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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-2L-04: Thank You [BTS/360]
Today on Lighting Cookbook, something different: A BTS/360 look at a single photo. Normally, we concentrate on the "how" part. But today we'll also be looking at the broader ecosystem— the why—and how a simple photo can serve as a catalyst to create ...
The Strobist
Friday, November 16, 2018

X-Peditions 2019 Workshops Have Filled
Strobist's 2019 X-Peditions workshops (Havana in January and Hanoi in the fall) have both filled. Hanoi actually filled before any public announcement. So if you think you might be interested in a future workshop, please make sure to sign up for adva...
The Strobist
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Opportunity Knocks
As Halloween approaches, a timely story about a little prank available to any lighting photographer. All you need is a remote flash trigger, a clueless friend and the maturity level of a 12-year-old.Read more »...
The Strobist
Monday, October 29, 2018

SLC-2L-04: Use a Tight Grid to Create Color
Normally, you might think of a grid spot for what it creates: a tight zone of light. But it also can be helpful to think of it in terms of the inverse: a grid also prohibits light from reaching everywhere else.And the "everywhere else" part—that rela...
The Strobist
Sunday, October 7, 2018

SCL-OE-04: Cheap, Portable Outdoor Light Source
No matter how long you have been doing something, be it lighting or photography or, well, anything, you're never too old to be dumbstruck by a cool new idea.Take the linens drying on the line above, for example. In the right frame of mind they are es...
The Strobist
Friday, September 14, 2018

SLC-OE-03: How to Choose a Softbox for your Speedlights
Umbrellas are a great first light mod: cheap, easy to use, easy to transport. But softboxes can give you more control, both in the beam's edge and with reduced light leakage. The photo above was shot with a single speedlight and a small softbox.Today...
The Strobist
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Now Open: X-Pedition Havana
We are announcing our second X-Pedition photo workshop, in Havana, Cuba for January 11-18, 2019. A joint project of and Washington, D.C.-based Focus On The Story, X-Peditions are a shooting-intensive week centered at the intersection of ...
The Strobist
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

SLC 2L-03: Use Your Second Light to Hide Your First Light
As promised in the last sunset lighting tip post, a second quick hack for dusk/lit portraiture. This one involves helping your camera's chip see a contrasty scene more like the way our eye sees it. Read more »...
The Strobist
Thursday, July 26, 2018

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

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