Venetian Carnival Portraits with Off-Camera Flash, Part 2

I was recently in Venice during the Carnival celebrations, leading a workshop there. One of the things we wanted to teach our attendees was an introductory lesson on off-camera flash photography. This is kind of a necessity during the heyday of Carnevale di Venezia, which can be...

Metz mecablitz M400 flash unveiled at Photokina

As promised earlier this month, Metz has launched a new flash at Photokina, the Metz mecablitz M400. This model is the flagship for the company’s new line of compact flash devices; it is more than 30-percent smaller than ‘traditional flash units,’ says Metz. Despite its compact...

Flash, Fuji And Leaf Shutters

And on the third day, God created the Leaf Shutter”. Ok, maybe not quite so, but for many a photographer who likes blending flash with natural light, the leaf shutter, with about 125 years of work on it’s CV, holds a place of it’s own....