Tagged: flash

Using manual flashes with PC Sync 0

Using manual flashes with PC Sync

We have done a number of articles with different flash heads but we have never gone into the detail of how to set them up and make them work, this results in emails that we sit and explain all the details to people. So today I am going to go through how to setup these studio flashes and connect them to your camera to get the results you want.

Wolverine ESP Digital Photo Album and Multimedia Player 19

Wolverine ESP Digital Photo Album and Multimedia Player

I have been a fan of Wolverine products for almost four years now and my trusty Wolverine FlashPac was in need of an upgrade. Not that the FlashPac didn’t do it’s job, its just that it was pretty slow and didn’t have a display that could be used to view the images. Without hesitation I turned back to Wolverine to see what they had available and I found the new ESP Digital Photo Album and Multimedia Player.

Canon announces EOS 50D 6

Canon announces EOS 50D

As expected, the replacement for the EOS 40D has been announced just prior to Photokina. The new EOS 50D is the top end of the “prosumer” market and has a number on improvements over the 40D which is just about a year old. Let’s get right into it and see what this new camera is all about.

Photo Basics Strobelite Plus 3

Photo Basics Strobelite Plus

What’s better than a Photo Basics StrobeLite? A StrobeLite Plus of course! With more and more companies trying to attract the beginner to semi-pro market Westcott is pushing hard with the Photo Basics line to get good quality components into the marketplace. The difference with the Photo Basics line is that they are complete educational packages complete with floor mats to help with placement and instructional DVD’s.

Using your flash’s guide number 9

Using your flash’s guide number

If you have ever shopped for a flash or read a review, you may have noticed a section of the spec called the guide number or GN. While this value is a measurement of power that the flash has and allows you to compare flash models, is this number useful to you at all? In this article we dig into the guide number and see how we can use this number help us dial in our flash and camera settings using some math instead of just guessing and retrying until you get what you want.

Podcast #10 – Nikon News, Using a tripod, cheat sheet 6

Podcast #10 – Nikon News, Using a tripod, cheat sheet

This week Kerry and David discuss the new Nikon D700, the new Nikon Tilt-Shift Lenses, and the new Nikon SB-900 Flash.
Nikon Website: http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/index.htm

Are you too “Pro” to use a tripod? Think again as we discuss different tripods types and why you need to have a good tripod.