Tag: wide angle

Exploring the Exposure Triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Iso
by Rick Sammon

Getting a good exposure, like a good card trick, is easy—easy if you know the trick or technique. In a good magic trick, the steps for success include diversion, performance, and of course, skill in handling the cards. In photography, the steps for success begin with what’s called the exposure triangle: the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings.

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Photography Secrets: Lost in the Sand Dunes
By Tom Bol

When Nikon introduced the SB-5000 early 2016, I almost spilled my coffee. The speedlight I was dreaming about had arrived. Most importantly, the SB-5000 used a radio signal instead of an optical signal. This meant I didn’t need line-of-sight to trigger the light, and I could fire my flashes almost 100′ away. Combined with faster recycling, more power, and a built-in cooling fan, this flash wasn’t just a bump in features; it was a speedlight overhaul. And Nikon wasn’t the only company to improve their speedlights. Canon and others had introduced radio-controlled speedlights. With these new speedlight capabilities, I needed to put the SB-5000 to the test. I wanted to see how well the new radio signal worked. How far could I trigger the flash? How many flashes could I get before the batteries started to struggle? To get some answers, I loaded up my trailer and headed to Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.

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