The basic goal of the StrobePack, is to provide high-quality lighting at night and in low-light conditions, although it can be used in daylight, it really works best with low ambient light. It allows low-ISO, long-exposure, higher aperture shooting, which results in sharp, clean subjects while still soaking in ambient light sources.
Ya, I know computer backup isn’t sexy – but if you don’t read any further – read this:
Sooner or later, the hard drive in the computer you are using right now will fail. When it fails, all the pictures, videos, documents and other data you have stored on it will be gone forever.
Our buddy Haje Jan Kamps set up a scream triggered Photobooth. We thought it was a pretty cool concept so we asked him to share it here as well. Not just becasue it uses some awesome iPhone supported high speed photography, but also becasue this is a great demonstration of how to make some positive buzz with a photography product product.
If anyone had wandered along to the Maker Faire in the Elephant and Castle area of London (yes, it’s really real; no, there are neither castles nor freely roaming elephants but both would be a vast improvement) on Saturday they would have found me, and the London division of Team Triggertrap, asking people if they wouldn’t mind awfully screaming at the top of their lungs for us. Seriously.
Many timelapses these days use motorised dollys to add an additional dimension of movement in the footage. They are one of the best ways to create dynamic sequences, adding movement to an otherwise plain timelapse.
The market has exploded over the past few years, and there are now a wealth of commercially available dollies. They price in from around £900, to well over £6000. However, dollies are quite simple by design, and pretty easy to build yourself.
Here it is, the key cord handstrap. Probably the cheapest handstrap ever built. You only need a key cord (free at events, make sure you get the one with a clip), your quick-release-plate, a needle and some strong wire (I used nylon).
Why you even need a hand strap you ask? because it will help you carry a heavy camera and remove the strain from your hands. Cool, right?
Donald Giannatti shares his views aobut Value and The Cost Of Doing Business.
Recently a photographer shared a little CODB calculator created for other photographers. It was based on time and materials and an hourly rate for the shooter.
I thought it was terrible, and tried to explain why. I thought I was pretty good, but so many folks thought I was saying NOT to have any idea of what your business is costing you that I am taking this opportunity to explain.
CODB (Cost of Doing Business) calculations are a good idea to find out what you need to make per month to break even or make a profit. They suck at helping photographers determine their rate. Let me share why.[Read More…]
Not a long way back we shared a cool tutorial on a homemade Travel Jib (kinda like this Portable Mini Jib). But for those times that you need to carry heavier cameras and you want to trade portability for stability you may want to use a crane.
Charlie Mac created this wonderful tutorial for building a the Travel Jib big brother – a camera crane. It is not as portable, but way sturdier and can handle bigger loads.