Modifiers, Shapers, and Speedlight Essentials Kit for Beginners!

Natural light sources cost nothing and can be manipulated to provide looks from contrasty and dramatic to even and flattering. But when you want to complement or punch up certain looks or effects there are a variety of tools, modifiers, and light sources. Within this post is a list and descriptions for you to start on your adventures in creative and supplemental lighting. 

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Lights (studio strobes) for the budget photo studio.

Researching and searching for studio gear to start with can be a crazy and daunting task. Figuring out how much wattage, what mount for light modifiers, hardware choices, etc... It could cause a bit of frustration. I have been asked by a few students to provide some suggestions for a basic but flexible studio setup used for product photography, portraits, and fashion. Below are a few suggestions and explanations for equipment and kits that will provide a basis to start and expand from. 

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New Handmade Leather Wrist Straps

For all of you leather lovin' camera owners, I just posted some finished handmade wrist straps on my 100km Etsy Store. These straps are a nice and stylish way to carry and support your mirrorless camera. I would recommend the neck straps for the larger DSLR and traditional cameras, those straps should be up and posted when the hardware comes in and I can get it assembled. Otherwise...enjoy! -An

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Mokoli'i "Chinamans Hat" Oahu Panorama (Free Download)

Hello friends! Just  wanted to share a panoramic shot from a recent sunrise on Oahu's Windward side. Freely use it for your banner or digital photo album... or use it as hint to someone about where you would like to go. I also have a food map of places I have been to and recommend on Oahu, just drop me an email and i will send you the link. This shot is available as a digital download here so please share and enjoy!  -An

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