review: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

review: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Summary: Right off the bat, let me say it - this speedlite, the Canon 600EX-RT (vendor), is going to change the industry. Nothing is going to be the same again. A speedlite that has radio transmitters built in, has been anticipated for quite some time now. It just makes sense.  So it was just a matter of time before one of  Read more inside...

photo shoot: Film Noir Fight Scene, inspired by Frank Miller

photography inspiration: Film Noir Fight Scene

The Hudson Valley Click is a group of photographers in New York who arrange photo shoots for photographers who are interested in learning more or who would like to build their portfolios. I've mentioned them a few times in the past - photo shoot / haunted fashion / pin-up photography. With these photo sessions, they  Read more inside...

Canon wireless e-TTL flash triggers / radio transmitters

Canon wireless e-TTL flash triggers / radio transmitters

A bridal portrait (taken during one of the photo sessions arranged by the Hudson Valley Click), where it is easy to see the advantage of using off-camera lighting. The strong back-lighting is used as a way to highlight the background and have the rim-lighting etch our model against the background. Of course,  Read more inside...

Hudson Valley Click – photo shoot

Hudson Valley Click - report-back on recent Shoot Out

I've mentioned the Hudson Valley Click before - a group of photographers in New York state who arranges monthly shoots for members, and any visitor who'd like to attend. They are all good opportunities to network and more importantly, to shoot some and play with the photography toys a bit. I just came back from the  Read more inside...

photo shoot: haunted fashion (using video lights)

photo shoot: haunted fashion (using video lights)

The previous time I photographed Anna was at a pin-up photo session. I had the opportunity again to photograph her and other models again last night ... but in a completely different style and setting this time. The Valley Hudson Click group arranged a Haunted Fashion theme for this photo session.  Read more inside...

pin-up photography

pin-up photography - white on white

I had the great pleasure last night of attending a meeting by the Hudson Valley Click - a lighting and photography group in the Hudson Valley area of NY. The motive behind their meetings and photo shoots is to bring photographers, models, makeup artists, hairstylists and fashion designers together on monthly themed events. All  Read more inside...