How To Shoot Outdoor Off-Camera Fill Flash – HIGHLY DETAILED

17 01 2014

In this example, Gary Fong is using the Nikon D-SLR Flash and an SB900. This includes a button-by-button, menu-by-menu explanation including hardware requirements of how to shoot with outdoor fill flash, and includes a comparison between available light, Lightsphere, and Studio Umbrella flash. For product information, please CLICK HERE.





Two Flash Shoot At Palace Trianon Palais (English Overdub)

14 12 2012

This is the english translation of a shoot I did at Versailles, France. I wanted to show how much I could do with only two speedlight flashes with one lightstand, a radio trigger, and Gary Fong flash accessories including the Lightsphere Collapsible Snoot, and the color domes. The original video is below, and doesn’t look like a Kung Fu movie





Available Light Photography – Improved

7 06 2012

I often hear people say, “I’m an available light photographer”.  Most often, the people who say are really intimidated by speedlights and typically don’t own or use one.

Available light is nice because it is natural.  However, when soft flash fill is added, flesh tones are MUCH more beautiful.

The photo on the left is available light.  Those of you who shoot in open shade (especially Nikons that are non D800 or D3s or D4 – which use Sony sensors) are familiar with the cool cyan cast that comes with auto white balance.  Forcing the camera into “open shade” white balance often looks too brown.

The cure is to use a Lightsphere Collapsible, with the amberdome pointing straight forward, as I did on the photo on the right.  Unlike the photo in the center (where direct flash blew out the flesh tones) the Amberdome gives a beautiful light that looks incredibly natural.

Hint: when setting up your camera for outdoor shoots, select color style “Neutral” which means that saturation and contrast are set to “0” or flat.





High Speed Sync – Canon

28 05 2012

I am looking forward to putting up many more YouTube videos lately because whenever I go into a convention, the things I hear most often about why our products are great are because of 1) our customer service people!  and 2) the YouTube videos.

Now that I have my special video rig and editing console all wired in, I can’t wait to make SO many more videos.  Free and always will be 🙂





The beautifully warming AmberDome

24 05 2012

The amberdome is such a fun unit to use in late in the day. or a surfing shoot, or shooting hanggliders – I could go on forever!  But it’s awesome for weddings!  This is a wedding I shot a few years ago for my wife’s friend (she tricked me into shooting the wedding!  I said, I don’t remember saying I’d do it, and she said yes you did, so I wound up shooting it.  Then she says you were right, you never said you were going to shoot it.

And I asked – why did  you do that??  She said that it wasn’t a lie, it actually was a trick.

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It was an awesome wedding for sure.





Shooting Outdoors With Fill Flash

24 05 2012

I often hear people say, “I’m an available light photographer”.  Most often, the people who say are really intimidated by speedlights and typically don’t own or use one.

Lightsphere Collapsible Basic Kit

The Lightsphere Collapsible Basic Kit

Available light is nice because it is natural. However, when soft flash fill is added, flesh tones are MUCH more beautiful. The photo on the left is available light.  Those of you who shoot in open shade (especially Nikons that are non D800 or D3s or D4 – which use Sony sensors) are familiar with the cool cyan cast that comes with auto white balance.

Forcing the camera into “open shade” white balance often looks too brown. The cure is to use a Lightsphere Collapsible, with the amberdome pointing straight forward, as I did on the photo on the right.  Unlike the photo in the center (where direct flash blew out the flesh tones) the Amberdome gives a beautiful light that looks incredibly natural. Hint: when setting up your camera for outdoor shoots, select color style “Neutral” which means that saturation and contrast are set to “0” or flat.

If you want to get this gear, click on the image above.  Use discount code, “GFPATRON” for 10% off at checkout on everything in the store 🙂