The Roving Photographer


Nikon Ups Flash Offering – Where’s Canon?

Word is out about Nikon’s newest Speedlight, the SB-910, which is an incremental upgrade to their already popular SB-900 that apparently addresses a few issues and implements an interface upgrade. It’s no secret that Nikon has been leading the hotshoe flash market for years, their Speedlights offering performance and features that Canon’s own Speedlite line […]

Simple Clicks – Glamour Light

Just a trial run for an idea I’ve been hoping to develop better. I’ve seen other photogs use this style of lighting with kick ass results and have been dying to try it myself. I was able to grab a few shots with Lauren on Saturday, which convinced me that it’s worth developing, even if […]

Review – Yongnuo RF-602 Radio Slaves

The Yongnuo RF-602s have been in my bag for several months now, which has given me plenty of time to work with them. For those of you who like quick reviews, here’s the summation: they work really, really well and have solved the problems I had with my previous set. For those of you who […]

September Update

Not much personal photography the past few weeks, due to a mix of work and play.  Well, work and work is more like it…business work and at-home work.  In the wake of August’s Ikea run, Mandy and I decided to refinish some of our existing furniture, which as resulted in minor power tool purchases and […]

Updating my radio slaves

The time has finally come to set aside my now-vintage Cactus 16-channel radio slaves in favor of the newer Yongnuo RF-602 series.  If you’ve been with the blog for a while now, you’ve probably heard me tout the old 16-channel system time and time again.  They were cheap, easily modified, and highly dependable – I’ve […]

Saturday Light – Para-Dice

It’s time for another installment of Saturday Light – two Saturday’s ago, to be precise, when I shot local hip-hop artist Para-Dice. This was a new sort of gig for me, being the first time that I’ve worked with anyone from the music industry, but all in all it went really well. We had the […]

DIY Multi-Speedlite Mounting Bracket 2

Right now my last blog post, where I shared my Rubbermaid-based DIY flash bracket, is getting all the attention – mostly because featured it yesterday (which is way cool, by the way!).  And although I was somewhat amazed that the thing actually worked, I don’t have a lot of faith in it’s ability to […]

DIY Multi-Speedlite Mounting Bracket

Today, following a trip to the hardware store/Lowes, I’ve got my own DIY multi-flash Speedite Mount.  DIY dual mounts are pretty common these days, and there are a couple of tri-mount units commercially available.  Sadly, a DIY 4x mount is still a pipe dream; mine can only handle 3x Speedlites. But what the hell, I […]

Saturday model shoot – Theory

I’ve got a friend lined up to model for me Saturday evening, once I return from a photo-related meeting upstate (more on that later, hopefully!).  I’m hoping to catch the last hour or so of evening light and then work into twilight.  I’ve spent the last couple of evenings studying several photog’s Flickr streams, and […]

DIY Flash Bracket

Last time I posted, it was regarding my designs for a DIY version of a flash bracket I’d found online.  Well, a few hours between Lowes and Home Depot, about $30 out of pocket, and here it is: It’s simple, it’s cheap, and it does the job very well.  And best of all, it requires […]

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