Post Tagged with: "Will Prentice"

High Speed Dogs
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High Speed Dogs

Cactus keeps innovating with their V6 II wireless flash transceivers. One of Cactus’ unique features is the ability of V6 and V6 II units to control “cross-brand” speedlights. For example, I can use a Canon flash with my Nikon camera and everything syncs with the shutter! One of my favourite […]

Lighting Corner: Taking the Mystery Out of Speedlight Modifiers
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Lighting Corner: Taking the Mystery Out of Speedlight Modifiers

The past few issues, we’ve learned about speedlights and strobes, how to use them on camera and off and how to setup a home studio. This month, let’s take a look at some of those funny attachments you can stick on your speedlight to change how it creates light. If […]

Creating a Tasty Drink Shot
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Creating a Tasty Drink Shot

For the latest Metz ad in PHOTONews, I wanted to create a celebratory beverage in honour of the now available five year warranty on all new Metz speedlights. This shoot presented two fun challenges: lighting a glass on a white background and using science to create layers and interest! Whenever […]

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Skateboarder with Smoke Grenades

broncolor recently announced HS technology for the Move 1200 L packs. This allows full flash sync at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s. The broncolor ad concept was to capture a skateboarder “jumping over the sun”. I decided to add another level of complexity by including a smoke grenade – more […]

“The Lighting Roadshow” visits Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Barrie
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“The Lighting Roadshow” visits Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Barrie

PHOTONews contributor Will Prentice frequently leads presentations and workshops for camera clubs. The past few months, Port Colborne Camera Club, St. Catharines Photographic Club and the Barrie Camera Club hosted events to improve members’ knowledge of camera and lighting techniques. Will’s goal is to help photographers make the transition from […]

Freezing Mountain Bike Action with Cactus and Aurora
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Freezing Mountain Bike Action with Cactus and Aurora

Murphy’s Law follows a photographer just as your little sibling did in grade school – “What can go wrong, will go wrong”. We work with technological marvels that can be temperamental: the weather, which is even less predictable; people, who can sometimes be more volatile than the weather! The list […]

Fire and Ice Product Photography
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Fire and Ice Product Photography

I was recently contracted by a machine shop to make their products look compelling. They wanted images that would draw attention to the finer details and quality of their work, plus a couple of “showcase” images that would be different from their other images. Their website, which was a mix […]

Teleconverters with G2
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Teleconverters with G2

Tamron Canada recently released the new SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 – Model A025 – and compatible teleconverters – 1.4x and 2.0x – Model TCX-1.4 and TCX-20. The one thing I learned is that you couldn’t stack the teleconverters – it was one or the other as they […]

Shooting the Supermoon with a Superzoom and Teleconverters
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Shooting the Supermoon with a Superzoom and Teleconverters

Tamron Canada recently released an updated version of my favourite Superzoom – the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2. The G2 is sharper at the long end, which is where I use it the most. I’ve been a big fan of Tamron’s superzoom lenses for a while and appreciate […]

Dramatic Low Key Pet Portrait
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Dramatic Low Key Pet Portrait

For the new Aurora Lite Bank ad, I had two exciting new products to use: Aurora Strip Bounce SB-50 and Firefly PAR. These two speedlight modifiers are both very different: Strip Bounce creates a narrow strip of light, similar to a strip softbox for strobe lights and Firefly PAR is […]