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Strobist: Home Depot Homebrew of $643 Profoto Globe Saves You Enough to Buy a Paul Buff Einstein to Put it On

Strobist: Home Depot Homebrew of $643 Profoto Globe Saves You Enough to Buy a Paul Buff Einstein to Put it On | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
I never heard of the profoto globe, but I'm gonna look at what kind of light results from this mod.. then I'm gonna do this to my AB's if I like it.
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Widest Ultra-Wides for the NEX-5n & NEX-7 - Voigt 12 vs Sigma 8

Widest Ultra-Wides for the NEX-5n & NEX-7 - Voigt 12 vs Sigma 8 | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

"Sony's NEX cameras have a great deal going for them, especially the NEX-5n which is turning out to be one of the most popular new cameras of Q4 2011. But the widest E mount lenses available are 16mm, which on an APS-C sensor is the equivalent of 24mm. This is wide, but in many situations, not wide enough.

Fortunately NEX cameras have such a short lens-flange-to-sensor distance that virtually any lens ever made can be attached. Regular readers will know that I am something of a Leicaphile, and have a good collection of Leica M lenses. I also have a Sony A900 is my primary DSLR, and a full selection of Sony / Zeiss lenses. Since the new LA-EA2 adaptor allows any Sony Alpha mount lens to be attached while using phase detection autofocus, there is a wealth of really wide lenses available.

For this test I decided to look at two of the widest lenses available – the Cosina Voigtländer Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 and the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM. The Voigtländer is one of the widest rectalinear full frame lenses available, while the Sigma is the widest APS-C format lens focal length available. On a NEX-5n the Voigtländer becomes equivalent to an 18mm, while the Sigma at its widest focal length becomes equivalent to 12mm.

The 12mm Voigtländer sells for about $850, with an M to NEX adaptor costing an additional $50 to $250. The Sigma costs about $700 at retail, while the LA-EA2 adaptor costs another $400, for a total of $1,110. This makes them quite similar in price. The Sigma on the LA-EA2 is quite a bit larger and heavier, but has autofocus. The Voigtlander is more petite, but is manual focus only, and not a zoom.

The availability of autofocus may seem like a significant advantage for the Sigma, but in reality isn't so much. Lenses this wide have considerable depth of field at typical shooting distances, and so zone focusing is usually all it takes. More on this shortly.

Lets see how they each perform on the NEX-5n and how they compare with each other..."


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Your First High Speed Photography Accessory - A Contact Trigger

Your First High Speed Photography Accessory - A Contact Trigger | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

"High Speed Photography may seem intimidating with all the high end Arduino Triggers and crazy setups that are going around.

If you just want to have a quick stub at high speed photography, your best chance is probably selecting a subject that is easy to shoot (pun intended) in the dark, and light it using a strobe. "How will the strobe know when to pop?" you ask. Easy, using a contact sensor. Such subjects include thing that you can blow up relatively slowly using an arrow or a slow moving pellet, like balloon, eggs and Christmas ornaments.

A contact sensor is one of the most primitive and easy to build high speed photography sensors and is basically build from two conductive surfaces each connected to one of the strobes contacts. When those two surfaces meet they short the circuit and pop the flash.

This is how the picture in the top of the post (by Henrik Vento) was taken, an arrow hits a contact trigger after passing through the egg and a burst of light is made.

The nice thing about contact trigger is that is very (very) easy to build (about 10 minutes of work and 2 pennies worth of equipment. That is including the two pennies you are going to use as materials."


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How to Light, Shoot, and Stitch a Photo of a Home Interior

How to Light, Shoot, and Stitch a Photo of a Home Interior | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Here's a video in which interior photographer Rober Brooks walks through how he goes about lighting, photographing, and stitching residential interior photographs....
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Essential Keywording Tips and Strategies for Photographers

Essential Keywording Tips and Strategies for Photographers | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

Keywording is a tool to assign or tag meaningful words to your photos so people searching may find them. I often think of stock photography when I hear the word “tag” or “keyword” because it’s an important step in that industry — allowing photo buyers to find appropriate images. Although this is the case, adding keywords to your photos is also important in building your exposure on the web. Most online photo sharing sites, search engines, and web galleries use keyword recognition to help people find your images.
Click Here: Essential Keywording Tips and Strategies for Photographers

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How to Take Flash Photographs of “Blinkers” - Light Stalking

How to Take Flash Photographs of “Blinkers” - Light Stalking | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
TTL (Through The Lens) exposure compensation is a technology that allows a speed light or built-in flash work in concert with your modern digital SLR camera to give you well exposed photographs. Without getting too ...
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Food Photography Tricks to Create the Wow!

