Video Archive, And Send Me Your Suggestions

In an atypical fit of organized thinking, I have pulled together some of the videos which have appeared earlier on the site (and some new ones) to create a small-but-growing dropdown menu on the right sidebar.

This list will continue to grow as other videos (both internal and external) are added to the site.

If you have seen (or created) a video you would like to suggest for the archive, please leave the info in a comment after any post and I will see it.

Some things to remember:

• The preferred format is YouTube, for ease of integration. (Make sure to include the video's YouTube URL.)

• If I get 20 new suggestions today, that does not mean that 20 videos will appear tomorrow. There is a limit to these kinds of things, lest we all go insane.

• If you created the video, please let us know! We wanna credit you and link to your site.

• If you did not create it, give us your URL anyway so we can link to you in the "via" reverence.


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Blogger Scott said...

Speaking of integration and such, I'm having a heck of a time getting Blogger to play nicely with Flickr. I notice that my photos have completely different urls (I mean format-wise, of course the urls are different) than mine and my photos on Blogger look like they have jpeg artifacts in them. Sorry to bother you in a comment field, but I posted an OT message in Flickr but haven't had any responses. My question is: how are you posting your photos to the Strobist Blog? Are you using the Blogger tools or are you posting your own html? Any tips or tricks to pass on?

Thanks! -S.

May 29, 2007 11:10 AM  
Blogger David said...


I am an HTML idiot. I basically post FLickr photos by aping the HTML that Blogger creates when I upload a photo in various orientations.

(I have a template for left, center and right justifications.)

Then I swap the photo's Flickr page for the destination URL and the image link (in various sizes) for the image source URL.

It works fine for me, and fits with Flickr's TOS.

I can do anything I wnt with a flash, but I know just enough HTML to make the site do what I need it to do. Which is cool by me.

May 29, 2007 11:15 AM  
Blogger Dave said...


Another good source to keep an eye on for photo related videos is Dane Sanders' Simple Photo TV. The link is:

Thanks for all the work you do!


May 29, 2007 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Normally, I'm not a big fan of allergies, but I make an exception in your case.

It seems that when you have an allergy attack, you post more stuff.

Ok, there's probably no connection, and I would wish that you never have an allergy attack again.

Anyway, it's hard enough for me to find time to READ all the great things you post.

I don't know where you find time to do the research (did you say you read 50 blogs a day?)AND do a great web site (more than a blog by a long shot...) of your own.

Thanks for taking the time to help us all out.

May 29, 2007 12:25 PM  
Blogger Haskins said...

I have a promotional video that was shot very recently. Upbeat stuff!
Check it out!

Here is one of my favs from David Jay. David, you will like this one. Uses 580EX and pocket wizards in the rain.

I have sooo many links with great videos. If your interested David, send my an email!

May 29, 2007 2:27 PM  
Blogger Scott said...


Thanks for the tip; what you are doing is where I ended up last night. It seems to work. I suspect the Blogger stuff is causing some compression on the Flickr stuff, which makes my jpgs look funny. When I do it the way you are doing it, everything seems to work, but it is a PITA.


May 29, 2007 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Christopher Pattberg said...

Chase Jarvis again:

May 30, 2007 6:06 AM  
Blogger Jericho1968 said...


Have you considered a quick video essay on a set-up/shoot of your own?

After all, you constantly brag (with great justification, btw) about how quick you can go from 0 to 60 on a shoot.

How about it?

-Jeremy Sale

May 31, 2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger R.T.G. said...

Scott -

When you're posting your Flickr pics in Blogger you have to put in the width and height sizes. If you're choosing the medium sized image from flickr, that size is usually 366x500 or something similar. Flickr will never make the max width more than 500px so it'll size down your image to fit that.

That might help with the jpeg artifacts issue you're having, but then you'll find that the templates Blogger offers (and most other free ones) aren't friendly to Flickr's 500px format. This is easily fixed by goin into the template and changing the max width sizes on your template (which is probably at 760px) to something like 800px. It took me a while to get it right but it finally worked.

Sorry Dave for treating your comments like they were some thread post. IT got wise to Flickr groups and blocked the whole thing thus preventing me from going to strobist group :(

Which totally sucks, needless to say.

May 31, 2007 4:19 PM  
Blogger Kolonay said...

Not hosted by YouTube, but a Gizmodo blogger recently visited the Manfroto/Bogen plant and there's a video on how all of our tripods/lightstands are made. Enjoy!

June 01, 2007 7:22 PM  
Blogger doranne said...

i shot this with a fuji S2.. edited in iMovie.. all in 1 day :)

btw, I looooooove your blog!

-Doranne Lim, Philippines

June 01, 2007 8:13 PM  
Anonymous nishad said...

hey david,

just came across this video on of a shoot with lance armstrong before he ran the NY marathon last year.

you can find the video link halfway down this page.

if you watch closely, the shot of him running towards the end of the video, is the final shot which appears on the page linked above.

more lance armstrong and less photogeekery, but still enjoyed it.

cheers mate..

June 03, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger jacobinorlando said...

Love your website it has taught me soo much. I did a shoot yesterday with a friend of mine and i only took out my 580ex and 430ex flash with an off shoe camera cord just to see if I could pull off the strobist look. Here is a video of the shoot which shows the set up of each shot and i credited strobist at the end :)

Thanks for making this site.. and sharing your knowledge with all of us n00bs.

June 14, 2007 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Brikon said...

i made a video of my images recently and it can be found here:

June 27, 2007 6:59 AM  
Blogger Mikko said...

Hi David,

Belgian photographer and Strobist reader Bert Stephani (X-Pose) has just posted a really nice video about shooting portraits in high noon with the aid of a small snooted remote flash:

Here is a link to Bert Stephani's flickr photos:

Thanks for all your effort, David.

Here is a link to my flickr photos, in case you need it:

- Mikko Reinikainen

September 18, 2007 1:24 AM  
Anonymous Cliff Kintanar said...

Hi David! I found this nice video on the basics of flash photography that explains curtain syncing very well. It might help clear things up quickly for the newbies to flash photography.

November 18, 2007 12:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi ! I did a very special shot for a media company and the whole process was filmed. I used a nikon d40X and two sb-24 flashes with a small softbox and an umbrella. I tried to apply what I learned on this site !

Here is the link for the picture:

Here is the youtube link for the movie:

I am the photographer. (
My friend Yanick ( the producer of the short film.

December 12, 2007 4:49 PM  
Blogger David C. Pearson, M.D. said...

Here's a Youtube video I stumbled across while looking at flickr. It's just a fun look at some of the antics and crazy shots (and gear!) of photographers:

January 04, 2008 11:38 AM  

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