B&H has the Westcott Apollo Orb Duo kit, which contains a 28 x 28″ Apollo softbox and a 43″ Apollo Orb octobox, along with 2 light stands and 2 shoe mount brackets, for $228.90 (reg. $349.90). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Check out this video from Karl Taylor that covers flash sync speeds and why you can’t synchronize your flash on a higher shutter speed. He breaks down details of how focal plane and leaf shutters operate, as well as understanding how high speed sync works at the much higher shutter speeds (up to 1/8000s on some cameras).
Lighting companies are really starting to do some cool things with LED lights. Several companies are starting to offer LED fresnel lights that run cool and deliver high outputs of light on a minimal power draw. Lumos’ Hawk line was on display at NAB 2014, where it was showing off a 150w and a 50w version of the LED fresnel lights. [Read more...]
The Elinchrom BXR series has been a staple monolight for several years, earning respect and logging hours from many pro and enthusiast photographers. The BXR line is now discontinued and the new ELC Pro HD line takes up the mantle. [Read more...]
Last week, we covered Amazon‘s patent for studio photography on a white background. Stephen Colbert caught wind of the patent and had a little fun on his program yesterday. Check out the clip from last night’s show below. [Read more...]
We know lighting can change the overall mood and feel of images. It is also amazing just how much it can change the appearance of a person. In this teaser for Opale’s Sparkles and Wine music video, the cinematographer moves the light source rapidly around the face of the star, which causes her face to change as you watch it. [Read more...]
Amazon has had some pretty revolutionary ideas over the years. The Kindle is awesome. Prime is a great service. And drone delivery may be on the horizon. However, Amazon has gone a bit too far with one of its latest “inventions.”
Amazon Technologies, Inc. (a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.) has legitimately patented studio the common studio photography method of photographing subjects on a seamless white background using a cyclorama and the USPTO actually granted the patent. [Read more...]
In the fourth video, he shows off some expert dual flash techniques by using a long exposure in a dark studio to fire strobes at different times while removing modifiers in the dark. Really smart stuff.
You can see part one above and the next three in the series are below. [Read more...]