Sunday, July 19, 2015

SEEING IS BELIEVING [VER PARA CREER]

SEEING IS BELIEVING / VER  PARA CREER

Diferentes opciones para controlar, fotografiar y realizar videos de alta resolución (HD)
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Different options for control, photography, and stunning HD videos



LILY es el primera cámara lanzable voladora tipo drone auto controlada. Permite crear filmanciones videográficas que estana reservadas previamente única y exclusivamente para camarógrafos profesionales. LILY es a prueba de agua, ultraportátil y realizar sorprendentes fimaciones en alta deficición (HD). Este video presenta tres (3) opciones.
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LILY is the world's first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos.  This video shows three (3) alternatives for these devices.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AURORA LITE BANK SPEEDBOUNCE 30 & 40 [ENGLISH VERSION ONLY]



AURORA LITE BANK SPEED BOUNCERS 30 & 40. Check the size of diffusser compared to the flash unit.

 

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OPTIMAL LIGHT MODIFIER FOR SHOE MOUNTED FLASH UNITS

Portable light modifiers for speedlight were flooded in the market to meet the demand of speedlight users for soft or bounced light. They worked in terms of portability but compact size did not help to bring sufficient light over large subjects. Speedbounce is designed to overcome this problem.Without losing out exposure, Speedbounce delivers soft and even light to your subject eliminating unwanted high light or nasty shadows.

SPEEDBOUNCE 30 By AURORA LITE BANK

SPEEDBOUNCE 40 By AURORA LITE BANK

Speedbounce is even more portable than those small softboxes already in the market. It twists folds down to less than 1/2 of its size and comes in a round carrying case. Set up is simple as Speedbounce will spring open automatically. A non slippery strap comes included, along with a few others adhesive Velcro® fasteners you can easily install it over the Flash head; it leaves no mark on your speedlight and yet is strong enough to hold the Speedbounce steady against wind.

SpeedBounce is offered in two different sizes: 30cms. diameter and 40cms. diameter. Both are ideal size for portrait shooting indoor as well as outdoor or location. There are instances in which I use two (2) or four 4). But I keep my lighting setup simple that looks natural. I usually use a three (3) light setup: 
two (2 Flash units + Speedbounce diffussers) and one (1) direct Flash for the background or to rim light the subject. And what I like the most is the ease of use to blend fill in Flash with ambient light.

The way each unit is designed is the same with conventional softbox in terms of lighting effect. Back and column are made with black/ silver material for reflection and front diffuser is made with Aurora standard diffusing material for soft and even lighting.


Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed at 24mm. 45°to the left on a light stand indoors

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 40 zoomed at 105mm. 45°to the left on a light stand outdoors
Before I was able to use them as part of my camera and lighting equipment, I decide to do some shot tests:


Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/8 power

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/4 power

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/2 power

Off camera DIRECT  Flash zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/8 power
Although I did test the diffussers at other settings, I did not find major differences but slight differences which will vary on camera equipment, lens, distance, light setup, personal preferences, etc. However, For the style of photography I do and like most, these ultra light weight diffussers were right to my demands, use, and abuse. Most important I was absolutely satisfied and delighted with the results. I have been using them for a month and half under different situations, but mostly on location portraiture.

One light color portrait black and white, now check my final creative version below under Sample Images

One light portrait black and white, now check my final creative version below under Sample Images
I found that for my personal preferences sometimes a ½~1 stop under or overexposure – depending on the subject - was the right exposure or my preferred shot to work with or as a final image.
Its unique circular shape creates a round eye catch creating a lively look on the subject. Much shallower than conventional light, contrast is higher and yet it is as soft as conventional light.


KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST. Check the nice and lively catchlight in the subject's eyes.
 Some of the images I was able to get by using AURORA Lite Bank Speedbouncer 30 & 40...

