Posts about flash

Portraits on location

2012 is the year in which I’m going to try and catch up on an inordinate amount of photos which have never seen the light of day. I have no idea yet how I’m going to get them all online in a manageable form, but I’ve taken the first step by adding another new gallery […]

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Studio workshop

I ran the latest of my photographic workshops last weekend and chose (mainly because of the time of year) to hold it in the studio. Thanks to the ready availability of the studio space at Satzart in Bern, we were able to use the spacious room to cover basic introduction to the Elinchrom equipment and […]

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Standards-based, cross-platform web development is the future

If you’re a web developer, checking that you use the standards of the web and valid code will make your life infinitely easier. By planning now for a standards-based future and focusing on HTML5 and its associated technologies, you’ll be building for the future: not just saving yourself time, but also making sure that the work you do can be completed efficiently and with less fuss. As any developer knows, this is the most valuable aspect of any plan for the future in their eyes.

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Into the world of TTL

With the money I’ve put aside for new camera gear, a new, reliable, fully automated flash gun was high on my “wants” list, not least because I receive a slowly increasing number of requests to take portrait photographs and cover events.

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Niels and the Showgirl

An unplanned shot, taken of volunteer Niels for the One Frame Movie set of photographs I was working on a few weeks back.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Nikon SB-24 for sale

Used Nikon SB24 (SB-24) flash gun. Minor signs of use and (new) velcro strap but no damage and no discolouration. In regular on- and off-camera (strobist) use for the past year, with 100% reliability. Offered for purchase as seen. Excellent for use in strobist setups, either as main light or as slave unit (optical sensor […]

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Storm Approaching

This is a rapidly conceived and executed shot, as a big storm headed in from the Simmen valley from western Switzerland. I saw the distant clouds being illuminated by lightning (which accounts for the varied colouring in the clouds) so I grabbed a tripod and framed my shot from our living room window, setting exposure […]

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Inexpensive still-life photography

This Lladró statue, designed by Francisco Català, was a gift from my parents and fits well with my photographic tendencies. It is also a great test piece for studio photography, so when I was looking to test flash technique this evening (in particular, soft lighting) it was immediately brought out. The statue is around 13″ […]

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Light Saber flash diffuser

Cheap and cheerful: copier paper and sticky tape. A full write-up on the technique I used to use this equipment to achieve this photo is now online at my website.

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