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LumiQuest and Joe McNally at PDN PhotoPlus 2010

Quest Couch of LumiQuest at PDN PhotoPlus 2010

“These are really exciting times for small flash photography.”

So says Quest Couch, a good friend and the co-founder, with Heidi Kenny, of LumiQuest. Based in Texas, LumiQuest has for many years been the leader in accessories for small flash units. They have always been committed to “products that work, rather than gimmicks that sell.” Maybe that’s why Quest and I have always gotten along so well; here at Visual Departures, that’s our mission, too.

Quest and I spent some time watching Joe McNally do a live demo at the Nikon booth to a standing-room-only crowd; like many shooters, Joe makes the LumiQuest products a key part of his location lighting equipment package. Quest has done a number of short and very instructive videos on LumiQuest’s website. No matter how long you have been shooting, spend some time on their site — you’ll learn a lot in a short time. Joe McNally’s blog should be in your bookmarks as well, as he explains the nuts and bolts of his masterful photos.

David Hobby and Rosco Labs Present: The Strobist Collection

David Hobby & Rosco present The Strobist Collection

Create Striking or Balanced Photographs (Your Choice) With These Correction and Effect Filters for Speedlight Flash Units

Rosco, the worldwide leader in color filters has assembled the essential collection of filters for use with your on-board flash. Rosco has been manufacturing color filters since 1910 and their Cinegel range of color filters has earned two Academy Awards®. Working with David Hobby, the founder of www.strobist.com, The Strobist Collection contains the Cinegel filters photographers need, properly sized (1.5″x3.25″) to fit most shoe-mount strobes. There are 20 different colors inside with multiple pieces of each color for a total of 55 pieces of filter. These filters give you independent control over the color temperature of each of your speedlights, letting you mix and match key, fill, and backlight however you want. Continue Reading…