I really like the Lomo Action Sampler. I shoot digital today, but there is a warm spot in my heart kept for the Action sampler. I've been wanting to write an Action Sampler post for a long time now, and the 50$ camera project initiated by Brian Auer from Epic Edits, just gave me enough of a kick to go and make this post. (Brian was also so kind and asked me to be one of the judges along with the excellent Jim Talkinton). Click to continue ›
I try to do almost all my outdoor shooting with Nikon Speedlites. This should be quite obvious to anyone who reads this blog. However, strobes can not always provide all the light you need. (Unless you can stack a gazillion of them together). Some cases where a strobe will not cut it are shooting against a harsh sun, lighting huge deserted interiors, having to use large diffusers outdoors, and more.
Those are just the types of scenes where I use a studio flash... Hey there! waitaminute!! You said shooting outdoors. Are you pulling my leg with the studio flash thing?
A few weeks back, I did a post about lighting a portrait from different angles - the portrait cheat sheet card. As part of the project I also posted the setup shot for creating the card allowing DIYP readers into my leaving room.
If you went supersize into my studio my wife's living room, you could see two pictures on the right corner. This, of course besides the usual mess and child goo left all over the floor.
Tuffer who is apparently moving to Brussels got intrigued by the mystery of my living room and asked what those pictures are. (Feel free to ask more questions about my living room. it is a wondrous place)
I have just finished reading Light: Science & Magic (for the second time) and (again) I can not calm down. It took me a week and I spent every almost every waking hour reading it. Let me share the joy I had with you.
In general, Light: Science & Magic tells you everything you need to know about photography lighting. And the stuff it doesn't tell you, it tells you how to figure out yourself.
Just before I go into an in-depth review of the book, I'll say that reading this book in one week was both good and bad for me. Good, because I got an intense dose of photography lighting, obtaining critical mass of lighting know how. But, because reading so fast did not allow me to perform any of the exercises on the book, this is why I plan yet another slower reading of Light: Science & Magic where I will try out and test the techniques portrayed in the book.
Have you read this book? Let me know what you think in the comments. Now for the review: