This post of David's is the latest part of his Strobist's DIY Series, where you'll find dozens of lighting-related projects for budget-conscious photographers.
Do you have painted canvas backdrop, or other textile, that you use for portraits?
Why clamp it up to a crossbar (and crop the top) every time you use it, when for about $10 you can build a permanent woo...
These notes are chunked into similar themes so scroll down to find comments grouped on (1) Shooting, (2) Shopping (3) Posting and (4) General
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...
Anybody has tried it? :)
I am thinking of making a DIY one by using a broken canon dslr (have to find it in a camera junk store :) ). Or buy a extension tube and attached it a box or something like that.
Or do you have any more practical idea?
Just ordered a SONY RX100ii and wondering if anyone knows if the YN-RF605N will work with SONY.
I primarily use the YN with my Nikon D750 but it also works with my FUJI X-10 so maybe i'll get lucky.
Assuming it might work since it is manual only, however, I do remember from my early Sony days the hot shoe was funky.
On the strobes web page it shows to adjust strobe settings to correct exposure. I will try this but I normally use my Minolta IV light meter. Then if I don't like the looks of things I increase or decrease power output. I am just getting started back up shooting strobes. I have loaded up on equipment now if I only have some talent to go with it. My equipment is a Nikon D-8...
I am just curious how often you guys use these outside ...
On location lights look great from all the websites and videos. For myself from a reality point of view most people that I know just attend events because they enjoy socialising and being the local tourist so photographs tend to be snaps anyway.
Do you use them specifically because someone wants some shot...
Saw this it seems we may see the MKII version of the cactus v6. Seems they figured out how to get HSS working, along with a af light and Sony compatibility on top of what they had before. Ohh and they got rid of the orange lcd. :)
Teach me, How am I supposed to use Grey/black/white cards?
I was outdoors shooting people in front of a truck. Ambient + softbox on the person. They held one of these combo Grey/black/white cards.
Back in LR, I get the WB dropper on the cards and grey gives me 8300. It looks like sunset. (It was 9am)
White gave me 9300 -9, black 6200. AWB was 5000.
I'd used the...
Hello all. I hope someone here can help me out. I purchased one of the Pixel X800N speed lights with the built-in radio receiver and the Pixel King Pro transmitter.
Unfortunately, the flash blew up on me (the tube or some capacitor popped) and it no longer works. I purchased through Amazon, but it is past the 30 return period, so I have to go though Pixel.
Having dabbled a little with OCF already, the time has come to spend some extra cash and learn about it properly. I'm not going to make this into one of those 'what sort of shiny junk do you think I should buy?' type of posts - I've already done my research! :-)
The only thing I would like an opinion on from those with a bit more experience is the utility o...
Yay! A new On Assignment post on the Strobist blog!
I've always loved DH's On Assignment posts, all in all it's probably my favourite section of the site.
First, click on this funny little grey thingy - all being well it will (as if by magic) turn into a photo:
Next, read the following from David:
As photographers, we often have to do outdoor portraits. And if we...
This Strobist post is a little different from the usual.
It's not about lighting, it's not about cameras, it's not even about the thought process leading up to a shoot.
It is about gear, though.
Kind of... ;-)
If you ever print your photos or get your photos printed this article should be of interest to you.
Who knows, it might even change your life. Well, the p...
I'm shooting portraits against the company truck. It has the branding in vinyl around it. Thinking how to light this, as speedlights are such a tiny light source.
We're shooting in the morning, I thought we'd have the sun behind us so I could key+back light the person w/o squinting. But I don't know how to light the truck side, or if I even need to.
As a diffuse refl...
Sometimes i fiddle around with some splash photography. I use a wireless Cactus trigger on one speedlite (Canon 580EXII) and one or two additional speedlites (Yongnuo YN560II) triggered by their optical slave sensors.
My question is if there is any delay from the slave sensor electronics causing the slave sensor triggered flashes to fire later than the fir...
Hi all. I want to shoot HSS flash at long range. Eg the shot below was focused around 21 feet, albeit with an 85. I want to try with a 400mm, and flash still at the camera position.
I'll use the Godox AD180, but just need a way to extend the range, since shot below was made at full power.
I'm thinking about either the Norman/Quantum parabolic 'tele' reflector, or a s...
I have started using my Yongnuo yn622n wireless flash controller with my yn622n II transceivers and then I slide my SB800s on top of the triggers, everything works as advertised. Controlling flash output is easy.
However, I have been in the habit of attaching my previous Cactus triggers to my flashes with a sync cord and so I bought some Nikon sc-11 pc male to pc male ...
I have a light stand and a 2 or 3 in 1 brolly already with my Nikon D600 commander mode pop up flash.
Now I am looking at a cheap softbox so many available online for this hobby of mine. What is the ideal size or max size I should get? I am wanting to use it indoors or outside under a overcast day or under trees of half body shots of 1 or 3 adults.
Apologies if this has been covered before - I couldn't find it with a search.
First, have I got the theory right.
If I am lighting with a point-source light, and my subject is 'd' distance from the light source, and the background is '2d' distance from the light source, the inverse square rule means that the background will get 1/4 of the light that subject gets; 2 stops...