Food Photography Tricks to Create the Wow! | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Blog post at Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier : This week, I was listening to a podcast of a local radio program and they were listing off the tricks used on food photography sets and Ad e[..] (Food Photography Tricks to Create the Wow!
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10 Quick Photography Tips to Make Food Look Tasty

10 Quick Photography Tips to Make Food Look Tasty | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
We hope these 10 food photography tips will help you take a more tasty-looking food photo next time.
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Kindred Images and Creations: DIY Light Box

Kindred Images and Creations: DIY Light Box | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
DIY Light Box http://t.co/UnvfpIJV #DIY #photography #light...
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Switch to Manual Mode

Switch to Manual Mode | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

I shoot almost exclusively in Manual Mode these days, and I get anxious at the thought of giving my cameras' computer control of my exposure. Yeah sure, they often do a superb job at calculating exposure; but only under the most "generic of circumstances" not applicable to most real world photographers' creative needs. I found that I've really become used to the connection between the subject in frame and my manipulation of the exposure, which is to say that my stance about exclusive manual shooting is more than just being something a "pro" would say to distinguish his skill or expertise in the field.  There's something about manual exposure control that once you have experience with, you won't easily give up.

 

This article  at DPS definitely qualifies for #TeamManual Shooters

 

Switch to Manual Mode: http://t.co/nfr5rsqH

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5 Cheap Must-Have Photographic Accessories in our Toolkit

5 Cheap Must-Have Photographic Accessories in our Toolkit | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

Every serious photographer will need to use these items at some point in their workflow.. It's all about knowing how to manipulate the environment, or work within it to get the desired outcome.

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Your scoop contains good info about the accessories.thanks for the information.http://www.scoop.it/t/run-for-the-offers?q=accessories.
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94 Photography Links That Rock

94 Photography Links That Rock | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Light-Stalking ▸ 94 Photography Links That Rock http://t.co/ShHKWyVA #photography...
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Make an Easy-to-Swap Bokeh Modifier Kit

Make an Easy-to-Swap Bokeh Modifier Kit | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Photo enthusiast Mike Gerdau wanted to play around with bokeh shapes but didn't want to create a separate "lens cap" for each shape. His solution was to separate the shapes from the cap itse...
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An Official Canon EOS-1D X AF Article & Cinema EOS FAQ

An Official Canon EOS-1D X AF Article & Cinema EOS FAQ | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

Canon has posted an official article about the AF system on the new Canon EOS-1D X.


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Photography Lighting Training Saginaw Michigan

Photography Lighting Training Saginaw Michigan | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Last weekend I met with two new photographers to work on some lighting techniques. One of the photographers had just purchased a lighting setup from.
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Modogrip™ are handles and wheel mounts that transforms a monopod into a all-in-one dolly

Modogrip™ are handles and wheel mounts that transforms a monopod into a all-in-one dolly, portable steady camera and boom. Sweet!


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9 Best iPhone Apps For iPhotographers

9 Best iPhone Apps For iPhotographers | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

Last week we published a collection of amazing photos taken by iPhone and this article amazed many Photoble visitors. You can see in comments how people can’t believe you can do this with just an iPhone. Many pictures listed in the article, I believe, isn’t straight from the camera, but modified with help of photo editing apps you can find on iTunes. As I also own an iPhone it was very interesting for me to do a little research on iPhone apps you can use to tune up your photos.

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Want your B/W's to POP? [a Quick and ... - Digital Photography School

Want your B/W's to POP? [a Quick and ... - Digital Photography School | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Write for Digital Photography School. Are you a digital camera owner with a photography tip to share? Do you want a place to display and talk about some of your best photography? Are you interested in helping thousands of others to improve ...
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Viau Photography | Tutorial: Ready to Flash?

How to use daylight and light from a flash together to take pictures that make your product look truly special. It's also truly easy to do.

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The Top 10 Photography Lighting Facts You Should Know | Popular Photography

The Top 10 Photography Lighting Facts You Should Know | Popular Photography | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it

The Top 10 Photography Lighting Facts You Should Know http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/top-10-photography-lighting-facts-you-should-know

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Gary Fong Lightsphere Versus a Piece of Tupperware

Gary Fong Lightsphere Versus a Piece of Tupperware | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Jim Harmer of Improve Photography conducted an interesting experiment in which he stacked the Gary Fong Lightsphere up against an ordinary piece of tupperware:
The Gary Fong Lightsphere costs $50.
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Zoo Photography Tips

Zoo Photography Tips | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
RT @photoclubUSA: Zoo Photography Tips #photography #photo http://t.co/eh1OkTvi...
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Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks to Achieve Professional Results! | Best Learn Photography

Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks to Achieve Professional Results! | Best Learn Photography | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
20 free tips and tricks for landscape photography. Read this before booking any landscape photography course! Arts-and-Entertainment:Photography Articles from (Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks to Achieve Professional Results!
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Portrait Lighting Diagrams - Portrait photography lighting diagrams

Portrait Lighting Diagrams - Portrait photography lighting diagrams | DIY Photography and lighting tips | Scoop.it
Portrait photography lighting diagrams and illustrations to demonstrate various portrait lighting setups.
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