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The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 3rd Edition by Mike Hagen

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3Flash Theory

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Understanding flash theory can be very beneficial to your photography, even though it can be tedious and difficult to learn. I will publicly state that lack of knowledge is almost always to blame for my bad shots. Therefore, I endeavor to learn as much as possible about flash photography so I can solve problems in the field. I encourage you to do the same.

I will go into some limited technical details in this chapter and also give some simple rules of thumb for those who want to skip the math lessons!

Light

As you know, photography is all about capturing light. When you don’t use flashes in your exposure, then you simply capture ...

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