Focus On Ottawa

Month: May 2010

DIY: Do-it-yourself Beauty Dish

Let’s face it, photography equipment is expensive. A beauty dish, which is just a reflector that wraps around your studio strobe, can cost you up to $1000. Take a look at some of the prices here. A beauty dish casts a harsh(er), direct light onto the subject. But since the light is reflected outwards, it

Vibration Reduction / Image Stabilization

No VR versus VR Originally uploaded by Tukay Canuck If you’re shopping for a lens, you may want to consider vibration reduction (on Nikons) or image stabilization (on Canons). These are marketed as “VR” and “IS” on the lens model name. Other brands have this technology too, and may have different marketing terms. Image stabilization