AFRO MEXICANS, Afro Mexican Coalition, The Triad Area,
Raleigh/ Durham, NC On camera Flash + Speedbouncer 40

HONDURIAN "CATRACHO" SPIRIT AT HIS BEST Audias Castro, Triad Area, NC, USA  shot with one single Off camera Flash + Speedbouncer 30 at arm's length

Jazz Guitar Player Steve Smith, Burlington, North Carolina, USA shot with one single speedlight + SPEEDBOUNCE 40
KING KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST,
Burlington, NC, USA

KING KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST,
Burlington, NC, USA Three (3) light setup, two (2) SPEEDBOUNCER 30 & 40


AURORA LITE BANK



Monday, June 1, 2015

SPEEDBOUNCE 30 & 40 [SPEEDBOUNCE OPTIMO MODIFICADOR/ SUAVIZADOR DE LUZ PARA UNIDADES DE FLASH DE ZAPATA]


AURORA LITE BANK SPEED BOUNCERS 30 & 40. Check the size of diffusser compared to the flash unit.

 

AURORA LITE BANK

OPTIMAL LIGHT MODIFIER FOR SHOE MOUNTED FLASH UNITS

Portable light modifiers for speedlight were flooded in the market to meet the demand of speedlight users for soft or bounced light. They worked in terms of portability but compact size did not help to bring sufficient light over large subjects. Speedbounce is designed to overcome this problem.Without losing out exposure, Speedbounce delivers soft and even light to your subject eliminating unwanted high light or nasty shadows.

SPEEDBOUNCE 30 By AURORA LITE BANK

OPTIMO MODIFICADOR/ SUAVIZADOR DE LUZ PARA UNIDADES DE FLASH DE ZAPATA
Los modificadores/ difusores portatiles para unidades de Flash han inundado el mercado supliendo una necesidad o demanda que los usuarios requieren para controlar la iluminación con estas unidades ya sea de manera directa o rebotada. Algunos han funcionado en cuestión de compatibilidad, no obstante, no ha sucedido así en cuanto a un tamaño compacto y además, que sea liviano. Por otro lado, estos difusores no producen el área de iluminación deseado. El Speedbounce de Aurora Lite Bank se diseñó especialmente pensando en esta pérdida notable de luz o para una fácil compensación de la exposición. El Speedbounce produce una luz suave, pareja, balanceada sobre el sujeto eliminando brillos molestos o sombras desagradables.
SPEEDBOUNCE 40 By AURORA LITE BANK

Speedbounce is even more portable than those small softboxes already in the market. It twists folds down to less than 1/2 of its size and comes in a round carrying case. Set up is simple as Speedbounce will spring open automatically. A non slippery strap comes included, along with a few others adhesive Velcro® fasteners you can easily install it over the Flash head; it leaves no mark on your speedlight and yet is strong enough to hold the Speedbounce steady against wind.

SpeedBounce is offered in two different sizes: 30cms. diameter and 40cms. diameter. Both are ideal size for portrait shooting indoor as well as outdoor or location. There are instances in which I use two (2) or four 4). But I keep my lighting setup simple that looks natural. I usually use a three (3) light setup: 
two (2 Flash units + Speedbounce diffussers) and one (1) direct Flash for the background or to rim light the subject. And what I like the most is the ease of use to blend fill in Flash with ambient light.

The way each unit is designed is the same with conventional softbox in terms of lighting effect. Back and column are made with black/ silver material for reflection and front diffuser is made with Aurora standard diffusing material for soft and even lighting.


Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed at 24mm. 45°to the left on a light stand indoors

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 40 zoomed at 105mm. 45°to the left on a light stand outdoors


El Speedbounce es incluso más portátil que aquellas cajas de luz disponibles en el mercado. La unidad se puede doblar y reducir a un tamaño mínimo de 15 cms. (6 pulgadas) de diámetro aproximadamente para el Speedbounce 30 con un peso de 100 gramos (3.5 onzas) y de 18 cms.(7 pulgadas) de diámetro aproximadamente con un peso de 128 gramos (4.5 onzas) para el Speedbounce 40. Esto hace que el tamaño circular de la unidad se reduzca a menos de la mitad del tamaño total cuando se guarda en sus respectivo estuche o bolsa. Para utilizar cualquiera de las dos unidades, simplemente se saca de la bolsa y con un rápido movimiento de la mano se recupera la forma circular original. Se incluye además una correa (y otros parches) de Velcro® para sujetar y prevenir que el difusor se desprenda incluso frente al viento, no marca ni daña la cabeza del Flash.

