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Friday, May 18, 2012

Jay P. Morgan: A Breakdown on LitePanel Reflectors

In this LiteBlog post, Jay P. Morgan reviews the basics of reflectors and demonstrates their effects on location.  This is a basic look at how reflectors work and the practical applications for each of the reflective fabrics.  For the beginning photographer, using a reflector is an easy way to start to modify light and learn where to place the light source in relationship to your subject.  Using reflectors and becoming good at placing them will teach you how to place strobes.  Good light placement is the same for both strobes and reflectors, but easier to see...

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Blair Bunting: A Rugby Shoot in the Wee Hours

Using the TritonFlash™ I'm a commercial photographer who specializes in shooting portraits and cars, and I've been a huge fan of Photoflex® lighting modifiers for years. The rugged, textured images I am known for are due in large part to the quality of light that I get with the Photoflex® OctoDome® series, primarily the medium and small. For this shoot, I was eager to try out my first real experience with Photoflex® electronics in the TritonFlash™. I had read the specs and descriptions of what the product could do and I was...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Beyond the Family Photo

Beyond the Family Photograph – Finding Inspiration If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably the designated family photographer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a hobbyist, you’re the person with the best camera. Everyone relies upon you to make them look good and document all the important events. It can be a drag to view life through an LCD screen. Sometimes I grab a ‘reverse angle’ at a family event, just to document how we experience our lives through our cameras. This started me thinking about...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Remember reflectors and diffusers?

Simple is good. I’ve been teaching college photography classes for 30+ years. If there’s a set of questions that have remained the same through the film and digital era it sounds something like this, “What accessory should I buy for my new camera? 300mm lens? High powered speedlight? Carbon fiber tripod?” I reply, “A really good reflector/diffuser, like MultiDisc.” Their shoulders droop and they tilt their head like a dog hearing a harmonica for the first time. Sometimes they reply, “What’s a reflector?” It’s hard for...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Home Studio Part 2

Window light and a LiteDisc reflector. In the previous blog, “Creating a Home Studio Part 1”, I described the basic elements that comprise a “studio” and went on to list some lighting scenarios. In this installment, and those to come, we’ll be covering some more detailed approaches to making your home studio work for you. As I pointed out in Part 1, WINDOW LIGHT portrait techniques supported working photographers from 1880-1925. Although that career may not be possible today, you can benefit from their approach and create wonderful images. It's not rocket science. The image...

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Shape, Line, Texture

This weekend's photo challenge is "Shape, Line, Texture." Remember the rules... 2)Entries must be submitted to the Photoflex Weekend Challenge Flickr Group Pool. If you can't access the Flickr group (for whatever reason) feel free to post your entry on the Photoflex facebook Just make sure both your entry and your setup shot are posted. 3) One final entry per entrant. If an entrant enters more than one final image, all images will be discarded and the entrant disqualified until only one final image remains for submission. 4) Along with the actual entry, each entrant is required to submit a...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Photoflex Pro Photographer- Brian McCarty

Last week Brian McCarty sent us his book "Art-Toys" to thank us for our support of his work which exhibits hundreds of his amazing photography that features -wait for it- toys. That's right. Toys. Toys? Yes. Toys. Photoflex Pro Photographer- Brian McCarty Brian McCarty was born July 22, 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee. He studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and the Benetton-supported, creative research centre Fabrica in Treviso, Italy. He received his BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design in 1996. McCarty is known for his unique and innovative still-life photography. His work fuses reality and...

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