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Hi and welcome back.

Now it’s time to say goodbye to 2013 and usher in the New Year.

I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me and was a client, attended any workshops or presentations this year, or followed the blog.

Along with regular shooting, the workshop schedule for 2013 got crazy with stops in CA, PA, MA, NYC, NJ, MD, VA, OH, WI, LI, Toronto, and WPPI in Las Vegas.

2014 will prove to be a bit different.  With the workshop schedule actually expanding!

Starting this Saturday with a Glamour workshop, BH Photo on January 13, Berger Camera on January 17 and 18 for Glamour, and ending the month at Mystic Seminars.

Glamour Workshop

Berger Camera

BH Event Space

Mystic Seminars

Look for more travel workshops heading South to Florida, Atlanta, Nashville, with a possible stop in England this Summer!

The books, blog, and videos have done well, especially the BH Youtube Videos, with the Off Camera Flash Video reaching over 86,000 views!

BH OCF Video

Photographic Lighting

One Speedlight, 16 Looks

2014 is going to be great.  I can’t wait to get started.

But, not to be outdone, let’s have one last lighting post for 2013.

Shooting again at Unique Photo, whew, I was busy, busy that weekend!

I decided to shoot some High Speed Synchronization to show how easy it is to do with the Phottix Odin System.  I sold my Pocket Wizard Flexes and Radio Poppers because they just can’t attain the ease of use and convenience of the Odin System.

Shooting with Tammie in the demo station, I cranked up my shutter speed to 1/800 of a second and got this simple headshot while just working in TTL mode with two flashes.

Nikon D3, 105 f/2 DC

1/800 @ f/5.6, ISO 200, WB Daylight

Here’s the BTS.

XL Pro Key and Edge

Here’s a final shot at 1/800:

_RVH7159Then, of course, went to the two light commercial look.  I shot this look prior to the previous post where I did it with a single strobe.

Here’s the BTS:

Over and under commercial

 

And here’s a final:

_RVH7170This is a simple two light setup.  But pay strict attention to your fill light.  It needs to be at least 2-3 stops less than the key to keep the fill accurate and only open the shadows just a touch.  You don’t want the fill to overpower the key; you just want a hint of light to fill everything in completely.

Many thanks to Tammie for being a sport!

That’s it for now.  I hope to meet a lot of new faces in 2014 around the world.

Enjoy the New Year celebration and be safe!  If it is already 2014 where you are, Happy New Year!!!