Tom Kirkman

2 weeks ago
There comes a time in every photographer’s life, usually after some consistently good shots with an on-camera flash, that he or she says, "Hey, I want to make my own light on demand. I can do this." Thus begins a seemingly never-ending journey—first mastering the basics and then trying to put some feeling and expression into your photos. Since most photographers start with portraits, this...
1 month ago
Profoto has just made available the latest additions to the widening array of light shapers bound for use with the OCF (Off Camera Flash) System: two collapsible 2-foot OCF Beauty Dishes, one silver and one...
3 months ago
A softbox is an enclosure designed to fit around an artificial light source, such as a flash tube or halogen lamp. Its reflective interior intensifies the light output and projects it through its only means of escape—the front diffusion screen. This creates a quality of light long appreciated by photographers and videographers, which resembles the softer light one might find streaming through a...
3 months ago
With the newly stocked, battery-powered S1 and the AC-powered S1A, Interfit joins the small but growing number...
3 months ago
Available in small, medium, large, ultra-wide, and octagonal, these portable modifiers maximize the potential of your shoe mount flash while catalyzing your creativity. Setup is a snap via touch-fasteners and a loop strap, while the softboxes collapse flat just as quickly. At 6 x 6.75",...
4 months ago
Flash accessories are popular add-ons, coming in right behind the camera and flash themselves in popularity, and with everyone from Kickstarters to major manufacturers releasing new items, it might be enlightening to look at a few. So, once you've mastered the on-camera flash and taken all the family pictures everyone has requested, it's time for some fun. Here are a few items that do just that....
5 months ago
The holidays have always seemed like a season of lights, so what better time to point out some of the great lighting kits available at B&H as gifts or for those gifting themselves? It's a very broad field and the items suggested here represent a fraction of 1% of the many kits we carry, so we'll take it one category at a time. Flash or Strobe Basic factors to consider are the type of work you...
5 months ago
The slogan “You are what you eat” carries more weight than ever, and photographing our food to proclaim what we are has become a multi-faceted reflexive gesture for those of us who have come to regard our phones as another appendage. Food photos can signal mood, intent, achievement, or sense of place―they can even be used as a stimulant. They are used for everything from self-congratulation on...
5 months ago
Available for Nikon or Canon, the EL-Skyport Plus HS Transmitter Elinchrom introduces a game- changing wireless solution that's compatible with 3 generations of transceivers and...
6 months ago
Expanding its line of sports lights for use outdoors, Light & Motion introduces the Sidekick Duo and Flood LED. In a new direction, the company also addresses the needs of image-...
6 months ago
Newly available in 16, 20, 22 and 27" diameters, these light shapers have a signature soft-but crisp-quality of light favored by fashion photographers. They're also known for their rendering of makeup and hair and the...
9 months ago
After posing for a few gigabits of formals in a hall, you can sense the wedding party’s palpable relief when, weather permitting, it’s time to take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have nicely landscaped grounds, it’s a great opportunity to stop fighting with the tungsten light sources inside and take advantage of that flash-friendly sunlight. Whether you’re just starting out as a wedding...
10 months ago
The Manfrotto Befree is a 3.0 lb tripod/ball head combo with four leg sections and a rapid column that rises to a combined height of 56.69”, folds down to 15.75” and can support...
11 months ago
Bescor has been around since 1981, providing photographers and especially filmmakers with video-related products, eventually battery power and, now, LED lighting for wedding, event, and other location shooters. The hallmark of the company’s products has been, from the beginning, a marriage...

1 year ago
With the SkyPanel, ARRI once again pushes the LED envelope set by the L and the Caster Series, with two new 110-degree soft light panels poised to set a new industry standard for extreme color accuracy, whether measured by CRI, CQS, or TCLI standards.      The 25.4 x 11.8" S60 and half-as...

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