Tagged: Strobist

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Getting Manual Flash Exposure Quickly

I always love hearing from people to find out what things people are struggling with and one of the most common things is how to get your exposure dialed in quickly when using manual...

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Review: Sticky Filters Gel Kit

I love using gels on my speedlites, from basic color correction to faking a blue sky to creating colored backgrounds, gels can really come in handy. The downside is finding a way to put...

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Using Multiple Light Sources – Two Chances This Week

This week Kerry Garrison is speaking at both the OC Photo Club on Tuesday and the LA SmugMug on Thursday. At both locations the topic is how to use multiple light sources. Kerry will...

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The Two Immutable Laws Of Lighting

Recently Linda Ralston, one of my Facebook friends, asked me how I go about setting my flash exposure for some nighttime wedding shots I had posted. The conversation on Facebook led to what I...

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Using Colored Gels on Backgrounds

We have covered using colored gels for backgrounds in the past (here) and a very common question is how to get the background color dialed in properly. In this article we will walk through...

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Umbrellas Versus Softboxes

I get asked quite a bit about the difference in using an umbrella versus a softbox so I figured it was about time to do an article about it and see if I could...

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Using Light Modifiers Correctly

This weekend I was attending my wife’s graduation and watched a guy with a high end Canon camera outfitted with the latest 70-200mm f/2.8 L II lens and 580 ex II struggling for half...

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Getting the Shot – Girl on the Beach

In this installment of “Getting the Shot” we look at night shot of a girl on a beach. We  see the water crashing onto the subject and a dark sky behind her. She is...

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Using Gels For Colored Backgrounds

One of the things I hear that people really struggle with is how to use gels to make colored backgrounds. Why would we want to do this? Well, because sometimes a basic single color...

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By now everyone should know that I am a huge fan of off-camera lighting and with a little practice, it’s not that hard to really get the hang of it and add a whole...