The Truth About Camera Batteries

The Truth About Camera Batteries

by Jesse Wideman 2 min read

Why is it that camera companies can charge so much for batteries?  $120 for a Canon LP-E6 or Nikon EN-EL15 battery is crazy...

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What Radio Trigger Should I Buy?

What Radio Trigger Should I Buy?

by Jesse Wideman 5 min read

To understand what option is best for you we need to understand the different methods of flash triggering.  You’ve likely heard of Pocket Wizard but do you need to spend $300-$600 to get started? Keep in mind we’re trying to accomplish a task, which is to fire the strobes or speedlites when we push our shutter release. There’s lots of ways to do this so here we go.

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Do I need a light meter?

Do I need a light meter?

by Jesse Wideman 4 min read

You've likely just spent a bunch of money on lighting equipment and then realized, “ah man everyone says I need a meter too?” Do I really need a light meter?  This is a common question when someone is first getting into studio lighting.  Ask any pro or instructor from a class you’ve taken and the answer will always be yes.  But do you really need a light meter?

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Should I buy TTL or Manual Flash?

Should I buy TTL or Manual Flash?

by Jesse Wideman 4 min read

This is a question we get asked all the time.  “I’m looking to buy my first speedlite and I don’t know whether to get TTL or Manual.  What’s the difference?”

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