January 8, 2010 Read the full story →
It is time to focus our tutorials onto lighting and discussing speedlights (or speed lites, small strobes, flash guns, mount on top flashes, eyeball poppers… whatever you like calling them.) Sorry point-and-shooters, unfortunately a lot of this tutorial won’t be applicable to you unless there is a hot shoe (that cool little flash mount) on your camera.
Let’s start with just using your speedlight mounted on the camera for some simple, basic shots. Slap that bad boy on, point it at your target and fire »
December 30, 2009 Read the full story →
Anyone who shoots a lot with speedlights know how they eat up batteries. Recently at a DJ event we were shooting, the two of us blew through over 20 AA lithium batteries in one night. At over $10 a 4 pack, that frickin’ hurts.
However after a recent discovery, our battery woes are over. Through Joe McNally and his “What’s in the Bag”, we’ve been enlightened to the Powerex 2700 Rechargeable Batteries. These batteries kick some serious speedlight ass.»