Posts Tagged ‘flash’

Joe McNally Shares Some Incredibly Useful Lighting & Basic Photography Tips

Joe McNally knows a good bit more about lighting than many photographers out there, and in this short video he shares a great deal of information pertaining to both TTL flash lighting as well as adapting to a situation and using natural light. Read more…

Rumor: Next Week to Bring New Gear for Nikon 1 Series

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What’s churning away in the rumor mills regarding Nikon? According to Nikon Rumors, it’s the impending announcement of the Nikon 1 V3, the 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD VR lens, the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zoom, and a new Nikon 1-series light that may very well be one of the prototype LED lights Nikon revealed at PhotoPlus. Read more…

PocketWizard Plagued by Poor Sales, May Have Laid Off Almost Half Its Staff

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We’re unfortunately accustomed to bad news in the photo industry. That’s not to say there’s not great news and exciting new products and a bright future ahead, all of those things are there too, but slumping sales and discontinued products are becoming all-too-common reports.

Case in point: it seems flash trigger king PocketWizard is struggling of late, with reports claiming that the company has had to lay off as many as 20 of its 50 employees due to low sales figures and increasing competition out of China. Read more…

DigitalRev Gives You 10 Things to Consider Before You Buy Your First Flash

There are a lot of tips and helpful articles out there about buying your first ‘nice’ camera, or even how to make sure everything is working well when you get one as a gift, but there’s significantly less help for those who are considering buying their first flash. Enter DigitalRev and their “10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Flash.” Read more…

Lightstrap: An iPhone Case that Doubles as a Capable Ring Flash

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Although it can’t compare to a quality camera, it’s hard to deny that the iPhone is capable — after all, we’ve seen NY Times cover photos, fashion shoots and even a professional portrait taken using an iPhone as the camera of choice.

But if there’s one situation where the iPhone and its ilk perform badly, it’s in low light, when the phone’s own flash falls short of the kind of quality most people hope to capture, even with their phones. Enter the Lightstrap case: a product that, by all accounts, seems to solve this problem outright. Read more…

How Do You Photograph a Jet Flying 300-400mph? Throw 30,000W of Flash at It!

Yuri Arcurs, the world’s top-selling microstock photographer, will go to great lengths to prove he’s right, and the video above is a great case in point for that. He wanted to prove that he could flash freeze a fighter jet at full speed, and he got that shot. All he needed was approximately 30,000W of fill flash… no big deal. Read more…

Profoto Introduces the Revolutionary New B1: the First Studio Strobe with TTL

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It’s been a good few weeks for revolutions in photography. First, Sony broke ground on affordable full-frame mirrorless cameras with the a7 and a7R, and now Profoto has up and changed the lighting game by releasing the B1 Off-Camera Flash: a powerful cordless monolight with TTL metering capabilities. Read more…

MagMod: A Solid and Simple Flash Modifier System That Uses Magnets, Not Velcro

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A professional photographer since 2005, Spencer Boerup quickly learned that modularity and ease of use aren’t very easily found in the world of flash modifiers. Sick of using “bulky, awkward, and cheap” modifiers that use velcro, straps, brackets and bands, Boerup decided to develop a new system that uses the power of magnetism. It’s called MagMod, and has already generated quite a bit of buzz in the industry.
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Nokia Syncs Flashes with the Lumia 1020 for Full-On Professional Studio Shoot

As the battle for cameraphone supremacy rages on, companies want to win over amateur and professional shooters alike. That’s not to say that Nokia or Apple expects you to replace your SLR with a Lumia 1020 or iPhone 5S, but they would probably love to claim that “most professional photographers use our phone.”

To that effect, Nokia has put together this video showing how its own camera expert Ari Partinen managed to pull off a real studio portrait shoot using only the Lumia 1020 and some synced external flashes. Read more…

Rogue Safari Flash Booster Promises 8X More Light from Your Pop-Up Flash

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ExpoImaging has just announced a new DSLR attachment for the amateur photographer who wants better flash capability, but doesn’t feel the need to buy an external flash. It’s called the Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster, and once mounted to your Canon or Nikon SLR, it promises to provide up to 8x more light and a lot more range from your less-than-capable pop-up flash. Read more…