High Speed Sync Flash

High speed sync is the one flash feature I’ve been missing since swapping to Olympus from Canon a few years back. Yes I could work around it with ND filters or shooting at either end of the day but neither worked as conveniently as high speed sync. Also known as FP flash or just HSS,…

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Tip of the Week: Create Flashing Holiday Lights

There are three new Links panel icons in InDesign CC that you’ll see when working with Adobe Stock images. Here’s what they mean. The post Tip of the Week: Create Flashing Holiday Lights appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Overpower the Sun With Flash

Part of being a photographer is knowing how to work with the environment. Sometimes the sun is your friend, but other times it’s your mortal foe. Here’s how to overcome it!…

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Black Friday Fearless Flash + Photoshop Actions Sale

Black Friday is here and for one day only you can get my Fearless Flash Photography video series for a whooping 50% off. Be quick, this offer really will disappear at the end of Black Friday. Grab your copy now. Watch online or download for just $20.00 (roughly £16.00 or €19.00) More info here… The course…

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Ambient vs Flash for location portraits

When it comes to shooting portraits on location I know many photographers who love to make best use of the ambient light. I also know lots of photographers who wouldn’t dream of shooting on location without flash. Although I prefer flash, I’m very happy to work with ambient light if it does what I need…

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Review PiXAPRO CITI600 flash

With 600ws of flash on tap and a massive 8700mAh built in battery to power it, the PiXAPRO CITI600 sounds like a very capable flash head on paper. Throw in the potential for HSS and TTL if you’re a Canon or Nikon user and that unit is starting to sound very promising. For the purposes…

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PePcon Speaker Dossier: Colin Flashman, the Merger

In the PePcon Speaker Dossier series we’re getting up close and personal with some of the coolest people on the planet: the print, PDF, and digital publishing gurus who’ll be the speakers at the conference! You’ve read their books, seen their videos, and liked their Facebook posts, now you can get to know them a little more…

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5 FAQ’s (and answers) about flash meters

If you shoot with flash you may well be aware that speedlights and (increasingly) studio strobes come in either manual or TTL versions. If you’re shooting weddings, events or any sort of running and gunning photography, TTL is brilliant but for me manual flash teamed with a flash meter is how I like to work…

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Fearless Flash For Speedlights

I love shooting portraits with small flashes and judging by the number of questions I get about the subject, I’m not alone. I’ve run many workshops on the subject, I use speedlights during my live talks to camera groups and yes, I really do use them in my day to day work. But I’ve never…

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5 Questions about flash meters

One of the very first lighting accessories I brought was a flash meter, in fact the same meter gets used and abused almost every time I use manual flash. I’ve used my handheld flash meter with speedlights and studio flashes of all makes, I use it in the studio and on location. Honestly, I couldn’t work…

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Day to night in a flash

Shoots at night can yield some stunning photos but the lack of light has a bunch of problems that can easily trip you up… literately. However if you have a little bit of flash know how, it is possible to do a portrait shoot and make day turn to night in just a few steps…

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Flash Duration To Freeze Action

One of the many amazing things you can do with flash is use it to stop fast moving things in their tracks. Unlike working with a continuous light it’s not the shutter speed that freezes the action, it’s the tiny amount of time that the flash lasts… its duration. Basically it works like this. The…

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Flashpoint Rovelight RL600 Review

The world of flash is rapidly changing. 12 months ago I was using my Elinchrom flashes in the studio and my collection of Speedlights on location. But new battery technology has changed what I use and how I shoot. The perfect example being the Streaklight 360ws I reviewed earlier this year and have used extensively…

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Web Video, YouTube Gets A Boost With Adobe Flash Player 10.2

The secret sauce in Flash Player 10.2 is called Stage Video, a hardware accelerator that allows websites to speed up the video delivery process. “Stage Video can effortlessly play beautiful 1080p HD video with just 1-15% CPU usage on a common Mac or Windows computer,” Adobe product manager Tom Nguyen wrote in a blog post…

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Today Only: Download Thousands of Photoshop Assets for Only $19

A flash sale is happening over at Envato Elements where you can get access to thousands of Photoshop add-ons, graphics, courses and eBooks. Get access now for only $19/month (reduced from $29/month). This rate lasts for the lifetime of your membership so it’s a huge saving in the long run. If you’re a Photoshop enthusiast,…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 April 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. The Crisis of Attention Theft—Ads That Steal Your Time for Nothing in Return How to Shoot Flash Portraits in Harsh Sunlight (Video… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 April 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Camelot2: The Next Big Thing for Interactive PDF?

[A version of this article was originally published on LinkedIn.] If you’ve ever used InDesign to create a PDF for on-screen use, you’ve probably been frustrated by the limits of including interactivity: InDesign’s animation features don’t currently work in interactive PDF Video and audio is clunky and still require Adobe Flash to be installed for them…

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