Archive for High Speed Flash

Goodies to Check Out

Posted in Articles about Photography, Artistic Development, Inspirations, Instruction, Photography Gear, Techniques with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by Darwin

Here are a few interesting goodies to check out for your Christmas shopping list:

Stuck in Customs 100 Cameras in One iPhone app — very cool, very funky!

Ray Ringflash Adapter — if you thought the Many Faces of Samantha produced cool portraits, then this is the tool you need.

F-Stop Photo Bags — I have been testing out these bags and loved them so much I plan to be a sponsored photographer for 2011.

Outdoor Photography Canada — the best photo magazine in Canada.

Singh-Ray Filters — who says filters are dead in the digital era. Get effects you can’t get in software especially with the Vari-ND series of filters. If you don’t want to buy a Vari-ND filter go over to Visual Wilderness to win one! Maybe even pick up Sam and my eBook on Essential Filters for Digital Nature Photography while at Visual Wilderness.

High Speed Flash for Nature Photography – short duration, and high output flashes for special stop-motion photography.

Lens Rental Canada – I have heard great things about this company from numerous photographer who have used the service. Want to try a 300 f2.8? Go here!

The Photographer’s Ephemeris – a must have desktop or mobile app forgetting in the right place at the right time no matter where you live. Find out sunrise/sunset times and moonrise and moon-set times.

Camera Lens Coffee Mug – Cause you can’t flaunt your Canon or Nikon gear enough!

©Darwin Wiggett

Miscellania for October

Posted in Articles about Photography, Books about Photography, Inspirations, Techniques with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by Darwin

Below are some links that might be of interest:

Culturazzi: Oasis of the Arts is a fun website about cinema, photography, art, music, literature and theatre that has a really cool design and interesting content (if you want a quick summary of what is happening out there in the world of popular art).

For users of Nik Silver Efex Pro, there is good news, finally the 64bit version of the software has been released so you can now power through the B+W plug-in with screaming 64 bit Photoshop!

If you have never visited ProNature Photographer, then now might be the time! Great stories and useful advice for those wanting to sell photos of their nature work.

Enter American Photo: Images of the Year Competition – deadline October 17.

Check out Scott Linstead’s new coffee table book – Decisive Moments – Creating Iconic Imagery which shows amazing results you can get with high speed flash and traditional action-stopping photography. Scott’s photos of nature in action are inspiring!

Speaking of new books Extreme Exposure by David Nightingale may be of interest for those who like to go beyond 1/8th to 1/125 of a second.

Samantha has a new article out called: Texture and Pattern in Nature

And finally I have an article online called If You Need More Than One Lens, You’re  Not a Photographer!