Saturday Speedlinks: 11/17/2007

• At Digital ProTalk, David Ziser forces his poor backlight to do the work of two flashes for no extra pay.

• The F Stop Mag has a new piece out, which includes a great interview with high-end shooter Pier Nicola D'Amico.

• Ninedays Blog posts about how to dye the previously mentioned cheapo Home Depot canvas backdrops.

• Oldie, but new to me: Guy goes to a Halloween party dressed as a whole pack of paparazzi. Awesome creativity. (Found from people musing in the comments about how to turn 8 disposable flash cams into a ring light...)

• Patience is a virtue. For those of you who have been pining for the RAW-shootin', very flash-friendly 12MP Canon G9, Amazon has them for $443, with free shipping and a free 2 gig SD card. If you take the plunge, use the coupon code "7ACBUY5F" at checkout, and have the card linked on the G9 page already in your shopping cart.

I'm all over that one. (Expires Dec. 3rd.)



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Blogger Fritz said...

It's just too bad that CS2 won't open G9 .cr2 files. You'll need camera raw 4 (CS3 or DNG converter), or ZoomBrowser. I learned this the hard way, and now I'm faced with shelling out $200 for an upgrade to CS3, or adding lots of additional steps to my workflow (converting to DNG and such). Ugnn....

November 17, 2007 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The backdrop dye link leads me to a 404 error.

November 17, 2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger David said...

Oops. He apparently changed the URL on me. Found it, fixed it.

Thanks, D.

November 17, 2007 2:22 PM  
Blogger Julian Lynch said...

That paparazzi guy, made an off camera flash that you wont have sync problems with!

And thanks for (all of) the information David, you really are an inspiration!


November 17, 2007 3:09 PM  
Anonymous tarjei99 said...

I must be blind; I didn't find any comments in the Paparazzi article.

November 17, 2007 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Ray Mangan said...

I just stumbled across something you may or maynot have seen but I think would benefit a lot of other shooters on this site. Pretty cool stuff with simple white balancing,gels,and a couple of flashes. Dave Black's location lighting techniques @

November 17, 2007 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not about a ringflash... but it's pretty cool... composited and masked and processed like crazy, but it has to have been strobicized! - how?!?!

November 17, 2007 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

November 18, 2007 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a shameless plug for my own overworked-flash image that I took for the first Onelight contest:

November 18, 2007 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Alexandre Istratov said...

Just posted my first strobist-powered and strobist-learned portrait done simply at home, thanks to all of you guys !

November 18, 2007 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Terri Ann said...

Thanks for the link to my DIY Canvas Photography Backdrop post David...and BTW he is a she :)

I'll be doing a follow-up this week about an inexpensive way to hang my new home-made background!

November 19, 2007 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, to all those wanting to buy a G9: please be careful. I recently owned two myself, and both had to be returned because of productions flaws ... (many others report having similar problems on the forums i visit). Just a heads up about the camera.

November 20, 2007 6:36 AM  
Blogger Jeff Straathof said...

Worth noting that Aperture on the Mac does not support RAW from the Powershot G9. You'll need Adobe Lightroom.

November 29, 2007 7:17 PM  

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