Photographing Food With Speedlights Normally, I make use of a couple of ELB500 kits for my food photography. The heads are light, and can be boomed overhead without any real thought as to counterbalancing etc. They are certainly what I would say were ideal for the job. However, occasionally, I need to pack ultra light 'n' tight, and between you and me, the battery packs
Using One Light Using artificial light can make a huge difference to your images, and therefore your appeal to potential clients. And yes, I can hear you, Thomas, and your “I only shoot ambient”. Ambient is great, if the light is exactly as where you want it to be, in the right direction, at the right intensity and at the right time of day. But
Creativity with Speedlights Whilst I have access to a wide range of lights and modifiers, sometimes simplest is best. On this particular occasion, simplest was fastest.
Simple Product Setup Using Two Speedlights So, we are in the middle of Covid-19 lockdown. The kids are running riot, and I’m all out of duct tape. The wallpaper hasn’t changed in the last hour, and my slippers are wearing thin from all the pacing up and down. Talking of wearing thin, my Mrs.’ patience is pretty much getting the same way due to the
I use a lot of folding softboxes in various forms, and all in an effort to create a smaller, lighter location kit. I’ve got numerous larger folding Octas and the like, but wanted a smaller softbox for closer work. I’d purchased “no name third party” previously, only to be disappointed with the build quality and the fact it had no inner difuser. So when I
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
My location kit consists of high powered battery strobes. That said, I do tend to pack half a dozen speedlights for fill and the like, and it’s surprising what you can get out of a speedlight when needs must. Now, considering my location kit is “mature”, and does everything I need, it doesn’t stop me casting a sidelong glance at some of the gear that
The 60 cm Sundisc from Approach Studios is touted as an “ultra portable softbox reflector”, and it was this tagline that caught my eye when I spotted the kickstarter campaign in June 2017.
Arriving in a tightly packed box, I had two identical, nylon cylindrical cases. One contained a 50cm Strobius StrobiStrip, whilst the second contained a 100cm model.