Good lighting is fundamental to creating great images. This new book provides a roadmap for producing creative images with a flashgun. It introduces lighting principles and then advises on more complex lighting sets and situations. Techniques to create professional effects such as film noir and Hollywood lighting, high-speed synching and handling reflective surfaces are covered. Practical instruction and advice throughout apply the principles, and explain how photographs are taken and stunning results achieved. Includes a guide to the main characteristics of light — intensity, direction, quality and colour — with advice on modern flashguns and their features, and has practical examples, from portraiture to product photography. Illustrated with 276 colour photographs.