Articles tagged "lighting"

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Cactus releases firmware to add TTL control for Canon flashes

Hong Kong flash system manufacturer Cactus has released new firmware for its V6 II Transceiver that will allow it to wirelessly communicate TTL information between a Canon or Cactus flash and a Canon camera. The X-TTL update makes it possible to trigger Canon flashes and retain full TTL control with that flash either on or off camera.

Video: Pro lighting at hardware store prices

Want to create pro quality lighting for your videos, but don't have thousands of dollars to spend on expensive video lights? In this video, our friends over at ShareGrid demonstrate how to professionally light a model with some work lights, a bit of poster board and even a shower curtain.

Godox announces AD400Pro strobe, due out in August

Godox has announced the impending launch of its upcoming AD400Pro, a 400WS monolight with wireless shooting capabilities and a battery life of 390 full-powered flashes.

Phottix announces larger LED panels with the Kali600

Lighting brand Phottix has announced a new LED panel for videographers and stills photographers called the Kali600. Larger than the company’s hotshoe Nuada series, the Kali600 is designed for location and studio work and to be mounted on a stand.

Using four Godox EC-200 extension heads as a quad-flash for beauty and close-up lighting

Award-winning fashion and celebrity photographer Markus Klinko recently tested out the Godox EC-200 flash extension head. Actually, he tested out four of them, creating a quad-flash ring light alternative that works great for both beauty and close-up work.

More than a speed light: Shooting with the Rotolight Neo 2

The Rotolight Neo 2 is an LED light panel with the capability to fire its LEDs fast enough and bright enough to act as a strobe. Is it enough to make stills photographers re-think their old-fashioned speed lights? Read on and find out.

Video: The ultimate Godox studio flash guide

If you are confused by the massive range of flash heads produced by Godox, you're in luck. Professional photographer Robert Hall has produced a useful video that aims to explain the differences, and similarities, between them all.

Adaptalux' miniature lighting studio gets Laser, UV, and Arm-s lighting arms

The new EFX Lighting Arms allow you to use the Adaptalux Studio—already a very versatile little lighting gadget—in a slew of creative new ways.

The Isolite intelligent modifier system lets you change a photo's lighting after it's taken

Meet Isolite, an intriguing set of 'intelligent' lighting modifiers that claim to let you adjust the lighting in your image after you've taken it. Well, assuming they raise enough money on Kickstarter...

How to turn household lights into cheap DIY lighting modifiers

Editorial photographer Jake Hicks recently turned a couple of ultra-cheap household lights from IKEA into beautiful lighting modifiers. Read the full article to find out how he did it, why it worked, and what he'll do differently next time.

Rotolight Anova Pro 2 features improved output and 'unrivaled battery'

Rotolight has released the Anova Pro 2 circular LED for stills and video, boasting a 70% increase in brightness and what the company describes as "unrivaled battery performance."

Matthews unveils C-stand shoulder and roller bags

Hauling around C-Stands just got a whole lot less annoying thanks to these new Matthews shoulder and roller bags, which can hold two or three C-stand (respectively) plus accessories.

Aputure launches 2K watt Light Storm 300D LED light, its brightest light yet

The new Aputure Light Storm 300D is a beast of an LED light, boasting exceptional color quality and 142,000 lux and an output equivalent to a 2,000 watts tungsten.

Pixelstick creators unveil the Colorspike: An incredibly versatile LED lighting strip

The colorspike is an incredibly versatile LED lighting stick that you control from your smartphone, literally putting a massive range of colors and lighting effects at your fingertips.

Spekular is a modular LED lighting system you can reshape to suit your needs

The four-LED lighting system from Spiffy Gear can take multiple shapes to suit different shooting scenarios: from 'ring' light, to strip light, to LED panel.

Canon introduces Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT

The MT-26EX-RT features two detachable Speedlites with a higher guide number (26m), an improved user interface and support for Canon's radio transmission system.

Phottix replaces Para-Pro lineup with new Premio Parabolic Umbrellas

Phottix just released the Premio Parabolic Umbrellas series, replacing their Para-Pro line with a stronger, deeper and better made set of parabolic umbrellas.

Bye bye Bowens: The 94-year-old lighting company is going into liquidation

And another one bites the dust... according to several independent reports, 94-year-old lighting company Bowens has entered liquidation.

Video: How to make a DIY 'beauty dish' for $12

Portrait photographer and YouTuber Joe Edelman shows you how he built his own, portable, collapsible DIY 'beauty dish' for under $15.

NanGuang releases compact LED panels and accessories for studio use

Chinese lighting and accessory manufacturer NanGuang has revealed a new compact LED light panel for studio use, as well as a wall arm and a background support kit.

Strobist chats with Greg Heisler about lighting and color

David Hobby and portrait photographer Gregory Heisler on the role that color plays in adding realism to a lit portrait.

PocketWizard FlexTT6 Transceiver launched for Canon DSLRs and flashes

The new FlexTT6 brings with it the same HyperSync technology found in the FlexTT5 model, and offers compatibility with more than 20 Canon DSLRs and flashes.

Before you invest in LED lights, make sure you understand CRI

Manufacturers love to state CRI (color rendering index) numbers to prove that their LED lights will provide great color, but a single CRI score doesn't tell the whole story.

NanGuang launches three new portable LED-lights

The new NanGuang LED lights are battery powered and come with accessories including filters and diffusers.

Profoto B1X LED off-camera flash updates 'B1' model

According to the company it's an update with improvements in three areas: 'power, power and power.'

