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I have been trying to get this post finished since Wednesday but so many things keep coming up that had to be done. This week I was out and about with Linda and Matthias joined me as co-Photographer.



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The week I wanted to shoot outside with the Roundflash again. But due a few different events we shot 1/2 the shoot out neat the Rhine river and 1/2 in the studio. This week Carola joined me again as second photographer, originally we had a shoot based around the designer John Galliano but that fell through and Björns S jumped in at the last minute to model and save the day…..   SONY DSC

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Barbie beatdown …

A busy week of bloging this week. Lots and lots going on, Monday night as usual I was out shooting with another photographer. This time Christine “Just in time” Lutz was out and about with me and Model Barbie Beatdown. The idea behind this shoot was to get out of the studio and shoot with our RoundFlash adapters.

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Pixel King for Sony Part 3 “Tips and tricks”

One of the first things I noticed about using the Pixel King was how quick and easy it was to use but…..


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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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Pixel King for Sony Part 1

Last Easter John came to visit and shoot in the part with us. The saberproject were training and we went along to shoot them. As always John had some new toys to show me (he suffers from G.A.S, gear acquisition syndrome) and always tempts me with his evil new purchase...PIXEL KING for Sony. Now I’m not a big fan of TTL flash so then he told me hay try these triggers with TTL support I was like “Jeap ok TTL blaa blaa blaa”. I was wrong its actually a cool thing to have especially HSS support. .


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Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf or Josuf (his given Armenian name was Hovsep) Karsh was born in Mardin, a city in the eastern Ottoman Empire (present Turkey). He grew up during the Armenian Genocide where he wrote, “I saw relatives massacred; my sister died of starvation as we were driven from village to village.” At the age of 16, his parents sent Yousuf to live with his uncle George Nakash, a photographer in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Karsh briefly attended school there and assisted in his uncle’s studio. Nakash saw great potential in his nephew and in 1928 arranged for Karsh to apprentice with portrait photographer John Garo in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. His brother, Malak Karsh, was also a photographer famous for the image of logs floating down the river on the Canadian one dollar bill.


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Before there was Photoshop…..


photo magazine from 1941 with photo manipulation tips

The other day I came across some examples of “Photo manipulation” prior to Photoshop. Image manipulation in the dark room is nothing new but it took a whole lot more patients, skill and time. NO undo or save button. Much has been made over Photoshops ability to distort reality, and perhaps lower the standards for image capture as young photographers assume they can “fix it in post.” However, almost all of these abilities have existed as long as there have been photographs to alter, albeit with a little more manual labour. As people were not as aware of the the possibilities photo manipulation was a powerful tool for both propergander and art alike


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