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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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Guest Post and Photos by Matthew Jordan Smith – Follow Matthew on Twitter Recently I was asked how I decide which light source to use for photo shoots and which light modifiers are best in certain situations. The determining factors in making my decision on each shoot varies but I will attempt to describe a few […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter There’s much confusion about studio lighting. Some photographers think it’s too complicated and expensive, but in reality it can be neither. Part of this misunderstanding is caused by bewildering array of product types and their accompanying buzzwords. Here’s a quick break down: A monolight […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter The key part of determining any flash exposure is the lens’ aperture, but shutter speed plays an important role too. The duration of the flash output from electronic flash units is quite short— 1/1000th of a second or even faster is not uncommon. The […]

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