Strobe Lit Plants
I'm new to using off camera flash as the main lighting source for my photography. I find that I love the control that it gives you as a photographer to be able to control the amount and the direction of the light in your photograph. Quite a while ago, when we were all shooting film, I was taught by a wonderful photography teacher named Paul Johnson to look for subjects that are back lit or side lit against dark backgrounds. When I'm out doing photography, I always look for that kind of light. Now that I'm learning to generate my own light, I think it opens up a world of opportunity for interestingly lit subjects. Hopefully these pictures will document my progress using these wonderful tools.

There are a lot of wonderful resources out there that I've relied on to learn how to light things with strobes.

A really great internet site is....

Another great site is........

The best book that I've seen for Nikon shooters is "The Nikon Creative Lighting System" by Mike Hagen.

For all purpose strobe photography the best book I've come across so far is "Off-Camera Flash" by Neil van Niekerk.

On Flickr you need to check out the group.

I've accumulated the following equipment:
2 - Nikon SB600 strobes
1 - Nikon SB700 strobes
2 - Strobie 130 strobes from For manual flash only.
3 - Yongnuo strobes that are very inexpensive, and seem to work well. Less than 20% of the cost of a new Nikon or Canon flash. For manual flash only. Their latest flash which I acquired in February 2015 has it's own built in trigger which is very handy.
3 - Tiny Triggers and 1 Transmitter from For manual flash only.
2 - 24" softboxes from Cowboy Studios
1 8.6 inch Lastolite EzyBox Speed-Lite soft box
1 - Gary Fong diffuser
1 - Honl snoot
2 - 1 Rogue 3-in-1 Grid
3 - lightweight Flashpoint light stands
2 - heavy duty light stands
2 - stands and one crossbar for hanging backdrops
2 - sets of Yongnuo RF-603N electronic triggers. Inexpensive and they work well.
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