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Let’s Go Camping

From: David Dahlquist, Freelance News Photographer San Juan Capistrano, CA I was covering a three day breast cancer walk last month and we were on location 24/7 for all three days. While shooting interviews with some of the volunteers at night in small dome tents. I needed to light the interviews but did not want […]

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Plug It In

From: Mike Venable, Chief Photographer, WLFL How many times have you gone into an old house or office and could not find a plug in? Especially a plug in with 3 holes (1-for the ground). My solution, I went to Home Depot and bought a “light bulb fixture” screw in adapter, plug in. Just remove […]

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TIP | Mobile Bounce Card

TIP | Mobile Bounce Card

From: Austin "Liveshot" Reeves, Orlando, FL Being a nightside photog, I have to use my batt-light a pretty fair amount. I’ve experimented with low watt bulbs, high watt bulbs, and finally think I have come up with the perfect setup. Using a fairly high watt bulb, take a piece of HEAVY diffusion (frost gel) and […]

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What Doesn’t IKEA Sell?

What Doesn’t IKEA Sell?

From: Phil Fraboni, E.N.G. Camera / Editor — CHtv Hamilton, ON aka HamCam I came across this lamp dimmer while doing a "Get your closets organized" story at IKEA. It could be used nicely to dim a table lamp that we all love to set in the background of our shots. Nine times out of […]

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Trapper Keeper Rules!

From: Jeff Cools Here’s a great way to safe some time with your light gels. I cut them down to approx 9×12 and punched holes in the one side using a paper hole punch. Then I gathered them all together and put them in a school binder. I seperated the different colored gels with a […]

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It’s a Jungle Out There

From: John DuMontelle, www.latincam.net How many times do we find ourselves shooting an interview in a situation where we don’t have access to electricity. All of a sudden we’re stuck with our camera light. Working in Nicaragua I end up having to shoot a lot of these interviews on remote mountain tops or backwater jungle. […]

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Reporter Sandwich

Reporter Sandwich

From: Duke Taylor and Lisa Carlson All the photogs at my station have great light kits, but actually I usually only bring one light fitted with a Chimera (it’s like a big cloth box with black sides and a white front…it softens the light) into an interview. Figure out where you want the camera to […]

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