Economy Portable LED Light Source

Daylight LED lamps. Many of these are daylight rated that is 5500-6000K. I have just purchased two portable 23W/1400Lumen ones from Screwfix. Taking the base off and mounting them on flash stands (need to buy bits and pieces from Amazon) has given me a cheap way of adding support lighting to my 580EX II flash which I also mount on a stand with a diffuser and remotely trigger using hahnel Tuff TTL triggers.

Although not as effective or powerful as professional LED lights they are much cheaper at £30 each. They recently solved a problem at a wedding which was in a barn. They allowed me to take wider shots by mounting a light source either side of the small groups. Being portable they let me move them around quickly and not have trailing cables. I also have a 30W mains powered unit and find them all a lot more convenient at this type of even than my studio flashes.

Finished WebSites

For some weeks I have been working on my websites to make them mobile  friendly. I am using Bootstrap 4 framework. As it is still an Alpha release so there may be changes but I did not want to use V3 and then change in a few months.

For my photo albums I use The Turning Gates new Backlight with the Client Response Gallery and Theatre plugins, as these link to my main image management software Adobe Lightroom

I have finally finished (if it is ever finished) and my wedding shoot on the 3rd September will be my first live trial, other than my hobby nature site that has live images already. (my main website) (my image gallery of wildlife, landscapes etc.) (my wordpress blog and information site)

to make thing easier they can also be accessed using ,,

Early Photo of a Lizard

Lizard likes smelly feet
Lizard likes smelly feet

Hunting through old photos I came across this one from 1986 in Formentera. This is around the time I became fascinated with Lizards. I can still remember manually focussing as it came closer and closer. Finally for this image I had stretched  up to the limit of being able to see through the viewfinder.

Rain Rain Rain

Well rain has stopped play, that is catch-up work around the house. So indoor work on my two website. This has been mainly a tidy up of configuration and then getting my TTG Backlight gallery up and running for my forthcoming Wedding shoot. This will enable clients to feedback and select images online speeding up the delivery process and the hardest part of designing a book, the image selection. I use Blurb Books, I find the quality is a cut above the rest and enables online purchasing by the client, plus epub and pdf versions


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