When shooting on location you need small, portable tools that you can depend on to create beautiful light. Speedlights are an inexpensive and effective alternative to using big studio strobes. In this hands-on workshop, Jayesunn Krump will teach you to use your flash to its fullest potential.
My favorite TTL control tool is the Nikon SU800. It is a control unit that is part of the Nikon Creative Lighting System. It acts as a dedicated controller along the lines of the Nikon SB700, 800, and 900, but with out the flash capability.
While out shooting the other day I came across one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen.
It was led off by what looked like a couple of elementary school rooms of the typical make. Lots of miniature furniture and finger paintings everywhere.
The next room was a replica of a large hospital room with six to eight beds. Now to me this was really out of place especially right next to elementary school rooms.
The next rooms was the the one that made me look twice though. It was another hospital room but this one was occupied. There were just under a dozen or so resuscitation dolls and other assorted medical dummies in the beds of this last room.
When I first saw them I totally thought they were real people and I nearly let out a little yelp. However the real site was in the corner of this room. It was there that the rest of the “patients” were. In the corner were another half dozen or so practice patients piled into various wheelchairs laying back with their mouths open. I had to snap a quick pick of the scene through the window.
Like I said it was one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen while out on a shoot.
We had a few different adventures out on this location but I will save that for another post.
Keep an eye out at www.vanishedtwin.com for some of the photos from this shoot and here for another post.
In 2011 we published our first book. And only less than a year later, our 2nd volume has become available for everyone to enjoy. It contains a selection of fifty of the most amazing and popular photos shot by just as many talented community members from every category you can imagine.
Similar to our previous volume, Strobox vol. 2 seeks to showcase our community’s achievements, acknowledge our top contributors, and most importantly, help us financially sustain our online community. We’re also sharing the book’s profit amongst every photographer who joined us for this initiative and whose work you can see in the pages of this book.
I wanted to share this video from You Tube user snappuppy with a great option for your Westcott Apollo soft boxes. If you want to get some extra tilt from your Apollo then give this a try.
Take some time and also check out his You Tube channel here:
Camera – Nikon D300
Lens – Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5
Exposure – 1/320 @ f/14.2
Focal Length – 35mm
Lighting – Nikon SB900 and Nikon SB600.
Light Modifier(s) – 60″ Westcott shoot through umbrella and a Sto-fen Omni-bounce.
Trigger – Nikon SU800
This shot was taken from a bunch of family shots that i took with my youngest daughters play group.
I set up a background in our dinning room, and then the parents and kids came in for photo’s.
With this shot I used a Nikon sb900 and shot through a Westcott 60″ shoot through umbrella as my key light. I then used a Nikon sb600 with an omni-bounce to blow out the background and to also give a bit of rim lighting to the side of his face. I need to try a few locations for the background light in order to get the right amount of rim lighting and background light.
This was the first time that I had met Dominic and his mother Aimee, and I think that he was not too sure what to make of me here.
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