Tag Archives: Flash photography

Looking at changing batteries

It has happen a couple of times in the past: although I had charged my batteries prior to a shoot, the dies after only a few flash bursts. A lot of photos out there are talking about Eneloop batteries. Check … Continue reading

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Joe McNally, the light magician

Joe McNally, the famous light bending artist came to MontrĂ©al to give his One Light Two Lights seminar. I had read one of his books, The Hotshoe Diairies. I enjoyed it very much and it is on my must read … Continue reading

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Nissin Di-866 Flash Review

My main speedlight is the Nikon SB-900. Great, powerful, full featured and relatively priced. A own a second flash, for portrait photography mostly. The Sigma 530 DG. Super cheap, like below $200 on sale. That price is hard to beat. … Continue reading

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Flash photography techniques

Here’s a post I meant to read for a while and just got around to do so. Neil van Niekerk explains in great details yet very simply how to use your flash in many situations to produce natural looking flash. … Continue reading

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My first “professional” shoot: Part II, The pictures

As I wrote in Part I of this post, I received an email a few weeks after Christmas from a friend of a friend, asking me to take studio pics of her spouse and their three ones. Not big money, … Continue reading

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My first “professional” photoshoot: Part I, Setup

I have had my Nikon D90 for almost two years now. I shoot birds, churches and urban scenes. I always wanted to go into portraiture but found the subject to be a tough one to master. For Christmas, my spouse … Continue reading

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About to shoot family portraits

Tomorrow, I will shoot my first “contract”. I say this with some detachment and reserve. Sure, I will get a little money for this, but I will have way more fun out of this than anything else. The “clients” are … Continue reading

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