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Mastering Nikon Speedlights is the most comprehensive guide available for anyone using or wanting to learn more about the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). Starting with an exploration of how to work with light, the book teaches you everything you need to know about understanding the direction and intensity of light, using light meters and metering modes, controlling exposure, and much more. You’ll learn the specifics of how to use the full range of Nikon Speedlights and accessories, including past and current models of cameras and CLS compatible flashes—and in the process you’ll find out how to get the best shots with your gear, whether you have a whole box of equipment or just the basics.
The book includes practical, real-world photo shoots—portraits, action shots, and product photography—starting with one light and gradually working up to multiple lights so you can observe the progression of the light from one flash to many. No matter what your subject or shooting scenario, Mastering Nikon Speedlights is an essential resource that teaches you how to produce the light you need to achieve great results.
PART 1 — LET THERE BE LIGHT
Chapter 1 — Why Light is So Important: The Qualities of Light
Chapter 2 — Dealing With The Light: How To Measure The Light Present
Chapter 3 — Controlling Exposure
PART 2 — GEAR
Chapter 4 — The Camera
Chapter 5 — Lighting In Your Pocket: Speedlights and Controllers
Chapter 6 — Those Cool Extras: Nikon Accessories
Chapter 7 — Adjusting The Light: Light Modifiers
Chapter 8 — Hold On To Your Flash: Clamps, Stands and Brackets
PART 3 — USING THE CREATIVE LIGHTING SYSTEM
Chapter 9 - The CLS System
Chapter 10 — Control Your Flash On and Off Camera
Chapter 11 - Multiple off Camera Flash
PART 4 - LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
Chapter 12 - Portraits
Chapter 13 — Action
Chapter 14 — Products
PART 5 — EXAMPLES
Chapter 15 — Portrait Shoots with On Camera Flash
Chapter 16 — Portrait Shoots with One Off-Camera Flash
Chapter 17 — Portrait Shoots with Multiple Off-Camera Flashes
Chapter 18 — Action Shoots
Chapter 19 — Product Shots