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

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Chapter 13. Go Ahead, Mod Your Speedlite

WHY MOD? 165

BUILT-IN MODIFIERS 166

OPTIONS FOR MOUNTING MODS 167

DOME DIFFUSERS 168

BOUNCE REFLECTORS 170

SOFTBOXES THAT ATTACH TO SPEEDLITES 172

RING LIGHT ADAPTERS 174

SNOOTS 176

GRIDS 178

GOBOS AND FLAGS 180

RANDOM ESSENTIALS 182

DECIDING WHICH MODS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU 183

Figure 13.1. Increasing or decreasing the apparent size of a Speedlite is one of the keys to creating great light. Here a pair of Honl Speed Gobos limit the spread of a Speedlite so that I can throw a diagonal slash of light across Kaili.

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The Short Version

It’s easy to think that with all the buttons and dials on a Speedlite (not ...

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