Picking up the lights for this photo session took a lot of time. Eventually settled on a single softbox, hanging from the ceiling. This is not the first time when I realize that just a randomly settled light source can be more effective than a bunch of them installed "with thinking". continue reading
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Don't know about other people but I really hated the electronic flashes. Especially the ones that come with the camera with their tiny area. The only thing they do is insert their harsh light, create strong shadows and kill the mood in any picture. There is not much improvement with the shoe mounted flashes if one uses them in default mode.When one leaves the camera on automatic mode then the flash forces the camera to a certain shutter speed and aperture regardless of the available light. This... continue reading
I was looking for something small and light that would make a good flash modifier, and soften the light.After getting a couple of payouts from DT, I decided to purchase Lumiquest's new softbox III for $40.It is lightweight, folds flat, and fits in my camera bag (a little smaller than a piece of standard letter sized paper).Attaching it: I already owned a couple of speedstraps, so attaching it to my flash (Canon 580EX) was simple.It has four velcro tabs that secure it to the flash.Velcro... continue reading
After almost six months on Dreamstime I am very happy with how things are progressing.It takes some time to get the hang of what will be accepted, what will sell, etc.There are some surprises along the way, like finding out what the market judges as your best stock photo.Not surprisingly this differs wildly what your own favorites are.My top seller so far, is a relatively mundane subject - a toilet!It is important to keep in mind the difference between a beautiful photo, and a top stock... continue reading
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