Here you will find a crash course in digital lighting. Go to each of the sites in order, and you will absorb in lightning speed a quick understanding of the principles of camera lighting.
Step 1. Strobist Preliminaries One great little video, given a five star-rating with 96,000 views.
One comment on this video was:
"In a mere seven minutes and fifty-one seconds you taught me everything I've been trying to learn during the last 5 months." Suddenly you will have the starting blocks to understand strobe photography.
This video is from the great strobist site Strobist: Learn How to Light. They have a good index of posts for further learning.
Step 2. Dave Black Photography has some great information on the practical use of speed lights outdoors. I find his advice very useful, as well as some pointers on how to position the speed lights. You can also find an excellent tutorial by Dave in the Nikon Learning Center.
Step 3. Concepts of lighting and Digital Photography is a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand site with some excellent tutorials.
These three sites helped fill the void for me and I hope they help you also. Now, go out and shoot some great photographs.
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