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

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Chapter 4. Light of the World

THE ROLE OF AMBIENT LIGHT 51

CONTROLLING AMBIENT IN FLASH EXPOSURES 53

OPTIONS FOR BLENDING AMBIENT AND FLASH 57

Figure 4.1. There are two types of light in a flash photograph—the light that is already there and the light produced by the Speedlite. In this photo, the sun is providing the ambient light and a pair of Speedlites are providing the flash. Can you tell which is which? The sunlight is behind Tony on the left side of the frame. The Speedlites are behind the camera and provide a quality of light that blends naturally with the sun. To read the details about how this photo was made, head to page 304.

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