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
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
This is another from Jo and Paul’s wedding, and like the gate image, this was just one of those scenarios you kinda stumble across.
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.
This image came from a location lighting course I was asked to host in August 2015 for Cambrian Photography, based in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Our model was a local “Outlaw” chap, complete with a self-built bike.
This is OCF (off camera flash) at it’s cheapest, along with the use of some basic rules and techniques. Seeing as sunsets tend to be in short supply in the UK, I try and make the most of any sunset that coincides with an event I’m photographing, and this particular wedding at Murrayshall House in Perth, Scotland, was one such event.
Eaves Hall is a fascinating wedding venue, with lovely architecture and little hideaway places that are great fun for couples wanting photography that’s distinctly different. In the grounds, you will find a lovely stone built gazebo. It photographs beautifully, and with a little added light, the backdrop of greenery really comes alive.