While wondering the youtube world for photography tips to share with you readers I saw this video by Joe McNally,a photographer that uses some Nikon Speedlights for his outdoor work.In the video attached here you can see how Joe uses his hot shoe flashes to lit the desert.I actually decided to watch the hole movie after I saw how many flashes he used for the first setup,you could count them yourself,I stopped after 5…
How many flashes do you use for your setups?
What was the biggest number?
Mine is 4 (I only have 3 Canon speedlites and an old Olypus one)
Scot put a test in his blog trying to answer the popular question:
“What is the difference between off camera flash (like a Nikon SB-800 or SB-900, or a Canon 580 EXII), and a Studio Strobe?“
So he took three photos,two of them shot with a studio strobe in a small softbox and one of them shot with an off camera flash and the same softbox.Now its your turn to guess wich one of them is the off camera flash and who is not…
As I mentioned before,i do love photography a lot.It all started (my digital photography) some years ago when i first got a HP digital camera.I remember it was 3MP which was a lot for those days,with extremely bad image quality,but there where no many digital cameras for amateur photographers.After about a year I upgraded my camera to Canon G3 (and never left Canon since) .
It was then when I started to “play” with of camera flash,I had an old Canon SpeedLite 540EZ who I contected to an optical slave trigger and it was alot of fun to discover new way of light and photography.Much of the things I experienced then and know today come from some ecxellent sites.Here is a sort list of those sites,please be wellcomed to send me links or share your favorite site trough the comments section of that page:
Strobist.com-Is there anyone who doesn’t know this one?Probably the most popular photoblog in the world…It deals with the use os small flash units instead of strobes to get professional results.Its a must bookmark blog.Concepts for Lighting and Digital Photography-Its a page that covers almost all the principles of flash photography.Read until you memorised it all!
dg28.com – once was a blog now the personal site of Neil Turner a very talented photographer.The pages that you’ll need to see are: old techniques (thats the section I read time after time) and new techniques.Those two pages will give endless ideas and advise about of camera flash photography!Be sure to read the comments section too,trough the comment section I got to other photographers sites and learn more stuff (it’s always a good idea to search the web for photographers stuff).
Digital photography school-Began as a great blog and still has a lot of information to read.The blog is operated by Darren Rowse,who is never the less the man behind problogger.com and is a blogging guru too!
Please if you have more sites to share with us let us know by mail or comments!!!
Enjoy,and remember you have to go out shooting’thats what will make your photography better!!!
I believe that for starters and pro there is no limit for the ideas you can find on the net.Even if you think you know all,there is something new you could learn.
Why I did my mini site is a good question.I realized is that there are a lot of demand for DIY project and ideas,and I believe that there some good ideas in mt mind to share the web.It is amazing how many people use today excellent digital equipment (digital cameras and flashes).They all want to do thing and learn a lot of stuff.When I wonder through tens of photography forums I feel the people need for information.Some of that need I think I can solve here,so you can log to my site and check the new stuff I’m writing about and try it for your self.
Where I get my information and inspiration?
The web is full of information sources,I get it on forums,blogs,tweeter and in many sites that deal with photography and related topics.One of the most useful stuff I get at strobist.com who is kind of a master in the niche of photography with off camera flashes and Learning how to use off-camera flash with your dSLR to take your photos to the next level. Or the next ten levels.I get into strobist a couple of times a week and as a photographer it never stops to give me motivation to continue shooting!
After all it doesn’t matter weather you are a pro or an amature and you like to do it look for ideas and shoot!