Napioa - Wind Origins

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Mar
21
comment How do I chose the right size/power of flash for still life photography?
Softboxes are to prevent light spill, but bouncing the light off the walls is causing light spill. Don't use a softbox if you want to bounce it off the walls, use bare light/flash or an umbrella to soften it a little.
Mar
21
comment interval time on an intervalometer
Noise reduction can be turned off to prevent (1).
Feb
14
comment Are there any cheap, fast lenses capable of highschool sports photography?
I have to disagree with the 1.8 recommendation. The AF is terribly slow for fast action. The 85mm is great, but the Canon 50mm is pretty horrid, can't say what the third party versions are like.
Jan
22
comment How can I wirelessly control my Canon 580ex II?
Like @inkista, I also have the same 622 setup. I have a Canon 420, 430 and 580 along with a YN 568 and I find it all works great together. It is a very capable speedlight based system.
Jan
6
comment Which adapter do I need for a softbox and a speedlite?
I have a couple of these which will work with your Bowens mount and are very solid.
Dec
14
comment How can I take 'balance flash' pictures with studio lights indoors?
I do it the other way around. Figure out my settings for ambient first, then introduce the flash afterwords. I think it keeps it simpler since I may change the ISO or DOF to get what I want, which would cause anything I have set for the flash to be reset.
Nov
16
comment Why does the flash freeze a picture?
Just wanted to note that the shutter speed on this image is actually about 1.5-2 seconds. I don't know why, but the shutter speed in the EXIF is wrong for the set of pics I took like this. My daughter actually did a spin and finished in this position, which would not be physically possible to do in 1/10th of a second.
Nov
13
comment How can I take a professional self-portrait?
Well, you don't actually need the tether and laptop. Might be nice to use, but certainly not needed.
Oct
20
comment Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?
Actually, that is only partially true. Canon's system cannot do it with the pop up flash. It will still work with a 580EXII, for instance, that will work as a master.
Oct
20
comment Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?
I don't understand your point about freezing them in the air instead of on the ground like rear curtain sync would do. If you want to freeze them in the air, then that is when you would end the exposure for a rear curtain sync.
Oct
16
comment Can anybody suggest a camera and flash combination for high speed, fast recycle time, night time photography?
I believe the 1 fps for 6s is attainable by lowering the power of the flash. This will shorten recycle time, and provide a shorter flash duration as well (if you want to freeze something really fast). The downside is, of course, less power. But you can compensate for this by using multiple flashes. You have to do the same thing for HSS anyway, as that also has reduced power output.
Aug
4
comment Canon 1D mark III vs modern cameras. Should I get a new one?
That might be true for many photographic pursuits, but certainly isn't for all of them. Shooting sports indoors, for instance, requires good equipment to get a good photograph. Low ISO and good AF performance will make or break your ability to capture a good image.
Jul
30
comment How can I use high speed sync on a Canon 430 EXII with a Cowboy Studio trigger?
Which Cowboy studio trigger supports HSS?
Jun
17
comment Best way to backup/edit RAW photos while travelling abroad with bad Internet access?
Pretty sure this fits into the category of an inappropriate question for this site due to it becoming obsolete over time. It as much declares this up front since it says it is a duplicate of other questions that suffer the same problem.
Jun
11
comment How do manual flash power levels map to flash compensation values?
This also means that with TTL, the output doesn't necessarily match the the manual fractions. In fact it can produce a lower output than you can manually set, since it is based on metering instead of an absolute value.
May
13
comment Would a TTL flash have advantages over a manual flash for my scenarios?
You will, however, have more limits with your optical trigger. Bright sunlight, distance and line of sight are all limiting factors.
Apr
2
comment Can I get a Yongnuo YN622C to trigger a Nissin Di700 in hss?
Since it understands the Canon protocols, it should work. Apparently the Nissin 866Di works, so it is a good bet this one will as well. photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1387509
Mar
17
comment Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?
I never noticed that before. The time being recorded in Bulb mode is definitely wrong. She couldn't do a full spin from a stopped position in 1/10th of a second if she tried. Of the images I have, they all seem to record 1/10s or 1s, even though some of them are definitely a little longer.
Mar
17
comment Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?
Yes, they were. I used the RC-1 remote to trigger the camera on and off as my daughter started and finished her spin. There is no way I could have nailed her at the end with a timed exposure. What makes you think otherwise?
Mar
10
comment Pros and cons of cheap studio strobes vs. hotshoe/speedlight flash for portraits?
Excellent answer. I think most hobbyists could get away with using speedlights, but the more serious you get the more your are going to want the studio lights. The only advantage I see with speedlights is portability (irrelevant in a studio) and TTL. Not a lot of people will use TTL anyway, but it can be useful outdoors with changing lighting conditions or experimenting with the same shot at different apertures.