then, if needed, using your gear to create the light for the image you want.

The most important skill you can develop as a Speedliter is the ability to light with intent. ...

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