How does strobe photography with speedlites happen for you? Imagine you are out on a trek with your girlfriend or wife, and you come across a rock face. What a location! You recall those great model shots that you have seen the pros shoot, where a model poses against a background of natural brick or rock. You think that you can do just as well here. You are motivated by the chance to capture that God given beauty of a real woman, and can just imagine the prints up on your feature wall at home. Well, its your lucky day because you knew you would need to travel light, but managed to pack the dslr and 2 charged speedlights with filters and snoots. You packed the latter because you are a strobist at heart. You have a strobe to light the rock as a background, and the filters to bring out its natural colors. You have another strobe to position to the side of camera, perhaps with a snoot to better highlite you partner in the daylight. You snap off a dozen shots and you are on cloud nine.
A strobist has the advantage of travelling light. Whilst web surfing for knowledge we came across David Honl, and then the products that he manufactures. Believe me, they are lightweight and perfect for the above situation. Honl products are very light and flexible, fit with velcro, are easy to pack, and virtually unbreakable. We thoroughly recommend the DVD set, as it opened our eyes to new techniques and possibilites. At the same time you should find that David Honl is all too willing to give of his knowledge, and you will see how to use his products.
The possibilities in strobe photography are near endless. View our techniques page for some shooting ideas.
Some Honl products are described below.
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on June 29, 2010