Hope that everyone is doing well! Earlier I decided to invest in a good Nikon Speedlight... I ended up buying an SB 700 (Refurb) from Adorama. It is really a nice unit, solid build and many features/functions. I looked at 3rd party units and all and finally decided to bite the bullet and get the genuine Nikon for my main speedlight. I saved a few dollars with the re-furb and Adorama has been good to deal with.
We just recently went through a major Nor'Easter here that dropped 24" of snow on us in about 20 hours. We dug out on Saturday and Sunday I went out and shot some snow photos!
There was a lot of wind which created the patterns in the 1st and 3rd pictures!
Now back to the subject of lighting. I have been watching a gaggle of videos on the use of off camera flash and have decided to try and learn how some of that is done. Strobist work can become very expensive but I am just trying to learn it so I have worked with discount purchases.
I picked up some equipment from Amazon (well, I ordered it, not here yet) to get me started, none of it being high end but it should allow me to get a taste. If it becomes something I want to really work with, I can always upgrade.
1. Yougnuo 560II Speedlight. It is only manual but that will not be an issue.
2. Cowboy Studio Radio Triggers. Rated as very functional but maybe not long lasting. These are manual only and I got a transmitter (trigger) and 2 receivers.
3. Pair of light stands with (2) mounting adaptors and (2) umbrellas (convertable to reflective or flash through. This was sold as an inexpensive kit.
Hopefully my stuff will be here in a week and I can start playing around and see what I can make!!
Hope you are all having fun, shooting photo's and learning a little bit of new stuff each shoot!
Talk to you soon,