Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Craig Ferguson’s Light Your World photography workshop. In the morning, we covered basic theory and became familiar with equipment and gear. After lunch we found a sheltered area of the Huashan Cultural Park to experiment with gear before Jaclynn, our model for the afternoon arrived. If you’re thinking of attending a workshop held by Craig in the future, I highly recommend doing so.
Strobist info: SB600 at 1/4 power through white umbrella camera right.
Experimented with water, learned some lessons, know what to do differently next time.
For those interested in trying yourself, check out the how to video on Strobist.
More off-camera flash fun.
I had been toying with the idea of a wireless flash setup since stumbling upon the Strobist blog and thumbing through their group on Flickr. I had briefly toyed with attaching my SB-600 external flash to a sync-cable [remember all those Daily Photos?], but quickly recognized the limitations of only being able to move the flash an arm’s length from the camera.
The idea of buying a set of Ebay Triggers crossed my mind, sure they’ve been reviewed as being unreliable, but at a fraction of the cost of Pocket Wizards do I really care? Taking photographs is just a hobby of mine, not a paid gig.
All of these thoughts about a wireless flash set-up were swirling in my mind when Cathy, her sister, and I were driving to Costco in Taichung. We passed a photography store on the way. I decided to stop in the store while Cathy and her sister began their shopping.