Compatible with over 120 different Profoto Light Shaping Tools and accessories, Pro Head Plus and Pro-B Head Plus have the following four upgrades: [Read more…]
Here’s a great video from Joe McNally and Adorama TV. Joe’s working a Nikon D800 with the built-in flash as the commander flash, a Lastolite Ezybox softbox with grid and a red-gelled speedlight for a background light.
If you haven’t checked out Joe’s book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, there’s lots more of great speedlight info like this in there.
Light and Lighting is an upcoming book from Syl Arena. His last book, Speedliter’s Handbook, is awesome and takes the cake in terms of Canon Speedlite instruction. It’s the book that should come with every Speedlite sold – or, at least the book that anyone who wants to learn how to properly use a Speedlite with their Canon camera.
Syl takes a more basic and brand-agnostic approach with Light and Lighting, as he notes below.
As part of Peachpit’s From Snapshots to Great Shots series, it will present fundamental concepts about light and various techniques of photographic lighting at a level accessible to novice shooters.
Syl is a great photographer and author. Expect this to be a real gem for getting your lighting feet underneath you. Light and Lighting is due out in June of this year and is available for pre-order from Amazon now.
Canon’s lens and Speedlite instant rebates have been extended through February 4, 2012. Full details and breakdown here at B&H.
Joe McNally has a new book. It’s called Sketching Light. It’s pretty big at 432 pages. And, it’s all about lighting.
He tells readers what works and what doesn’t via his let’s-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots….
I loved his earlier lighting book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, and I’m really looking forward to this new book. I enjoy McNally’s stories and wit about as much as I do the information he provides. Expect good stuff.
Nikon has unveiled the SB-910 Speedlight, which now serves as the top-tier Speedlight in its lineup.
The SB-910 adds a new graphic interface and control set. It also features a new thermal cut-out system that will increase recycle times as the flash heats up instead of shutting down completely while it cools off.
The SB-910 covers a 17-200mm angle of view range and will automatically detect whether it is attached to an FX or DX camera, and then adjust the zoom head accordingly.
Additionally, the SB-910 features new hard-type color compensation filters for fluorescent and incandescent color temperature balancing. When applied, the SB-910 can change the white balance setting of the camera automatically. The coverage patterns can be adjusted for standard, center-weighted and even for control over the light spread.
More info the the official press release below. [Read more…]
One of the challenges of shooting outdoor photos in the middle of the afternoon is dealing with harsh shadows and overexposing the sky if your subject is not directly lit by the sun. While it would be nice to wait for the right light later in the evening, there are a lot of times when your subject won’t be waiting around with you – particularly when you’re dealing with kids. [Read more…]