Light and Lighting – New Book from Syl Arena

Light and Lighting

Light and Lighting is an upcoming book from Syl Arena. His last book, Speedliter’s Handbook, is awesome and takes the cake in terms of Canon Speedlite instruction.  It’s the book that should come with every Speedlite sold – or, at least the book that anyone who wants to learn how to properly use a Speedlite with their Canon camera.

Syl takes a more basic and brand-agnostic approach with Light and Lighting, as he notes below.

As part of Peachpit’s From Snapshots to Great Shots series, it will present fundamental concepts about light and various techniques of photographic lighting at a level accessible to novice shooters.

Syl is a great photographer and author.  Expect this to be a real gem for getting your lighting feet underneath you.  Light and Lighting is due out in June of this year and is available for pre-order from Amazon now.

[via Speedliting.com]

Canon Lens, Speedlite & DSLR Rebates Ending Soon

Canon 70-200mm Instant Rebate Deals

Just a little over a week left in the Canon Instant Rebate program for Lenses and Speedlites, as well as the DSLR combo rebates.  Both of these were previously extended through January until February 4, 2012.

Details on specific products and combos via the links below.

Canon Lens & Speedlite Instant Rebates

DSLR Combo Rebates

 

Canon Lens Rebates Expiring Soon

Canon EOS Lens and Flash Fall Winter Instant Rebate

Canon’s current instant rebate program for lenses and Speedlites is expiring next week.  If you’ve been holding off buying that new Canon lens, you’ve only got until next Saturday, January 7, 2012 to get your order in.

The full list of rebates is below (note that many of the prices are lower than the “official” final price listed – check B&H and Amazon for the best deals).

[Update: Also note the Canon DSLR and lens combo rebates that end on Jan. 7 as well.]

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Canon Lens & Flash Fall 2011 / Winter 2012 Instant Rebates

Canon EOS Lens and Flash Fall Winter Instant Rebate

Canon has launched its full spectrum of fall and winter rebates, which are valid now through February 4, 2012 (Updated).

The full list of rebates is below.

(Update: I meant to point out that the pricing listed below is Canon’s retail listings before and after the instant rebates.  However, both B&H and Amazon have lower prices on just about all of the “final prices” indicated below.)

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Quick Breakdown: Midday Photos With Off-Camera Flash

TTL Flash Final

One of the challenges of shooting outdoor photos in the middle of the afternoon is dealing with harsh shadows and overexposing the sky if your subject is not directly lit by the sun.  While it would be nice to wait for the right light later in the evening, there are a lot of times when your subject won’t be waiting around with you – particularly when you’re dealing with kids. [Read more...]

Canon (Still) Developing Radio-Sync TTL Wireless Flash/Camera

Canon Radio TTL Patent Application

Canon has obviously been working on a new TTL flash system that works with radio sync triggering for quite a while now.  We saw a patent application for a Canon radio-triggered flash and camera system in August 2010 and now, almost a year later, another Canon patent application that advances this tech has been revealed by the USPTO.

And maybe (hopefully) this is a sign that it’s getting closer to market. [Read more...]