Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Another scam store: ktpshop

Do not believe the prices shown in http://ktpshop.com. This shop is another one in the list of scam stores!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Lee filters

I am pretty happy with the Lee filters and gels. I use two types of them.

1. The Lee filter holder system, together with neutral density filters. I do have a foundation kit with a 77m adapter ring and the 0.3 and 0.6 GND (graduated neutral density) filters. They work pretty nice!

2. Flash gels. I use them to modify/match the color temperature of the flashes. This is the basic list of gels one should have:

CTO - Full Colour Temperature Orange Lee 204
½ CTO - Half Colour Temperature Orange Lee 205
¼ CTO - Quarter Colour Temperature Orange Lee 206
CTB - Full Colour Temperature Blue Lee 201
½ CTB - Half Colour Temperature Blue Lee 202
¼ CTB - Quarter Colour Temperature Blue Lee 203
Plus Green (aka Window Green) Lee 244
½ Plus Green Lee 245
¼ Plus Green Lee 246
.3 ND - 1 stop neutral density Lee 209

It is possible to order a very nice set from Flash Gels (UK).

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Portable flashes

Sometimes it is very convenient to carry our flashes out of the studio and shoot outdoors. The problem is that such devices are not very very cheap. Here is a list of portable flashes devices that I have been able to find around and that are sold at affordable prices.

An interesting comparison can be found here. If the original spreadsheet is no longer available, I will keep my personal copy here. There is also valuable info provided by the flickr strobist community. You can follow the discussion on flickr about these and some other devices.
Last, but not least, you can read an exhaustive article at Photo.net (thanks to my friend Gabriel for showing me the link).

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

www.gotoozoo.com, just another scam store

Another scam shop that you should try to avoid


Don't buy there or you will loose your money!

In Spanish:

Ni se os ocurra comprar en http://www.gotoozoo.com. ¡Es una estafa anunciada en google!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Photography, architecture and computer graphics.

Watch this video first...

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

And then this other one...

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Kelby training especial offer

Scott Kelby is one of the Photoshop Gurus (if not THE Photoshop Guru) and does also offer an excellent on-line training service. Well, he has anounced in his blog that a whole year of access to Kelby Training costs 149$ instead of 199$. Taking into account the high value of the euro, I am thinking seriously to pay the fee and subscribe.

Just to let you know...

Sunday, 6 December 2009

How to hang prints

Scott Kelby credited a great idea about how to hang unframed and unmounted photos. Ikea has a rail system + clips that do the job.

This is a photo of the rail.

This is a photo of the clip set...

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Girl in yellow

Streetportrait in yellow, originally uploaded by manganite.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Vision mongers

My freshly printed copy of Vision Mongers, by David duChemin just arrived. I started to read it and must say that it is a pure joy to travel through its pages...

David has a very special way of saying things with sense and sensibility. I recommend his book fully!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

The Canon boy - Nikon girl rap video

Watch JoeyL in a very particular video.