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  • Contact — MoreThanWords.be
    Cameras Lenses Lighting Menu MoreThanWords be Photography and Lightroom Training Books Lightroom 6 CC Ontmaskerd Lightroom 5 Ontmaskerd Digitale Fotografie Op Reis Digitale Fotografie Flitsen Lightroom 6 Up to Speed Lightroom 5 Unmasked Pushing Light Making Light Making Light 2 The Power Of Black White Lightroom 5 Up to Speed Lightroom Presets Colorific Colour Grading Presets Black White Presets Workshops 1 1 Training Lightroom Beyond the Basics Video Training Lightroom

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  • Cameras — MoreThanWords.be
    for Photographers English Portfolio Black and White Colour X Pro 2 Gallery Blog About About me Contact Gear Cameras Lenses Lighting Menu MoreThanWords be Photography and Lightroom Training Books Lightroom 6 CC Ontmaskerd Lightroom 5 Ontmaskerd Digitale Fotografie Op Reis Digitale Fotografie Flitsen Lightroom 6 Up to Speed Lightroom 5 Unmasked Pushing Light Making Light Making Light 2 The Power Of Black White Lightroom 5 Up to Speed Lightroom Presets Colorific Colour Grading Presets Black White Presets Workshops 1 1 Training Lightroom Beyond the Basics Video Training Lightroom Photoshop Nederlands Photoshop for Photographers English Portfolio Black and White Colour X Pro 2 Gallery Blog About About me Contact Gear Cameras Lenses Lighting Cameras Fujifilm As I m a Fujifilm X Photographer there s no shortage of Fuji gear around here I own a silver Fuji X 100T 2 black X T1 bodies and an X 30 I still have the original X Pro 1 too but ever since I got a taste of the magnificent viewfinder of the X T1 I haven t used it much anymore I love the X 100T for casual shooting and city trips because it doesn t make me think what lenses I should bring

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  • Lenses — MoreThanWords.be
    Menu MoreThanWords be Photography and Lightroom Training Books Lightroom 6 CC Ontmaskerd Lightroom 5 Ontmaskerd Digitale Fotografie Op Reis Digitale Fotografie Flitsen Lightroom 6 Up to Speed Lightroom 5 Unmasked Pushing Light Making Light Making Light 2 The Power Of Black White Lightroom 5 Up to Speed Lightroom Presets Colorific Colour Grading Presets Black White Presets Workshops 1 1 Training Lightroom Beyond the Basics Video Training Lightroom Photoshop Nederlands Photoshop for Photographers English Portfolio Black and White Colour X Pro 2 Gallery Blog About About me Contact Gear Cameras Lenses Lighting Lenses Primes I own the Fujinon 14 mm 16 mm 18 mm 23 mm 35 mm and 56 mm I guess you can say I love prime lenses which is also the reason I like to shoot with two bodies My favourite setup is one wide lens such as the 16 mm on one body for the environmental portraiture type of stuff and a more portrait lens such as the 35 or the 56 on the other Zooms I also very much like Fujifilm s zoom lenses their 50 140 is extremely sharp and so is the 16 55 I also use the 10 24 a lot When I

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  • Lighting — MoreThanWords.be
    especially when paired with the new Cactus V6 trigger but it does use traditional AA batteries A nice feature is that it has a radio receiver built in Bigger flash As I work a lot in sunny environments I often have the need for more powerful portable light sources Sure you can put a couple of speedlights on a multi flash bracket but recharging all those batteries is pretty tiring and soon the weight starts to add up too That s why I often use one of these two portable battery powered studio lights Phottix Indra 500 this is as state of the art as it gets 500 Ws of light in a very portable package the head is about 2 kgs and the battery weighs about half of that The battery will last over 400 full power pops When used with a Phottix Odin trigger on most Nikons and Canons this system will allow for TTL control and High Speed Sync All the way up to 1 8000th of a second Jinbei HD600 II unbeatable in terms of light bang for the buck the Jinbei HD600 II does not have as many features as the Indra no TTL no HSS but it can still be triggered and powered up or down remotely with the simple trigger that s included in the set At 600 all in it s a great set I especially love the fact that the removable battery is incorporated in the head It s hard to find in Europe but the friendly guys over at Fotomorgen de have it If you live outside of Europe Adorama has a rebranded almost identical version of this flash called the Rovelight RL 600 For a complete review of the Jinbei check out this blog post Lighting accessories I ve spent way too much money on lighting accessories and I ve got more than my share of softboxes and umbrellas collecting dust but I seem to reach back to the same five or six modifiers depending on the type of shoot Here they are in ascending order of size Honl Grids whenever I want to control my light I use a grid I like the ones by Honl because of their rectangular shape Lumiquest SB III softbox at 20 x 20 cm it s a small light source but still considerably larger than a bare flash head so when used close enough it can produce some a lot softer light than an undiffused flash can It folds down very small so it fits in almost every camera bag Rogue Flashbender size wise this modifier is similar to the Lumiquest SB III but it has the advantage that it can also be used on camera as a flag without the diffuser and a snoot It s really the Swiss army knife of small light modifiers Lastolite Tri Flash umbrella probably the modifier I use the most it sets up in a snap and collapses down to a very small package which

