Some of you might recognise the series of books the one above belongs to. My son loves them so imagine his surprise when he leafed through this latest copy only to find both his Dad’s name and image half way through!
Product and macro photographers are rather forced into having a reflector and diffuser fetish.. I regularly set up shots using 7 or 8 reflectors, flags, scrims and diverse diffusers and have often torn my hair out trying to position one “just so”. You would have thought that numerous companies would have produced a multitude of cheap solutions to the problem but actually, not really! Manfrotto has a few hideously expensive articulated arms, 6-8 of which would set you back about a grand or more! There are some Chinese companies that produce a couple of gooseneck products but either the necks are two week or the clamps are, so they’re not particularly effective, even at £20 a pop. So now let me share a top tip that I recently discovered: I give you the Lonzoth Universal Phone Holder Clip! These are very simple plastic covered wire goosenecks to hold mobile phones but with a few big differences.
So there you go. Simple, effective and cheap reflector/diffuser holders!
The new GDPR legislation becomes law in May of this year and few photographers are yet fully aware of its impending implications upon their business. It’s worth having a read of the links here as the effects of this are likely to be more far reaching than many will have anticipated. In this article one photographer aims to give an overview of how wedding photography business practices will be changed quite significantly and the potential risks of non-compliance.
In 2015 Matt Granger published this video aimed at beginners wanting to begin their journey into macro photography. Worth a watch if that’s you.