Lighting

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.

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Flashpoint Streaklight

Adorama has released the new StreakLight portable strobe under its in-house Flashpoint brand. The StreakLight offers the form factor of a speedlight and the power output of a monolight. [click to continue…]

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PocketWizard Plus III

Adorama has the PocketWizard Plus III transceiver for $134 (reg. $149). Check it out here at Adorama.

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Ray Flash 2

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.

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Check out this informative video from photographer Karl Taylor as he compares various light modifiers with a single subject in his studio. [click to continue…]

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Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon

The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is a 4-channel, 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver set that allows you to shoot at max shutter speeds up to 1/8000s in conjunction with Nikon’s TTL system.

Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger Key Features

  • TTL flash trigger with EV adjustments (+/- 3 stops in 1/3 stops)
  • Quick-change buttons and Backlit LCD to adjust EV level, mode, and channel
  • High Speed Sync mode – 1/8000s
  • Second Curtain Sync mode
  • Wired and wireless shutter release functions
  • 100 meter range
  • Compatible with other Phottix flash triggers

The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is available in the Phottix online store and should be available soon here at Adorama.

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