Archive for Ed Verosky

Ed Verosky’s Awesome Portrait eBooks

Posted in Art of Photography, Books about Photography, eBooks, Instruction, Marketing, Techniques with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by Darwin

For those who have followed my blog for sometime know that I am a fan of Ed Verosky’s awesome eBook called 100% Reliable Flash Photography: How to Get Amazing Light in any Situation. I used what I learned in this eBook to start using flash for some outdoor portrait work (some of tha work was done for Gaia Nudes). I highly recommend this book if you want to learn how to use your camera flash better.

Now that spring is coming I am planning to do more outdoor portrait work because this genre of photography is something I have spent little time pursing. I thought I had better get a few hints to kick start my shooting in a directed manner so I downloaded Ed’s two books on portraiture and was thoroughly impressed. There are a lot of great tips that’ll help me hone my portraiture in a short period of time. If you are at all interested in portrait shooting check out these two eBooks by Ed.

I am not interested in Boudoir Photography but it can be a lucrative venture if done tastefully and for discerning clients. If you are looking for a way to add boudoir to your repertoire then these two eBooks offer all the advice and tips you need.

Disclaimer: I have signed up for the affiliate program for Ed’s eBooks. This means if you buy one of these eBooks, then I get a percentage of the sale. I only link to eBooks that I myself have purchased and found helpful. If I think an eBook is not worth the price nor the time to look at, then I will not become an affiliate nor recommend the book. So if you think you might be interested in the topics of these eBooks then buying here will help support my quest for beer and pizza and hopefully steer you towards good products!

30% Discount on Ed Verosky eBooks

Posted in Techniques with tags , , on December 12, 2010 by Darwin

If anyone is interested in getting one of Ed Verosky’s instructional eBooks on flash, portraiture, or boudoir photography he is offering his books at 30% off for a limited time. Just use this code on check out – N5H74. I am a big fan of his 100% Reliable Flash Photography eBook.

Click here to visit Verosky Photography.

©Darwin Wiggett

The Daily Snap – July 27

Posted in Photography Gear, Techniques, The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2010 by Darwin

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11

I have been experimenting a bit with flash lately and I have been trying some set-ups that I learned in Ed Verosky’s wonderful  e-Book on flash photography (Click here to order Ed’s Flash e-Book)

One of the things I learned from Ed was that I needed a larger soft box to get more flattering light on my subjects so I bought a Cameron Octobox StobeEZ Kit (which I got yesterday from the Camera Store in Calgary). The kit comes with a stand, an octagon softbox and a clamp to attach a dSLR flash.  I mounted my Canon 580EZ onto a Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 Radio Slave which I mounted onto to the light stand. I put another Pocket Wizard onto the hot shoe of my Canon G11. One wizard sends a signal from the camera to the flash so that the flash fires when the shutter is open. I used the flip screen on the G11 pointed towards me as I took this self-portrait with the 10 second camera delay. I am planning to do some fill flash work with bright backgrounds and a  shaded subject. this is my first test of this set-up in my living room and the lighting looked pretty good (even if the model left much to be desired!). Here is what the shot looked like without the flash… the model looks better but the lighting is not great.The great thing about the G11 point-n-shoot is you can use complex flash set-ups with the camera if you want.

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11, no flash

100% Reliable Flash Photography

Posted in Books about Photography, Photography Gear, Techniques with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by Darwin

Back in the ‘bad old days’ when I was shooting seriously for stock agencies  I had to learn to master flash photography not only for studio shots but also for outdoor and location portraiture. I learned the art of flash photography by reading books and mostly by practice, practice, practice… and then more practice (did I say I had to practice a lot?). I sure could have used a good resource that simplified the complex technical aspects of flash photography — if only to save processing costs on hundreds of rolls of film!

Fast forward to today and you can find all sorts of resources on the web about flash photography and specifically how to use your Nikon or Canon flashes to create professionally lit portraits anywhere. The problem is that I have not found one resource that covers everything you need to know from lighting theory to practical lighting set-ups in an easy to understand matter, until now. I really like Ed Verosky’s new e-Book 100% Reliable Flash Photography – How to Get Amazing Light in Any Situation. I especially appreciated Ed’s Standardization Principle where you get proven formulas to get results in any lighting situation. If you need to use flash in your photography (editorial, portrait, wedding, or  sports photography) then I suggest you pick up Ed’s e-Book ($9.95) . I am now using some of his 15 proven lighting techniques to help me get back up to speed with flash photography – even old dogs can learn new tricks!

Click here to order Ed’s Flash e-Book

©Darwin Wiggett - off camera fill flash