A must read for anyone who doesn't fully understand light (and for some that do)!

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  1. Sherman Banks

    Sherman Banks TPF Noob!

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    Here is a great article written by Dustin Diaz (who coincidentally was featured on Strobist.com yesterday). It gives a very good explanation of how "stops" of light relate to shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, but also explains a basic way to interpret the inverse square law of light and how the guide number of a flash helps you determine exposure. I personally got a lot from this article, even with the ton of books I've been reading lately, as none of them have explained it this clearly. Hope you learn something too! :thumbup:
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Good link. Thanks.
     
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    Good read! Any one know of a book that show examples? Kinda like Joe McNally's books but more in depth. I am looking for a book that shows the picture and a layout of the lights and what the camera settings were.
     
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    Good link. Thanks.
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    No problem! I took some of the info and used it tonight at a local flickr meetup. It actually helped me get some good shots.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great article!
     

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