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3 HDSLR Lighting Options

Published on March 30, 2011 By Mike

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]

Published on February 22, 2011 By Mike

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]

Published on February 4, 2011 By Mike

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 […]

Rapid Fire Flash Photography

Published on January 26, 2011 By Mike

Tweet Did you know your flash can fire as fast as 6 frames per second or more? IT CAN! The secret is setting your flash to manual and dialling down the power to about 1/16 power. Your flash will now be able to fire in rapid succession because it doesn’t have to fully recharge after […]

5 Watt LED Light Set-up

Published on January 17, 2011 By Mike

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

Published on December 24, 2010 By Mike

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 […]

How to Improve Portraits & Videos Using Window Light & Reflectors

Published on December 7, 2010 By Mike

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

Published on November 25, 2010 By Mike

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 […]