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Strobist Lighting Gear

Speedlite / Flash The Canon Speedlite 580EX Older but still a crowd favorite. Some of it’s notable features includes, E-TTL (and E-TTL II), has a guide number of 58/191 (meters/feet) at ISO 100 and 105mm focal length. This speedlite works flawlessly and is reliable in any situation.   Amazon ————————————————————————————

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Smile, Your On The Spot – Testing the Sunpak RD2000C Camera Flash

Photo above was shot with the Canon EOS 60D, the Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5 Macro lens, tiny Sunpak Flash and the Demb flash diffuser pro, shot at 1/250, F/7.1, ISO 100. I don't have any schedule for my next football match, so I'm doing some macro and hunting for bugs. It's a great day today, […]

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Strobist – Playing With Two Off Camera Flash – Yongnuo YN-560

I’ve started to play with two off camera flash, and slowly getting the hang of it. For this practice shot, I took a photo of my Canon EOS 40D with a EF 85mm F/1.8 attached. First thing I’ve learned from David The Strobist Hobby is to Vary the Position of The Light. By taking the […]

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Yongnuo YN-565EX For Canon Now Available

Yongnuo’s latest offering, the Yongnuo YN-565EX is now available. The speedlite costs $180 and is available at the official Yongnuo store and other ebay merchants. Currently available in Canon mount. The Yongnuo YN-565EX offers E-TTL / I-TTL support, large guide number, multiple trigger mode, auto zooming and other features found top brands like the Canon […]

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Yongnuo YN-560 Speedlite Review

What's in the box? YN-560 Flash unit, flash stand, soft pouch, instruction manual and a 2 page leaflet with a quick guide and overview of the flash unit. This is a review of the Yongnuo YN-560 Flash unit. A month ago, I bought my first Yongnuo flash unit, the YN-560. At first, I was really […]

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YONGNUO TTL Speedlite YN-565EX GN 58 for Canon and Nikon

Months ago, YongNuo, a third party manufacturer of inexpensive flash units and other lighting accessories announced the new YN-565EX speedlite. The new speedlite will support both Canons E-TTL and Nikon’s CLS systems. The YN-565 is part of YongNuo’s EX series which promises E-TTL / I-TTL support, large guide number, multiple trigger mode, auto zooming and […]

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Quick Look at The New YongNuo Speedlite YN-560

Wow!!!! All I can say when i first saw it, was Wow!!!. It looks like or close to a Canon 580EX flash, the build quality seems very good. I bought this as an additional flash for strobist setup. Now I have two flash the 430 ex II and this. YongNuo Speedlite YN-560. First off, the […]

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Krispy Kreme Dark Chocolate Kreme Doughnuts. Day 16

This is so delicious. This is Krispy kreme’s new Dark Chocolate Kreme doughnut. It has a Rich, Dark Chocolate Kreme Filling, Dipped in a Delicious Dark Chocolate Icing and Drizzled with Milk Chocolate. Wow, how do you like that?? Setup for this shot is simple. I have to use a flash¬†because the light in the […]

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Jelly Beans. Day 15.

I may not be able to make a picture later. Shot this early this morning while I was making coffee. I use yellow poster board as background. Strobist Info: Single Speedlite – Canon 430EX II Off Camera Flash to my right, ceiling bounce. Camera Gear: Canon Rebel XS Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC

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An Apple A Day for Day 14.

This week was more of a black and white and infrared, I thought of mixing things up a bit, and add red to black and remove white. Strobist Info: Single Speedlite – Canon 430EX II Off Camera Flash subject, top slightly to the right. Camera Gear: Canon Rebel XS Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC Tripod

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Use External Flash for Backyard Bird Photography

Taking beautiful photos of birds are every photographers quest and it can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. Like for example in situations where the bird is in a shaded area, this is where our external flash comes in. When I started taking photos of birds it really didn’t occur to me to […]

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DIY Macro Studio / Light Tent / Light Box for Less than $5.00

Yeap, only $5.00. That’s assuming you have all the materials needed, like the box, the garbage bag, poster boards etc. I was looking for some cheap chinese made light tents on ebay but they still cost around $30 a set, so I said to myself, why not make one, and here’s what I came up. […]

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Todays Macro Tip, Patience, You’ll Need a Lot of Them.

Yes, it’s true. If you are serious about macro insect photography there are times that you will need a lot of patience and a lot of practice with your gear. Because insects / bugs move quite a lot, you will have a hard time getting them in focus, unless your insect subject stay still until […]

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Use Flash in Your Macro Photography.

Taken handheld. Flash Off Camera slightly to my left. When I started doing macro I struggle a lot and didn’t really know what was missing , until I realized, “Light”, lots and lots of light. ¬†And after this, everything became easy, thanks to my handy Canon 430 EXII flash and my Demb Diffuser Pro. The […]

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