Quick heads-up on a great deal: Midwest Photo is giving away a free 7-DVD set of Lighting in Layers (more info on the DVDs, here) with every single Jumpstarter kit purchased, while supplies last.
The Jumpstarter kits are already a great value. The no-flash kit actually costs less than the DVDs themselves, at $142.99. But no matter which kit you might be considering—the no light, single-light, add-a-light, or two-light version—the DVD set addition makes it an even better value.
Two things to know:
1. You have to enter the code HOBBYSHIP at checkout.
2. The deal also includes free UPS ground shipping within continential US. You have to calculate shipping before you enter the code. But it should take it off after the code is entered, if you choose Ground UPS and live in the lower 48.
You can learn more about the core components of the kits here, in Lighting 101.
Links to the various versions of the Jumpstarter kits follow below:
Lighting Kit WITHOUT Flash ($142.99)
Lighting Kit WITH LumoPro LP180 Flash ($271.99)
Add-A-Light Kit ($198.00) (Includes LP180 flash, but no Ares remote)
2-Light Kit ($469.99) (Includes 2 LP180 flashes, remote, stands, umbrellas, case, etc.)
It's officially cold, and my fingers feel like icicles as I type this. I guess that's why I've been craving soup lately. Unfortunately I've had a busy travel and shooting schedule (I'm hosting my own show!), the past few weeks and I haven't had time to spend all that much time in my kitchen. This Shorbat Adas has been a quick lifesaver that's literally kept my fingers warm and the cold at bay. It's a delicious Middle Eastern lentil soup who's short list of ingredients and quick prep time belies its complex layers of flavors and abundant umami. I've seen...
In case you didn't get your fill of poultry on Thanksgiving, here's an easy roast chicken for one. It comes complete with crispy skin, and cooks in a little over 12 minutes, with roasted carrots and onions! Head over to PBS food for my full post and recipe.
Are you more the "learn by doing" type?
As in, "Don't tell me, show me?"
Then you may be interested in one of the 2017 Strobist location workshops that are already planned. Or perhaps you would like to know how to schedule an in-person workshop of your own—for your photo exposition, camera club, or right in your damn living room.
Keep reading to learn how to make the monkey dance... Read more »
Are you busy in 2017? If not (or even if so!) we invite you to join Strobist's upcoming Lighting 103 course live, when it arrives in January.
As with Lighting 101 and 102, L103 is completely free. There are some minimum gear requirements (sorry, I can't afford to give each of you gel packs.) But as with L101 and 102, there is nothing crazy expensive.
The first section of the course will debut in mid-January, and new lessons will post bi-weekly after that. Expect the course to last for most (if not all) of the 2017, as there are already a couple dozen lessons planned.
Are you in? Cool beans. Here's what you need to know. Read more »
( Setlists below )
The evening's acts were Redhead (a classic guitar-rock four-piece), The Wimmin's Institute (perky pop-punk feminist four-piece playing wry wittiness such as their latest 'Nandos', with added trumpet), and the headliners, playing another of their justly renowned anniversary gigs, The Memepunks.
(Normally, when DJing for a band who play covers, I like to check in advance what they'll play, to ensure that I don't end up playing half their set before they go on stage. When you do that for The Memepunks, you end up with a list of about twenty-five tracks for a ten-song set - considerably more if one of those songs is Slimelight 2000.)
( Setlists below )
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