The wizards at Phottix just keep cranking out awesome new products.
In the past I’ve raved about their excellent Odin and Strato flash triggers, and now I’m here to sing the praises of their latest innovation in third-party flashes for Canon and Nikon (with Sony coming soon).
It may seem a bit of a stretch to describe a new third-party flash as “important” but I’m going to tell you why I think the Phottix Mitros and Mitros+ flashes are groundbreaking and why they may help level the photography playing field. (more…)
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This was supposed to be a sunset shoot on a gorgeous rooftop of a high-rise downtown. We had the perfect angle to place the setting sun behind the models for dazzling backlight effect.
Everybody ready? Lights, camera, action…
Oh well. I’m on a roof with several beautiful models, so we’re going to make the most of it. Switch to plan B.
Since we had a gray day I tried to create dramatic lighting and dramatic effects in post-processing to make the best of the situation. Underexpose the sky (oops, missed that in some shots when my camera got bumped into Av mode instead of Manual. How did that happen?). Add some vignette in processing and punch up the blacks, etc.
I’m not sure I really succeeded, in getting exactly what I wanted, but do I like some of the shots. And more importantly, I learned some things from my mistakes. Sometimes that is more useful than getting exactly what you planned for.
This was all lit with Speedlites. The techniques I’m experimenting with here are all part of the preparation for an upcoming course on “Advanced Off-Camera Flash.”