Wescott Arm for Holding a Sunbounce Scrimm

Now this is one of those moments when you just go....ah ha. That was for me any way. This is a holder from Wescott that is used to hold a there Scrim Jim frame.  They retail this arm for around fifty dollars (grip head not included). In the studio I use a lot of...

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DSLR Shade For Every Lens

Problem solving 101. I use both brand of 35 cameras. I was tired of all the lens shades that seem to clutter up my case. They all are designed specifically for each lens and work as they should but some of them are large and take up a lot of space.  One Friday while I...

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Radio Shack Mini-phone 4 Way Sync

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry while they are still available! I picked these up at Radio Shack and they are mini phone splitters. As we show in the photo three of them can connect up so that you can run four strobes from one Pocket Wizard or Radio Popper. A vey simple solution...

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Laundry Bags

Having been around for a few years, I have acquired a number of backgrounds, silks, diffusers and fabrics. In cleaning and purging the studio I needed a solution for storing all of the backgrounds that needed to be stuffed. I don't fold my fabric backgrounds I just...

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Sync the FourSquare With Optical Slaves

    These Nikon SB-900s have a PC port on the side so we only needed three optical slaves. We found that the small Nissin slaves worked great. The Canon580EXSpeedlites do not have a PC port so I went with a Wein slave. This allows us to attach a standard Pocket Wizard...

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The Advanced Lighting Workshop

  Join us next weekend for three days packed full of information on lighting. It should be a great time keeping your head a buzzing with all the information. It will be held here at my studio with all my toys and FourSquares to play with. Come join us! To register and...

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LED Flashlights, Great For A Focus Light

I ran into these cool flashlights from a student in the Mentor Series Workshop in New York City. We used them to allow the camera to auto focus in a dimly lit restaurant. Later we also use a pair of them to give a champagne bottle a nice backlit glow in anther shoot....

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No-Moiré Netting Background, From California Sunbounce

This netting is primarily used in the film and video world when doing an interview. Usually it is placed 5-6 feet behind the subject. It is perfect for placing behind your subject to give a soft diffused look to the background. The result is that the background is...

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Broncolor VS Foursquare 30″ VS Foursquare 57″

Steve Thornton compares the Broncolor Para to the FourSquare 30" (FSK30) and the FourSquare 57" that is currently in the prototyping stages. While there are many differences in the different lights, you can still achieve great photos with...

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Mac Pro Armor From Lightware

The Lightware LT300 long lens case has been around for a few years and is known as a ultra crush proof case for your high value lenses. The new 2014 Mac pro slides right in like it was made for it. All of Lightware’s Lens Tubes are built with an interior structure of...

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