Have you ever tried shooting product images isolated on white backgrounds? Building a set from scratch can be challenging, and unless you nail everything just right, it can be quite frustrating. Minor exposure imperfections can lead to a ton of time in Photoshop trying to correct your failures.
B&H has a Westcott 24×24″ softbox with Bowens adapter ring for $29.95 (reg. $89.95). There is a limited supply at this price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
This short video from Joe McNally breaks down how to use three speedlights for an outdoor portrait with a lot of depth of field. It’s a little heavy on the ads for Adorama, but still a nice 3 minute video with some great little lighting nuggets inside.
If you like this kind of stuff, I highly recommend his book The Hot Shoe Diaries, which is packed with a ton of lighting nuggets like this.
B&H has the Bolt Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack for $249.95 (reg. $499.95) through today (March 6) only. the power pack works with Canon, Nikon, Sony and other speedlights with high-voltage connections and offers up to 1400 full-power flashes. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
There are other Bolt power pack units on sale as well. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
Adorama has the PocketWizard Plus III transceiver for $134 (reg. $149). Check it out here at Adorama.
ExpoImaging has released the Ray Flash 2 ring light for speedlights. The Ray Flash 2 offers a more compact design and comes in 2 sizes for taller and shorter DSLR bodies. The larger sized Ray Flash fits cameras like the Canon 60D, 7D 5D Mark III, Nikon D7000, D800, D4 and such, while the smaller Ray Flash 2 model fits Canon Rebel and Nikon D3200 sized cameras. There’s a more complete list on ExpoImaging’s website.
The new ring light adapter is made with a universal speedlight mount and features adjustable height. The center column of the Ray Flash 2 slides up and down to accommodate variations in camera and speedlight heights.
The Ray Flash 2 retails for $139.95 and is available here at B&H Photo.