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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Post your lighting diagrams and samples here!

    Found this online today: http://www.diyphotography.net/lighting-diagrams they have a DLable .psd that lets you easily make lighting diagrams. I...

    Started by jacobsen1, 08-25-2008 05:45 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lighting Reviews and Samples

    OK, it would be great if we all provided reviews and sample images of our gear. Now instead of having a separate section for that, lets keep them all...

    Started by jacobsen1, 06-26-2007 09:11 AM
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  1. Alternative for Powerex MH-C800S battery charger??? SOFT charging needed.

    I am just wondering whether there is any alternative for Powerex MH-C800S AA (AAA) battery charger. I had two units in the last 4-5 years. Both of...

    Started by haring, 12-06-2017 07:42 PM
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  2. Recommended pin light setup for weddings?

    My friend is asking me what kind of pin light setup I recommend for wedding table/centerpiece lighting. They are small lights usually set up on...

    Started by haring, 10-16-2017 10:59 AM
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  3. Yongnuo 560 IV

    I have a couple of the Yongnuo 560 III that are pretty alright little flashes. About a year ago I got one of the 560 IV for work. It has the radio...

    Started by Andy, 04-17-2017 07:13 PM
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  4. Flashpoint Zoom (Godox 680) R2 TTL On-Camera Flash - Canon Nikon compatibility

    I have Canon and Nikon cameras. Do you think the Nikon version R2 flash unit (as master) will work with the Canon version R2 (as slave) and the...

    Started by haring, 11-25-2016 03:07 PM
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  5. Can someone explain "dragging the shutter" to me?

    I've seen the information available online but I'm still not 100% how to do it. Can someone dumb it down so I can understand the process?

    Started by jblaze5779, 10-24-2007 03:10 PM
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  6. Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 flash / strobe personal experience - review?

    Is there anybody who uses the Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 for Canon or Nikon cameras? How is its recycle time? Does the radio work properly? Hod does...

    Started by haring, 10-06-2016 04:31 PM
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  7. Godox 360 Barebulb Flash?

    Anyone shoot with this or similar? Godox Witstro AD360 High Power External Portable Flash I have been lusting over one for a while and think it...

    Started by thomps6s, 09-23-2016 03:00 PM
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  8. Magmod flash modifiers

    These look really interesting https://magnetmod.com/shop/

    Started by BobbyT, 07-13-2016 02:53 PM
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  9. light for light painting???

    What type of light do you recommend for light painting buildings, large objects? Lot of people recommending the Brinkmann Q-beam spot light. I have ...

    Started by haring, 06-27-2016 02:08 PM
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  10. Photo/Video Led light Panel Leds? Are the leds in the panels the same?

    Question is simple. Do photography/videography led light panels use the same led light bulbs Do Aperture, Younguo, 1 x 1, Came TV... use the same...

    Started by haring, 10-30-2015 10:11 AM
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  11. Photography gel setup for Flashpoint RoveLight 600

    I am looking for a solution for putting a gel on my gel for Flashpoint RoveLight 600... In case you have it, how do you use color modifiers with the...

    Started by haring, 10-30-2015 02:30 PM
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  12. Jinbei HD-II 600 HSS flash/strobe how to trigger HSS

    Hey guys! I am just wondering whether anybody is using Jinbei HSS flashes? I am wondering what trigger you use for hss? Do you also use the...

    Started by haring, 07-25-2015 08:48 AM
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  13. flashes for fuji?

    ok, I'm looking at getting some flashes for the fuji kit. Right now I've got my old canon 430 EX II which was perfect on my canon system. It's...

    Started by jacobsen1, 05-05-2014 10:51 PM
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  14. Shooting OFF Camera Flash: In Darkness

    Okay this might be a "ah ****" moment, like how did you not know this before trying to shoot flash off camera. So my questions is how do I meter...

    Started by tehshortbus, 07-18-2014 08:36 AM
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  15. Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash for Nikon - Do you recommend it?

    Do the Phottix Mitros+ radio transmitter flashes for Nikon work? They have existed for Canon for a while and they seem to be pretty reliable for...

    Started by haring, 05-30-2014 05:29 PM
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  16. Radio controlled remote built in the flash for Nikon?

    I would like to remotely control my off camera flash with my on camera flash. I am not looking for a separate remote unit like packetwizard. I ...

