category is dedicated to aspiring photographers
the commercial world, the demands in photography
differ greatly from those of a hobby. One doesn't
have the luxury of time or god forbid, a re-shoot.
A professional photographer is paid to create
a photo that either enhances a client's public
image or sells a particular product. To do this,
studio strobes are often used.
To the uninitiated, strobes are frightfully intimidating.
Unlike lenses, where the effects of a wide angle
compared to those of a telephoto are clearly obvious,
strobe is invisible. When a strobe is fired, the
light emitted is simply too fast for the human
eye to see.
many years shooting professionally, I've mastered
the use of strobes. I hope that in sharing some
of my techniques, it will encourage young photographers
to adopt strobes as an integral part of photography.
information on photo (circa 1982)
Quad Power Pack / single Quad head plus softbox
150mm f/5.6 Symmar
Ektachrome Professional 64 transparency (EPR64)
f/16 at 1/125 sec