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  • I decided to go with the Godox V1 for now, as the Profoto A1 and A1x are out of my budget.  I don't earn money from my photography, so I am unable to fund more expensive gear for the time being. The Godox V1 works fine for my needs.  The white bala…
  • Thanks for the chiming in, Neil. The A1s ability to serve as a wireless, non-infrared transmitter is a big reason I'm interested.  I'm tired of using PocketWizards to attach to my SB-900s.  It's just too much equipment.
  • I also heard back from Neil when I asked him about a photo that used the A1.  He still uses his Nikon speedlights in certain situations, particularly if he needs consistent high ISO output.  He uses the A1 when he needs more power and needs to hit t…
  • Bobh665, Thanks for the link to the video comparing the Profoto A1 and Godox V1.  That was certainly an interesting review of the two.   I will certainly have to put the Godox V1 (and the Flashpoint rebrand at Adorama) on my list.
  • Based on what Neil has written, you either expose for ambient or you expose for subject.  You can't get both in one shot due to the extreme differences in brightness. 1) Expose for ambient: Subject is underexposed requiring FEC compensation.  Some …
  • I couldn't find any hits on the Internet for this, and this item has a bulb screw at the bottom.  It reminds me a spare bulb that has to be inserted into a now-archaic slave flash system.  It doesn't look like it works on its own.
  • Note that the photographer was previously an experienced mountain guide.  So, he is now leveraging that experience to create a photography service that has a rare offering.  It's certainly one way to stay afloat in the sea of wedding photographers. 
  • The SB-600 is still a usable flash, but it's no longer being made.  Also, if you are setting up multiple flashes for wireless, you cannot use the SB-600 as a master flash.  The SB-700 can be used as a master flash.
  • Lightroom maintains a database of links to photos on your disk.  Removing the photos from LR does not delete them from the disk.  There should have been a selection in the right-click menu that says something like "delete from disk."  If the selecti…
  • dbruno, if you are going to be accepting gigs for photography at corporate events, you really have no choice but to get liability insurance.  Otherwise, the corporate clients will not deal with you if you do not have the required insurance.  As a ho…
  • Thank you both for clarifying this.
  • I am glad to hear you got a iMac with SSD, CanonJay.    I'm still on a regular HD, but when I'm ready to buy a new one, I'm going back to the refurbished section to check out SSD iMacs.
  • Hi Lou,Wow, two years later, and you're still thinking about what services and products to offer?  At least, it's good to see you still posting about your business shots, as it sounds like your business is still going. Regarding your comment about "…
  • If you stay with a Mac, you should check out Apple.com and look in their refurbished section in their online store.  You can save a few hundred dollars by buying a model that 1-2 years older.  If you go with an iMac, you definitely want a better GPU…
  • The article is about making TTL flash not look like flash.  Given this is on-site and the bride is getting ready, Neil probably doesn't have time to use manual flash.   In general, when you are using flash, you want to set your camera's shutter spee…
  • Sorry, skipperlange, I was out of town.  Depending on what you sell on eBay, the listing/insertion fee may be free.  When you sell something on eBay (except automobiles and houses), eBay takes 10% out of the final price of the item and 10% from your…
  • I have used fredmiranda.com in the past, and it worked pretty well.  The site is read by professionals and enthusiasts, so you have the audience you want to sell to.  The "downside" is that in order to sell anything, you have to buy the ability to d…
  • Like rs_eos, I store the physical image files somewhere other than the default folder that LR wants to use.  As he said, you can edit the catalog settings to point to a new folder.  However, the new folder must have the same subfolder hierarchy as y…
  • Sorry, I should have said "anime cosplayers."  Originally, the word "cosplay" was associated with anime conventions, so I'm still using that word to describe costumers attending anime conventions. At a comic or steampunk conventions, I'm sure you ca…
  • Hi Skipperlange,When I had my D700 serviced, they replaced the entire hotshoe with a new one that looked slightly different than before. It wasn't just a tightening of screws.  All D700s not retrofitted with a new hotshoe will likely have the proble…
  • I've been doing cosplay photography for a while.  I didn't think about talking about it, since it's another form of portrait photography.http://www.stephentang.net/ You won't make any money from most cosplayers.  99% of cosplayers are not profession…
  • The internet grapevine said that if you've been using SB-900s or later, these flash units are heavier than NIkon's older flash units.  Nikon D700s and older were not designed to hold these units, so over time, the hotshoe loosens.  I've had to have …
  • It's a set of 7 Photoshop and Lightroom plugins for post-processing your photos.  - Noise reduction with Dfine- Color saturation/enhancement with Viveza- B&W effects/filters with Silver Efex- Color effects/filters with Color Efex (also includes …
  • Boycotting B&H will certainly cause the store to shrink and cause a loss of jobs, but I don't think we can reward companies who practice deplorable policies. These are very serious charges levied by the Dept. of Labor and since it isn't the only…
  • Hi Trev, In most cases, I can get by with Nikon's infrared option, but there a few edge cases where I can't have my commander and remote be in "line of sight" which is why I use PocketWizards.  I was hoping the SB-5000 would be like the Canon's RF f…

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