Well! For the Strobist out there. We all know how bulky the Beauty-dish is.
Especially for me who doesn’t even drive in Shanghai, China. Carrying the big Beauty-Dish is hard. (and people often thought I am a Satellite Technician)
So I’ve always tried to avoid using it.
The other day, I was walking around XingGuang (the Shanghai Camera Mall, Yes a WHOLE BUILDING selling photography related stuff!!)
I came across a little rather useless thing, which is a reflector that mount in front of the camera lens, to act as a “Ring-flash” that’s selling for 20 Chinese Yuan (about 3USD??)
But suddenly this strike me, I can make use of this thing. and solve the beauty Dish problem.
So! I am back to Shanghai.
It was nice to visit Home@Toronto and travel around the US.
but also it’s nice to be back with all my gears and toys around!
So as i said last time, I will post a few more strobist style pics that I took during the US trip.
So here we go!
So i was taking one of those bus tour with my parent and my wife to the states for 4 days (3 nights)in the camera bag, i had my film cameras and my little G11 with a few flashes.
That is why i am away online for so many days.
of course. the picture from the film camera won’t be availiable any time soon. but most of the G11 pic are processed. and alot of them are strobed!
on the final day, the cloud got heavy with the blue sky behind, was at a service stop waiting. so i got got my gear out and took this.
Strobist info. G11 with ND setting on, ISO80, 1/400 sec, f5.6.
Flash triggered with RF-602, one flash 430EX at 1/2 power at a very obvious location. then the sun is behind me behind the cloud.
More pic to come…
We’ve been talking about we wanted to host a Strobist 102 workshop.
we did 101 a few time already, time to move up and go practical.
So last weekend, few of us decided to do a test run.
Organized a small scale workshop with 5 people only.
It was quite successful I think.
We hired one model, and XXOM also brought a friend.
Read on to check out some of the model shots and test shot!! and find out how we think about the meetup