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tekriter
07-13-2007, 11:22 AM
for learning to use flash more creatively, including multiples.

I'm a proud owner of, so far, one SB-800 with a couple of diffusers. I would like to learn how to get more from it as far as off-camera positioning, syncing two SB-800s, using umbrellas, using remote triggers, and so on.

As of right now I have one D50 body, but will be getting a D200 or its replacement in the fall. Also starting this fall I would like to be able to do well-lit portraits for my daughter's baton troupe and her dance class.

Any help for a studio beginner is most appreciated!

jcon
07-13-2007, 11:56 AM
IM sure MR Rockwell has.... oh Im just kidding! LOL

I watched the Nikon Speed Of Light DVD and found it pretty useful. It shows live shoots where only SB800s or 600s are used for the lighting. They have shoots in a high school, in the middle of the Vegas desert, and other locations. It may be something to check out.

erichlund
07-13-2007, 03:09 PM
for learning to use flash more creatively, including multiples.

I'm a proud owner of, so far, one SB-800 with a couple of diffusers. I would like to learn how to get more from it as far as off-camera positioning, syncing two SB-800s, using umbrellas, using remote triggers, and so on.

As of right now I have one D50 body, but will be getting a D200 or its replacement in the fall. Also starting this fall I would like to be able to do well-lit portraits for my daughter's baton troupe and her dance class.

Any help for a studio beginner is most appreciated!
If you can find it, Thom Hogan wrote a flash guide for Nikon. It's out of print. He's in the process of creating a 2nd addition, so it probably won't be totally current. You can also look into getting the ebooks for the D50 or D200 (or both). Unlike the manual, they are very thorough. They don't just repeat where all the buttons are and what they do, the manual tells you that. They go into the how, why, what, when and where to use the features. Of course the 200 page manual becomes 732 pages of detailed information, along with additional reference material and tools on the CD.

Thom Hogan's Site (http://www.bythom.com)

colemanr
07-13-2007, 03:54 PM
Nikonians.org has a forum dedicated to speedlights, and this question came up not too long ago. See this (http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID7/17172.html#0) for one of the threads, or search for "speedlight book" on that site.

Rob

XaiLo
07-15-2007, 09:58 AM
Here's a gret place to learn about lighting:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/

tekriter
07-16-2007, 08:17 PM
Thanks to all for the replies. I'm going to order the Mike Hagen e-book when I get back from the great state of Indiana.