lighting

3 HDSLR Lighting Options

Posted by on March 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Tweet In the video below, I look at some of the lighting options available to HDSLR users. The options are: Home made utility lights you can buy at a hardware store. On camera LED lighting On camera Flash Each of these choices has their advantages and disadvantages. Check out the video for all the details. […]

How To Make a Beauty Dish [Video]

Posted by on February 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Tweet In the video below I show you how to make your own beauty dish. This is a video update to my original post “Make Your Own Beauty Dish.” The original post still has all the photos and written instructions, but now also includes this video. YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLDkhPiSsOU

Canon HF M300 Low Light Test [Video]

Posted by on February 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Tweet When I posted the video review of the Canon HF M300 I almost immediately had people asking or commenting on the cameras poor low light capabilities on YouTube. This issue never crossed my mind since I usually shoot in pretty decent light and use LED lighting. I decided to shoot a quick video showing […]

5 Watt LED Light Set-up

Posted by on January 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Tweet I found this 5 Watt LED flood light in the hardware store the other other day thought this would be a great solution for photographers and film makes looking for an inexpensive light option. This flood light and clamp on type lamp cost less than $50 CDN. The light quality is pretty good and […]

Bescor LED-60AAK Light – Review 2.0

Posted by on December 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Tweet Update – 3:15 pm, January 9th, 2011: I managed to reattach the wires to the connector. IT’S ALIVE! Update – 2:00 pm, January 9th, 2011: Today the light stopped working! I put in fresh batteries turned it on and it worked. I turned it off to put it on my camera. When I went to […]

Bescor LED-60AAK Light – Review

Posted by on December 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Tweet The Bescor LED-60AAK is a 60 Watt LED light that is completely dimmable. It has 2 LED lights and is camera mountable. In the video below we take an in depth look at this light and show you its features, its pros and cons. Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb5P1beAQDk One thing about the video. It is […]

How to Improve Portraits & Videos Using Window Light & Reflectors

Posted by on December 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Tweet You want to take better portraits and videos using window light. So do I. Just grab a white card or reflector and place it near your subject. Then just angle the reflector to fill in the shadows on your subjects face. It’s that easy! Watch the video below and see how easy it is. […]

Quick Tip – How To Shoot Better Outdoor Family Portraits

Posted by on November 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

Tweet Shooting family portraits outside can be challenging. I worked an entire ski season shooting portraits on Whistler Blackcomb and I learned one simple trick to improve the portraits I took of the clients. If it’s a sunny day, turn on your flash. It’s that simple. This is the quickest and easiest way to improve […]

Flash Photography – Low Light Event

Posted by on November 18, 2010 at 7:30 am

Tweet Someone asked me recently how to photograph an event in low light using flash. They have shot similar events in low light before, but were not very happy with the results. So, I gave them some very simple advice: Use a dedicated on camera flash (TTL, E-TTL, i-TTL… etc.) that is compatible with your […]

Reflectors and Fill Cards

Posted by on September 3, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Tweet I love experimenting with light and shadows. And this is one such experiment. The experiment is very simple: What would happen it the same subject was shot under the same light conditions using no card/reflector, a silver reflector, a white card, and a black card. You might be surprised with the results. Lets take […]