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 …

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 …

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 …

I’ve seen plenty of pictures where automatic flash, E-TTL, gets it wrong. Ever since I completely switched to radio flash I have been able to use Speedlites and E-TTL in bright light more than ever before. I’ve also worked out why you need two, or more flashes in bright light. E-TTL clever tech for automatic …

Canon has picked up five TIPA awards this year, with the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5DS & 5DS R, PowerShot G5 X, IXUS 285HS and the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 being selected. Editors from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines recently met for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging …

Super clamps are one of the most useful bits of grip kit I own. Combining them with a few studs and you have a secure way to mount lights, cameras and as in this case a TriGrip reflector wherever you need. Essential component parts … Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp [MA 035] Manfrotto Super Clamp stud …

EOS 1300D is here; it’s an updated and enhanced EOS 1200D entry-level DSLR camera with 18MP, DIGIC 4+ processor, WiFi & NFC connectivity capabilities. The EOS 1300D shoots Full HD movies, and stills at up to 3fps. Making things simple for new photographers are a range of scene modes including the new food mode aimed squarely …

This year I’m working through the light modifiers that I have that always seemed to be the first to be left behind. Right from the beginning of the year when I needed to shoot in a remarkably small space I’ve enjoyed rediscovering my strip box. Georgia – pictured right, is lit with a strip box …