It made click!
Photography on location can be challenging. When planning your shooting at any location it is highly advisable to scout the location upfront. Prepare a list of all things you would like to check in order to make sure that your shooting is going to be smooth and productive. Download your location checklist here: http://www.goodlightmag.com/location-checklist
Affordable, awesome speedlights
Nowadays I expect my speedlights to have a whole bunch of awesome features. They enable me to shoot all kinds of situations without running short on flashlight. I need a zoom reflector, high speed sync, a battery level indicator and I actually also don't want to miss a build in radio transceiver. The awesome speedlight of my choice is the Phottix Mitros+: http://goo.gl/b1Yteu It gives me more options than the high-end Canon speedlite while being much more affordable. However, for most of...
A RAW workflow that doesn't suck?
Having a streamlined workflow frees you up to spend your time shooting awesome photos rather than caring about the postproduction work that piles up, juggling disks for all the data, or thinking about excuses you can send to your client because you don't have the final edits for them yet. Photo: A quick test photo of during a wedding make-up trial. LR Preset: Preset Heaven B&W Beach
Use a super zoom... and feel good about it!
Don't believe those naysayers who like to tell you that zoom lenses are bad and that you should use prime lenses and zoom with your feet. That's actually a pretty flawed approach. Better use your kit lens, your zoom or super zoom to your advantage. I am shooting most of my photos with a 28-300mm zoom. I do so since I started photography. My super zoom: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS http://goo.gl/sXgzoq Photo: HeMin at Cool1Bar, Beijing for http://SmokingStrobes.com
Faster speedlight recycling time
My quick tips for keeping the recycle time of your speedlight at a minimum. Links: Eneloop batteries: http://ow.ly/veJd7 VING V850 / Neewer TT580 Li-ion Flash: http://ow.ly/veIPH Odin Flashtrigger (not for fast recycling time): http://ow.ly/veJsE
The best size for your umbrella
Bigger is better. Just check the video: http://goo.gl/THR9Nl Enough said.
How to decide between two cameras
Yes, I do get it. I totally understand why your life is going to be miserable if you can't get your hands on that new camera with the new fast and reliable 61 point autofocus system. However, there is still hope... This photo was taken years ago with the lame 5D MK II autofocus at the lame sync speed of 1/200s. The more interesting version is here: http://www.zelbel.com/jumping-nudes