Yongnuo YN-E3-RT - flash mayhem

I was asked by a photographer to help them with setting up their newly acquired Yongnuo YN-E3-RT radio flash trigger. It’s supposed to be a clone of the Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, but it has a trick that catches out the unwary.   I’ve been using and loving the Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite transmitter [AFF] since it …

Dream Project shoot, model Gilda

Working with a complete creative team is a real joy, when you add a multitude of amazing models, outfits, styling, hair & make-up it is only right to call it the Dream Project. In just a few, all too short, hours I worked with a number of different models, locations and lighting setups. I lit …

Location shoot with model Suzanne

I’m regularly surprised by the number of photographers I meet that baby their cameras to the extreme. If the forecast says rain is due in 10 days time they’re running to get their cameras in a waterproof case. As a result they miss pictures 🙁  A few weeks ago I met up with model Suzanne …

MX riders with Speedlite flash

I love all kinds of motorsport, and I love bringing control of the light to my photos, so when Colin Brister of ImageMX announced one of his training days lighting motocross with flash I jumped at the chance. Wash brook Farm Motocross with Speedlites Early one morning I headed across from Oxfordshire to Washbrook Farm …

Lastolite EzyBox II medium with grid

I love the look of soft light, but to make light soft, you need to make the light source large relative to your subject. The problem with large light sources is that the light goes everywhere and you may not want that. I took some photos of Emma recently and used a medium sized Lastolite …

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 …