Modern camera equipment is so good that almost anyone can take good pictures and someone who knows what they are doing can take outstanding pictures with relative ease. If anything is wrong it can simply be put right by software that is getting more sophisticated by the week.

So where does the keen photographer go from here? It seems to me that there is no point in fighting the progress of technology. The best is to work with it and let it take us into new areas that were either too challenging, too expensive or too inconvenient in the past.

In my case, as with thousands of others at the moment, it seems to be “stobism” (working with portable lights).

Having used the Nikon Speedlight system for some years, I have now invested in PocketWizard radio control units that are simply amazing. It is possible to set up one, two or three speedlights in different zones and reliably control the power of each flash. So a picture can be taken, reviewed then modified from the camera in a matter of seconds. And I don’t need a van to carry all my gear. I can get three lights, small stands, umbrellas and the Pocket Wizards in a small holdall.

So, if you are wondering where to go next with your photography, have a look at www.strobist.blogspot.com It will open up a whole new world.

 

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