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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Photography Studio Lights

There are many online stores that are popular in offering studio lights for sale in a reasonable price. Most studio light stores have a category for studio lighting kit; from there you can browse and find out the best deals. Reflect umbrella, bulbs, light fixtures, and light stands are some of the equipments required for lighting. For steady light you can go with tungsten bulbs, halogen, and fluorescent bulbs. For fashion shoots, flash lights are used that require low amount of light and at the same time radiates less amount of heat. For longer shooting, flash setup lighting is one of the best options. Ready-made flash equipments are one of the best options when going for photo shoot, but without modeling lamps, umbrellas, and lighting stands the modeling sessions won’t be complete. Flashes can be expensive, but it can work well with your camera if you know how to use it properly.

Photo studio equipment starts from dollar fifty and can score higher as per your requirements. If your investment is low, you can go for discount studio lights for sale. Good amount of discount sales are offered at internet based stores. Visit different stores online and compare their products and also price. It is important to buy authentic studio lights rather than buying locally made fake lighting equipments. If you have planned to start your own studio in a small space, there are different tips that you need to keep in mind. Be innovative! If you are looking for a budget friendly way, you can use floor lights to create a studio setup in your garage or living area. Construction lamps can also work well for movie and photo shoot. For better performance you can use reflectors and bed sheets to get better results. For best lighting, find studio light kits in an affordable price online.

Buying Camera Flash

GUIDE NUMBER

Guide numbers are the standardized, numerical way of determining the power of a flash, with a higher guide number representing a more powerful flash. To be precise, the exposure constant for a flash unit is depicted by the guide number. The Guide Number (GN) needs to be higher which signifies that the flash is more powerful enough for the photographer’s purposes if the subject of photos will be more of interior architecture or any other situation where large spaces need to be illuminated. Otherwise, if the flash is meant to be mostly used for close portraits, then the photographer doesn’t need a large guide number.

flash-to-subject distance = guide number / f-stopFor example

SYNC SPEED

The Sync speed indicates the fastest shutter speed that can be selected on a camera when firing a flash simultaneously. When the limit of sync speed is reached, it shows actual shutters on the the photo which is because of the light burst being too quick for the camera. These days most cameras have sync speed at 1/200 or 1/250. Photographers can get faster speeds by selecting the Hi-Speed option on the flash/camera and use it at faster shutter speeds.

For example, if you buy one of the new fancy flashes from either Canon or Nikon, you can use what is called high-speed sync. This turns your flash into a machine gun, but with less destruction. It makes the flash fire several low-power extremely quick bursts of light. The multiple bursts will occur at planned times during the exposure so that the whole frame will be illuminated. With high speed flash sync, photographers can use shutter speeds of over (or faster than) 1/1000th of a second.

Recycling Rate

The recycling rate determines how much time you have to wait in between flash pops. Being able to rapidly fire your flash will be very helpful especially if you are a fast shooter or are trying to capture action sequences.

One flash: TTL VS Manual

The question of whether one should use TTL vs manual flash output is one that many photographers will experience at one point or another in their careers. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages.

TTL

TTL means Through The Lens metering. When you focus your camera with that half push of the shutter, your camera is not only focusing, but its taking a reading (metering) of the scene and taking a measurement of how much ambient light is being returned Through The Lens to the sensor.

Also, TTL flash uses a series or infrared flash bursts before the flash actually fires. This flash information is returned back to the camera which then adjusts the flash power accordingly to set what it thinks is a well-balanced shot.

Please pay attention that TTL is faster when the lighting or subject distance changes frequently and TTL might work out better unless you can set up your lights ahead of time and anticipate someone coming into the frame, or get good at judging distance of moving subjects.

Manual

Manual flash means the user sets the power output himself in order to get the desired amount of flash recorded in the picture. The flash exposure is affected by the available power of the flash, the aperture, the ISO, and the distance of the flash to the subject.

Unlike TTL, Manual flash is better when your lighting doesn’t change and when you have full control of all the variables

TO choose a moving flash head or not to choose a moving flash head

The flash head must be able to SWIVEL left-to-right as well as TILT up-and-down because you can suddenly gain much greater control and a variety of options regarding how to direct the light falling on the subject. Light that is pointed at your subject is very harsh light, which producing deep shadows and having a quick light fall-off from your subject to the background. To render a similar scene with softer light, you can tilt and swivel your flash head to bounce your light off a nearby wall or the ceiling in order to broaden its directional quality. After bouncing the light, that surface is being converted into a much larger light source than your flash itself.

The strobes that do not have a moving flash head have the benefit of being more compact, but outside of that their usability is significantly less than that of a strobe featuring a flash head that can tilt, and even better, one that can rotate.

FLASH POWER

Camera flashes are basically just another source of light that is used to illuminate a scene. The flash power can be controlled easily based on its intensity and direction. Flash power is measured in half increments and are depicted as full power, half power, quarter power, etc. When buying a new camera flash, it is necessary to check out its power that will signify the amount of light the flash can emit at full power.

Wireless Flash Control

Most top-of-the-line flashes allow you to use the main flash (the one attached to the camera) to control other flash units remotely and wirelessly while maintaining the intelligent TTL exposure computation on each flash unit triggered. In theory, you can link up unlimited amount of flash units wirelessly and control each flash’s output from the “commanding/master” unit attached to your camera.

Some Lens Good For Underwater Photography

The wide angle lenses and the macro lenses are the most widely used ones for underwater photography. To start off, both of these lenses are made to serve multiple purposes. So it is obvious that they are priced expensively. For those who want to hire them, they can always do it at affordable camera lens rental or digital lens rental or photo lens rental. The multiple benefits and comfort offered augur well for some scintillating underwater photography. Their wide usage also arises from the fact that they can be fitted into all types of cameras. So whatever your digital camera is, you can easily squeeze in one of these lenses and do some amazing underwater photography.

They both allow close focus. Fast learning and improved creativity are two other attributes that make these lenses special. The pictures come wide and big and the pixels remain normal. When one looks at the photographs taken through these lenses, it seems a tripod was fixed inside and the camera was positioned immaculately. Such is the level of precision and accuracy that comes out through them. Clarity is another virtue visible in the pictures taken through the lenses. The photographs are very clear. This puts a very strong case for them because photographs usually get blurred when taken from lenses underwater, contrary to what these have to offer.

The high price tag should not bother buyers at all. Those who have the cash to buy them, do it. Those thinking of renting them as an option, their wish will be fulfilled as well.Nothing beyond this ought to be paid for the lenses.

As of now, these two are the best bets for underwater photography. Both the wide angle lenses and the macro lenses have a proven track record. The photographs taken through them are the most satisfactory ones taken underwater. Both have shown how well it pays to use them beneath the water and the clarity one can expect with them.

Information of Abstract Photography

It is essential to have a professional high-speed camera and also a special high-speed film. The best outcome can be obtained with a black and white film and many priceless photographs are of this monochrome variety.

The following characteristics that need to be kept in mind:

  • Perfect knowledge of conventional photograph principles
  • Complete understanding of the shutter speed, aperture and focusing
  • Familiarity with the film speed and photograph lighting effects
  • Information of Telephoto lenses and close-up lenses is a must

Flash equipment forms a part of some special trick affects that one wishes to create. Films of different kinds like black and white, color, speed in ASA or DIN, remote shooting, tripod stands, filter lenses, shadow hoods etc.

Abstract photography is actually the prerogative of a true artist and also the one who has a technical bent of mind. Creating a perfect shot requires the artist and captivating the photograph requires the technician. Imagination has no bounds and the best results are achieved when one uses their creative powers to its full capacity.