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Sekonic L-758 with RT-32CTL, PocketWizards & Nikon Speedlights

(This post is exclusively about the Nikon Based Pocktwizard Flex TT5 and MiniTT1 units) In the past Sekonic light meters with transmitter triggers were not capable of triggering PocketWizard mounted remote Nikon Speedlights to output the light values specified by PockeWizard mounted on camera commander units. If one wanted to trigger the speedlights with a Read More

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Shooting freshly prepared food

Shooting freshly prepared real food is fun; chefs are usually quite a fun bunch to work with. However, fresh food photography is different from other types of food photography. During the shoot the presentation is usually determined by the chef and rarely or by the art director depending of the … [Read More...]

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Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Vs Panasonic 100-300 f/4.0-5.6 OIS

This was a quick and dirty shoot out to determine which of the only two available really long lenses for micro four thirds format was the better performer. After this comparison between the Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II and the Panasonic 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 OIS, I ended up keeping one of the lenses, but it was not Read More

Depth of field Determinants

What determines depth of field? How can one control depth of field (DOF) while shooting in the field or studio? Though there are many resources on the web listing and explaining the factors that control DOF, most people struggle to control depth of field the moment they run out of “Aperture options”. What I’m trying Read More

Nikon D800 – High ISO Performance against D700

Finally the D800 is here. I must give a big shout out to Camera Electronics who have pre-ordered the camera for me. Thanks Guys! First impressions There’s nothing much to say here. It is another high end Nikon camera that ‘feels like a Nikon’. There are few differences in the way the controls are laid Read More

Green Bee Eaters for Photographers..?

Over the last few days I have seen many images of Bee Eaters on Google Plus and Facebook. I myself captured the above image of Green Bee Eaters/ Little Green Bee Eaters (Merops orientalis) recently during a visit to Yala National Park. These richly coloured, slender bodied, pointed winged, sparrow like birds are quite interesting Read More

Introduction to Lighting

Look around, if you are not in absolute dark, there is light! Now take any modern camera, put it in full auto mode and press the shutter! There’s a fair chance you’d get an image, perhaps even a decent looking one that you might feel good enough to upload to your Facebook page? So what Read More

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