Have you ever wanted to trigger a speedlight with your iPhone for some off-camera flash work? Well, if you have, Tric has a new bluetooth flash trigger that lets you mount a speedlight to the receiver’s hot shoe and trigger it when you take a photo with your iPhone. [Read more…]
Manfrotto will no longer distribute Switzerland-based Elinchrom lighting equipment in the US, effective May 5, 2015.
In a statement issued today, Manfrotto cited the continued evolution of the US photography and lighting market as the reason for the break and that the companies are “updating their respective strategies in the marketplace.”
My next question is: “When is a Manfrotto studio strobe coming out?” [Read more…]
B&H has a solid overview of the new Sekonic C-700R SpectroMaster touchscreen light and color meter in the video above. The Sekonic C-700R is a high-end meter that measures both intensity and color values of flash and continuous light sources and even includes a built-in PocketWizard wireless trigger for firing strobes up to 100-feet away. You can see all the specs and details here at B&H Photo.
Last year, when I wrote about the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT that is a $188 clone of the Canon 600EX-RT it turned a lot of heads. Could Yongnuo really deliver a product that worked with Canon’s $500 flash at about a third of the price?
As it turns out, yes. [Read more…]
The C-stand is a mainstay of photo and film sets. They are incredibly useful for a variety of different purposes, including as a stand for light modifiers and a plain old light stand. In the above video, Shane Hurlbut gives a useful introduction to the C-stand and how you should be using it.
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…]
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.