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In a recent podcast with Joe McNally, he mentioned a few simple techniques that will be further explored at his upcoming Photoshop World Pre-Conference class.  Usually when people use a flash, they think that it’s only for low-light situations.  Joe mentions a few things that can open your eyes to simple tricks that can certainly […]

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This tutorial is from a new class called Up and Running with Studio Strobes I just completed for Lynda.com.  It is co-taught with my friend Abba Shapiro. Wireless triggers can come in handy during a photoshoot and free up the photographer to focus on creative direction. In this tutorial, Abba Shapiro and Rich Harrington explain how to trigger […]

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In the shot above I used a single 400Ws flash pack and head. I fitted a 28cm high efficiency reflector and lit my model from a distance of five metres. The pack was an Elinchrom Quadra and it was flat out on full power. Full length pictures require more flash power than close ups because […]

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A lighting tool for unique applications – (different versions work with different brands/models of flash – this test was on a Canon flash) Guest Post by Doug Daulton – Follow Doug on Twitter When first handed the Light Blaster, I was a little dubious.  It seemed a bit like a kitschy toy not suited for a […]

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Have you ever attended a truly great seminar? Where the impact on your life was enough to actually motivate you to change? A couple of weeks ago I attended Skip Cohen University’s THRIVE in Las Vegas, and it was just that sort of event. The best thing about SCU is the relationships you get to […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich is joined by special guest Syl Arena to discuss a range […]

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Guest post and photos by Robert O’Toole – Follow Robert on Twitter Complete setup as pictured above: Canon 5D MK II, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro lens, SunpakPF20XD flash, dual flash bracket made into a single flash bracket and Studio hut PT-04 Radio flash trigger. After I developed my lightweight hand holdable reasonably priced macro […]

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