Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trying to be a Strobist!?

  • Guide Number
    120-ISO 100ft. / 36-DIN 21m
  • Auto Range
    3-70ft. / 1-21.3m
  • Flash Duration (Auto)
    1/1000 - 1/30000sec
  • Flash Duration (Manual)
  • Vertical Illumination Angle
  • Horizontal Illumination Angle
  • Color Temperature
  • Connections
    Hot Shoe, Shutter Cord
  • Weight (without batteries)
  • Dimensions
    100mm(W) x 130mm (H) x 105mm (D)
After taking all those senior portraits without a flash and only relying on good light from the weather, I knew it would star raining soon. I was right! So my solutions was to find a good flash that is not only cheap but a good bang for the buck. With a little research I found nikon flashes that were excellent, but it did not meet my criteria! They are so expensive...well for me anyway. It did not take me long to find a cheaper flash that I could buy for $50 on Ebay. The Vivitar 285hv! I searched and watched many flashes on Ebay with no luck in winning any bid :( For several weeks I watched Ebay and Just two days ago I WON ONE! :D I'm so excited to get my flash! I have several more senior portraits to take including my I'm hoping the flash will be here in time.

I found that many beginner strobists ( a technique using an off camera flash) use the Vivitar and I have read many reviews.

- It's more affordable
- You get more bang for your buck
- Easy to use

-Battery hog unless you have rechargeable batteries

I wan to be able to do this... :D


I just LOVE the soft light it gives portraits... beautiful!!

I love the lighting and how it creates neat shadows and detail.

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