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Nikon Creative Lighting System

ISBN-10: 1118022238

ISBN-13: 9781118022238

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: J. Dennis Thomas, Benjamin Edwards

List price: $23.99
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The creative lighting possibilities using Nikon SB-900, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200, R1C1 Wireless close-up and R1 Wireless close-up systems are endless: automatic balanced fill-flash, repeating flash, slow shutter effects. And, don't forget the professional results one can get using multiple speedlights. Nikon calls this their Creative Lighting System, and it's like having a low cost, wireless, studio lighting system that's portable enough to fit in a camera bag. The possibilities are endless yet setting up, synchronizing the equipment, and determining lighting ratios can be a daunting task. That's where the Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide, Third Edition comes in. Coverage begins with the basic functions of the SB-900, continues with the SB-700 and the similar, but less expensive, SB-600. Later the author demystifies the complexities of using multiple speedlights, adjusting flash outputs, and setting up a wireless studio. This book includes coverage of other Creative Lighting System components such as Nikon's wireless commander and macro speedlights. Best of all, it is also full of unique, detailed advice on lighting specific subjects: weddings, nature and wildlife, product shots, corporate locations, portraits, large groups, architecture, sports, and much more!
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Evolution of the Nikon Creative Lighting System
What's in This Book
Quick Tour
Getting Started
Taking Your First Photos with a Speedlight
Exploring the Nikon Creative Lighting System
Main Features and Functions
Anatomy of the Speedlight
SB-R200
SB-400
SB-700
SB-900
SB-910
Camera Compatibility
D3000, D3100, D5000, D5100
D90, D300s, D700, D800
D3s, D3x, D4, F6
Included Accessories
SB-700
SB-900
SB-910
Add-on Accessories
SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander
R1/R1C1 and SB-R200 kits
SG-31R
Setting Up Your Nikon Speedlights
Power Requirements
Nonrechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries
Navigating the Speedlight Settings and Menus
Flash modes
i-TTL and i-TTL BL
Auto Aperture and non-TTL Auto Flash
Guide Number (GN) Distance Priority
Manual
Repeating flash
SU-4
The SB-900 Custom Functions menu and settings
Non-TTL Auto Flash mode
Master Repeating (RPT) Flash
Manual mode output
SU-4
Illumination pattern
The test fire button
The i-TTL test fire flash output level
DX or FX format selection
Power zoom
AF-assist Illuminator
Standby mode
ISO
Remote ready light
LCD screen illuminator
Thermal cut-out
Sound monitor
LCD screen contrast
Distance unit
Wide-angle flash panel zoom position
My Menu settings
Firmware
Reset custom functions
The SB-910 Custom Functions menu and settings
Non-TTL Auto Flash mode
Master Repeating (RPT) Flash
Manual mode output
Wireless
The test fire button
The i-TTL test fire flash output level
DX or FX format selection
Power zoom
AF-assist Illuminator
Standby mode
ISO
Remote ready light
LCD screen illuminator
LCD screen contrast
Distance unit
Wide-angle flash panel zoom position
My Menu settings
Firmware
Reset custom functions
The SB-700 Custom Functions menu and settings
Color filters
Remote flash unit setting
Sound monitor
LCD screen contrast
Standby mode
DX or FX format selection
Flash compensation step in Manual flash mode
Distance unit
AF-assist Illuminator
Firmware
Reset custom functions
Flash Photography Fundamentals
Understanding Flash Exposure
Key Terms
Flash Basics
Achieving proper exposures
The guide number
Distance
Aperture
GN/D = A
Flash sync modes
Sync speed
Front-curtain sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Rear-curtain sync
Flash Exposure Compensation
Understanding Color Temperature
The Kelvin scale
White balance settings
Mixed lighting
Using Repeating Flash
Using Bounce Flash
Using Fill Flash
Simple Light Modifiers
Diffusion domes
Bounce cards
Speedlights versus Studio Strobes
Advanced Wireless Lighting
Flash Setup for Advanced Wireless Lighting
Setting Up a Master or Commander Flash
SB-700, SB-900, and SB-910
Built-in flash
Setting the Flash Mode
SB-910
SB-900
SB-700
SU-800
Setting Up Remotes and Remote Groups
SB-910
SB-900
SB-700
Making Adjustments on the Fly
SB-910
SB-900
SB-700
SU-800
Setting Up a Portable Studio
Introduction to the Portable Studio
Equipment
Stands
Brackets and multiclamps
Umbrellas
Softboxes
Flash-mounted softboxes
Stand-mounted softboxes
Diffusers and reflectors
Backdrops
Seamless paper
Vinyl
Muslin
Canvas
Do-it-yourself
Background stands
Filters
Attaching filters
Settings
Using filters
Transporting Your Portable Studio
Advanced Flash Techniques
Action and Sports Photography
Setup
Tips and tricks
Macro Photography
Setup
Tips and tricks
Night Photography
Setup
Tips and tricks
Flash Techniques for Portrait Photography
Indoor Portraits
Setup
Tips and tricks
Outdoor Portraits
Setup
Tips and tricks
Pet Portraits
Setup
Tips and tricks
Still Life and Product Photography
Setup
Tips and tricks
Wedding and Engagement Photography
Setup
Tips and tricks
Creative Lighting System Gallery
The Swan Sings the Blues
Boxing Ring Bride
Pink Shoes Amongst the Moss
The Castle's Keep
LaChureca
Georgia On My Mind
Triple Take
All About the Shoes
Romulan Ale
Resources
Informational Websites
Workshops
Online Photography Magazines and Other Resources
Equipment
How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker
The Gray Card
The Color Checker
Glossary
Index