Speedlite flash workshop

I’m back from another Speedlite flash workshop with EOS Magazine / EOS Training Academy and I have a few pictures to share from the session. Often I only take a handful of pictures myself to check that the optical wireless slaves are working. An extensive selection of cameras and Speedlites I had a great group …

Whipsnade Zoo, elephants enjoy the grass on the downs

Over the weekend I visited ZSL Whipsnade Zoo with my camera in hand and time to stop and take photos as I went. Although I have been to Whipsnade many times, it is fairly rare to visit simply for the purpose of taking a walk with a camera and seeing what pictures could be found. …

gps logging my day at zoo

GPS is helpful when you are travelling or just on a day exploring, as it can be interesting to know the route you travelled. Several EOS cameras have built-in GPS that can track the route you travel as well as record the GPS location in each picture’s EXIF data. Using GPS track log in Lightroom …

Manfrotto Advanced Rear Backpack

Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, announces the launch of the new Manfrotto Advanced Rear Backpack. The Advanced Rear Backpack can be used as a camera backpack, a laptop backpack, or just as a protective camera case. Protective for photographers Featuring the Manfrotto Protection System, the lower part of the …

Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Canon has introduced the Speedlite 600EX II-RT a direct replacement for the exiting Speedlite 600EX-RT flash. Canon says that “The Speedlite 600EX II-RT is a powerful, high-performance flash, offering ultimate lighting control, ideal for fast frame-rate shooting such as sporting events, weddings or red carpet moments.” Speedlite 600EX II-RT – faster recycling The key reason …

fill reflector

Last week I headed over to Tackley in Oxfordshire for a quick shoot with Emma. I was creating some new pictures for my Speedlite workshops that I deliver for EOS Training Academy. Part of the shoot was in the old Pigeon House, built in 1616. The top floor of this building is used as a space …

shopping bag lighting

How awesome is your brain? Yesterday mine reminded me to use a light source really close to a subject seated at a table. Brian’s brain files it under shopping bag lighting. I’ll share the video that gave me the term shopping bag lighting later, but the picture up above is the result. I used a …