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Old 08-27-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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New to flash photography. Help!

Hey guys,

I finally broke down and ordered a flash (Canon 580 EXII) so that I can get into portrait photography a little bit. Mostly everything I have done has been landscape or architecture.

Can anyone recommend some good resources to learn flash photography? I don't want to get into off camera flash/strobes right now - I just want to understand how to use what I ordered.

The only thing I know right now is - point the flash to the ceiling. I will have to play with it to figure out exposure.

Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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Youtube. I download the videos to my phone and watch them during my commute to work. Love it! That's how I learned OFC and Photoshop. Good luck. Lots of great people/channels to follow too.
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go here: http://strobist.blogspot.ca/, and read 'Lighting 101'.
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Buy a Gary Fong Lightsphere or an Omnibounce, it does wonders for softening up your flash. Bounce off the ceiling can still be kind of harsh depending on a lot of factors and adding a diffuser to the flash head really helps.

Strobist is a great place to start but they concentrate a lot on off camera lighting. Definitely still worth a read before you get your flash though.
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I read through strobist some but before I dive into off camera flash, I just need to learn how the flash works in general.
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