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If your question isn’t answered here, go to the Strobist FAQ’s Discussion Page to ask it – in due course the moderators will update the FAQ’s accordingly (and in the short term someone else will dive in a...
So here's what I have:
Sigma DP3 Quattro
Sekonic L-358 light meter
Sekonic Synchro cord
I have one of the Nikon flashes on top of the camera. I then have the Synchro cord hooked up (3 way) into:
Light meter and the two flashes.
Problem is I'm not using it properly because when I take a photograph the image is way over exposed...
Hey all, I've been MIA for a couple of years but I am getting back into photography. I'm trying to show some of my kids the concepts, and I remembered a while back the Strobist blog had an intro video that talked about lighting in very simple terms. I do remember it used a bowl of fruit to demonstrate the concepts. It doesn't seem to be in the Introduction page anymore. Do...
I would like to use both my canon speed lights off camera.
I have the 580 exii hooked up to a pocket wizard plus X with a cord, I have a pocket wizard on my camera to set off the 580, I have the 430 ex ii in line of site to the 580 ex ii, it works but fires a second after.
My question is, do I need a connector or is there a setting I can change.
"But shooting with a mirrorless camera allows me to experiment on the fly. I can see the effect of my camera's white balance setting real-time. So I can use that information to calibrate the camera's setting to something that approximates the way my eye sees the scene. (You can do this with a DSLR, too. But it is slower and clunkier because you have to shoot-check-shoot-ch...
I have a radio commander, Godox, that can control my flashes well. The problem is TTL, I can change my flashes to TTL but I can't control the compensation levels, +3 to -3. Is there some custom function that I need to change. All others function work well.
Does anyone know where can I buy a single resistor? There are no electronic supply houses in my region anymore.
I managed to break the flash tubes of 2 Nikon speed lights by dropping them but in order to replace the flash tubes I need to discharge the capacitors.
If you've been a Strobist for a while, you know that it's done by poking the two legs of a resistor into t...
I've came across really great polish photographers who have a very characteristic technique when it comes to party photos.
They have still images of people on the dancefloor but all light sources that are a bit brighter create some special effect. It's hard to explain (especially for non-english users) but you can see those here:http://www.pieczkopietras.com...
If you haven't yet, I recommend reading the recent blog post by Mr. Hobby, "Thank You [BTS/360]" - strobist.blogspot.com/2018/11/2l-04-thank-you-bts360.html
When I first saw the lead image I wasn't riveted, because I readily knew how to recreate it. Although it's worth noting that Mr. Hobby did the image in a way that puts all of the gear-obsessed to shame, as is oft...
I have a question about deep octabox/softbox for anyone who happens to have experience with them. I know in theory a deep octabox should have a more narrow light pattern with less stray light which would in turn would make it more efficient, however I'm also under the understanding that with the front diffuser on it doesn't matter what the shape be...
The last thread on this subject was about 8 years ago.
I am wondering what peoples experience has been since then.
I just bought a Maha 9000 analyzer + 8 cell charger.
I had to buy the 8 cell charger, cuz I lost my old one :-(
Now that I bought a replacement, I will probably find the old charger.
The analyzer was a "had to buy" to satisfy my techie curiosity on...
HI all, I'm just getting started with off camera flash and took the advice of strobist and ordered the basic starter kit with a Phottix Ares trigger system.
I have an older Canon 5d classic and at 1/200 down to 1/125 the flash doesn't sync properly and the image has the black band from the second shutter closing while the flash fires. The flash syncs just fine on camer...
I am looking for a replacement red front lens cover for a Nikon SB-900 that cracked in several pieces when during a fall. Is there anyone out there that has a contact for someone who might have parts or has broken units that they keep for parts?
Any tips on limiting the impact of shadows caused by glasses frames?
I've found lots of information on avoiding glare off the lenses, but these shadows really bug me. I'm sure with a large enough modifier and soft enough light they could be reduced, but for on-location, "strobist" work, is there a better solution?
Hey PPL. Got myself an old Nissin 3200 GT flash unit. It is a wide ange flash with 3 settings in power. I can power it with 4 AA's and trigger it via pc-sync :) But, I want to know more about it.
Does anyone here use it or has it somewhere with the manual still with it?
I'm doing some video recording on Thursday and have been asked for contrasty side lighting - like the Album - With The Beatles.
This is for a male subject and I'm more used to soft lighting female subjects.
The LED lights have quite a small surface area 5 inch x 3 inch so are quite contrasty. Normally I would use modifiers but I'm thinking about using them without to...
I have over 100k pics and since buying a new iMac, I am struggling with Photos always freezing up. What is the best photo organizer for Mac? I use LR and PS for editing so the editing features of the app are not important. Just simple photo organization like Google Picasa which is discontinued now.
I'd first like to thanks all that have posted their own DIY packs and instructions, without them I wouldnt have been able to make my own.
So I'd like to share my DIY pack and what it consists of.
1. 6v 7ah Power Sonic SLA $15
2. 12' 14awg wire $8
3. Amp fuse holder w/ 10amp fuse $1.50
4. Keyed connector (attaches to batteries and pack) $2
5. Lots of shrink wrap a...