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Bare Bulb flash systems …. Part 4 Tips and Tricks.


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I have been gathering up several  tips and tricks based on what I have seen other people doing with their bare bulb flashes including 3rd party accessories

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Black and White with Nadine

I have quite a few shoots on at them moment and wont have time to blog them all but I’ll do my best to blog as much as I can especially the lighting setups


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Sony just has announced the HVL-F43M – a powerful, fully featured new flash that is compatible with all of the company’s latest cameras and interchangeable-lens camcorders equipped with the new Multi Interface Shoe.



The advanced new flash builds on the success of the acclaimed Sony HVL-F43AM and offers the same popular ‘Quick Shift Bounce’ system that allows instant rotation of the flash head when switching between landscape and portrait compositions. This maintains the same bounce angle in either shooting position for consistently-lit photos.



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Pixel King for Sony Part 2 “The Basics”

Out of the box the Pixel King triggers come with all the necessary accessories to get started

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  • 1 trigger and 1reciever what you need to get started with basic TTL trigger
  • 1 usb cable (for firmwear updates)
  • 2 pc cables (BL-1/2 and BL-3.5) for connecting to various non TTl equipment
  • 1 foot of the receiver so you can placed your flash where you want.
  • and a nice little bag to keep it all in.

Remember I’m talking specifically about the Pixel kings for Sony. But other then firmware and hotshot the information is general and can also be applied to the Nikon and Canon units as well.

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A Guide to Guide numbers

Guide numbers are the common method of comparing the relative powers of different flashes. The value is found experimentally by firing the flash at maximum power at a subject which is a fixed distance from the flash. With no other source of light, a flash meter is used to obtain an optimum aperture for a “correct exposure”, which is of course slightly subjective. Similarly a camera could be used, and photographs compared for the best exposure, although there would be significant complication introduced by having to take additional account of reflectance of the subject being photographed and the distance from the camera to the subject.

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Sony’s New Compact Digital Full Frame Camera the RX1….

OK the price isn’t for everyone….. But if this came with an interchangeable lens and Viewfinder WOW


P.S. I would love to see that lens bought out in a Sony A and E mount

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Getting Back into it

I haven’t done any blogging at all this year 🙁 but have been shooting a lot so I guess I had better start catching up with everything


I am working on a new lay out for the site…. hope to be finished soon

Project Z….

If you know the lightGIANTS then you would have heard about project Y ….  Here is the first clue, thanks Two Dudes for the great video