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  • Colour — MoreThanWords.be
    Photoshop Nederlands Photoshop for Photographers English Portfolio Black and White Colour X Pro 2 Gallery Blog About About me Contact Gear Cameras Lenses Lighting Menu MoreThanWords be Photography and Lightroom Training Books Lightroom 6 CC Ontmaskerd Lightroom 5 Ontmaskerd Digitale Fotografie Op Reis Digitale Fotografie Flitsen Lightroom 6 Up to Speed Lightroom 5 Unmasked Pushing Light Making Light Making Light 2 The Power Of Black White Lightroom 5 Up to Speed Lightroom Presets Colorific Colour Grading Presets Black White Presets Workshops 1 1 Training Lightroom Beyond the Basics Video Training Lightroom Photoshop Nederlands Photoshop for Photographers English Portfolio Black and White Colour X Pro 2 Gallery Blog About About me Contact Gear Cameras Lenses Lighting Testing the X Pro 1 Motorcycle man Pachewar Temple life Rajasthan Street Swiper Milk Motorcycle Pushkar Young monks at Lamayuru Monastery Charcoal Monger Old Delhi Chai Stall Rajasthan Pelgrim on his way to the ghats Pushkar Motorcycle Pushkar Selfie Indian style Smoke Chai break Morning in Jodhpur Rajasthan Snake Charmers Jaipur Jodhpur Woman laughing Pachewar Enfield Pushkar Devotion Jodhpur Pushkar temple morning Pushkar skyline Man and woman Jaipur Rickshaw drivers Jaipur Wood loggers South India At the water well Pachewar Woman at Jaipur fort Man

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  • Review: Godox V850 manual Li-ion flash: a perfect manual flash for my Fujifilm X-cameras — MoreThanWords.be
    channel are quite prone to being inadvertently changed e g when you take your camera or flash out of your camera bag So it s good to double check your settings Or use gaffer tape to nail down settings you don t want to change And while you re using the gaff tape set some aside to attach the receiver to the flash because it comes of really easy These are minor inconveniences but you just have to be aware of them Other than that the V850 and the trigger are super easy to operate Pricing and availability In Europe the V850 costs around 169 Theres s also a kit version with an FT 16s trigger and a receiver that offers substantial savings over buying the flash and the trigger separately It s available from online retailers such as cameratools nl in the Netherlands and artencraft be in Belgium Prices can vary by as much as 20 percent so check around Outside of Europe the V850 is even cheaper Again it pays to check around The verdict All in all for the money this flash is hard to beat and I highly recommend it for anyone who does not need TTL in an off camera flash If you are a Nikon or Canon user this flash is also available with TTL as the Godox V860N or V860C respectively Pros Great value for money Power can be set remotely Incredible autonomy up to 600 full power flashes on a single charge No more lugging AA batteries around Receiver takes its power from the flash one less set of batteries to worry about Li ion Battery is removable so you can swap it out for a spare fresh one Supports high speed sync on Nikons and Canons with a dedicated trigger Cons Triggering options could be a little more sophisticated especially when using multiple flashes but it works Clip on receiver is easy to get lost and or inadvertently change the settings so use velcro or gaffer tape to attach it firmly as I do there is a sync port but it s a 2 5 mm one instead of the more convenient 3 5 mm one which lets you use simple audio cables without a 3 5 to 2 5 mm adapter Some images After all gear is only a tool to create images right So to finish this blog post I want to show you some of my India images that I made using one or two of my Godox flashes in combination with my Fuji cameras Most of these images were shot through a Lastolite Trifold collapsible umbrella and when I combined two flashes for power I used a Lastolite double bracket Tea Stall in Rajasthan Nomad life Ladakh Snake Charmers Jaipur Rickshaw drivers Jaipur Nomad life Ladakh Voice activated light stand Alou with two Godox flashes a Lastolite dual flash bracket and a Trifold umbrella If you want to practice your off camera flash skills in one of

