Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

Using Flash To Get Stop Action

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 0

Stopping Birds

I made this video to demonstrate the stopping power of speedlights. I used 3 speedlights so I wouldn’t need to use any one at full power. The flash duration is slowest at full power. I used speedlights by 3 different companies; Canon, LumoPro, and Yongnuo. There fall-off times varied slightly, but at 1/4 power on each, the duration for all 3 was slightly faster than 1/2000th. That’s fast enough to stop most movement, but the tiny birds visiting my bird feeder were unbelievably quick. I can’t say I got super-sharp freeze-frame, but I did get pretty darn close. Watch the video to see how I did it.


How I Did It – Part 1

Posted on: February 26th, 2012 2

So, Who Cares?

Yea, I know it seems a bit creepy and egotistical to assume that anyone should care how I made a photograph. So right up front, I’m writing about it because every I time shoot, I learn something new. I am a firm believer that you cannot learn photography by sitting in a classroom, or going online and watching tutorials, or even reading books. You have to get the camera in your hands and USE IT! So I wanted to share the techniques I used here, in hopes that at least some of you might want get out your cameras and give them a try. That’s pretty much all there is to it….I’m just trying to be useful…..while I continue my quest for world domination.