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

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Chapter 19. Portraits With two or Three Speedlites

OPENING HORIZONS WITH MULTIPLE SPEEDLITES 259

SHOOT: CLASSIC THREE-LIGHT SETUP 260

SHOOT: CLAMSHELL LIGHTING, TOP TO BOTTOM 262

SHOOT: RING THAT LIGHT WITH SMALL HATCHETS 264

SHOOT: COLOR CREATES MOOD 266

SHOOT: TRIO OF SPEEDLITES INTO A BIG SILVER UMBRELLA 268

SHOOT: DANCE WITH THE SOFTBOX 270

SHOOT: SHADE THAT SPEEDLITE 272

SHOOT: MIXING SPEEDLITES WITH WATER 274

SHOOT: MULTI-LITE, SECOND-CURTAIN SYNC 276

SHOOT: TWO HEADS CAN BE BETTER THAN ONE 278

Figure 19.1. Combine a couple of off-camera flashes with a rambunctious teen and 36 glow sticks on a dark country road...you’re bound to come up with an interesting photo or two.

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