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Create a Stunning High Key Portrait Photo

When I am looking for interesting tutorials I often head over to the Photo Tuts site which is crammed with good stuff. High key is a regular favourite subject area and this tutorial in a 30 minute video is pretty good at explaining how to achieve those washed out high contrast effects. Personally I prefer to read tutorials rather than watch videos but these days everyone want to be on tv, shame. Go here for this excellent tutorial

Off Camera Flash – the answer

Odin makes lighting with Canon speedlites simple and reliable this blog site by Michael Zelbel has some answers.

“If you followed my photography tutorials for a while, then you know that I like to use TTL and that quite often I setup Canon ETTL lighting setups with the typical A:B lighting ratios. But now I got something better and I am just about to share it with you in a video.

My new radio flash trigger “Odin” allows me to use my Canon flashes together with my Canon camera in a much more simple, intuitive and reliable way than the Canon trigger or the master flash would do.

In many ways it’s similar to Nikon iTTL. So if in future videos I show you lighting setup which look like they are made with a Nikon system, then you know what’s going on.” If this is a subject area you are interested in go here and watch Michael’s video, most instructive

Here are some more links about the Phottix Odin



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The Photo Assistant’s Story

This is a really great blog called Confessions of a Mad Photo Assistant by Madphotoassistant. The story told is all about lighting and Annie Leibovitz, here is the start of the article

“I went a little crazy this week and went on a personal mission to research the lighting setups and creation of popular images of today. It is something I love to do in general, so I completely lost myself in the project. Not only did I unearth some of the most breathtaking lighting setups of undeniably amazing photographs, but I was also pleased to find that some of my favorite images were very simply shot. Since this blog has been born, I couldn’t wait to share some of the results. In this blog entry I’ll take you through and compare various lighting techniques of Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Ecclesine, Jill Greenberg, Dave Hill and Martin Schoeller. Strap on your seatbelts boys and girls, it’s gonna be a long but thrilling ride. So without further ado, let’s dive right in shall we?

And who better to kick off our journey than the legendary Annie Leibovitz…”  want more…..you know you do