Monday, June 6, 2011

Preview of Upcoming Posts

Last week was another photographically productive week.  Here are some upcoming posts:
  • Alien Bees:  It's only been a week since I've had them but I've already found them useful for family photos and even candid photos.  Yes, it's a keeper.  This week, we'll find out why and more importantly, how.
  • RadioPopper JrX Studio: These are flash triggers that allow remote manual power adjustment of speedlights and strobes.  How useful are they for family photographers?  Can they be integrated with your existing optical wireless system (such as Nikon's advanced wireless lighting or Canon's wireless flash)?  I'll also discuss aspects like max sync speed (a pleasant surprise), triggering groups, and other issues.
  • Linco background support system: Sure they can be used to support backgrounds, but I got them primarily for other reasons.  Stay tuned to see how this useful system can help you in other ways.
  • A softbox is on the way.  I will be comparing it against umbrellas (shoot-through and reflective) and softbrellas (aka umbrellabox, brollybox, umbrella softbox).
  • We celebrated my father-in-law's birthday, and of course we had a cake with candles.  I will post a follow-up to the recent post about candlelight photos.