Recently I joined Frederick Van Johnson and Dan Ablan on This Week In Photo for another rousing conversation about the world of photography. Among the issues we discuss on TWiP 373 is the question of who owns the copyright [...]
In this 13 minute video, I talk about three different reasons to modify Speedlites:
Increase the apparent size to create soft light Limit the direction of the light to guide the viewer’s eye Change the color of the flash to blend it in with another light source or to make it stand out [...]
There are two keys to creating golden hour light with a Speedlite or strobe—gel your flash to create golden light and position it to create long, angled shadows. Both are easy to do with off-camera flash.
The first step—creating golden light—actually begins by underexposing the ambient light in the scene. As you can see below in the middle [...]
Rocky Mountain School of Photography is hosting me this week as the instructor of their summer Flash Photography workshop (info here). We’ve been shooting for the past two days in Missoula’s old Macy’s department store. The space is a photographer’s dream come true: two floors, [...]
I just finished my first year as the full-time art+photography teacher at Mission Prep here in San Luis Obispo. Many would think, after nine months of wrangling teens, that it’s time for me to take a break. To the contrary, I’m busier now than I’ve been in a long while. Put another way, when it [...]
High-speed action in broad daylight requires high-speed fill flash. High-speed in this case means two things: the fast shutter speeds enabled by Speedlites in high-speed sync AND speeding up the flash recycling time by using an external power pack to recharge the Speedlites.
I’ve covered high-speed sync (HSS) many times on PixSylated. [For an introduction to HSS, [...]
HeySyl.com, my question and answer blog officially launched over the holiday weekend. You can check out the list of inaugural topics below. If you see a resemblance between the HeySyl logo and the PixSylated logo, it is no coincidence. I created HeySyl.com as a [...]
I just launched a new feature on PixSylated. “Hey Syl” is a convenient way to send in questions about lighting and imagemaking.
The most interesting questions will be posted along with my answers on the Hey Syl page. When the Q&A builds up enough content, it [...]
We photographers add loads of tension to our lives. We work so hard to perfect our craft, but continue to think that we are not good enough yet. We stress over not having the right gear. We find all kinds of reasons to not shoot and to not share our photos.
Most of [...]
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