Thursday, 30 October 2008

[strobist] Balancing Twilight

This is the same setup as everything else particularly the balancing ambient setup. The only thing that we need to take care of is the rapidly dropping ambient.

[strobist] Balancing the Sun/Crosslighting

The sun during the day can be pretty hard to over power, but you dont need to be fighting this battle. In fact, you can use the sun to your advantage with cross lighting. And what is cross lighting? Its exactly what it sounds like.. you have 2 light sources pointing at each other.

[strobist] Balancing Ambient

Unless you are shooting at the golden hours (just after sunrise and just before sunset) then it will most likely be you will be turning to this technique -- your flash will become the main light for your subject and the ambient becomes fill.

[strobist] 101 in a Nutshell - The Starting Point

Whenever we are balancing for a scene the strobist site recommends the following the same basic strategy for all shots:
  • get to max sync
  • get correct exposure using aperature

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

[stobist] Learn it, Learn it now

There aren't many ways to control light using your camera.. you can change shutter, change the aperature and ermm, do both. But thats the great thing - thats it!! With one of these you have control of your lighting situation from camera.

Helping the Recession - PW PlusII

4x PW plusII
... and now i'm going to be broke for the next 3 months.

After spending a lot of time with my ebay/cactus v2 triggers, I finally decided that the misfires and unreliable nature of these very cheap triggers where enough to make me consider the PWs.

Yes it was painful, but I believe I read somewhere Michael J Fox saying (as he thuds his head off the road in Back to the Future) "pain is temporary, film is forever"