Configuring my Speedlite 600EX-RT flash & ST-E3-RT

Configuring your gear to work to fit your individual style of working is essential, the Speedlite 600EX-RT includes custom functions C.Fn and personal function P.Fn. With so many photographers and ways of doing things camera makers provide a range of settings to customize how each piece of kit works for you. Configuring Speedlite 600EX-RT I’ve …

Berries and “available light”

I was recently out with a group of photographers from a local camera club. The aim was to photograph some unusual plants – orchids, however they’d finished flowering weeks before. I chose an alternative plant and carried on shooting. Step 1 – how does it look with ambient light only I usually take a picture …

lastolite trigrip bracket

Lastolite TriGrip Bracket I have recently been working with a range reflectors and diffusers for outdoor photography, and one of the problems is maintaining the placement of the reflectors – particularly if you’re working single handed. Here’s where the  comes in handy. Holding the reflector in one hand and the camera in the other gives …

break the rules of photography

Break the rules – but know what they are first Photography is often defined by certain rules and regulations, however since it’s a combination of technical and creative disciplines one of the keys is knowing the rules AND knowing when to break the rules. Some rules are more ingrained than others; the rule of thirds …

External auto metering

The more you explore what your gear can do the more you find out things that work, and those others that don’t. Today’s tip is all about external auto metering (thyristor mode) on the Speedlite 600EX-RT. I ran in to this when shooting using my preferred group mode set-up. I tend to set Speedlites that …

Lastolite adds grids for Hotrod Octa & Strip Box

Hotrod Strip & Octa Box now with added control Lastolite’s popular Hotrod Strip Box and Octa Box are great for photographers who work with flash on location or even in the studio. Using the strip boxes to give accent light on the sides of athletes combined with a main light directly on the face is …