It’s always a challenge figuring out what the LPA holiday card is going to be. Every year we come up with all these grand ideas involving everyone in the company, dressed for the holidays, in some crazy location. Then reality hits that we are all very busy, the days are short, and people enjoy wearing Christmas sweaters about as much as they enjoy eating fruit cake. We had to come up with Plan B.
The Borrowlenses.com blog has published a story on how to set up a photo booth at your next holiday party. They detail how it can be done on a budget and won’t take up too much valuable partying real estate.
Borrowlenses.com suggests using a three light set-up with speedlights — one to act as the key light in an overhead softbox, one pointed down at a white reflector for some fill, and another to light up the background.
Thoughfully, they’ve suggested one good way to make sure you’re not chained to the booth all night long — PocketWizard wireless triggers! Attach a FlexTT5® to your camera and let your guests trigger the whole shebang themselves using a hand-held Plus® II.
For more details, read the post on the Borrowlenses blog. Of course, all the necessary gear can be rented in the Borrowlenses shop. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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Looking for gifts for a photographer in your life? Take a look at Fstoppers Holiday Gear Guide. Each week, they’ll be releasing a new list of photography gifts in different price ranges. Their first installment, the under $100 dollar category, features a bunch of gift ideas sure to make any photographer smile (lens mugs for everyone!).
We’re proud to say the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController made the list. Here’s what they have to say:
“Many photographers will already have a PocketWizard, but if they don’t have a ZoneController, this is a great gift for them. When you add the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController to your on-camera MiniTT1® Transmitter or FlexTT5® Transceiver, you instantly have three zones of flash control. Whether in E-TTL II or Manual mode, you have control over all your flashes from your camera position. Put your flashes wherever you want, without worrying about having to access them during a shoot.”
In the $100 – $200 category, meanwhile, you’ll find the PocketWizard Plus® III.
“If the photographer in your life uses off-camera flash, having a pair of PocketWizards makes all the difference. There are a lot of cheap knockoff brands out there, but if you want to show you care you’ll go for the real thing. You can also use them to remotely trigger the camera itself, so that’s great fun for photo booths or unusual angles.”
Check out the list on Fstoppers.
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