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DoPchoice Snapbag Airglow is an inflatable softbox for your LED panels

Feb 15, 2024
John Aldred

DoPchoice has announced the new Snapbag Airglow. It’s an inflatable softbox designed for 2×1′ LED panel lights. It’s an interesting design, both in terms of…

Lighting Setup: Hanging Bulbs Portrait

Feb 1, 2024
Jake Hicks

I’ve been shooting for a long time now, but there are always some lighting setups that I’ve never gotten around to shooting. I’m sure we…

Smaller but better – Zhiyun Fiveray M20C LED light review

Jan 25, 2024
Sagiv Gilburd

The ZHIYUN FIVERAY M20C ($159) is the “bigger brother” of the Fiveray M20 ($129), but it’s not actually bigger. It’s just better. With an extended…

Use cardboard to make the $0 2-in-1 backdrop and gobo

Dec 29, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Are you in search of festive, sparkly backdrops? And you have some cardboard lying around from a bunch of Christmas gifts you bought or packages you ordered? Well, here’s an idea. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey shows how to create stunning photographic lighting effects with a humble piece of cardboard and a dash of creativity. He transforms this everyday material into a DIY gobo (or cookie) and a backdrop with a sparkly, festive glow.

Aputure Electro Storm XT26 vs. Nanlux Evoke 2400B vs Godox MG2400Bi

Dec 13, 2023
John Aldred

There are several huge LED lights out on the market. They’re not cheap, either. Knowing which system to buy into can be an expensive mistake…

Secrets to mastering natural light

Nov 21, 2023
Myles Formby

Ever wondered how some people can take beautiful photos with no extra equipment? What’s their secret? What’s the magical combination of settings they use on their cameras? Here’s the skinny – there’s no magic. It’s as easy as learning to read and use natural sunlight. If anything technical freaks you out, I got you. I won’t be talking about cameras or lenses or any scary stuff. Use this guide with your smartphone camera or a $5K DSLR.

Kelvin Epos 300 – The best 300 watt light on the market

Nov 18, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

When Kelvin brought the Kelvin Epos 300 ($2,499) to the market, they reignited a (not so old) debate: are RGBACL lights better than RBGWW lights?…

Create this triadic colour portrait with this Rotolight LED lighting set-up

Nov 17, 2023
Jake Hicks

With Rotolight announcing their latest powerhouse LED light, the Anova Pro 3 (check it out here), they asked me to share some of my lighting…

Plane forced to land after film production lights melt windows

Nov 10, 2023
Alex Baker

An Airbus A321 was forced to make an emergency landing after passengers noticed that the plane’s windows were damaged. The incident occurred during a charter…

How to perfectly time the golden hour for every photoshoot

Nov 7, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Golden or magic hour is the favorite time of day for most photographers who love using natural light in their photography. The only trouble with it is that it lasts, well, an hour, so you have to be at your location at a particular time. Guys at Inkifi have created The Golden Hour Index, a tool that lets you determine the exact moment when the magic hour starts and ends. It works wherever in the world you are and lets you get the most out of this time of day.