Radiopopper PX Receiver Mod – Version 2

Hi Friends, If you’ve been following my blog the past couple weeks, you know how thrilled I am with my new Radiopopper PX system: combining the best of infrared and radio for remote flash triggering. As I’d noted previously, the new Radiopopper receiver mounting system, while well-designed, doesn’t fit very well in my current system Read more about Radiopopper PX Receiver Mod – Version 2[…]

California Cool – Keeping our Shutter Finger Warm

Having migrated to the West Coast from Indiana 25 years ago, I know about winter. But, 25 years in the moderate coastal climes has thinned my blood.  Whereas 60 degrees in Indiana is shorts and t-shirt weather, here I’m more likely to be wearing a sweater, scarf, and wool coat! I’m always on the lookout Read more about California Cool – Keeping our Shutter Finger Warm[…]

Low Key Edgy Portrait

Hi Friends, My son’s getting in the spirit for an airsoft overnighter next weekend, and while I had the lighting setup, thought we’d do a new portrait. He was going for the “Medal of Honor” video game look… Here’s the setup: Key light: SB-800 in a Bowens beauty dish with diffuser and grid, high and Read more about Low Key Edgy Portrait[…]

Of Hair Accessories and Corn Relief – Modifying My Radiopopper Receiver Mount

Hi Friends, Really excited about my new Radiopoppers.  It’s so cool to be able to enjoy all the advantages of the Nikon creative lighting system and radio triggers all in one package! My only issue is the rather bulky rig for mounting the receiver to the flash: It’s fine for many applications.  The mount serves Read more about Of Hair Accessories and Corn Relief – Modifying My Radiopopper Receiver Mount[…]

Nikon CLS and Radio Triggers – The Best of BOTH Worlds -Got my Radiopoppers!

Hi Friends, I’m a huge fan of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS) for controlling off-camera flash via infrared communication between the commander unit or master flash and the remote flashes. My typical method of flash photography is decidedly old-school: manual exposure mode on the camera, remote SB-800 Speedlights set up in “Remote” mode, but power ratio Read more about Nikon CLS and Radio Triggers – The Best of BOTH Worlds -Got my Radiopoppers![…]