Revolutionary all-in-one continuous LED lighting Kit with HSS Flash

« NEO 2 est un produit révolutionnaire. Vous ne raterez plus aucune photo. Sans aucun temps de recharge ni perte de lumière ou de puissance. » — Jason Lanier – Sony Artisan of Imagery

NEO 2 is a revolutionary LED light, that combines the ‘shoot what you see’ benefits of continuous light, with the flexibility of High-Speed Sync (HSS) flash, for more power or to freeze action. With no recycle time, you’ll never miss a shot. Designed for portrait photographers and videographers on the go, NEO 2 is lightweight and portable and can be mounted both on or off camera. A built in Elinchrom Skyport flash receiver delivers ultra reliable wireless triggering(1/8000th) up to 200m(656ft). Powered by 6 AA batteries, DC or DTaP, NEO 2™ delivers outstanding colour reproduction, with a gorgeous soft light output and Rotolight’s signature catch light effect. Packed with innovative features, NEO 2™ includes True Aperture Dimming™, Designer Fade™ and an updated arsenal of CineSFX™ custom lighting effects (Lightning, Fire, TV etc.). 85% brighter in continuous mode than its predecessor, NEO 2 is a small light that delivers big results.

more at Rotolight

The Canon Camera Manual 2017

Overview: Canon have become one of the leading developers of imaging technology since their humble origins as an optics manufacturer in 1933. They now boast a class leading range of cameras, lenses and accessories that are used by amateurs and professionals the world over. If you are looking to dip your toe into the world of photography, or you are interested in upgrading, then this manual has a wealth of information on the range available, to help you make a better informed choice as to what is right for you.

Get informed
The range of digital cameras, lenses and accessories available is huge and can be confusing. This can often put a lot of people off. We’ve compiled a guide that is designed to introduce you to the Canon range and break it down into sections that outline the main camera and lens types with at a glance specifications to help.
Essential camera craft
Our illustrated and easy to follow guides can help you hone your camera craft. Understand your camera’s capabilities better and learn more about aperture, shutter speed, ISO settings and metering. We also have a multitude of hints and tips on a varied number of subjects, to really get you inspired; and then go out and take better photos.
Creative photography projects
Do you want to learn how to photograph your pets, or understand more about flash lighting and portrait photography? We’ve got everything you need in our comprehensive creative photography section that covers a wide range of topics. Our guides have been compiled by professional photographers and can take you beyond what you thought possible.
— – —

The Canon Camera Manual 2017
via mobilism

Le Pro-10 capture de la mode au style Japonesque

Le Pro-10, dernier générateur haut de gamme de Profoto, est le flash le plus rapide au monde. Il a une durée d’éclair à couper le souffle allant jusqu’à 1/80 000 de seconde, et des rafales rapides pouvant atteindre 50 éclairs par seconde. Masaaki Tomitori, un photographe de publicité basé à Tokyo, prend les commandes de ce formidable flash lors d’une séance photo de mode pour le magazine SHOOTING. L’idée est de capturer le style Japonesque avec les yeux d’un photographe japonais. Voici un aperçu de la réalisation, avec une interview de Masaaki Tomitori. Celui-ci explore les incroyables capacités du Pro-10, qui libère véritablement la créativité du photographe.

— – —

Le Pro-10 capture de la mode au style Japonesque
encore plus à Profoto

The Power Of Portable Light

I have traveled 4,625 miles to get this image. I’m stumbling through the volcanic landscape in the murky predawn darkness trying to find the Moai statues. The salty breeze and crashing surf remind me of early-morning shoots in Hawaii. But this isn’t Hawaii. I’m on Easter Island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. And if I don’t get this iconic shot of the Moai statues at sunrise, I’ll never forgive myself. I need this shot for my photo essay of the island.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
— – —

Moai Statue At Sunset. Nikon D3, 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 lens, shot at 1/50 sec. at ƒ/8, Nikon SB-800 used off-camera to light the statue.
— – —

Egypt. Nikon D2X and 17-35mm ƒ/2.8 lens, shot with a Nikon SB-800 to add catchlights to the subjects’ eyes in the bright overhead sun.
— – —

TOP: Scotland. Nikon Df and 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 lens, shot at 1/100 sec. at ƒ/7.1. In this before shot, the telephone booth appears lifeless without flash. ABOVE: The same gear and settings were used, but by using a single speedlight, the telephone booth comes to life. A Nikon SB-910 was placed in the booth and fired off-camera using a Nikon SU-800 transmitter.
— – —

The Power Of Portable Light
more at Digital Photo Pro

StudioFlash: Creative Techniques

StudioFlash: Creative Techniques
The basics of using studioflash, camera set-up, accessories, perfect portraits with high-key, deliver dramatic colour effects, combine soft with crisp lighting, create an eye-catching silhouette…

— – —

more in:
Digital SLR Photography Magazine
April 2017

Studio Basics | First Setups

Studio Basics | First Setups

Low-key, Mid-key, High-key:
3 fundamental lighting setups.
An introduction to your first studio setups.

In this second episode, Mark Cleghorn explains the 3 main setups you need to know to get started with flash photography.
All you need is 2 flash heads and try out the 3 photographic techniques: “low-key”, “mid-key” and “high-key”.
Once you’ve apprehended these principal lighting concepts, you can master almost any type of studio flash setups.

Studio Basics

Studio  Basics

Elinchrom for Starters
“As an amateur photographer, how much flash do you really need?”

Introduction to studio flash photography.
Mark Cleghorn, a welsh photographer and instructor, shares his thoughts on the several lights a photographer should use indoors for studio photography. In this first episode, Mark uses three Elinchrom compacts, the D-Lite RX One, 2 and 4 as his main flash units.

Mark also explains the difference between light shapers such as the portalite softboxes and the umbrellas.