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Date:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Time:
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location:
Workshop No. 5, 2/F, Laurels Industrial Centre, 32 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong 新蒲崗, 大有街32號, 泰力工業大廈 2 樓, Workshop No. 5

David Hobby, the founder of Strobist (http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/), gave us exclusive permission to screen part of his 10-hour long Strobist Lighting Seminar DVD (http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/05/now-available-strobist-lighting-dvds.html).

In this screening event, we will be screening the part on the Conference Room Headshot which is recommended by David Hobby for this screening. According to David, “that was designed as a progression through several basic techniques, and is a pretty good self-contained module”.

At the screening, there will be a lucky draw where we will be giving away Rosco Cinegel Swatchbooks (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/45184-REG/Rosco_950SBCNG0103_Cinegel_Swatchbook.html) and Rosco Strobist Gel Pack (http://www.rosco.com/us/video/strobist.asp?CFID=138423&CFTOKEN=80974460). These gel packs are color gels specially for shoe-mount flashguns.

In addition, Victor will also be displaying his collection on some of the Strobist equipment he acquired in the past years which includes products from HonlPhoto (http://www.honlphoto.com); Lumiquest (http://www.lumiquest.com/)…. etc.

For more info on the event, please head over to PASM Workshop’s Event Page, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111609428868068&index=1

Interfit

Been looking at this Interfit STR102 Mini Beauty Dish Reflector for quite some time and finally found the knock-off at Ying Kee in Shamshuipo for HK$168. As for the results, well not bad for a mini-dish, best if added off-camera above subject tilting down aiming at subject but have to be real close for a tight portrait, otherwise, you wouldn’t see much effect.

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Source – roygbiv0415

Awesome video covering the basics if you’re into being a strobist, a must watch.

Source – snapify

Just came back from my week-long photo shoot in Taipei. Before I took off for the trip, I took some pics on the gears I brought along and Gonna share with you all here. Because I was to do a full four days shoot with some local models in Taipei, both in the city and out in the countryside, other than the camera and the full lens series, I brought with me the mobile lighting equipments for off-camera lightings. Check them out.

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Sony A900, Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8, Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8, Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4 and Tamron 70-200mm F2.8

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Light Stands, Shoot-thru umbrellas and bunch of clamps and accessories

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Sony F56 and F58 flash guns, Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter and Receivers

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Lots of gels (from Photogels, LumiQuest and Honl Photo), Snoots, Barn Doors and Speed Grids (from Honl Photo)

Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter on My Sony A900

Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter on My Sony A900

Elinchrom Skyport Receiver

Elinchrom Skyport Receiver

Well it took me less than a week to decide on the wireless trigger system for my Sony gears.  Decided on the Elinchrom EL Skyport system and got it yesterday.  Put it on a few range test and the results were more than satisfactory.  Reasons for picking the Skyport  is because it is way cheaper solution than the Pocket Wizard which is not legally sold here in Hong Kong due to some stupid radio frequency/broadcast regulations.  For the universal radio trigger set (1 transmitter and 1 receiver), it cost less than HK$1,400 (US$180).  Got myself couple extra receivers for HK$790 (US$101); great bargain.  Way better than the PT-04 from Shamshuipo.

In order for the Skyport to work on the Sony system, a cable is needed and so far I only found these from FlashZebra.  It’s the Sony/Minolta proprietary hotshoe to Skyport and it also work with Pocket Wizard and Cybersync.  The price at US$46.50 is a bit steep but the construction is awesome.  Too bad I’m not good at DIY or else I’ll make myself couple.

Sony/Minolta Proprietary Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport

Sony/Minolta Proprietary Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport

The Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport Itself

The Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport Cable Itself

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[Updated: 30 March 2009] For a more complete review on the Strobist Lighting Seminar DVD, check out this post from Lighting Mods.

[15 March 2009] Just received the Strobist Lighting Seminar DVD package from Strobist via UPS yesterday.  8 DVDs altogether.  Just finished disc 1 and half way through disc 2.  Will update more when I’m done.

In the package –

  • Disc 1 – Lighting Gear for Beginners (Excellent coverage from cameras, flashes, to DIY snoots and umbrellas.  Very informative).
  • Disc 2 – Morning Session Part 1
  • Disc 3 – Morning Session Part 2
  • Disc 4 – Afternoon Session Part 1
  • Disc 5 – Afternoon Session Part 2
  • Disc 6 – Bonus Material – Conference Room Headshot, Swimsuit Portrait, Kendo Practitioner, Pool Portrait
  • Disc 7 – Bonus Material – Lighting Indoor Basketball, Mountain Bike Shoot
  • Disc 8 – Bonus Material – Group Shot, DIY Macro Box, Sunset Sunflower

Source – Lighting Mods