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The Speedlight Studio: Professional Portraits with Portable Flash Paperback – January 13, 2015
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Also, the photography used to illustrate the information being presented didn't demonstrate mastery of either lighting or photography as a whole, relying on very heavy digital enhancement using photoshop, compositing, and third party purchased digital backgrounds to make up for shortcomings in technique. I like the author's writing style, I must admit, but his photography didn't impress me as much as that of Joe McNally, Zack Arias, Kevin Kubota, Greg Heisler, and other photographers who also rely heavily on lighting technique.
One more comment regarding the Kindle version of the book: the readability, navigability, and usability of this ebook leaves a lot to be desired. There were countless instances where captions for images aren't kept with the images themselves. Time after time the text at the top of the page belonged with a photo from the previous page. Only after scratching my head with a puzzled look on my face and then paging back would it correctly pair the caption with the photo. The mechanism in the software which allows for the reader to adjust the size of the text and which then re-paginates the remainder of the text does a very poor job of keeping relevant and topical information together. Idiosyncrasies, such as the contents of a page displaying in a completely different manner when you page backwards vs. page forwards provides a disconcerting reading experience that only serves to insure the safety of traditional paper media in the marketplace. For the record, I have experienced these issues on the iBooks and kindle platforms, so I do not mean to suggest that this is a kindle-only issue.
One minor negative is that the book generally only covers their use when photographing one person at a time, it would have been interesting to see the author's thoughts on photographing couples and small groups.