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

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Chapter 7. Control Your Speedlite

MODE—DECIDING HOW THE POWER LEVEL IS SET 81

SYNC—DECIDING WHEN TO FIRE THE FLASH 83

ZOOM—DECIDING WHERE TO FIRE, PART 1 88

PAN AND TILT—DECIDING WHERE TO FIRE, PART 2 90

Figure 7.1. The distinctive difference between these two images is due to a simple pan of the Speedlite. In the left frame, the Speedlite was pointed directly at Sophia. In the right frame, it is was panned so that most of the light flew in front of her.

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The Short Version

Creative Speedliting requires that you make many decisions. Among the choices that you will consider are how, when, and where your Speedlite fires.

The how is mode: Manual, ...

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