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Tips and Solutions

Wedding photography is obviously about the bride and groom, and their special day. While that story is told with photos of the lucky pair, and their guests, their memories of the event can be enhanced with images that might not be so obvious.

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Hands-on Review

Canon’s recently introduced Speedlite 600EX-RT is the newest flagship flash unit and the successor to the popular 580EX II. This speedlight supports E-TTL II metering for an accurate, controllable flash and has a powerful zoom head that covers 20-200mm focal lengths with a guide number of 197’ (60 m) at ISO100.

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Hands-on Review

Nikon’s newly released flagship flash unit, the SB-910 AF Speedlight, is the successor to the SB-900 and features a wealth of new updates for additional convenience and control over your lighting setup.  

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Features

Don't feel the need to upgrade your older DSLR but still want it to perform better? There's good news: it's possible! However, it will take a bit of smart investing and will require some careful selection based on the goals and tasks you want to accomplish while shooting.

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Features

The ring flash effect in photography has recently been gaining more and more popularity. Many amateur photographers have been trying to create their own homebrew versions, with varying degrees of success. James Madelin, the creator of the Orbis, started doing this years ago until he created a product now widely used in commercial photography. BHInsights decided to do a quick interview with him on how he created the product, and what influenced him.

 

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Features

Every wedding photographer has their lighting equipment preferences. Some photographers bring large studio lights, while others work with small strobes. If you're just getting into shooting weddings and prefer the mobility that these flashes allow you, then you may want to know how you can use your strobes more effectively. Just in time for WPPI 2011, here are a couple of tips you can use. 

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News

The 600EX-RT Speedlite, Canon’s newly announced successor to its cutting-edge 580EX II, enhances the best features of the 580EX II, and then throws in some fresh ingredients that sweeten the pot.

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News

Olympus has introduced a new flagship wireless TTL flash to go along with its Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds camera systems, the Olympus FL-600R. The new flash features TTL flash exposures through a choice of four wireless channels, a zoom head that can tilt as much as 90°and swivel up to 180°.

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Buying Guide

A speed light is a common term used to describe an accessory electronic camera flash. Depending on the manufacturer, it might be spelled “Speedlite” or “Speedlight” and may also be referred to as a “flashgun,” which is a term that goes back to the days of scrappy newspaper reporters with Speed Graphics and flashbulbs. Some people simply call it a “flash.”

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News

Designed as a replacement for Nikon’s very popular SB-900 Speedlight, the SB-910 features a short list of significant upgrades.

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News

Light that comes into a scene off-axis from the camera view will ALWAYS look more dynamic, interesting and pleasing. It looks more three-dimensional, and it creates shadows on textures, shapes and form that enhance the visual appeal of the image.

And aside from that, using the flash off-camera prevents red eye and that horrible “deer in the headlights’ look that straight-on flash usually gives. You probably already know all this, though.

Of course, the main issue with using off-camera flashes is how to trigger them. Essentially, there are five different ways to trigger a remote lighting unit:

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Even though almost all cameras have built-in flashes, sometimes you want or need additional light power in order to capture a better photograph. Rather than adding an extra accessory flash, many photographers have been turning to LED light panels.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) accessory lights for digital cameras are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to electronic flash for adding auxiliary light to low lighting conditions. The benefits of continuous LED lighting include cool operating temperatures and low power consumption. 

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Manfrotto’s ML360HP Midi Plus-36 and ML840H Maxima-84 Hybrid LED light panels should prove to be quite popular among professional photographers who require compact, low heat, low power consuming, daylight-balanced lighting accessories that can be used as stand-alone units or in conjunction with outdoor light and electronic flash.

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Tips and Solutions

You’re about to enter the arena: the wedding ceremony. Everyone is properly dressed, coiffed and mentally prepared (keep your fingers crossed). The coming aftermath of dining, dancing and escape to blissful marriage shimmers in the hazy future. This Is It. Just be certain that you’re ready. Have a plan, and follow it.

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