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Whew, what a relief!. I thought that would never end. At last someone has freed us from the shackles of the past.The CEO of Yahoo has stated that there are no more professional photographers. I can't tell you what a weight this has lifted off my shoulders. I'll bet there will be celebrating in studios and editorial offices all over Perth - not to mention in the Uni's and TAFE's. I feel like declaring a national holiday. They've flooded the Shoot Photography Workshops main studio with beer and we're all going to get our swimming suits.No more having to ask for money from people, no more ABN numbers or keeping accounts. No more paying off leases on equipment or premises, and no more advertising in expensive wedding journals for jobs. The former fashion and food photographers no longer have to put up with the precious antics of their clients - they can kick the anorexic tarts out and throw the Tuscan casserole pots in the bin.Most of all I hear a cheer from the former wedding workers - now they...

That flash head up there in the boom arm - is that an Elinchrom?By golly, yes it is. It's one of the new Elinchrom D-Lite RX One heads. Looks like someone finally made a good system flash head that can go on the end of an arm - 'course you could always put things on the ends of boom arms, but with heavy flashes, the boom arm started to get heavier and the the support stand started to get heavier, and pretty soon you had the sort of thing that Cammel Laird used to put turrets on battleships...

Go on. Harden up. Time to soften your photos.We've just put out a sales stack of CL-brand soft boxes and suitable speed rings on our bargain floor near the front of the store.The CL boxes come in all sorts of sizes - from little 40 x 40 squares up to massive strip and bed boxes. There are octas as well. Also deep and shallow types and some with recessed fronts so that you can fit egg crate grilles.The speed rings are available for Elinchrom, Profoto, and Bowens - though there are a limited number of Bowens ones. As you'll see from the illustration, the rings are multiple-use types - they are colour-coded for where the rods are to be inserted.These are well-built items and would serve a good long time in professional use.The sale prices are 30% off marked retail for individual items - and if you buy the softboxes with a lighting kit we'll go to 40% off the softbox prices. It is a good opportunity to expand the light-shaping capabilities of your studio....

We lugged in a pallet of Elinchrom 500/500 BX kits last week and then lugged 5 armloads of them out the front door again to a happy customer.I can see why he was happy - they are 500 w/s kits with two 500 heads, integral radio control, EL Skyport transmitter included, two softboxes in a fitted case, and cords and manuals for a good price.Standard Elinchrom two-catch bayonet reflector fitting, so they match all the Elinchrom light shapers. Integrated fan cooling and monitoring. Very sturdy outer case and the kind of components that will literally shoot all day in professional situations without going down.There are a small knot of boxed kits still available on the sales floor - if you want to start a small pro studio or a big enthusiast studio, these are a good thing to start with. We've got a variety of sand s to support them as well and if you really want to push the boat out, get a beauty dish at the same time.Picture at the top of the post? Elinchrom shot that. The...

Some of our readers are new studio shooters who have purchased D-lite and BXRi outfits. These feature two heads and soft box or umbrella light shapers - they are an ideal way to start to learn studio lighting. Endless experimentation is possible as you mix and match the modifiers.Some of the new shooters may be ready for the next step - the beauty dish. That's an Elinchrom 44 cm beauty dish at the top of the header - standard fitting and it slots directly into the D-lite or BXRi heads. It's a metal dish with a soft white inner coating and a strange little plate on a stick balanced inside.The strange little plate is a blocker that prevents the direct blast of the flash tube from coming out forward at the subject - it deflects it to the side evenly into the big dish. You'll see four separate deflectors on the next image, and note that there is a silver, a gold, a white, and a translucent one.These provide varying degrees of modification to the light blast - in the...

If you don't like puns, go look at cat videos on YouTube. We do puns here - Dad jokes as well - it is a form of pun-ishment.Okay, we noticed a rival shop has put out some useful studio light sets in their flyer this week and one of our salespersons remembered that we have several of the same sets sitting up in our storeroom. Ever keen to whale the tar out of the competition, we have set them out on the floor and priced them $ 50 cheaper than the other guys.You've got to be fast, because there are only two complete three-head kits available - plus a single head kit. They are the Glanz 160 Di kits - three heads per kit with a radio trigger included, stands and umbrellas, in a fitted carry case. Variable power, variable modelling lamp, charge signal, hard wire points and IR trigger if needed. 160 w/s per head.Perfect for a small portrait or product studio - combine this with a Glanz light tent and you have a catalog illustrator's dream setup for...

My fellow Australians, we have just received photographs and information that have alerted us to the fact that there is more stock on the Camera Electronic shelves than strictly required. This equipment must go. To this end we have considered two courses of action: a naval blockade or a ten-day sale. As most of us get seasick, we will pursue the second choice.To this end, email messages have gone out to the subscribers of Camera Electronic's newsletter informing them of severe price reductions on items noted in the labels of this posting - Canon, Nikon, Manfrotto,Datacolor, Elinchrom, etc.etc. These will continue in force until the end of trading on the 31st of October, 2012.Our terms are not negotiable. Stock must be in-store. Payment in full - cash or card. First come-first served. No online sales of these special items.We will  maintain visual surveillance of the camera sites until the stock is gone. Until that is done, units of  SAC ( the Shop Assistants Command ) will orbit at predetermined stations ready for a sudden swoop upon designated customers. This is...

How many of you out there watch YouTube? I mean for detailed instructions on the use of professional photographic equipment as well as the videos of kittens falling in toilets? If you restrict yourself to the latter you may be missing out on a real training resource.I thought of this when I was rigging out the studio for a shoot this last Sunday. I wanted to achieve a deliberate lighting effect of a pool of light falling on the models' shoulders. I went searching. Sure enough someone wanted to do the same thing and showed how.It was simple. If I shot an Elinchrom mono block straight down it would work but it would splash far too much on the floor - and it would have been far too powerful even at the lowest setting. But the simple addition of a honeycomb grid in the reflector narrowed the beam and attenuated the light - and the model looked fabulous.I use the 18cm general purpose reflectors - Elinchrom make a set of three round grids to fit. They are progressively restrictive (...

It never fails. You are in the studio. You have set up the perfect shot, with 3 metres square of product, two anorexic models, enough flashes to be seen from space, and an alpaca. Neither the models nor the alpaca will take direction and the alpaca has been eating something all morning...

Those of you out there using the Elincrom Ranger Quadra flashes in their various configurations will be buoyed by the news that we have the new Li-ion batteries for these in stock now.The box in front of me is surprisingly light - the battery itself is only 730 grammes. The price is moderate - $ 345. The life expectancy is good - they say you you can expect 320 full-power flashes from this battery.I wondered about the amount of time that you would need to charge it up again if you discharged it flat - and whether it would have some sort of weird memory effect if you did it at a lesser rate. Apparently not - 90 minutes full charge from flat and no memory effect. For those of us that remember Ni Cad and Ni MH battery systems this is a great relief.I am a great believer in lithium batteries, having discovered how well they suit the portable speed light flashes that I use and realizing their light weight means an easier job to do - at the...