Super Hero Shadow or I did not think it would look like that!

  Working with a Children's hospital we were asked to provide some funky solution for large murals in an emergency room setting. Dolls were suggested. This is where we started. We eventually tried all sorts of light fixtures to achieve a variety of looks. We found...

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Rime Light Clip Fix

How it connects to start with.   Using the box clip to stretch the elastic and clip tight to the pole.     You can see the difference in this last two by the edge shown on the Deep Umbrella   I have been using a light that is imported by Dynalight, Grand GSB 79....

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MF1217 with B2

Sometimes you just have to show how you do things so you can pass it on. I have here a MF1217 with a B2 Profoto Kit. I have modified the heads using FourSquare Mini Mounts so that they are easily useable in a FourSquare Block and Box. I also have a couple of Manfrotto...

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How To Pack And Organize 72 Rechargeable AA Batteries

These images should be pretty self explanatory. A Pelican 1060 Micro case and AA battery holders from LightwareDirect.com. (they are in the Cool Tools section). This battery kit lives with my speed light flashes. It's always there. The nifty thing about using this is...

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Recent Set – Purple Background Set

One of the first set ups using a FourSquare 48. We used the large FourSquare to blast through the hanging drapes from Ikea. I have a Lumedyne head in the box that I modified with a Mini Mount so I could easily slide the head onto the FourSquare mount. With the...

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Belkin Rockstar Sync Cord Splitter

    Thinking outside of the box again ... this little device is used to share your  music with friends. It also works great as a trigger hub for  speed lights in a FourSquare box (or your box of choice).  We used only one radio receiver and the Belkin hub.  It worked...

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B2 and the FourSquare 30″

So here we go... Two FourSquare boxes on with B2 heads the other with two Nikon SB 900's. What you see is a pretty good comparison on options available for your road kit. I was pretty amazed to see that the two are somewhat equal in output. With todays new sensors and...

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Mounting the new style Flex TT5 using Mini Mounts

000000 This tip comes from Peter Lockley formerly at Clarkson Creative here in Denver. He expressed interest in the FourSquare when I was teaching a lighting workshop. He was able to solve the mounting issue, without swivels, by changing the relationship of how the...

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Sometimes Life Gives You Lemons

It has a been awhile since my last post. Just while I thought I had the bumps in the road smoothed out, life came a knocking at my door. It has been a interesting experience. One that I can not recommend to anyone. Challenges just facing you and not the motivation or...

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Modify the Paul C. Buff Umberella with a Piece of All-Thread

Well it has been some time since I posted last. Life kind of got in the way. Had a meeting with a surgeon and his scalpel. He worked on me for a long time. Fortunately I was a good patient and did not have to spend the night in the hospital, but was given instructions...

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Budget Diffusion from Ikea

Hey! Listen up! Take notice ! I found these "curtains" at Ikea. They are a great deal like wedding dress tewell and diffuse the light very nicely.  This set was $2.99 and gave me two pieces 110" x 98". I have stapled and layered these to a large artists stretcher...

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