Month: October 2017

Nice Lighting! So Simple…

I took this photo for a review of the MindShift BackLight 36L backpack that I posted over on ShutterMuse.com recently. Someone commented that the photo had “nice lighting!”, so I thought I would take a second to explain how I did it. Drumroll… A single Canon 600EX Rt speedlight bounced off the ceiling of my living room. That’s it. No fancy light modifiers, no expensive studio setups and only that one single light source. It just goes to show you how things don’t always need to be made too complicated. I always use the Canon ST-E3 radio transmitter with my...

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How I Organize My Photography Accessories

Photography would be much simpler if you just had a camera and a lens, but inevitably there’s an array of cables and accessories that need to be carried as well. Every time I add a new kind of photography to my repertoire (macro, panoramic, underwater, flash.. etc.), there’s a whole new collection of widgets, trinkets and thingamabobs that need to be remembered. Over the years I have tried out quite a number of different cable and accessory bags, but recently I finally found what I was looking for: The Think Tank Powerhouse series. Think Tank Powerhouse Series Think Tank...

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Building a Solar Junction Box from a Pelican Case for Goal Zero Solar Panels

Those of you following my Instagram stories recently will have seen my portable base camp, a Taxa TigerMoth adventure trailer. I’ve been documenting some of the modifications I’ve made to it on this blog, and today we’re going to solve a solar power problem. I have a lot of Goal Zero gear because I think their products represent good value for money, and their customer service has proven to be exceptional. They make a variety of great products, such as battery packs and solar panels, but they have a tendency to go their own route, instead of using industry standards when it...

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