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The OctoDome®: Large has a unique, 8-sided shape and narrow profile that give you big box light spread in a space-saving soft box.
Leonardo’s Lighting: Renaissance Influence in the 21st CenturyFROM LITE LESSONS: Tuesday March 15, 2016 Equipment: 72" White Shoot-Through Umbrella LliteDisc Oval LiteStand: Medium The Renaissance has influenced my photography. Yes this is a powerful statement. One person from that time period actually made some very powerful statements that hold true in today’s photography. The Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci published in 1955 gives us some insight into his thinking, understanding his work affects my photography today. The first statement “A painter should begin a canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are…
March 15, 2016
One-Light Interior PortraitsFROM LITE LESSONS: Tuesday December 1, 2015 Equipment: RUD 45" Shoot Through Umbrella MultiDisc® 42” 5-in-1 Reflector Canon 5D Mark II (full frame) 24-105 f4 Canon EF L lens 100mm f2.8 Canon EF Macro lens In this lesson, photographer Steve Kurtz uses a simple one-light approach to create an environmental portrait of Pat Baron, the "Tiki King". Pat is a great musician who makes custom ukuleles. He has a small store in Felton, California where the portrait was created. The space was limited in the sales room so…
December 1, 2015
Shoemount Flash Portraits On-LocationFROM LITE LESSONS: Monday April 3, 2017 Equipment: Canon 6D Camera body17-40 Canon EF f4 L lens100mm Canon EF f2.8 Macro lens70-200 f2.8 EF L lens2-Photttix Mitros + shoe mount flash units for CanonPhottix Odin 1.5 TCU Wireless Trigger for CanonSekonic Flash Master L-358 meterManfrotto Compact Carbon Fiber Tripod with Gitzo Magnesium Ball Head2 Photoflex Rock Steady SandbagsOctoDome White Portable Speedlight Kit I was excited to hear that Photoflex has introduced a new travel kit that includes the new OctoDome White: Extra Small soft boxes, as most of…
April 3, 2017
Basic Food PhotographyFROM LITE LESSONS: Wednesday September 7, 2016 Equipment:FirstStudio Product KitFirstStudio 39x39 inch LitePanel KitLiteDisc® HolderLiteStand: smallAlong with covering a few of the many issues that can arise when photographing food, this lesson illustrates one of the many uses of the FirstStudio® Kit, as well as effective methods for using LitePanel reflectors.Topics Covered: Preparation for Food Photography Using the FirstStudio® Lights Effectively Diffusion with LitePanels Alternative Setups for Different Looks Comparing the ResultsPreparation is KeyAs with many things in photography and in life, it is best to be prepared…
September 7, 2016
Overpowering the Sun for Dramatic PortraitsFROM LITE LESSONS: Tuesday March 22, 2016 Equipment: Flexflash 200W Strobe Canon Speedlight 600EX-RT Canon 5D MKIII camera Canon 24-70 2.8L II lensNOTE: The video below is available in Spanish here.With wedding and portrait photography, there are many times when shooting conditions on-location are not ideal. The most common issues are bad weather and the challenge of shooting in the middle of the day when the sun is at it's brightest. In this lesson we will cover how to compete with the sun to create a balanced exposure…
March 22, 2016
Having used Photoflex gear for over twenty five years, I have always relied on their excellent build quality and performance. All soft boxes, umbrellas and reflectors are color correct for perfect color temperature and made with state-of-the-art fabrics and construction. Very versatile for artistic lighting, Photoflex gear is also easy to set up and pack when shooting on location.
Team photographer of the Cleveland Cavaliers
June 26, 2018
As for me, Mr. Fast and Light, run around adventure photographer guy, I’m sold. I feel that the [PHotoflex] TritonFlash has added an entire new dimension to my photography, especially to my style of Going Fast With Light.
Professional Photographer, Instructor, Author
March 20, 2012
On sunny summer days I sometimes carry a white, 42” circular light diffuser (16” folded) when photographing wildflowers. The one I use most is Photoflex
January 23, 2017
Photoflex was my first choice for light modifiers when I started building my own studio arsenal almost twenty years ago. I still have that first Medium Softbox, and use it often. Photoflex Octodomes produce wonderful light, and with a grid installed I find I can control almost any on-location lighting situation. Photoflex reflectors in my equipment case, too, have been with us the entire ride - doing their job as well as on Day One.
June 26, 2018