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Working with Nikon SB-900 Flashes
Joe McNally
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Join Joe McNally as he explores the creative possibilities of Nikon's new SB-900 flash, and teaches you how to get professional results with your photography each and every time. L... READ MORE
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Working with Nikon SB-900 Flashes
lessons: 22 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 1min
published: 2008
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Working with Nikon SB-900 Flashes
with Joe McNally
Join Joe McNally as he explores the creative possibilities of Nikon's new SB-900 flash, and teaches you how to get professional results with your photography each and every time. Learn to take full advantage of the SB-900's portability, versatility, and advanced features and settings. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Comparing the Nikon SB-800 with the new advances in the SB-900

10min, 14sec
lesson 2: Interface

Going over the interface on the SB-900

1min, 32sec
lesson 3: Exposure Value and Master Flash

Adjusting Exposure Value and setting the Master flash

4min, 7sec
lesson 4: Versatility

The new SB-900 has increased functionality which creates a lot of advantages

3min, 39sec
lesson 5: Zoom Function

Advantages of the 200mm zoom function of the SB-900

3min, 6sec
lesson 6: Get the Job Done

The My Menu settings, Illumination settings, and the new hot shoe

6min, 9sec
lesson 7: Simple Setup

Joe walks us through the beginnings of a simple, single flash photo shoot

3min, 37sec
lesson 8: Improvised Diffusion

Common items can be used to soften the light being thrown from the flash

5min, 16sec
lesson 9: Modes of Light

There are three modes of light that can be set with the SB-900

13min, 36sec
lesson 10: Remote Flash

Bouncing a second light off of the floor onto the subject

5min, 0sec
lesson 11: Flash Through an Umbrella

This is a one-light setup but the flash is shooting through an umbrella

4min, 30sec
lesson 12: Light Through a Window

Simulating daylight by setting up the flash outside a window

4min, 13sec
lesson 13: Experimenting

Using a large flag to create a reflection in the glasses of the subject

7min, 36sec
lesson 14: New Shoot

Going through the process of setting up a new location shoot

5min, 3sec
lesson 15: Adjusting the Light

Adjusting the exposure value and cutting part of the flash to reduce impact

6min, 8sec
lesson 16: Changing Things Up

Moving quickly with small flashes allows photographers to be experimental with their light

9min, 7sec
lesson 17: Two-Light Shot

Bouncing the main light off the floor to create a glamour shot

3min, 4sec
lesson 18: Changing Lenses

Many times you have to change exposure when you change lenses

1min, 59sec
lesson 19: Lace Shadow Pattern

Hard light source throwing through lace to create a stylistic shadow

6min, 19sec
lesson 20: Accent Light

With the subject is lit from behind, using a flash to bring out some of the facial detail

4min, 4sec
lesson 21: Location Shooting

Working with the surroundings and rolling with the changes as they come

7min, 12sec
lesson 22: Racing Against the Sun

Trying to get the last shot of the day as the sun goes down on the horizon and final wrap up

6min, 14sec
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Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose career has spanned over 30 years and included assignments in over 70 countries. Bridging the world between photojournalism and advertising, he has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic.
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