My Location Kit

Manfroto 026 and the FourSquare TF Plate kit and then more words come after than spill into many other lines and line breaks in the same paragraph Description Here This One Description Here Description Here Description Here Description Here Description Here...

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Dia De Los Muertos

These are a few images from a excellent photo shoot we had here in the studio. They were all lit with a FourSquare softbox with a grid to camera left. To get the intense fiery hair we used a continuos light to camera right and dragged they shutter and blew the hair...

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Prototype LED Light …frustration on not finding what I want.

This is definitely a home made light, just like back in school with foam core, glue and gaffer tape. The only thing missing is any diffusion. It's pretty crude but it is a very nice light. This is my first one and I am currently working on the second. I have found...

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Hi-Light Disc, Controlling your light!

This was made using a Ranger pack with a standard reflector, with one of our new Highlight Discs (designed by Dr.Dan) and a 40 degree grid.  They come in three sizes and act just like an aperture  on your strobe head. We are showing here just one disc in a standard...

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Gray Card

So important to be consistent in your work. All of the above are manufacturers versions of "neutral" gray. Which one is correct? They were all shot exactly the same! The point I am making is that they are all correct. You have to be the one to decide what is going to...

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Reflector Plate

I spent a little time in the shop this week and built myself a mirrored/reflector board. I decided that it needed to be the size of pre made filter kits like the ones from Lee or Rosco. The size I decided on was the Lee, as the pre cut filters are 12" x 12" and Rosco...

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microGaffer tape is here! Grab your own pack.

Lightware Direct just got a new addition to the Cool Tools line in the store. Yeah I know, you say I just wrap some regular gaf tape around a pencil and keep some in all of my bags. Yeah I did to until I found these. I like having the different colors so if we are...

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New Lumedyne Mounting Solution

I sometimes like working with my Lumedyne in concert with speed lights. In fact all my location work is now Speed Lights, Lumedyne, and a first release of the Elinchrom Ranger. This mounting idea came about when I was wanting a specular highlight right in the center...

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STC Workshop

  If you are in LA and want to learn some lighting tips and tricks try the Shoot the Centerfold seminar. Jarmo a photographer for Playboy along with Stephen Wayda will be teaching the lighting part. Lots of good information for a days time well spent. Even if you are...

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David Tejada Shares A Terrific Camera Tip

  David Tejada brings us this fantastic tip that is all about optimizing your camera settings for shooting with the built-in flash as a commander for your speedlights. Changing these setting used to be completely impractical due to the time it used to take. Now with...

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A New Product

We have never before shown a product in development, but here is a first. This is the mold for a new product that has been in the works for quite awhile. It is a total of six gallons of silicon mixed and poured, mixed and poured, mixed and poured for a full eight...

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Easy Organization for your Speedlight Color Corrections Gels

It's simple. A plastic worm bag organizer from Bass Pro Shops and/or a 3x5 recipe card holder from the office supply store. Actually I use them both. I put the CTO's in the recipe holder because those are the ones we use most and then the more esoteric filters I put...

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