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About Bryan Peterson

• Flash is a necessary and immensely creative tool that dramatically increases theopportunities of any amateur photographer. However, many photographers find the concept complicated and intimidating, unsure where to begin, and instead continue limiting themselves to shooting only available light.

• Enter UNDERSTANDING FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, an easy-tounderstand guide to flash and other artificial light sources. Author Bryan Peterson starts by breaking down how flash works, then dispels the widely-held myth that automatic "TTL" flash exposure is easier, showing readers how to quickly master manual flash exposure to control the quality, shape, and direction of light and create the images they want, every time.

• Bryan then goes beyond traditional flash, celebrating the creative possibilities of artificial light sources such as spotlights, floodlights, flashlights, candlelight, sparklers, even matches. He also includes a thorough exploration ofcombining artificial lighting with available light, providing easy exposure formulas to ensure that readers are soon mixing their own exposure cocktails with sure-fire success.

• For the hundreds of thousands who found Understanding Exposure an exciting tool in learning to move past "auto" exposure in available light, UNDERSTANDING FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY will be the essential companion to understanding the sometimes challenging exposure puzzle.

About the Author:
• Bryan Peterson is a phenomenon in how-to photography, with more than half a million books sold, including Amphoto's #1 bestselling title of all time, Understanding Exposure. He also ranks as one of the bestselling authors in the entire category, from any publisher.

• A professional photographer and internationally known instructor, he is the author of Understanding Exposure, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, Beyond Portraiture, Understanding Shutter Speed, Understanding Close-Up Photography, and Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide.

• He is also the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography (

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A Valuable Read


from San Francisco, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A valuable addition to your library if you are either beginning in photography or have not shot any flash in years. Great as both a learning tool and as a refresher after being away from flash use for a while.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
STUART R  Best guide to understanding light and flash as a means to paint the subject and give your pictures that "pop" look like professionals.
Shopper  does this book have chapter questions?
W. GEORGE F  It does not have chapter questions.
Larry R  Does this book mention or reference Canon Speedlte specifically?
STEPHAN P  It does contain a few references to Canon Speedlites, but Bryan Peterson is a Nikon Guy, so most refers to Nikon Gear. If you like a book specifically tailored to Canon Speedlites and Canon Gear only, there is the Speedliters Handbook by Syl Arena, a very comrehensive book that convers everything you need to know . I still recommend Bryans Book as he really knows how to explain everything in a very simple,easy to understand fashion, that is easily transferable to all kind's of Speedlites, no matter the make. I hope this help's! Greetings, Stephan
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