    Started by haring, 12-06-2013 08:29 AM
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  17. Lighting 101:

    Well the learning begins again... time to understand lighting. I picked up a stand/umbrella to use with my off camera flash set up. Time to get...

    Started by tehshortbus, 05-17-2014 12:28 AM
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    05-18-2014 09:46 AM Go to last post
  18. Micro Four Thirds Flashes

    I think I already know the answer to this one, but is anyone using "native" MFT flashes with their MFT cameras? I'm finally thinking of making the...

    Started by Idjiit, 06-12-2013 10:20 AM
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  19. D800 - Cheapest HSS setup?

    Any of you lighting guys know the cheapest High Speed Sync setup? Do I need a modern SB-Flash or are there cheap options?

    Started by thomps6s, 09-16-2013 11:07 AM
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  20. Product Photography Lighting/equipment for website products

    I am just finishing up creating a website for my aunt to sell custom made jewelry. Our last hurdle is to produce professional product pictures (with...

    Started by jonnyd91, 04-08-2013 02:53 PM
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  21. Light Stand ?

    Can someone suggest a light stand that I can get off of B&H. I'm going to get the PCB Einstein and want a good quality stand, but not super $$. ...

    Started by Sparrow19, 04-05-2013 01:03 PM
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  22. Looking for some lighting advice, AlienBees etc.

    Ok, so since I can't figure out what lens I want/need to add to what I have, I think I might go for lighting. Which in turn, might help with what...

    Started by Sparrow19, 03-29-2013 03:06 PM
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  23. Canon 600EX RT compatible with Pixel TD-381 external battery pack?

    Is the Canon 600EX RT Flash compatible with the Pixel TD-381 external battery pack? I don't see it as listed on the compatibility chart. Can ...

    Started by haring, 03-05-2013 07:24 PM
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  24. Radio Triggers, again...

    ...so, what's everyone using these days? I'm using Cactus V4's and while they get the job done, they're kind of ****ty: No ratio control from...

    Started by Idjiit, 01-21-2013 08:44 AM
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  25. Off-Camera Flash and the EVIL Camera

    Has anyone here done much studio photography work with their EVIL camera? I thought Sam did. As I am looking at migrating to a Fuji system, I need...

    Started by Andy, 01-08-2013 10:13 AM
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    01-09-2013 08:23 AM Go to last post
  26. Need Advice on a small Studio setup

    I need some recommendations on a budget lighting setup to do some studio type lighting in my basement. Here is what I have so far and the direction I...

    Started by jonnyd91, 12-11-2012 10:07 AM
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  27. Christmas lights and Strobes

    Ok, I've looked at this photo since last christmas and I want to know how she does it. I have tried many methods and have achieved it to some ...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 12-02-2012 02:51 AM
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  28. What should I get for outdoor portraits

    Current I have a 430EX, my budget is around 200 bucks. I don't know what would benefit me most, a softbox, umbrella, maybe a decent set of...

    Started by Calcvictim, 11-10-2012 11:01 AM
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  29. Cactus V4 triggers...

    I just opened my V4 reciever and transmitter and started them up. They seem to work great from 5-10 and farther away(I can be in the other room and...

    Started by NickSchietromo, 10-24-2012 07:49 PM
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  30. Is there a way to trigger a shutter when a flash is fired?

    I want to take a picture when the camera sees a flash. Is there a way to set that up?

    Started by seattle, 06-14-2010 11:34 PM
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    10-19-2012 10:18 AM Go to last post
  31. WWNSOPD: Lighting a Bike Race

    I'm a total lighting noob. Never done anything with a flash, on camera or off. Two weeks from now I'm heading to Missoula for a cyclocross race. The...

    Started by frigidlight, 10-05-2012 02:16 AM
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  32. Welcome to the Studio El Ghetto

    :lol: First ever try at off camera flash controlled by the 7D. Pity we didn't have a co-operative client so I had to call off the shoot.

    Started by Warus, 09-21-2012 02:03 AM
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  33. lighting: what to get..?

    well i've been debating on this for a while now and maybe you guys can help steer me in the right direction... I want to up mu lighting equipment...

    Started by Bone, 11-16-2010 01:37 AM
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  34. Which to buy? Elinchrom or Profoto

    So I need another battery powered kit, I sold my old Eli Quadra system w/3 heads, 2 batteries and tons of cabling a few months ago and am kicking...