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  • Review: The Jinbei HD 600 II: Portable Flash Power for my Fuji X cameras — MoreThanWords.be
    Also when you look at the power to weight ratio it isn t so heavy anymore depending on how you calculate a 600 Ws flash has about the same power output as 6 to 10 regular speedlights Try schlepping those around let alone handholding them in the air or putting them on a light stand One technique I like to use is to put my subject between the sun and an umbrella d Jinbei the sun then acts as a rim light adding a nice glow around my subject while the flash provides a soft fill light It s basically a two lights for the price of one setup FUJIFILMX T1 XF56mmF1 2 R 1 180 sec at f 2 8 ISO 200 For short sessions I have no problem handholding the Jinbei It does help though that in my other hand I m generally holding a relatively lightweight X T1 with a prime lens or even an X100 T I really love the fact that the EVF lets me previsualize the amount of ambient light I allow in my pictures but that s food for another blogpost entirely The way the umbrella adapter attaches to the flash s base plate is proprietary and a little clunky but not a deal breaker On the plus side this design lets you exchange the umbrella adapter with the supplied handle So far so good If there s one gripe I have with the Jinbei it s the fact that the proprietary mechanism of attaching any of the two supplied handles is a bit fiddly Not that it will break or the flash will come loose but the flash just sits a bit wobbly on the umbrella adapter I haven t had any serious issues with it and my buddy Matt Brandon who bought the same flash after seeing me use it in Rajasthan solved the issue by changing the screw I just hate DIY stores Oh and while I m venting I might as well say that the trigger is rather basic I really wish it had an LCD so I could see the power settings but on the upside it at least lets you change the power remotely And it s small so it does not get in the way of my Fuji s control wheels so maybe I should be careful what I wish for The Jinbei uses the popular Bowens mount which gives you loads of downright cheap to affordable modifier options I like to use it with the Phottix Luna Folding Softbox for example which I can set up in under a minute In India though I generally use it with an umbrella in fact as nice as it is I don t use the supplied carrying case but rather put the flash with a Lastolite Trifold umbrella closed obviously attached to the supplied umbrella adapter in a Vanguard Heralder 38 shoulder bag I ve refitted the velcro dividers in this bag so that there s still room for my second camera body A nice extra of this bag is that it can also hold my 3 Legged Thing Brian which I use more as a light stand than as an actual tripod I must say that the flash and the tripod start to weigh after a day of lugging them around so I m considering putting them in an F Stop Loka UL backpack om my next trip I ll let you know how that goes When used with an X 100T or any other camera that has a fast sync speed the power of the Jinbei allows for extreme control over your ambient light while photographing at action freezing speeds FUJIFILMX100T 1 500 sec at f 2 8 ISO 400 Apparently if you use a different trigger that Jinbei are currently working at the HD600 II will also do high speed sync with Nikon and Canon cameras but not with Fuji cameras I can t tell you much more about it as I use the Phottix Indra with my Nikon D800 whenever I want to use High Speed Sync The Phottix which I ll review later is also a very powerful portable battery operated studio flash and does TTL too with Nikon and Canon As such I feel like it s more of an alternative and a really good one for the Profoto B1 than for the Jinbei How much does it cost Well that s probably the best part of this whole review and it s also that part that will make you forgive the flash any of its few shortcomings the whole lot flash reflector charger battery trigger handles and carrying case will set you back a little under 600 including 20 VAT Which in photography terms is cheap Really cheap With 600 Ws of light at your disposal you can turn a day scene into a night scene this photo was shot in the early afternoon I was able to almost completely kill the ambient light and replace it with flash light FUJIFILMX T1 XF10 24mmF4 R OIS 1 180 sec at f 5 0 ISO 200 The verdict For the money this flash is hard to beat It packs a lot of power in a relatively lightweight package and is easy to handle The trigger allows you to conveniently set the power remotely and the Bowens mount is handy because there s a really wide range of affordable modifiers available for it Whenever I use this flash during one of my flash workshops people are amazed about the price performance ratio of the Jinbei Add to that a 2 year warranty and even if it totally falls apart on the 731st day I d still consider it a great bargain Highly recommended What could be improved An LCD on the trigger with a power readout would be nice The way the handle attaches to the flash a bit wobbly now What I like High power 600 Ws All in one design no

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  • Converting a difficult image to Black & White with Silver Efex Pro — MoreThanWords.be
    bank card Be careful out there boys and girls about 2 days ago Converting a difficult image to Black White with Silver Efex Pro March 28 2016 Hi it s been a while since I did a video tutorial so here s an old one about a plug in that suddenly is hot again It s about converting a difficult image with a very bright sky into a dramatic Black White with lots of sky detail Done with my Black White conversion plugin of choice Silver Efex Pro The video also shares some tips on file preparation before you enter the plugin Please note that the info at the end of the video regarding discounts and pricing is no longer accurate In fact that s why I wrote that five year old Silver Efex Pro is hot again while Silver Efex Pro 2 used to be a 199 purchase it s now only available as a bundle the Nik Collection by Google with the other 6 Nik plugins and it has now become completely free Yes that s free as in F R E E That means that Silver Efex Pro is no longer only one of the best Black White plug ins out there it s definitely the cheapest one More about that in this blog post Sure enough at that price it probably won t receive any new features any time soon but I don t really care It s got all the features I need and the Control Point technology is still as amazingly simple to use as it was more than five years ago when the software was released iframe data provider name YouTube You may enjoy these Nik Software related blog posts Mar 25 2016 Nik Software English Piet Van den Eynde 1 Comment Mar

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