Coming Soon: Inexpensive Cactus Laser Triggers?

Well, this is interesting. Georgia-based photographer Brian Hursey has been testing an advance set of laser “trip-triggers” to be released by Cactus.

These are the types of triggers designed not for syncing but for motion-stopping photography. I.e., when something passes through the laser it trips the flash. They have a variable delay mechanism, and being from Cactus should be reasonably cheap. (Update: $89.95.)

For more info, see Brian’s tests, or the Strobist Flickr Group discussion.

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Coming Soon: Inexpensive Cactus Laser Triggers?

Warm Your Big Flash at the Source with Glass Shells


Remember when we talked about gelling your light mods, and how some almost aren't worth the trouble?

If you frequently light people with large soft boxes, you can choose to warm your light up right at the source. Read more »**IMPORTANT NOTE** for Strobist Readers who use Google Reader, which is being shuttered soon. I recommend migrating to Feedly.com, where you can easily import your GR RSS subs. Thanks, DH.

Warm Your Big Flash at the Source with Glass Shells

The Simple Light: How to Take a Great Passport Photo

Fact: most people on the planet—including roughly two-thirds of Americans—do not have a passport.

Without a passport, you won't be traveling internationally any time soon. And even if you have no immediate travel plans, just having a passport is kinda like having a muscle car at a red light. You won't always squeal tires when the light turns green, but you know you could.

If you have never held a passport before, it's a neat feeling when it arrives in the mail. For perhaps the first time, you feel like a citizen of the world. Merely having the possibility of international travel is better than not having a passport and being guaranteed you can't go.

Even better, unlike your crappy driver's license or student I.D. mugshot, your passport photo is something you can control. So if you are gonna be a jet-set traveler, you may as well look good doing it.
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The Simple Light: How to Take a Great Passport Photo

In-Depth: The New Fujifilm X100s

Those of you who follow on other channels—Flickr, Twitter, G Plus—know I have been getting acquainted with the new Fuji X100s for the past few weeks. Seen above, I have purposely gaffed mine up and trashed the shade to make it look not worth stealing (and otherwise less noticeable) when I travel with it.

Reader's Digest Version: It's a remarkable, sync-at-any-speed camera with a no-apologies 16mp chip. I'll probably make more pictures with this camera over the next year than all of my other cameras combined.

Why, below.
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In-Depth: The New Fujifilm X100s

The Simple Light: How to Take a Great Passport Photo

Fact: most people on the planet—including roughly two-thirds of Americans—do not have a passport.

Without a passport, you won't be traveling internationally any time soon. And even if you have no immediate travel plans, just having a passport is kinda like having a muscle car at a red light. You won't always squeal tires when the light turns green, but you know you could.

If you have never held a passport before, it's a neat feeling when it arrives in the mail. For perhaps the first time, you feel like a citizen of the world. Merely having the possibility of international travel is better than not having a passport and being guaranteed you can't go.

Even better, unlike your crappy driver's license or student I.D. mugshot, your passport photo is something you can control. So if you are gonna be a jet-set traveler, you may as well look good doing it.
Read more »**IMPORTANT NOTE** for Strobist Readers who use Google Reader, which is being shuttered soon. I recommend migrating to Feedly.com, where you can easily import your GR RSS subs. Thanks, DH.

The Simple Light: How to Take a Great Passport Photo


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