Flash for the Nature Photographer
Flash for the Nature Photographer

Flash for the Nature Photographer


Learn how to master using flash for nature photography with professional photographer Gregory Basco.

As the culmination of over a decade of using flash from the tropical rainforest to the desert, I poured my heart and soul into this project. I’m proud to bring you over 300 pages covering the art, science, and technique of using flash for nature photography! 

In this e-book, I take you through the simplest use of flash, fill-flash for bird photography, then on to flash for macro photography, and then all the way to complex multiple flash setups to light an entire scene. You’ll even learn how I use flash for landscapes.

Complete with clear and engaging text, beautiful design, great photos, and easy to follow figures and diagrams, you’ll take pleasure in owning Flash for the Nature Photographer. Since it’s in easy to view PDF format, you can keep a copy on all of your devices to refer to it at home or out in the field.

In Flash for the Nature Photographer, I’m confident that you will find the answer to any question you might have. In fact, it’s taken me so long to finish this book because I kept adding content every time a new flash question occurred to me! Want to know how to build an economical flash system that will grow with you no matter what camera system you use now or in the future? Ever wondered why shutter speed does not affect flash exposure? Interested in the minutiae of natural and flash catchlights? Want to know how to simply and quickly use the Inverse Square Law? What’s the difference between hard and soft light? And the difference between specular and diffused light? The answers to these and many other questions are included!

My goal is for you to gain a complete understanding of how flash works and how you can put it to use in your own nature photography so that you can express your artistic vision. By reading Flash for the Nature Photographer not only will you learn how to use flash but you will become a better student of natural light and simply a better photographer all around.

Flash for the Nature Photographer provides the following:

  • 350-page PDF ebook providing a comprehensive overview of using flash.
  • Technical info with clear explanations and engaging original diagrams and graphics.
  • A full gear guide.
  • Behind the scenes showing how I used flash for some of my favorite photos.
  • A portion of sales goes to support the Costa Rican Wildlife Foundation.

About the Author:

Gregory Basco is a resident Costa Rican professional photographer and environmentalist. He is a BBC/Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice multiple prizewinner, and his photos have been published in numerous magazines, books, calendars, and exhibits. His photos, blog, and e-books are appreciated by nature photographers around the globe.

Watch our interview with Greg!

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