Sunday, 22 January 2017

The SPIG - Camera Gear Cart Light Stand


Using a gear cart as a light stand

The SPIG converts a painters pole into a light stand when you don't have the benefit of an assistant. My camera bag was used as ballast to steady the set-up and to reduce spill from the red gelled flash my Passport Colour Checker!



This set-up also works with a umbrella up to about 40" and soft box up to 80cm square - wind is a consideration when working like outside, so the heavier the load, the more ballast weight required!

Don't let your lighting be limited by light stands! See more of The SPIG on Facebook & Instagram.

The SPIG will be available shortly, I'm currently awaiting the arrival of new stock.

That's it for now and don't forget if you really enjoy lighting to visit and join The LIGHT Side - a place to learn, be mentored, nurtured and learn about lighting, lighting and photography, whatever your level or experience.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Introduction to Exposure - Kindle & Print Editions


It's taken longer than expected, but my first photography book is now available from Amazon for Kindle or in print https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N4KBC49

The book is intended give you the knowledge and confidence to move your exposure mode from Auto or Program and enhance your understanding of how exposure works and how your digital camera records images. It will expand your creative horizons and allow you interpret your pre-visualisation of an image or scene.

My intention is not to overload readers with too much information or unnecessary jargon.

So far feedback is positive. I'm working on follow-up books including Exposure for Flash Photography this will cover working with flashes in the studio and on location, including small flash (speedlites and hot shoe flash), portable battery flash & studio mains powered mono blocs.

That's it for now and don't forget if you really enjoy lighting to visit and join The LIGHT Side - a place to learn, be mentored, nurtured and learn about lighting, lighting and photography, whatever your level or experience.