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…]
Creative Flash Photography is a new book from photographer Tilo Gockel.
This book “shows you how to make magic by mastering the use of light. You will learn how to use speedlights to create amazing photographs in any lighting situation. Tilo uses 40 lighting workshops to teach his methods for producing impressive flash shots in portrait, fashion, macro, food, still life, and high-speed photography.”
Creative Flash Photography retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.32 on Amazon.com.
It is also available as a Kindle edition for $19.99 here on Amazon.com.