You know, I really like Paul C Buff stuff, I was using his monolights from a beginning of my studio photography. Last summer I’ve got my first pair of Einstein 640 strobes and was very pleased with the performance and most of all, with a stopping power of these digital
Continue reading: Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 in-depth flash duration test: action v.s constant color mode
I have this DIY powerpack I’ve built about 10 month ago. Most of the time it was stored on a shell, as I rarely shoot on location, and so far have never work on location without power outlet within 30 feet:-) (one more shot with the pack is here). However, I am receiving a many
Continue reading: DIY battery power pack for Paul C Buff lighting: the follow-up test shot.
Most of my equipment I buy on B&H Photo Video.com and Paul C. Buff web-stores. On B&H I have these wish lists, where I keep everything I was buying or going to buy. I am a long-term customer of B&H, and I think they have one of the best customer support + reasonable pricing. Also,
Continue reading: Equipment for a studio product photographer: what do we use and what we are going to buy.
I continue to explore new techniques that I can utilize in my photography, and this is a second article about my experience of a shooting cone. I’ve got some interesting feedback from my first post (Mastering Jewelry Photography) where I used a DIY shooting cone for jewelry shots. On one of the forums a
Continue reading: Trash Can as a Tool for a Professional Photographer: The End Result all that Matters?
Please look at the portrait below: do you really think it was shot in front of that lake and mountains, or it was a studio shot and digitally applied background?
When I saw this image first time, background looked completely unnatural, like it digitally applied on a studio portrait. However, this is
Continue reading: The magic of PLM (parabolic) umbrella
I was waiting for this monolight for a long time, and eventually got it few days ago. Talking about latest Paul C. Buff invention (intervention to hi-speed strobes market? , all digital Einstein 640 monolight. I’ve ordered few of these units back in spring 2010 “to try”, ordered separately (meaning soon I’ve receive another one:-).
Continue reading: Einstein 640 V2 in-studio flash duration test: hi-speed strobe was never affordable like this.
How important the camera and lens for a photographer? This is our bread and butter, all our work depends from it. A good camera and high quality lens can do wonders in a good hands.
In this post I would like to talk about camera for those of you who just entering a photography field,
Continue reading: Do you really need an expensive DSLR camera? Point-and-shoot vs professional DSLR
Our photography equipment
It was a long time since I’ve decided to write this article, and eventually I’ve got enough time to finish big piece of it and publish. This suppose to be the complete list of gear we use for our photography business: cameras, lighting, support, light modifiers, etc. This should be relatively
Continue reading: What equipment we use in our photography business: complete (to be:-) gear list.
I had a great opportunity to test-drive a new Hasselbald H4d camera with its huge 50 Megapixel digital back, thank to John Williams from Hotwire-digital.com. Knowing specification of the Hasselblad, I did not want to simply compare those 2 cameras: they are very different animals, with different purpose… besides the fact they both capture images
Continue reading: Hasselblad H4D-50 against Canon 1Ds MarkIII: what do we get for the money?
This type of shots is not what I usually do, but when my friends asked if I can do their seniors promo shoot (never heard of such type before:-) my answer was: yes!
I always glad to host any of my good friends in the studio: I can always test new gear or learn some
Continue reading: DIY Vagabond II test drive: dark studio under the sun