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    Question Understanding flash

    I need help with making better use of the features of a Canon Speedlite 580II flash.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
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    Try looking at www.strobist.blogspot.com
    Should help you a bit
    Cheers Peter
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    Pete has given you THE site. A word of advice though - don't just read it. Actually take the time to do the exercises, and in about a week you'll be able to take a fairly stunning portrait with either a bounced flash on the camera or a $30 shoot through umbrella and a stand.

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    I agree with all of the above, it really is an amazing site.

    Lighting 102 along with all of the assignments is the way to go.
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    Ah ha! So this is your secret to your excellent lighting skills Tony?
    Im getting a decent flash soon for my birthday and hopefully a YN-460II as a slave so ill need to learn how to use it properly. This is the kind of site I need and I actually think I did bookmark it ages ago for future reference. Cant wait
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    Thank you for this. I have had a quick look and realized I had better get back to you with an expression of thanks before I lose myself in the information provided in strobist.

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    Thank you also for this site.
    CC is welcomed & appreciated

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    Thanks for the site!

    Very useful.

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