The Exppdisc 2.0 can meter for 18% incident exposure and has 2 levels of warming gels, which can be inserted into a recesses on the face of the ExpoDisc. The user can select for warmer skin tones in portraits. With the original version you had to purchase a second expodisc for warmer tones.
The Mount design has been improved as well with a low profile thread. Initially the Expodisc 2.0 will be released with a 77mm filter size. This size can be used with smaller threads by holding the Expodisc in front of the lens. Smaller filters sizes will be available in the future. The best part of the news is that the newer version is cheaper. It will be priced at $49.95.
Hey strobists–game over now. Today, Profoto is announcing a jaw dropping new product in the lighting world. Meet the Profoto B1 Air TTL: a studio light and radio flash transmitter combination that that read your camera’s ISO and aperture settings and adjust the monolight accordingly–just like speedlights. It’s called the B1 500 AirTTL, and at the moment it will only work with Canon DSLRs, though the company is promising a Nikon version in 2014. It uses a new Air remote called the Air TTL-C, which works with your Canon DSLR’s metering system and can allow you to manually control the light or use TTL.
The remote will be sold separately from the light so you can use it if you want to. Considering that this B1 is 500 watt seconds, you know that it will be packing more power than five speedlights. The light can be controlled in tenths of stops over a 9 stop power range. It also sports a quick burst feature to let a photographer fire 20 bursts if they want.
Tech specs are after the jump. Who knows, they could have started to make the handheld light meter obsolete. Both products are available today.
The best way to get past any fear that you might have of photographing strangers is to make pictures of people at public events. Be it a concert, parade or street festival, people are there to see and be seen.
The reservation that some might have about being photographed by someone that they don’t know seems to go by the wayside when they are part of a crowd. This makes it easier to approach people. They often feel very flattered to be noticed amongst a throng of hundreds or thousands.
But while it becomes easier to approach people, this same situation is not always ideal for making portraits. Here are some 7 tips that can help you contend with some of the frequent challenges of photographing people at a public event.
We know you’re probably bored. And to help you find some inspiration and push your photographic boundaries a bit, we’re encouraging you to just get out there try something new. It doesn’t matter what it is, but you’ll grow and you’ll probably even learn something about yourself or your craft. Just give something new a shot.
With all this said, we’ve gone through our database (after a fresh new website server move) to bring you a couple new ideas that you might not have tried before.
Why? Why? Why? Why would one really want a speedlite flash for their iPhone? Well apparently, folks want it according to what the KickStarter for Nova states. The Nova is a brand new flash for the iPhone; except it isn’t a flash. Instead, it is an LED light that functions and acts like a flash–but it isn’t something with a real quartz bulb or anything else like that. With that said though, it connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth and can be controlled via an app. Said app allows some manual control over the flash but not in the way that Strobists think of. There is a warm, gentle, and full blast setting.
It also allows you to dial in the color temperature accordingly–which is really nice an an advantage that LEDs have over real flashes. To make this even more effective though, it would need some sort of other light modifier. And currently there are none.
In our lighting guides so far, we’ve given you folks an introduction to lighting modifiers and also introduced you to ring flash. But today, we’re talking about a personal favorite: umbrellas. These lighting modifiers are one of the most versatile modifiers that can fill in the space of a softbox or a beauty dish, and they can embrace their own unique tendencies to spread light out in a large area. But because of their large size, it is sometimes very tough to get any sort of hard lighting out of them. As a quick refresher, hard light means that the shadows are very dark–where the converse is soft light, where the shadows are very light or almost non-existent.
In this guide, we’ll give you the skinny on all you need to know to get started with them.