B&H has up to $180 off Godox flash gear through May 26. The deals include speedlights, wireless triggers and the new Wistro TTL All-in-One flash. Check out all the deals here at B&H Photo.
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Deals
B&H has several deals on the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT, starting with $100 off a single unit. If you are bundling multiple units, along with accessories, then you can save up to $245 off regular prices. Check out all of the options here at B&H Photo.
Deal: Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Flash for $249
B&H has the Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 speedlight for Canon cameras for $249.99 (reg. $319.99) through March 2. This is an E-TTL / E-TTL II compatible speedlight with a 24-105mm zoom range and a rear touchscreen interface. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sigma EF-630 Flash for Canon, Nikon and Sigma Cameras
Sigma has announced the EF-630, a new shoe-mount flash for Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Nikon i-TTL and Sigma S-TTL speedlight systems. [Read more…]
Behind the Scenes of Krisnha’s “Milk & Cookies” Splash Photo
Hi everyone! My name is Krisnha. My pic “Milk & Cookies” was the lead photo on the December 13, 2015 Reader Photos Roundup. Eric asked me if i want to talked about the picture and a little bit about me for Photography Bay, and without hesitation I said yes.
Let me start a little bit about me. I am from Bali, Indonesia. I used to live in the US but recently I moved back to my country. Photography started as a hobby for me and it grew to a stress reliever, and now I’m a full-time photographer.
I like to experiment on things. I see new technique and I try to copy it with a twist. I see a poster of film I like, I try to emulate it at home. I like using artificial light and a heavy strobist believer (hahaha).
And now about that picture “Milk & Cookies.” [Read more…]
Nikon Unveils SB-5000 Flagship Speedlight with Radio Triggering
Alongside the new D5 and D500, Nikon also announced a new flagship speedlight – the SB-5000, which works with the companion WR-R10 radio trigger.
When paired with the WR-R10, the SB-5000 can trigger up to 98 feet away. The SB-5000 can control up to six groups or 18 speedlights. The SB-5000 also has an internal cooling system that prevents overheating from consecutive firings.
Controls have also been streamlined and refined, with the addition of an “i” button for access to frequently used settings. The flash head can tilt down to -7° or up to 90° and will rotate 180° to the left or right.
The Nikon SB-5000 will be available in March for $599.95. You can pre-order it now here at B&H Photo.
Capturing the Hottest Kiss in the World
Photographers Dallas Nagata White and Ed White hiked to a lava flow in Kalapana, Hawaii to capture some images with lava and the night sky in one image. When they arrived on location, it began to rain and they decided to try shooting with some speedlights instead.
After capturing some fantastic images of the group they hiked with as well as some “here’s me in front of lava photos” of themselves, Ed told Dallas they need one more and dipped her for the kiss shot.
[Dallas Nagata White via ISO1200]
Watch 2 Different Takes on an Outdoor Scene with Ambient and Flash Lighting
Yesterday, I shared a video from Profoto that discussed the benefits of high speed sync when shooting in high ambient light outdoors. In this video from Profoto, we get another look at the differences between shooting with ambient light only and adding layers of light using TTL lighting outdoors mixed with available ambient lighting.
Again, the video highlight’s Profoto’s high end AirTTL system using B2 and B1 lights but the same high speed sync can be achieved with smaller and more affordable speedlights from the likes of Canon and Nikon, or even cheaper third-party speedlights.
Learn the Benefits of High-Speed Sync in Daylight
This short video from Profoto shows how shooting with high-speed sync flashes in daylight can help bring back details in the sky. The advantage of high-speed sync is that you can shoot at much higher shutter speeds than the x-sync rating of your camera. Most systems allow you to go up to 1/8000s, which means you can bring ambient light down without needing a ton of light from your flash.
In this case, they used a single B2 head in a softbox to balance the flash and ambient light. While the Profoto kits can be very expensive, the same effect can be achieved using smaller and more affordable speedlights. If name brand speedlight kits are still too expensive, third-party speedlights are available with the high-speed sync feature for less than $100.
Aperlite YH-700C Speedlite Flash Review
The Aperlite YH-700C is a much cheaper third-party alternative to the Canon 580EX II Speedlite. A Nikon version is also available, which is comparable to the Nikon SB-910. [Read more…]
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