Studio Portraits with Mirrorless Cameras and Off-Camera Flash
Brought to you by PocketWizard and Sekonic
If you thought mirrorless cameras were simply for travel and party snapshots, think again. We’re going to show you how to get truly professional results with this new class of cameras. The surprise (that is no surprise) is great photographs are created with great light and great cameras, especially mirrorless!
Join host Joe Brady during this studio portrait shoot as he shares an essential group of techniques and lighting styles you can use to create your own beautiful portraits.
What you’ll learn:
In this free Webinar, we’ll cover high-key and low-key lighting, posing, camera and light position in 1-, 2- and 3-light setups for maximum beauty with minimal gear.
Taking your flash off your camera is the first step in making “pictures” become “portraits.” PocketWizard radio triggers are the invisible, dependable link between your camera and your flashes, and featured in this Webinar as a key tool for those who want to be a professional photographer.
Controlling light is a skill you can use to distinguish your photography from others vying for the same business. A little knowledge about light goes a long, long way, and using a Sekonic light meter gives you a creative edge.
From start to finish, you will learn how to control and choose light for your subject to create beauty, drama, shape and dimension.
Join Joe Brady as he shows you how to change how you shoot with mirrorless – from “taking” photos to “making” portraits.
Originally shown live 8 August 2013 with host Joe Brady, this Webinar has been archived for viewing.
Watch live as professional photographer Mark Wallace explores the capabilities of using PocketWizard triggers with the new Sekonic L-478DR light meter.
Mark will demonstrate how the L-478DR enables you to control the power output of your flashes — even control multiple zones — right through the meter! This feature works with both Nikon® and Canon® Speedlights mounted on FlexTT5® transceivers. Mark will also show you how to trigger both ControlTL and standard channels (and zones) to meter Speedlights and studio strobes at the same time.
Join us on 12 December 2012 at 1:00pm EDT for this free live video Webinar sponsored by PocketWizard and Sekonic. This session is sure to both teach and entertain.
Want to see more or Mark Wallace’s educational videos? Check out his YouTube channel, follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and his sites SnapFactory.com and MarkWallacePhotography.com, including a portfolio of images shot with the Sekonic L-478DR and PocketWizard wireless radio triggers.
Kevin Kubota is on CreativeLIVE today through Saturday, September 22, 2012. Watch to see him use PocketWizard MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® ControlTL® system radios and see Sekonic’s new LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR featuring PocketWizard technology. Kevin will be giving away two PocketWizard sets to viewers during the seminar.
Kevin will be doing speed light demonstrations, including how the new Sekonic L-478DR can be used to dial-in remote power of ControlTL receivers right from the meter. A live chat room will be up and running during the session.
View the event calendar, his CreativeLIVE bio, and his courses. Check out his blog, his site, and his image tools site.
PocketWizard is proud to announce its wireless power control technology can be found inside Sekonic’s new L-478DR touchscreen light meter.
Announced today by Sekonic, the LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR and L-478D are the world’s first and only dedicated color touchscreen light meters.
Ideal for all types of storytellers, the L-478 series offers light measurement and control for photographers and filmmakers alike, plus additional wireless flash triggering and power control in the L-478DR model.
Whether it’s filmmaking or photography, great storytellers use light as a main character and as a method to define the mood, focus and setting. Having a tool that allows you total control over dynamic range and multiple light sources make you confident about the craft while focusing on the art.
Just a few of the groundbreaking features of this new series include:
- The world’s first touchscreen light meter
- The world’s first touchscreen cine meter
- Wireless triggering (L-478DR only)
- Wireless flash power control (L-478DR only)
- Enhanced HD cine and cine features
Learn more about the LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR and L-478D and see the future is just a finger touch away.
Hosted by Mark Wallace, this live Webinar will explore and explain using Sekonic’s new RT-32CTL transmitter with the PocketWizard ControlTL System.
This Webinar has been archived and can now be found here.
A comprehensive article has been published on controlling Nikon Speedlights with precision using PocketWizard FlexTT5, MiniTT1, AC3 ZoneController, and a Sekonic L-758DR lightmeter with the RT-32CTL Radio Transmitter Module.
Author Dinil Abeygunawardane has posted a fascinating tutorial on the Visible Range Blog. It’s absolutely worth your time to read. The article details how to set up the above list of gear with Nikon Speedlights and dial in specific light values for different units remotely.
The radio trigger for the Sekonic works with the firmware update for the PocketWizards (at time of writing, still in beta) to make the whole process more convenient. As Dinil writes,”No more running up and down, lowering light stands or opening up soft boxes.” Photos of the lightmeter’s LCD and screenshots of PocketWizard Utility abound.
This is a great job and worth your time if you’re a Nikon shooter. Read the full step-by-step tutorial and check out the rest of Visible Range while you’re there.