Download e-book for kindle: The Speedlight Studio: Professional Portraits with Portable by Michael Mowbray

By Michael Mowbray

ISBN-10: 1608958272

ISBN-13: 9781608958276

In this e-book, Michael Mowbray indicates readers easy methods to arrange a very speedlight-based portrait images studio. He is going extensive concerning apparatus and methods, supplying photographers with rankings of instance snap shots and lights diagrams to make it effortless to persist with alongside and mirror the portrait lights results that he exhibits. Readers will know about settling on speedlights (Mowbray covers Canon, Nikon, and third-party units), studying usual operations, and dealing with the devices at the camera’s scorching shoe (a connectivity equipment on best of the digicam) or within the outer edge for extra versatile, controllable effects. Readers will examine why editing the sunshine from speedlights will produce much more bang for his or her greenback and also will find a host of tools—commercial and DIY—that can be utilized to alter the course, colour, and caliber of sunshine for the last word creative control.

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Next, PocketWizard created its FlexTT5 system that intercepted the TTL signal by placing the transmitter between the hotshoe and the flash. The Flex sent that signal to a remote receiver which then fed the TTL information to the off-camera flash via the hotshoe. Two years ago, Canon shook things up by introducing the 600EX-RT that incorporated a built-in radio control that would work only with other 600EX-RT flashes and the new ST-E3 RT dedicated transmitter (though the 600EX-RT would still work in optical infrared mode with older Canon TTL flashes).

Use the FT-16S transmitter to set your power level remotely, then place the Cells II-C in the hotshoe of the camera. It will transmit your camera’s shutter speed to the flash via the FT-16S receiver. Set your flash to the high-speed sync setting, and your 850 will now sync with your camera at shutter speeds as high as second. It’s a high-end feature that rivals $500 flashes just by adding in the $60 Cells II-C transmitter. An added level of convenience with the Neewer 850 system is that I can charge one battery per flash.

Are you using quality alkaline AAA batteries in your units? 10. Is the transmitter set to the type of flash you are using (Hc for Canon; Hn for Nikon)? If none of these tips work, then the next most likely problem is that your flash head is worn out and not sending a clean signal. This happens with Canon 580EX II flashes as they age; when it does, I simply send them to Canon Professional Services and they replace the flash head assembly for about $125. A simple test to see if this is the problem is to check whether the flashes will trigger in optical infrared-only mode.

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