Syl Arena recently put on a Speedliting class at B&H Photo‘s event space. The very cool folks at B&H have made the entire 1 hour 43 minute presentation available to watch online for free. Check it out below. [Read more...]
PocketWizard Plus III transceivers are out now. The Plus III offers 32 channels, a more durable antenna, a crazy Long Range Mode and a Repeater Mode. Long Range Mode sacrifices a little sync speed for a the sake of extended range. Repeater Mode allows you to use additional Plus III’s as a repeated to extend the full range for each additional unit.
Retail is $139. Check them out at B&H Photo here.
Light and Lighting is an upcoming book from Syl Arena. His last book, Speedliter’s Handbook, is awesome and takes the cake in terms of Canon Speedlite instruction. It’s the book that should come with every Speedlite sold – or, at least the book that anyone who wants to learn how to properly use a Speedlite with their Canon camera.
Syl takes a more basic and brand-agnostic approach with Light and Lighting, as he notes below.
As part of Peachpit’s From Snapshots to Great Shots series, it will present fundamental concepts about light and various techniques of photographic lighting at a level accessible to novice shooters.
Syl is a great photographer and author. Expect this to be a real gem for getting your lighting feet underneath you. Light and Lighting is due out in June of this year and is available for pre-order from Amazon now.
So, you’re shooting some interviews with your HDSLR or other video camera now? Check out the above video for some tips on the hows and whys of lighting an interview subject and scene.
Adorama has a nice deal today on the Flashpoint 2-light softbox kit for $99.95. It’s normally $134.95, which is a good price already, but lights and softboxes for under $100 is a real steal.
Check it out on the Daily Deal page at Adorama.
Joe McNally has a new book. It’s called Sketching Light. It’s pretty big at 432 pages. And, it’s all about lighting.
He tells readers what works and what doesn’t via his let’s-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots….
I loved his earlier lighting book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, and I’m really looking forward to this new book. I enjoy McNally’s stories and wit about as much as I do the information he provides. Expect good stuff.