Light It Up! Techniques for Dramatic Off-Camera Flash

The second, completely revised, updated and expanded edition is now available here.



If you've ever wanted to learn how to use a flash, get it off your camera, and perhaps combine it with another flash or two and get creative with adding and modifying the light in any scene, anywhere, then keep on reading!

If flash has ever puzzled you and you’ve wished you had a teacher who’s passionate and creative and could help decode it all for you, you too are going to want to read this.

And if you’ve ever hoped that teacher would not only be crazy fluent with the technology but also really just excited to harness those tools and get down to the business of making creative and compelling images, then you’re definitely going to want to read this. 

Light It Up! Techniques for Dramatic Off-Camera Lighting is a thick - if eBooks can ever be thick - and thorough resource that's now in it's second, completely revised and expanded edition. This new edition boasts plenty of new ideas, set-ups and new insights and brings the page count to 185 tightly packed pages of extremely well-explained technique and how-to's, complete with case studies and detailed explanations on everything from one to three or more flashes, modifiers, triggers, high-speed sync, long shutter speeds and rear curtain, to post-processing. Here's what you'll find in Light It Up!

  • Both beginner and advanced lighting setups
  • Lighting diagrams and behind-the-scenes setup shots
  • Real-life lessons from me on what works, what doesn’t, and how to improve
  • A comprehensive discussion on the latest lighting gear and how to save big on gear by buying third-party flashes
  • In-depth coverage of advanced techniques such as high-speed sync and hypersync
  • Information on both big and small flashes and the importance of a “flash ecosystem”
  • How to work with on-camera flash with excellent results 
  • Post-production instruction

This ebook bundles more than ten years of experience with flash photography. It draws from my successes with flash, but also my mistakes, so you don't have to make the same ones... 

The Deluxe version of Light It Up! costs $34.95 and comes with the following extra content:


Deluxe Edition bonus content #1:
The Deluxe Edition of Light It Up comes with 3 videos (45 minutes playing time in total). The first video, 'For The Birds', shows you how I shot one particular image on a recent trip to Varanasi and how I processed it in Lightroom and Photoshop. In the second video, I share my 'Layering Lights' technique with you: a cool technique to create really beautifully lit photos with just one light. In the final video, I walk you through some of the images in the eBook, giving you additional behind-the-scenes information.

Deluxe Edition bonus content #2:
A set of 5 Lightroom presets like the ones I use in the tutorial videos.


Don't forget to use code FBK50 to save 50 percent and get the ebook AND the bonuses for only $17.48


Still not convinced?

Below are a couple of sample pages...

... and here is what others are saying about Light It Up!

In the first couple of chapters alone, this eBook covers the same information that other photography courses spread across months or even years. Although the book contains some pretty techie stuff, Piet knows how to explain it in a simple way and illustrates it with practical examples. More advanced photographers will also benefit from this book by useful tips and examples from Piet’s daily practice, explanations on typical flash problems and solutions, setup shots, or lighting diagrams.
— Erik v. R.
Do you want to start using your flash creatively, both on- and off-camera but are getting lost in all the information that’s out there? No need to worry: this book will guide you through the world of flash techniques and gear. It’s a highly educational book that offers an interesting insight in technique and creativity.
— Serge V. C.
As an available light aficionado, reading this book had me go out and flirt with flash light.
— Tom M.
Don’t hesitate. Terrific book!
— Ronald G.
Impressively complete. Should be on every photographer’s bookshelf.
— Philippe B.
A truly marvelous book, both in terms of contents and layout, explaining complex concepts in an understandable way. Highly recommended!
— Bart P.
Light It Up!  is only available as an ebook, but this 3D cover mockup as a real print book looked so cool, I could not resist :-)

Light It Up! is only available as an ebook, but this 3D cover mockup as a real print book looked so cool, I could not resist :-)