Monthly Archives: March 2012

Increase your odds of getting the photograph you hoped for with these free tools.

Have you ever gone out to shoot expecting one lighting condition but getting another? Forgetting the boy scout motto is a sure fire way to come home empty handed, or with compromise photos that you know could have been better. … Continue reading

Posted in cool photography, Landscape Photography, online tools

Levitation Photography by Natsumi Hayashi

I spend a lot of time looking at the work of other photographers for inspiration. Every once in a while I’ll find one that makes me jealous, usually because they’ve come up with a concept or an idea that I wish … Continue reading

Posted in cool photography, portrait photography

How (and why) to use your Camera in Manual Mode.

Your camera thinks it’s smarter than you. As we speak at this very moment, it’s smirking in your bag, silently mocking you. It doesn’t have to be this way, it’s pretty easy to gain the upper hand and really take … Continue reading

Posted in ambient light, exposure, off-camera-flash

High Speed Sync Part IV – The Reckoning

So far, we’ve discussed three of the five ways to control ambient light when using flash. Today I will complete the list and provide my Pro’s and Con’s analysis of each. The list so far: Fast Shutter Speed + High … Continue reading

Posted in ambient light, exposure, gear, High Speed Sync, off-camera-flash, pocket wizard, portrait photography

High Speed Sync (continued)

High Speed Sync Part III In my last post, I hinted that there are five ways to kill the ambient light. So far we’ve covered two of the five ways: High Speed Sync – Using your shutter speed to dial … Continue reading

Posted in ambient light, exposure, gear, High Speed Sync, off-camera-flash, pocket wizard

High Speed Sync

High Speed Sync Part II This is a follow up to my post from a couple days ago, in it I will expand on the concept of High Speed Sync, why it’s used, and some ways to get by without … Continue reading

Posted in ambient light, exposure, High Speed Sync, off-camera-flash

Cool Video of What Happens Inside your Camera After the Shutter Button is Pressed

High Speed Sync Part I In this article I will begin a discussion on killing ambient light using, among other things, High Speed Sync. To start off, please watch the following video as it is a great visual aid on … Continue reading

Posted in High Speed Sync, off-camera-flash