1. Daniel F
    February 28, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    I started off using TTL off camera flash several years go. The result was totally disappointing. The preflash bounce off from the back ground behind the subject, from the skin or clothing of the subject. The exposure of TTL is unpredictable. TTL speed lights cost $350 – $650 which is much more expensive than the entry level studio mono lights. The only benefit of TTL speed lights is compact, light weight and easy to use. Every photography tutorial on the internet, or the sales people at the camera stores always recommend Pocket Wizard. I have never owed this brand, as I am skeptical that might only be a business promotion tactic. I have been using the Ebay remote triggers for several years controlling multiple speed light as well as studio lights, taking pictures indoor an outdoor. Those triggers rarely missed fire. I even connect that trigger to a light meter to take reading off the flash lights. The Ebay remote triggers only cost a fraction of the brand name’s. They are good options for beginners who want to try off camera flash photography, before spending big dollars buying expensive brand name triggers.


  2. michelle f.
    March 14, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Your mini e-book has made me think I can understand how to create a simple lighting setup. In addition, your videos and posts are well constructed and clear.
    I’ve been trying to figure this out for a while now and the information out there is overwhelming and conflicting. I am going to buy your new book (David Busch’s Guide…) plus the list of gear you recommend in the mini e-book.* I also have a 600ex-rt. Will this be sufficient for me to learn how to light for portraits, given the additional instruction in the book? Also, do you make recommendations about backdrop materials and stands? Thanks.
    *Light Stand: Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8’)
    • Swivel Bracket: Manfrotto 026 Swivel Umbrella Adapter (Lite-Tite)
    • Swivel Bracket: Impact Umbrella Bracket
    • Cold Shoe Mount: Vello Universal Accessory Shoe Mount
    • Translucent Umbrella: Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43”)
    • Hot Shoe Adapter for PocketWizard: Impact Phono Plug to PocketWizard
    • Softbox Kit: Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit – 24×24”)


    • Ed Verosky
      March 14, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

      A 600EX-RT is a great flash unit. Put it on a stand and modify it with an umbrella, and you’ll have a great start for portraiture. Add a second light for fill, and a third for hair or background when you get a chance. As for backdrops, I like Savage brand seamless paper rolls, Promaster or Manfrotto air-cushioned stands are nice.


  3. jimmy weldon
    December 30, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    Like more information where your based and more about fill flash and studio work takes a while for it to sink in with me thanks jimmy


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