So you’ve got a photographer in your life. They’re awesome and hip and you love them but it’s not like you can go out and buy that D3 they’ve been lusting after. So what to do???? Here’s a list of a few things to get your photog under $40:
**for more awesome photo tees**
The camera lens mug combines two things photogs keep closest to their heart: lenses and caffeine. Just make sure you know what side of the epic Canon v Nikon battle your photog plays for before ordering. Cannon $24 Nikon Zoom $30
I am not a HUGE fan of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. It’s great for doing quick off-camera lighting wirelessly when I’m indoors at a market or art show type but for anything more advanced (i.e. the SB-800 is not in my hand) I go pocket wizard. I just like the added security of knowing that despite people, sunlight, or a 3 ft. thick concrete wall, the flash will go off as I have programmed it to.
But what if the Speedlight is in the hand of someone else?
While I was waiting at the Laurel Chik-fil-A for the Fire Department to fill up a dunk tank (no lie) one of the employees came out on her break for a turn in the moon bounce. I gave her the flash, set it up remotely from the back of my D300 and started firing.
Silver Spring 12/21/09
While waiting for an assignment in Bethesda, I shot these three images outside the Barnes & Noble on Oakmont. Clockwise from left: A cherry tree, a bird taking a bath, and my 80-200 f/2.8 in a Domkey bag.