Hahnel introduces radio-controlled MODUS 600RT hotshoe flash system

The new hotshoe flash is powered by a block lithium ion battery, in the style of the Godox V860ll, instead of the usual AA cells.

Sundisc is an ultra-portable softbox/reflector combination

A recently-launched Kickstarter is looking for funding to mass produce a softbox that fits in your coat pocket.

Broncolor updates Scoro flash packs

The revamped studio flash packs add built-in Wi-Fi functionality so users can control them – and the heads attached to them – via desktop and mobile apps.

Lastolite launches Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus successor to 2015 model

Lastolite by Manfrotto has introduced the Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus, a mini softbox that attaches directly to a flashgun.

FotodioX Flapjacks: LED lights, not pancakes

Looking for LEDs on a budget? Videomaker.com recommends FotodioX's thin-and-light Flapjack line.

Sekonic announces price and availability of 'groundbreaking' L-858D-U light meter

Light meter manufacturer Sekonic has announced that its new L-858D-U light meter is now available and that it costs $599/£599. This new meter offers a number of firsts, including the ability to measure flash duration and to work in HSS mode. Read more

Elinchrom launches improved Deep Umbrellas

Elinchrom's new Deep Umbrellas are available in two sizes and can be converted into softboxes using diffusors and reflectors. Read more

Fotodiox Pro FACTOR Series announced with nine high-output LED lights

Fotodiox Pro has launched its new FACTOR Series, a lineup of nine bi-color and high-output LED light panels for various photographic needs. Read more

Cactus announces flash transceiver firmware upgrade to support wireless cross-brand TTL

Cactus has announced a series of brand-specific firmware updates for its V6 II and V6 IIs triggers that will add TTL functions alongside their cross-brand HSS support. Read more

NanGuang introduces flexible LED lighting mats

Chinese lighting manufacturer NanGuang has launched a new kit that consists of a pair of flexible LED light panels designed for studio or location still and video work. Read more

Lumee Duo is an iPhone case with built-in illumination

The LuMee Duo is an iPhone case with integrated LEDs on the front and back, offering a brighter and softer illumination than the phone's built-in LED flash. Read more

Broncolor 'How To' site details how to replicate lighting setups and more

Broncolor has launched a 'How To' section on its website, including some helpful diagrams detailing the lighting setups used to create a variety of sample photographs. Read more

Fotodiox launches soda-can sized LED lights with Fresnel focusing

Accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has introduced a battery-powered LED lighting head that uses a Fresnel lens to create a focusing spot function – and the whole thing is as small as a can of soda. Read more

Elinchrom ELB 1200 portable flash system to launch this summer

The Elinchrom ELB 1200 portable lighting system features three new flash heads, a TSA-approved lithium-ion battery as well as a higher-capacity version, and all flash heads feature a daylight-balanced dimmable LED lamp. Read more

Godox's Witstro Pocket Flash AD200 is a pocket-sized powerhouse

Godox's Witstro AD200 speedlight is seriously small, offers wireless support with Godox's 2.4G X system and 200Ws output. Read more

Adorama introduces Canon RT radio controlled TTL studio head and hotshoe flash

Adorama has announced a new line of monoblock studio heads that work directly with Canon’s RT radio TTL flash system. The company claims that the Orlit Rovelight RT 610 TTL Wireless Monolight, with its RT system built-in, is the first of its kind. Read more

Fotodiox LED100WB-56 quick review

The LED100WB-56 is a wall-powered, dimmable LED light source that does things a little differently. We take a closer look in our studio. Read more

Lume Cube returns to Kickstarter with the Life Lite mini LED cube

Lume Cube has launched a Kickstarter for the Life Lite, the follow-up product to its original Lume Cube LED-lighting cube. Read more

Attach a 1000 Watt LED panel to a drone and magic happens

Photographer Daniel Riley attached a 1000 Watt LED light panel to his drone – the result was some really cool night footage. See video

Bowens introduces Generation X studio and portable flash heads with TTL radio control

UK flash manufacturer Bowens will launch its new range of Generation X flash heads in the USA at PPE. The range has a completely new design and features a portable model that is powered by an in-body rechargeable battery. Read more

Phottix introduces Canon RT version of its battery-powered Indra500 TTL studio flash head

Flash and accessory manufacturer Phottix has announced a new version of its Indra500 studio head that has a built-in TTL radio receiver for Canon’s RT flash system. Read more

PocketWizard introduces FlexTT5 TTL radio system for Panasonic

PocketWizard is bringing its FlexTT5 TTL radio flash control system to Panasonic. At launch only the GH4 and DMW-FL360L and DMW-FL580L flashes will be TTL compatible; future firmware updates will add support for other models. Read more

Minimum flash duration of 1/63,000sec makes the Profoto D2 the fastest TTL monolight in the world

Profoto has launched what it calls the fastest TTL monolight heads in the world. The Profoto D2 studio flash heads have a shortest output duration of 1/63,000sec and can sync with camera shutter speeds as short as 1/8000sec. Read more

Polaroid LED photo studio color box light offers portable, low-heat lighting

Polaroid has introduced an LED photo studio color box light, a lightweight offering with an attachable handgrip, remote control and quiet operation easy-press buttons. Read more

Godox to launch AD600 battery-powered mono-block heads

Kenko Professional imaging has announced that it will officially launch a 600Ws mono-block style flash head that will be available for TTL and manual control. Read more

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