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Adorama Flashpoint 500C LED light: Can it replace a studio flash?

Guest blogger review by David A. Selby

ArticleAdorama House Brand Spotlight Gear Guides & Reviews - by Guest Author, May 14, 2013

Adorama sent an independent blogger a couple of Flashpoint LED lights to review. Here's what he wrote.

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TAGS: lighting,  lighting technique,  Flashpoint 

How A Flashpoint DG600 Monolight Saved The Day

Adorama House Product Real World Field Test

ArticleAdorama House Brand Spotlight Gear Guides & Reviews - by Guest Author, April 24, 2013

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When called upon to photograph one of Canada's top TV News Anchors, photographer Sam Javanrouh's primary portrait light was a budget-priced Flashpoint DG600 Monolight.

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TAGS: adorama,  flash,  strobe,  monolights,  flash diffuser,  Flashpoint,  strobist,  flash modifier,  portrait photography 

Product Review: Flashpoint 14-inch Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light

Low-Budget Lighting

ArticleFlashpoint, Pro-Optic, Adorama Gear Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Guest Author, April 18, 2013

The Flashpoint 14-Inch Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light is a budget-priced ring light that doesn't skimp on quality.

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TAGS: adorama,  ring flash,  Flashpoint,  ring light 

The Secret To High-Key Photos of Glass Without Reflections (Part 1)

Photoflex Lighting Lesson

ArticleLighting Techniques Techniques and How-Tos - by Guest Author, July 12, 2012

In Part I of this lesson, we walk you through how to photograph a still-life of a glass object using strobes.

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TAGS: SLR,  light,  light stands,  strobe,  studio,  studio lighting,  still-life,  lenses,  photography tips,  photo technique,  photography tip,  photo tips,  commercial photography,  strobist,  commercial,  strobism,  Photoflex,  still photography,  light meter 

For Your Photo Business To Thrive, Know Your Customers

Almost all customers for photo and other boutique businesses fall into one of these five categories

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Guest Author, May 2, 2012

What customer types do you have--Big Fish, Steady Eddies, Matchmakers, The Choir, or Taste Testers? In this excerpt from their book Worth Every Penny (Greenleaf), Sarah Petty and Erin Verbeck describe how to tell what kind of customers you have, and how to best approach each type.

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TAGS: professional,  advice,  book,  business,  photo business 

Tame Natural Light for Fantastic Flower Photography

Tips for lighting macro and close-up flower photographs

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Guest Author, April 4, 2012

If you can see a flower, it is a source of light. With flowers, this visible light originates elsewhere — with the sun (natural light) or an artificial light source — and is reflected by the flower.

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TAGS: macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

How To Create an Immersive Panorama You Can Share Online

Shoot, stitch together, upload, and share hi-res panorama images

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by Guest Author, March 7, 2012

I love to create panoramas. A great immersive panorama lets me express the size and scope of amazing scenery and places I visit. I'm not a professional photographer, but I can get truly amazing immersive panoramas using whatever camera I have with me, and some easy-to-use software and online hosting services.

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TAGS: landscapes,  travel photography,  scenics,  panorama,  Focus on Travel Photography,  immersive 

StarLite Kits: Perfect for Stills and HD Video

A Web Photo School presentation

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Guest Author, December 28, 2011

Yes, modern cameras (and even some cell phones) can capture good quality images, but it takes beautiful light to make beautiful pictures. That’s a truism about art, and technology won’t change that. The good news, however, is found in another truism about art: Beautiful light is often simple light.

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TAGS: digital,  light,  light stands,  strobe,  lighting,  studio,  digital SLR,  studio lighting,  lighting technique,  subject,  strobist,  strobism 

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Product Review

ArticleComputers Gear Guides & Reviews - by Guest Author, December 19, 2011

Join us as Anna Prosser, our tech-savvy gadget guru, brings you reviews of the latest consumer electronics products available at Adorama.

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TAGS: backup,  data,  drobo,  RAID 

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