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As you know I do not run sales very often. But for the next few days the Fro Flash Guide digital download is on SALE for only $57.
This will be a great gift to yourself or anyone looking to learn how to finally take control of their flash.
Thank you all very much for your continued support and remember to keep Shooting RAW.
Let me first say that this is not really an issue that puts any of your gear at risk. It is more of a simple solution to make your BlackRapid Strap even better!!!!
For the past few years I have been using my BlackRapid straps and have loved them every step of the way. But I always noticed one slight issue when I was attempting to change my lenses. What would happen is I would hold the camera in one hand which took all the tension of the strap and the shoulder part would slip off to the side. No remember what I am saying here, the camera was in my hand so at no time was my camera in danger. In fact when you are standing and holding your camera or letting it dangle this is not even an issue.
What would happen is I would have to rearrange the strap every time I stood back up. This was more of an inconvenience than anything else.
But there is a simple solution that takes this strap to an entirely different level of comfort. Stephen brought to my attention that he had the same issue and all he did was simply reverse the Brad. Now instead of it going under the left arm, it goes under the right arm.
Now the strap is secure to your body and no matter what you do it no longer will slip to the side when you bend down to change lenses.
This is a simple change you can make on your own. It may take a few minutes to reverse it but once thats done you are all set.
Yes you get to see what happens on RAWtalk from the perspective of a viewer looking in. But what does RAWtalk look like behind the scenes? How do we go form recording to having the audio and video live in a week.
So lets take a look at a typical RAWtalk day/week. We like to film on Thursdays which so happens to be a day that I hit the gym in the morning. Stephen meets me back at the loft around 10:45 where we start the process of setting everything up.
We start by removing the table top to the poker table and placing it on the side. Next Stephen starts the process of laying out the cables, microphones and arms. We use the RODE Broadcaster Microphones and RODE studio arms. I have regular XLR cables that we ordered off of Monoprice.com.
The XLR’s run underneath the table to my counter where they go into the ZOOM H6. The Zoom H6 is powered with an AC adapter so we never have to worry about the batteries dying on us again. This was a fantastic purchase for RAWtalk. Stephen has general audio levels these days for both of us. I tend to yell a lot but I now know to back away from the RODE when I am going to get louder.
For those who are wondering, RODE has become a sponsor and we are very happy to have such a staple in the audio industry on our side. Of course it didn’t start off with a sponsorship. We reached out to them in the hopes we could get some gear to review and test out. One thing led to another and we really like working with each other. Like I have said a million times, I wont promote or work with a product that I don’t like or wouldn’t use.
How many times have you heard “my camera stinks” or “I need a better camera”? As I have said a million times it’s not about the camera as much as the lenses. And in many cases you can get better pictures with an entry level camera with a solid lens than the best pro camera with a crappy lens.
This set is another example of someone using an entry level Nikon D3200 and coming out with poppy vibrant color and black and white images. On top of that their composition is top notch and the subjects are interesting.
When I am looking at a set of 10 images and it contains 3-4 solid keepers you know you are on the right path.
Remember, it is what you do with the camera not what the camera does with you. You are smarter than it, you control it. If you think there is a problem with your camera it’s most likely human error.
Keep on shooting and let’s see some more of those sets of 10 images.
There is an amazing photo exhibit of in Philadelphia right now at the Constitution Center. It is the Pulitzer Prize winning photos from the 50s until today.
I would like you to join me for a photo walk and discussion through this exhibit on Sunday December 29th. The plan is for people to arrive between 12 Noon at 12:45pm with me leading the walk at 1pm.
Tickets can be purchased on site for $14.50 each right at the ticket counter. Your ticket not only gets you access to this photo exhibit but also to the rest of the Constitution Center.
I think this will be a great opportunity to study and discuss some of the most historic images over the last 60 years.
I hope to see you there.
Click Here for more information on the Constitution Center. For directions and ticket information.