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David Hobby

This website is about one thing: Learning how to use off-camera flash with your dSLR to take your photos to th [Read More]

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SLC-OE-02: The Best Compact Lighting Bag Is Not a Photography Bag
Call me crazy, but I love the idea of finding a great piece of photo gear by going off-label. In this case, a lighting bag that is not technically a lighting bag.It's perfectly sized, comes in a ridiculous array of colors and is $22.99 shipped. Read ...
The Strobist
Thursday, July 12, 2018

SLC-1L-04: A Hack for Manual Flash at Sunset
Manual flash is great for its consistency and repeatability throughout a shoot. But working in a fluctuating ambient environment, such as against a fast-waning sunset, can get hairy.Today in the Lighting Cookbook, how to easily control the exposure l...
The Strobist
Friday, June 15, 2018

SLC-0L-02: Shiny Object, Using an iPhone and the Sun
Whether photographing people or objects, how you approach your lighting is far more important than what camera and lighting gear you use.To illustrate, today we are going to photograph a complex, mirrored surface—an alto saxophone—using just an iPhon...
The Strobist
Friday, May 25, 2018

SLC-1L-03: Need Light With More Edge? Aim It Away From Your Subject.
The two photos above have the same light source, same light location and same white background. The only difference in the second photo is that the light has been aimed differently. Pointing your light away from your subject—and using the edge of the...
The Strobist
Thursday, May 3, 2018

SLC-OE-01: $20 DIY Portable Doorway
Pictured above is Moishe Appelbaum, of Midwest Photo fame, whom you may remember from Lighting 103. Moishe is lit with a single small flash. But the gentle wrap of the light—and the soft glow of the suppressed specular highlights—should cue you in to...
The Strobist
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Announcement: Strobist Full-Day Shooting Workshop, June 7th in Washington, DC
Just a quick heads-up that I'll be teaching a small-class lighting workshop in Washington, DC this June 7th. It is part of the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival being held June 7-10.This class is small — a maximum of 16 people — and we ...
The Strobist
Friday, March 9, 2018

SLC-0L-01: Flash or Continuous, Light is Light
In Lighting 101, 102 and 103, we learned to control our flashes. In the Strobist Lighting Cookbook, we're expanding that approach to learn to move in a fluid way between flash and continuous light. Read more »...
The Strobist
Monday, March 5, 2018

Our Next Two Strobist X-Peditions:Havana, Cuba and Hanoi, Vietnam
We are back from our inaugural Strobist X-Pedition, which was held last month in Havana, Cuba. The attendees are readjusting to life back on the grid, and busy editing photos and trading stories via email.Havana X-Pedition, January 2018Photo by Jerem...
The Strobist
Monday, February 19, 2018

SLC-1L-02: One light, Inside the Frame
Long-time readers will recognize this shot, of the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel in Maryland, as the photo from the very first post on Strobist in 2006. I was happy with it when I shot it. And to some degree, I still am. But looking at it today, there ...
The Strobist
Monday, February 5, 2018

SLC-2L-02: Two-Speedlight Daylight Group Shot
Using speedlights without softening modifiers greatly expands your outdoor working range. And it does so enough that you can easily light a large group photo with a small, portable gear pack.Today, we'll walk through how to do that, along with a few ...
The Strobist
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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