PocketWizard High Speed Sync (HSS) and HyperSync with Alien Bee B1600 – Beta Firmware 6.210

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I noticed the other day that PocketWizard released new beta firmware on the PW Beta Labs website for the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon cameras. The beta firmware in question is 6.210 (TT1/TT5 for Canon) and the 6.210 release … Read More

“Next Generation” Light Modifier: Paul C. Buff PLM v2

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I was looking to get another octabox from Paul C. Buff (PCB) after I acquired my second studio strobe (Paul C. Buff Einstein 640). At the last couple of the last group photo shoots I attended, I got a first-hand … Read More

The C-Stand: What a grip

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C-Stands, otherwise known as Century Stands, are equipment commonly used in the film industry as grip for rigging various light modifiers and lights themselves. But while C-Stands are big in film, photographers have also adopted C-Stands because of they provide a … Read More

Abducted by Alien Bees

posted in: Gear, Photography 4

When I decided to make the jump into portrait photography, I started off with a pair of Canon 580 EX II Speedlites and the PocketWizard MiniTT1/FlexTT5 system to accompany them. While I was able to make decent use of them … Read More