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  • Hi Julian. I'm a UK photographer using umbrellas and understand your issue completely. I've previously used Profoto B2's without modifier, positioned correctly shadow is kept to a minimum. Other than that, Lastolite Softbox which is better in the wi…
  • Hi Dave, yes had that problem many times over the years at events and weddings. I always take a grey card reading and set in camera WB for the main light source (such as Tungsten). Just apply some common sense and note where you are bouncing the fla…
  • Hi Trev, thanks for the tips. Yes I was already thinking about having them seated, which has the benefit to even out the height differences. I often do this for corporate clients on commercial shoots. I really want to avoid taking steps or a box for…
  • I recently had a 'hands on' test with the D5. Great camera as you would expect, but its not a huge technology leap over the D4 or D4S, so I could not justify upgrading from my trusty D4. I recently invested in the Profoto B2 lighting system, which I…
    in Nikon D5 Comment by paulcwynn May 2016
  • UPDATE: I finally got myself the Profoto B2 location kit and I recently shot my first wedding with the system. My Elinchrom Quadra has now been sold. Overall I felt the advantages of the B2's were compelling, and my assistant commented the B2 system…
  • Hi dbruno! I just sold 4 of the 580EX II models on ebay, only used them a couple of times but pleased to give a positive report. You don't have TTL capability ofcourse, but for the money they are really fantastic value. Powerful and easy to use. I h…
  • Yes I agree with Neil, see this problem a lot. When I'm shooting a portrait with OCF, I normally feather the light and it stops the reflections.Only suggestion here would be to take a reference shot without the glasses, but you would have to use Pho…
  • Thanks to everyone for the comments and questions. Clues to the questions were mainly in my post. Indoors at a party, business event or wedding. I always use the Black Foamie Thing, bouncing off anything suitable, mainly into the ceiling slightly be…
  • Hi Kevin. I use Manfrotto LED's for stills photography, and found them a convenient way of lighting people in a variety of situations. With today's higher ISO cameras, I think they are becoming an essential piece of kit and open up a number of creat…
  • Thanks for the comments, yes a tough call. I am not one for following the latest equipment fads, but the TTL capability of the B1 & B2 is hard to ignore. Manual flash of course is brilliant, but for weddings I often find that TTL is more flexibl…
  • Good job. I would recommend trying flash coming in from a higher position to help reduce the shadows you can see on the first photo. On the background, I would look at a different composition so it is less distracting from the bird. You can also try…
  • I agree with "dbruno" that having an active Facebook page is expected these days in our profession. It's a great marketing tool and if nothing else it shows past, current and future clients that you have an active business and demonstrates credibili…
  • If you can only take one lens, then it has to be the 70-200mm f2.8. Stunning lens which I use probably about 60-70% of the time. I also have the 85mm f1.8 which is a fantastic lens, but unless you want to shoot wide open or need to carry something l…

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