Posts Tagged ‘flash’

Nova: The Card-Sized Color Temperature-Adjustable Wireless Flash for Your Phone

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An external iPhone flash actually made our recent list of 13 photo gadgets we didn’t need, but that doesn’t mean we don’t see the potential of a flash accessory for smartphones. That particular retro-tastic flash didn’t suit our fancy; the new Nova wireless flash, however, has a lot more going for it. Read more…

Friday Morning in Strobe Alley

Paying a visit to Doc Edgerton's high speed photography lab

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What Happens When You Fire a Camera Flash at a Carnival Shooting Gallery

You know those shooting gallery games you find at carnivals? The kind in which you try to win prizes by hitting targets with a rifle? Sometimes the gun and target systems use light rather than air or pellets — if the target detects a specific flash of light emitted by the gun, it will count as a “hit.”

Know what else emits flashes of light? That’s right: a camera flash. In the video above, Jay Ashland shows what happened recently when he used his DSLR’s popup flash to illuminate a carnival shooting range.

iblazr is a Synched External Flash Unit for Smartphone and Tablets

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Disappointed in the power of your smartphone’s built-in flash when shooting at night? The iblazr wants to help you. It’s the world’s first “fully synchronized” external flash unit for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
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StrobePack: Wearable Portrait Studio and Cutting-Edge Fashion Statement

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You can spot-meter and bounce strobes all you want, but on-location portrait photography can still be a pain the butt. Unless you take your studio lighting rig with you.

Mark Kaplan has devised a novel way to do just that with the StrobePack, a professional-level lighting setup rigged to be worn on the photographer’s back.
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Anti-Photography Patent Shows a Device that Will Spoil a Paparazzo’s Day

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There are those who don’t mind being photographed, those who do, and those who are photographed so often they can’t help but mind. Celebrities in particular must deal with an onslaught of photography every time they leave their home, and inventors Wilbert Leon Smith, Jr. and Keelo Lamance Jackson want to do something to help.

That’s why they invented a new anti-photography photo-ruining device that may wind up putting the paparazzi out of work. Read more…

Kick Light: An iPhone Flash on Steroids

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If you find that the flash on your mobile phone simply isn’t cutting it anymore, take a look at The Kick Light? Described as “a super customizable light studio that fits in your pocket” the Kick Light is a panel of LED lights that can attach to your iPhone (or be used separately), and can apparently display any color in a brightness of a user’s choice.
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Does Everybody Get to be a Concert Photographer Now?

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“Please turn off or silence your cell phones, and absolutely no photography.”

The request at the beginning of Tony Bennett’s (Yes, I’m old and I like jazz. Deal with it.) rapturously received concert last week at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall was standard stuff. What happened afterward was far from standard, however.
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Shooting Photos of 10K Runners with an Off-Camera Flash

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Lately I’ve been looking for ways to photograph people besides just my friends and family. I was super inspired after reading photographer Peter Waterman’s account of photographing 80 people in 1 day. I’m a hobbyist just looking to improve my skills and have fun. I like to get the best bang for the buck with my equipment purchases and keep my gear budget contained.

I checked my town’s local event website and noticed there was a 10K run scheduled for the upcoming weekend. I had never shot a sporting event before; I usually just shoot portraits and travel. The race map showed the course went right by my house so I had a perfect opportunity to take some pictures.
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Apple Patent Shows iOS Devices Being Used as External Slave Flashes

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A rather interesting submission by Apple to the United States Patent and Trademark office shows potential plans for a synchronized flash system by connecting iOS devices, which will allow a primary camera to snap an image of a subject whilst being lit by another iPhone, as an example.
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