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26 November 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at product shots with an iPhone, using continuous lighting for portraits, Yosemite in Winter and mirrorless/premium compact recommendations.

  • Andrew Griswold explains how Tilo Gockel used a desk lamp and LED flashlights to do iPhone product shots. Gockel illustrates the setup step by step, making it even more fun to follow the bouncing ball.
  • Kirk Tuck laments the return of his loaner K5600 Lighting HMIs. Unlike strobes "blasting through something or bouncing off something," continuous lights "eliminate the annoying and intrusive flash pop." Subjects actually get comfortable. Who'd a thunk it?
  • In Land Of Fire And Ice, Nigel Turner photographs Yosemite in Winter. "Everywhere you look there are subjects just begging to be captured, from the grand landscape to the minimal more sublime." Gave us the chills.
  • Derrick Story posted his Recommendations for Mirrorless and Premium Compacts (culled from his longer article on Our advice is even pithier. Don't buy anything that won't shoot Raw and subscribe to the Adobe Photoshop Photography Program so you can use Lightroom.

More to come...

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