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Trying to Light Right !

Hey Flashers!

I'm Richard and I've been shooting professionally for far too long and I'm still learning new things everyday. I though I'd share some of my experiences.

I hope someone finds it useful....

Pixel Mago Flash review


I was lucky enough to receive a free sample Pixel Mago Flash to test with my Canon Cameras.

Unfortunately it wasn’t free as it got stopped by customs and I had to pay and extra €26 euros in import duty :-( boo…..

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Godox Xenergizer 600 first impressions


Hi Flashers, heres my review of the Godox Xenergiser 600 flash. Its really good product which includes a remote power adjustment and trigger. I’m really enjoying using it. Read on for more info….

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Flashing with three 550ex and Yongnuo 622s


Hi Flashers, I'm still mega busy with work so I haven't had time to put together a detailed review of the YN622s. I have had a few emails from readers so I will copy paste them below for reference. I also had the opportunity to shoot a wedding with the …

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Yongnuo 622 Rules OK!


Hey Flashers, Christmas has come early!

I have just received a set of brand spanking new Yongnuo 622 TTL radio triggers!!!! And within 5 minutes of using them I can safely say that these triggers blow the Pixel Kings out of the water!!!!!!

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Pixel King Hyper-Sync Test on the Beach


Important Update! I just got second Sunpak flash and tried another "Hypersync" shoot using the Pixel King triggers. This time however I used a Canon 5Dmk2 and the results weren't as good as those when using the Canon 40D Although the flashes triggered as expected, I wasn't seeing the same …

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iDVD Encoding from HD Problem


Hey Flashers, I ran into a problem the other day whilst trying to burn a Wedding DVD. Heres the Lowdown: Recorded Wedding video in HD 1080i Edited with iMovie Via iMovie I used the share option to send the video directly to iDVD in the hope of producing a SD …

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Using Pixel King at a Wedding


Hey Flashers, Last weekend was my first wedding job of the year and a good opportunity to use the Pixel Kings in a real world situation. Here’s what I found: Pixel released a new firmware v 1020 and it still doesn’t fix compatibility issues with my Canon 550EX’s

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Annie under the bridge


My hard drive recovery is coming long nicely. If found this set of images that I shot a few years back. They were of an old acquaintance who was the lead singer in an all Girl Punk Rock band (can’t remember their name?)

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“You Can Call Me Dave”


Back in 2005 when I was freelancing for the local Newspaper, I was sent to photograph a little known politician addressing a Conservative party meeting in Windsor.
I took the photos, submitted my images to the paper, archived them on my hard drive and then promptly forgot about them…… until today.

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Hello Sailor! Goodbye Film…..


Hey Flashers, Recently I've had some time to dig around some of my old backup hard drives (which crashed) and I found a whole set of photos from 2001 when I worked onboard a cruise ship and still shot on film! I haven't used film since then and although I still …

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