Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Photoshoot: A Dancer called Eunice

My friend, Yap, and I did a photoshoot of a dancer recently.  It was something that we had wanted to do for awhile now.  Why a dancer? Well, it is the grace, elegance, and beauty of expression that a dancer gives.  Here are some of the photos.  Hope you like them.

You can check out the rest of the pictures here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

PT-04 Flash Triggers for Nikon

I was in Hong Kong recently, and decided to get the PT-04 to try out. I used to own the PT-02s but found them not very reliable. So far, the PT-04s seem to be more reliable than the PT-02s.

Based on the specifications, the triggers operates on 433MHz radio frequency.  There are 4 channels, and works for shutter speeds up to 1/250s.  The transmitter uses the 23A 12V battery, and the receiver a pair of AAA batteries.

Apparently, there are different versions of the PT-04 in terms of outward design, and I chose this version for the following reasons:

1. It is small.
2. The receiver is thin and a flash can mount on it without it being too high.
3. There is a hotshoe mount at the base of the receiver.
4. There is an umbrella holder.

One thing I like about this trigger is that I can mount it with a flash stand and a flash on top of it and uses it easily on a table for product shoots.  I can also replace the flash stand with a clamp and clamp it on a shelf or cupboard, etc.

With a built in umbrella holder, you have more options now.

All in all, I like these PT-04s, and they are also very inexpensive.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Joe McNally's Confessions with Father Krist

This is funny... watch it!

You can also watch it on YouTube here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pixel TTL Flash Triggers for Nikon & Canon

Before even PocketWizard could release their TTL version for Nikon, a new one has come out of China by Pixel Enterprise Limited.

They have them for Nikon and Canon systems, and you can check out the specifications here.

I was in Hong Kong recently and saw this on sale in the shops.  It cost about HKD$1100, which is about SGD$200.  I was toying with the idea of getting a pair to try out, but in the end, decided not to... so if there is anyone out there who has a set and as tested them and reviewed them... do let me know.