Racist Camera! No, I did not blink… I’m just Asian!, originally uploaded by !!! :: jozjozjoz :: !!!.
Racist Camera! No, I did not blink… I’m just Asian!
We got our Mom a new Nikon S630 digital camera for Mother’s Day and I
was playing with it during the Angels game we were at on Sunday.
As I was taking pictures of my family, it kept asking “Did someone
blink?” even though our eyes were always open.
Sheesh! RACIST! :P
Originally posted at
(The only two places I posted this, aside from from Flickr)
Mark explains hi speed sync and shows you how can extend the functionality of your Canon flash system with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5.
Elinchrom EL 19360 Skyport Universal Trigger S
580EX II @ 1/8, behind the smoke pointing slightley towards it
Snooted 430EX @ 1/8, camera right
Triggered with Skyport Universals
A portrait of a friend of mine.
Strobist: Lighting info
Bowens Gemini Pro 500 with softbox above.
Bowens Gemini 200 with fresnel lens behind Julie pointed at the background.
Triggerd with a sync-cord.
5D mkII with 24-70
Here’s what we’re trying to end up with… Professional looking ringflash– approximate cost $25, some elbow grease and your patience. Shown wih CANON 5D & 580EX2 WITH OFF-SHOE CAMERA CORD.
and here’s the diagram
Product Name : Tronix Explorer XT 115Vac/60Hz Model with Bag
Description : The Tronix Explorer XT is a portable power supply (pure sine wave inverter) designed to power flash and power pack units for location shoots. Compared to other inverters, it uses a 24V power source and it is rated at 350 watts continuous power, 1200 watts peak power and recommended up to 2400ws. Equipped with two (2)12V, 7Ah sealed lead acid batteries and efficient circuit design that generates almost a thousand full power pops for 300ws flash units. It takes 3-5 hours to charge the unit. This unit is compatible with voltages for the following countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Central American countries, Saudi Arabia, some parts of Japan, Taiwan. [Download User's Guide][Compatibility Chart]
Price :$ 389
Product Dimension :37cm x 14cm x 18cm (8.2 kgs/18lbs)
This unique product was developed by a professional photographer from the Czech Republic. It uses a clever system of internal prisms and reflectors to distribute the light emitted from the flash unit evenly around the large diameter of the ringflash adapter.
Flaghead RAC160 Ringflash Adapter for Canon
Flaghead RAC160 Ringflash Adapter for Canon
Flaghead RAC160-2 Ringflash Adapter, Canon 580EX MkII & 400D…
Flaghead RAC170 Ringflash Adapter, Canon 580EX & 5D/30D/2D..
It uses a clever system of internal prisms and reflectors to distribute the light emitted from the flash unit evenly around the large diameter of the ringflash adapter. The ringflash adapter creates a very special lighting effect: a “3-d shadow-wrapped look”. Because all light originates from the front, ie from around the lens, it produces a virtually shadowless look on the front of your subject, while a soft even shadow appears around the edges. It is ideally suited for fashion, portrait and beauty images as a main light or fill-in.
Alien bee ring flash
Flash behind for portrait
17-35 2.8 tamron
I’ve been itching to make a DIY ring flash for sometime but had no luck finding a bundt pan to work with.
nickwheeleroz version (link below) of the home-brewed ringflashes got me down to work. I had followed his steps, then realized the cardboard box alone wasn’t sturdy enough for holding two flashes. I made enforcements by building an aluminum frame for the unit.
However, building the frame alone took alot of effort. Drilling, assembling, measuring then disassembling – repeat. Certainly something I enjoyed ;)
As a result the whole unit is stable! The only downside is, it’s heavy, bulky and ideally to remain on a heavy-duty tripod. My unit without flash & camera weighted 1.2 kg (almost 3 lbs!)
I had high hopes that I could carry that thing around, but after a few tests shots off tripod, my left arm went jelly.
I think this will be my next ringflash project, which seems reasonably light and compact! :
Credits for the boxed ringflash go to nickwheeleroz:
To see/read more on this project, view the rest of the set
preliminary tests on my home-brewed boxed ring flash.
inspired by nickwheeleroz
Yes, lots of aluminum. Looks like a tank briefcase.
The aluminum came from one 8 foot “L” shaped bar and a meter stick. The handle was from an old cupboard.
The camera in this pic is a D70s w/ tokina 11-16mm + hood. which didn’t fit onto the screw mount as seen. I need a router to get through the rest of the bottom plate aluminum or drill a row of holes for adjustability.
The ringflash should fit most standard lens, might be difficult for 77 mm threads and larger.
DIY ringflash made from a box of celebrations. cut a hole in the bottom. Pushed a 50 CD-R drum through the middle. roughly lined with silver foil. Gaffa taped an old flash in there.
, originally uploaded by wonderfulhorriblelife.
1/2 sec, f/7.1, iso 200, 18 mm on tripod
homemade ringflash with leds handheld
A preview of my first project for my resolution. Instead of a traditional 365, one picture a day for a year, I’m doing 52 week long projects with the final work to be published each Friday, and the first one’s tomorrow. Anyway, above is what I’m doing for my first one: a Do-It-Yourself adaptor to turn my dedicated flash into a Ringflash. It’s cardboard spray painted white to bounce the flash’s light down and into a metal can which has been cut, taped, and painted white also to reflect the light back out.
ring flash diffuser
guess. what kind of ringflash used to this picture ?