I started 2015 with a self-assignment.
I reached out to my Facebook connections and got a hold of Nikkal Feyrouz, a professional belly dancer who happens to have boa constrictors as pets.
I had seen her posting featuring her snakes on Vyper Vixen on Facebook so I thought first about a location or setting.
Continue reading Playing with snakes amongst bamboo
In the first part of this post, you might recall I placed 2 Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites inside my Photoflex Octodome.
That served as my main light for the most part.
Where needed I introduced a 3rd 600EX-RT with a grid to use as an accent when I photographed Lianna at a local park.
Since this was the first time I worked with Lianna, I tried to keep the equipment to a minimum.
I wanted to be sure I was talking with her as much as I could instead of fussing with gear. Continue reading Combining 2 Speedlites for Power & Fast Recycling2
Combining 2 Speedlites is sometimes the only way to produce the kind of power needed to have any effect when shooting during the day.
Most Speedlites produce something in the neighborhood of 80 to 100Ws of power, so combining 2 of them can result in faster recycling and more power.
Before you can use 2 Speedlites, yes, you’ll have to buy more stuff.
Sorry. Sometimes you really do need the tools and there are no workarounds. Continue reading Combining 2 Speedlites for power & fast recycling1
I’ve finally joined the millions who own a smartphone.
I was paying around $100 a month for 2 dumb phones through Sprint.
When I called to see if they would reduce my monthly charges, they told me the best they could do was their $65 monthly plan for 2 phones with 600MB shared data.
So the logical thing to do at that point was to go and buy 2 used smartphones for around $150 a piece. Continue reading Feeling so left behind, I finally have a ‘smart phone’