Thorsten “The Great” Ott Returns with One of the Deepest Lighting Tutorials Ever Made!

Just how much information can you cram into your brain in 2hrs for $250.00? UPDATE 8/09/10: THIS JUST IN! OTT HAS CONFIRMED THE PERMANENT PRICE OF THE NEW TUTORIAL AT AN AWESOME $175.00!!!! Photography veteran Thorsten Ott makes his grand return to the photography community forefront with what could easily be argued as the “Photography …

Product Review: Paul C. Buff Parabolic Light Modifier – PLM

THE PRINCE IS BACK! Ladies and gentlemen I’ve been working my butt off! Recently I acquired the Paul C. Buff Parabolic Light Modifier (PLM) as well as an Alien Bees B800. Lets start from the top. Why would one purchase this? Five¬†reasons: it works!, its CHEAP!, it could potentially reduce your need for a soft …

Kacey Pole Adaptor: Get Your Hot Shoe Flash Where You Need It!

The Prince is BACK!!! Between LOTS of shooting, I’ve been testing tons of new equipment, techniques, shooting some surprise hotties, and finishing up some critical workshop details. I’m now gonna start posting short reviews of the gear and techniques. I know. It’s about time! First up: The Kacey Pole Adapter. Okay people, here’s the skinny …

Step Aside, Mola. Enter the Beauty Wok!

Its me, David Griffin A.K.A. “The Prince of Cheap,” and I am BACK AGAIN! Its time. It’s time! Its time for me to give a¬†another short review of another cheap tool. After months of searching and searching for a beauty dish, I finally found one. It was a 16 inch dish that saved my life …

Cheap Softbox = Expensive Results!

Its me David Griffin A.K.A. “The Prince of Cheap” here! I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack – here with another short review of another piece of cheap gear that you can use to get better results with your photography! This time its the ubiquitous softbox. The cool thing is that I’m now a fan of smaller tools for harder …

Are you serious? A $59.00 BEAUTY DISH?

Its me, David Griffin A.K.A. “The PRINCE OF CHEAP” back again! I cannot tell a lie… I’ve had tons of new equipment and haven’t told anyone. :) Until now! I’ve finally ended my quest! I’ve found the cheap beauty dish! Its here! Its here!! I went to ebay searching for a beauty dish. I was …

Product Review: GlacialLight LED-BR30 & LED-BR40 Bulbs

GlacialTech Inc. of Taipei, Taiwan last week sent us two product samples of their GlacialLight, the LED-BR30, above left, and LED-BR40, right. The idea was to test the quality of light of these LED bulbs when applied to photographic lighting. Although both the BR30 and BR40 are actually intended as household lights to replace incandescent …

Continuous Light Portraits with the Britek Pro-5000 Daylight Fluorescent Kit

It’s David Griffin, “The Prince of Cheap,” here again!!! Now anyone that’s asked me about lighting choices knows I am a big proponent of strobes. But today I am a changed man! After having a try with something totally new, I may be reconsidering my exclusive thinking about my lighting equipment choices. Now, on to …