    Started by edssti, 09-09-2011 10:10 AM
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  35. Noob Studio Lighting Questions

    Ok, so since I can never have my mind set on one type of photography, i went from sports to Portrait/studio now. woo. 4 of my friends + their familys...

    Started by Pjstorm12, 02-19-2012 06:26 PM
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  36. Icon Attn Seeking Advice

    This Thursday I have to fly to Nashville to shoot an album cover. I searched in Nashville for studio lighting rental but it turns out there really...

    Started by Whitford, 06-17-2012 05:27 AM
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  37. Cheap ring light for macro...

    I found this pretty interesting... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KWUqXW6Z2w makes for an entertaining idea on how to make one for yourself. I...

    Started by Bone, 05-08-2012 10:41 PM
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  38. The Golden Hour

    I found this while puttering around, and likely its been seen as i found it via lifehacker article..but still thought i'd share. Its golden hour...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 04-14-2012 08:00 PM
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  39. Off brand speedlights..

    I was looking to get a very simple off camera setup going. I didn't want to spend a lot of money since I'm so new to all this. I found this on B&H:...

    Started by Sparrow19, 04-06-2012 01:32 PM
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  40. Pixel King Wireless ETTL Triggers

    http://www.pixelhk.com/Proshow.aspx?id=101 These could be a much cheaper alternative to RadioPoppers and PW flex. No Price point that I could...

    Started by thomps6s, 09-22-2010 02:11 PM
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    03-21-2012 10:39 AM Go to last post
  41. Flash Guide 101??

    Does anyone know a dummies guide to flashes lol. Im trying to experiment with my on camera flash D7000. I bought a gary fong puffer, i like it so...

    Started by jonnyd91, 02-08-2012 10:17 PM
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  42. Icon Question Potentially stupid newb lighting questions in here

    Going through the forum to answer my question, till I find the answer, need help figuring some stuff out. Starting of with this: I really love...

    Started by s7khan, 12-19-2011 09:23 PM
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  43. Shooting nude bodyscapes...what's the best light setup?

    I'll be in studio this Sunday and have a few models who are willing to be bodyscape muses. I've always loved these type of shots and think I have a...

    Started by Hotrodguru, 09-21-2010 12:47 PM
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    12-17-2011 11:31 AM Go to last post
  44. SB-700 AF Alternative?

    Is there another brand that is on par with Nikon's SB-700 AF, that is a bit less expensive ? ...

    Started by jonnyd91, 12-08-2011 11:04 AM
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  45. Got some new toys in, CAUTION, budget setup inside!

    Just waiting on my second light stand to arrive so I do not have to mount the camera left flash on an extra body on a tripod :huh: Also have an...

    Started by 78novacaine, 12-05-2011 11:11 PM
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    12-05-2011 11:43 PM Go to last post
  46. Vivitar Flashes Quesiton

    Hello everyone, right now I have two Nikon SB-600 flashes. I would like to pick up two more flashes because it would open up many new doors for me....

    Started by jbourkephotos, 11-22-2011 08:36 AM
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  47. Icon Question Possible nighttime team photo

    Not sure if this is in the right forum, so please relocate if necessary... Ive been shooting sports for Central Falls High School (Rhode Island),...

    Started by kenjancef, 12-02-2011 08:58 PM
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    12-03-2011 08:39 AM Go to last post
  48. Free 2 hour introduction to Studio Lighting video by B&H

    Via fstoppers.com Via Peta Pixels Via BHPhotoVideoProAudio on YouTube

    Started by porschewrx, 11-20-2011 05:33 PM
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    11-21-2011 03:34 PM Go to last post
  49. free e-book on Studio lighting from Adorama

    Available in ePUB or PDF http://www.adorama.com/ALC.MVC/eBooks?utm_source=ET&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email111811BFPeBookBanner&emailprice=t ...

    Started by porschewrx, 11-18-2011 06:41 PM
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    11-20-2011 09:29 AM Go to last post
  50. Question about wireless flash

    I have a question about wireless flash and if I was doing something wrong. This past weekend I did some photos for a family member. I was needing...

    Started by Sparrow19, 11-02-2011 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-02-2011 02:45 PM Go to last post

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