El Speedbounce se ofrece en dos tamaños: 30 centímetros y 40 centímetros de diámetro. Ambas unidades tienen un tamaño ideal, apropiado y muy práctico para la fotografía de retratos tanto en interior como en exterior o en locación. Hay ocasiones en las que uso dos (2) o cuatro (4). Pero trato en lo posible de mantener una iluminación simple que luzca natural Por lo general, utilizo tres unidades de Flash: dos (2) Flashes con Speedbounce y un tercero directo para el fondo/ separar el sujeto del fondo. Lo que más me gusta de estos difusores es la facilidad de uso para mezclar la luz artificial agregada del Flash de relleno con la luz ambiente.

Se han diseñadocada unidad de una manera similar a una caja de luz portátil en términos de la calidad y el efecto de iluminación. La parte posterior junto con el borde interno constan de un material reflectante mientras que la parte frontal, es de un material difusor estándar en la fabricación de otros productos alternativos de Aurora Lite Bank.

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Before I was able to use them as part of my camera and lighting equipment, I decide to do some shot tests:

Antes de comenzar a utilizarlos como parte de mi equipo fotográfico y accessorios de iluminación, llevé a cabo un par de pruebas:

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/8 power

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/4 power

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/2 power

Off camera DIRECT  Flash zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/8 power
Although I did test the diffussers at other settings, I did not find major differences but slight differences which will vary on camera equipment, lens, distance, light setup, personal preferences, etc. However, For the style of photography I do and like most, these ultra light weight diffussers were right to my demands, use, and abuse. Most important I was absolutely satisfied and delighted with the results. I have been using them for a month and half under different situations, but mostly on location portraiture.

Aunque pude probar y experimentar estos difusores en diferentes configuraciones, realmente no encontré diferencias notables sino más bien pequeñas y mínimas variaciones que pueden variar con el equipo fotográfico, lente, distancia, posición de las luces, preferencias personales, etc.No obstante, para el estilo de fotografía que realizo y que más me gusta, estos difusores ultra livianos son la combinación perfecta para mis exigencias, uso y abuso. Los he usado como parte de un proyecto fotográfico para retratar personas en locación – debido al poco tiempo o restricciones que se me imponen para llevar a cabo las fotografías.

One light color portrait black and white, now check my final creative version below under Sample Images

One light portrait black and white, now check my final creative version below under Sample Images


I found that for my personal preferences sometimes a ½~1 stop under or overexposure – depending on the subject - was the right exposure or my preferred shot to work with or as a final image.
Its unique circular shape creates a round eye catch creating a lively look on the subject. Much shallower than conventional light, contrast is higher and yet it is as soft as conventional light.


KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST. Check the nice and lively catchlight in the subject's eyes.
 De acuerdo a mis preferencias personales, creo que entre 1/2 y 1 punto de sobre o subexposición - dependiendo del sujeto o del tema - fue mi elección final como imagen para editar o mantener como imagen final.
Su forma circular única crea un reflejo atractivo en los ojos, por ejemplo, lo cual le agrega o le brinda vivacidad a la mirada del sujeto. Mucho menor en profundidad, brinda también un contraste mayor y aún así, la luz es suave.

Even today I continue to experiment with these units to improve and add more drama to the shoots I am putting together for my new photo project. Give them a try; you will not be disappointed at all!


Hasta este momento continúo experimentado y jugando con las capacidades de estos difusores para mejorar y agregar más drama a las imágenes de mi nuevo proyecto fotográfico. Les sugiero que los prueben; estoy absolutamente seguro que no se van a decepcionar.

Some of the images I was able to get by using AURORA Lite Bank Speedbouncer 30 & 40...

Algunas de las imágenes que pude obtener utilizando el Speedbouncer 30 & 40 de AURORA Lite Bank...


AURORA LITE BANK

AFRO MEXICANS, Afro Mexican Coalition, The Triad Area,
Raleigh/ Durham, NC On camera Flash + Speedbouncer 40

HONDURIAN "CATRACHO" SPIRIT AT HIS BEST Audias Castro, Triad Area, NC, USA  shot with one single Off camera Flash + Speedbouncer 30 at arm's length

Jazz Guitar Player Steve Smith, Burlington, North Carolina, USA shot with one single speedlight + SPEEDBOUNCE 40
KING KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST,
Burlington, NC, USA

KING KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST,
Burlington, NC, USA Three (3) light setup, two (2) SPEEDBOUNCER 30 & 40


AURORA LITE BANK