Broncolor Siros Lighting Kit Review from Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor has put together a great series of videos reviewing the Broncolor Siros monolight kit. The above video is the fourth and final in the series in which he’s doing some flash duration and speed tests. The Broncolor Siros can deliver up to an impressive 1/8000s flash duration, which he shows off in the video.

Even if you’re not in the market for the Broncolor Siros, the series has plenty of lighting tips and techniques you can pick up on.

You can see the previous videos in the series below. [Read more…]

Lightroom mobile iOS 1.3

Lightroom mobile for iPad

Adobe has updated Lightroom mobile for iOS to version 1.3, which includes the following new features:

  • The ability to edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo
  • Segmented view in Collections enables users to easily find favorite images
  • Presentation Mode allows users to share images with family and friends without worrying about flags, ratings and adjustments being accidentally changed
  • Bug fixes for issues identified in earlier Lightroom mobile releases

You can download the update through App Store if you don’t have it already via automatic updates. If you haven’t tried Lightroom mobile yet, you can find it here on the iTunes App Store.

How to Light an Amazing Portrait with a Low Cost DIY Lighting Kit

Phlearn is back with a great lighting tutorial using a cheap DIY light setup that costs less than $50. More importantly, Aaron Nace breaks down how to use the lights to get a certain look. He goes further to show his camera’s settings for the shots and how to work with your subject to get the best possible portrait with this setup.

The lights he mentions in the above video can be found currently for $15.99 each here on Amazon.com.