Review – Olympus FL-900R

This review basically came about after a number of conversations I’ve had regarding my “run n gun” setup, which to date, was a Metz 64 AF-1. My original reason for choosing the Metz was the ability to use an external battery pack for reduced recycling times, whereas the current Olympus lineup have no external power option. It kinda came to a head when I did the review for the Quadralite Reporter 200 TTL (Godox AD200 variant), as I found the Reporter 200 to be far more consistent in TTL mode than my Metz. There was a brief conversation with a commenter onLighting Rumours, and it made me reassess my “run n gun” kit. Hence the Olympus FL-900R.

On The Bounce

A quick lesson on personal health, and how it can effect your productivity when you believe you’re superhuman.

Black and Light

As a commercial photographer, I often find I’m switching backgrounds at a fair rate of knots. White, black and grey being the usual suspects. Not really an issue with most things, but anything that needs to be wall mounted is definitely a challenge.

Unlocking Olympus

  This is a departure from my usual posts, as it’s not a lighting tutorial or a review of a piece of equipment. It is, however, of use to every Olympus shooter.

Appealing High Resolution Product Images

In a previous post, I discussed the problems of triggering studio flash when using the E-M1 mkII in HiRes mode, and the fact the Elinchrom HS trigger actually worked fine. This image is part of the high resolution portfolio for a client, and the reason I needed to find a solution to the issue of non firing studio heads.

A Busman’s Holiday for a Photographer

  I’ve often said all my photography is client driven. From food to vehicles, roomsets to fashion, products to bridal brochures, it was always to realise someone else’s vision. Which is great.

Olympus E-M1 mkII HiRes Images With Studio Flash

The above image is probably not that interesting. A quick conversion from a raw file, with the dust spots removed from the table top.

Using Light to Define The Viewer’s Perception

This shoot was arranged to benefit Rebecca, our model, and also Keli, the rather unassuming and very talented makeup artist.

The Tides of Change

A funny thing happened on the way to the studio, or so the story begins. For some time my wife, along with a few close friends and employees, had basically nagged me senseless to look at purchasing a camera system that would be radically different to my work gear.

Bridal Brochure Shoot for the Port A Beach Lodge, Port Aransas in Texas

  Following on from the morning’s shoot of the rooms and exterior of the Port A Beach Lodge, I was to do a bridal brochure for the Lodge.

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