Broncolor Siros Lighting Kit Review from Karl Taylor

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 – New Book

Creative Flash Photography

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.

How to Light an Amazing Portrait with a Low Cost DIY Lighting Kit

Phlearn is back with a great lighting tutorial using a cheap DIY light setup that costs less than $50. More importantly, Aaron Nace breaks down how to use the lights to get a certain look. He goes further to show his camera’s settings for the shots and how to work with your subject to get the best possible portrait with this setup.

The lights he mentions in the above video can be found currently for $15.99 each here on Amazon.com.