Weekly Giveaway – Nikon takes you to lighting school….
…for about 2.5 hours on this very solid DVD with Bob Krist and Joe McNally (yep,there he is again), Nikon School Presents A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lighting
We love it when the manufacturers take it upon themselves to teach you about the products they sell.
Yes, they are promoting their products, but the information they pass on transcends all of that.
We feel that when you are buying their products, it makes sense that they show you how to easily use it.
That inch thick manual is great for reference, and we go to them when ever we are stumped, but a hands on look. and teaching method is where we live. C’mon, it’s a visual medium, right?
Like their site Nikon Digitutor which shows you exactly what the buttons on your camera are for, to help you use it better or make a choice before you buy.
Back to the giveaway-
There are solid lighting lessons here that you will use. Whether you use a speedlight, multiple speedlights, or regular studio strobes.
Plus they’ll show you how to efficiently work on location with these portable little beauties.
Here’s some of what they’ll cover:
*Lighting fundamentals and techniquesâ€”in the studio and on location
*Direction, color and quality of light
*Step-by-step placement of Speedlights within a scene
*Creating an efficient portable Speedlight outfit
*Overcoming the challenges of location lighting
Plus a ton more.
And if you do use Nikon Speedlights, the section on Master Commander and remote speedlights is worth the price of admission.
Here is a small preview:
Look, the powerful little computers you hold in you hand that we call cameras and speedlights are capable of some incredible things.
You just have to know what you have.
Let’s files this under tools for the toolbox.
Details for getting one of these DVD’s for free will be in this weeks NEWSLETTER
Haven’t been receiving your NEWSLETTER? We hear that sometimes, and we’re working on a fix. There will be an email going out to folks that are active but for some reason aren’t getting the weekly. The email will come from us, so hopefully it doesn’t land in spam land.
We’re working on a larger piece for you on convergence. Stills meet video. Should you pay attention yet? If you are, what may be the kind of gear you’ll need that will grow with you?
The research is getting done and we’re meeting with folks all along the line.
Plus doing hands on try-outs of the gear to see what works and is not just hype. We’re already finding gear that can multi-purpose for you, in stills and video.
Next weekend in LA, is a conference called Collision regarding all of this. The goal is to be the eyes and ears for you if you can’t make and do some recon on they subject.
The manufacturers are quite happy that there is a new category ofr purchases, but new players are coming in strong.
Sound experts for one.
This week is also lunch with a former president of ASC and the subject will be discussed.
So a full week ahead here on the site.