I’ve made occasional mention here about the book on off-camera flash that I was busy writing, and had now completed. Well, I made the publisher’s deadline, and now I have the final step in my hand – the ‘galley proof’ of the book. This is a copy of the final layout of the book. Now I just have to do the last few checks for accuracy and spelling and clarity. (You can see some scribbles in red pen there on the open page.)
The book on off camera flash photography is slated for release in April 2011. I will most certainly announce it here and via the newsletter when the book does become available.
Much of the material will be familiar to regular readers of the Tangents blog .. but I did my best in pulling this and additional material together as a cohesive book. My approach in the writing style was that the book should feel like you’re having a tutor there right next to you, talking to you and explaining the various aspects of off-camera flash photography. And of course, like my book on on-camera flash photography, this book comes with continual and unprecedented tech support.
About the photograph above … you may well ask, why two hats?
Well, there really is only one hat – my assistant’s cute black hat with chintz around it. I snagged it from her for the photographs. In the one photo I had the hat in my hand as I reached to steady the softbox. I liked the gesture … but I preferred my expression from another image where I was still wearing the hat. A quick edit gave me two hats and a photo of myself where I nearly nearly smiled. Those are rare. But hey, I feel happy inside. Especially about the book.