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Andy Strachwsky’s Asia Photography Tour 2012 @ PASM Workshop – 2-3 June 2012 – Special Discount for Readers

[Update: 17 May 2012] Special discount for PASM Workshop members, now for HK$1,980. Email to sales@pasmworkshop.com to enroll.

It’s finally here, Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net is finally bringing his new LIGHT workshop to Asia and PASM Workshop will be hosting the Hong Kong seminars and workshops. S$375 (HK$2,320) for early bird registration, definitely a bargain for a 2-day workshop. Check out the following video where Andy will tell you what this tour is all about.

Andy Strachwsky, a lighting specialist and a professional retoucher for many years taught photography, lighting and retouching workshops around the world including Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Germany, England, Spain, Canada, Singapore, Honk Kong, Malaysia and the United States. He also did a workshop for a company called creativeLIVE which was transmitted LIVE globally over the Internet with thousands of viewers.

During the tour Andy Strachwsky will conduct a seminar intended for the beginning photographer. Professional lighting adviser and retoucher Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net will go over the basics that you need to take your photography to the next level. His simplistic, laid back and real approach to photography is a refreshing breath of air in this industry that is polluted with marketing. Andy will go over everything you truly need to be able to take the photographs you want. He will be talking gear, lighting, composition and how to further yourself in the industry. If you are just starting out and you feel like you don’t know where to go, join us for this one of a kind photography seminar!

He will also conduct different levels of photographic and post-processing workshops. Begins by understanding the dynamics of light, explore complicated multi light scenarios using a variety of modifiers. Andy will also cover the topics of color and light, as well as balancing different temperature lights. The whole workshop will feature a high fashion workflow with a heavy lean towards posing and communication with models and pre-visualization as well as a complete understanding of the physics of light with special participations of Fashion Photographer Richard Chen, Beauty & Glamour Photographer Borj Meneses and Stylist Don Cristobal.

Itinerary

SINGAPORE | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: MAY 26, 2012
SINGAPORE | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012
HONG KONG | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Date: JUNE 02 to 03, 2012
PHILIPPINES | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR Featuring Richard Chen & Borj Meneses – Date: JUNE 08, 2012
PHILIPPINES | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Batch 1: June 09, 2012 / Batch 2 :June 10, 2012
MALAYSIA | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: JUNE 16, 2012
MALAYSIA | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012

To sign up and know more about the detailed Itineraries please chose the country you wish to enroll at the following link, http://purpleglassstudio.com/portfolio/andy-strachwskys-light-workshop-tour-2012/.

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Photography, Photoshop, Strobist | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Trigger Set Review by FlashRaw

FlashRaw posted a very thorough review on the all new Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Trigger Set together with some really nice shots and demonstration pics. The new Strato II line evolved from its much successful Strato I line with cool new features like 4 group selector; screw-down locks for both transmitters & receivers; dedicated On/Off Switches on both transmitters & receivers and improved compatibility with Nikon SB-600 Speedlight.

My studio, PASM Workshop is now carrying both the Nikon and Canon versions, sorry Sony lovers, guess you all have to wait a bit. It comes in two different packings. One is the 5-in-1 Tigger Set with a transmitter and receiver (HK$690 list price and PASM price is HK$630) for Canon and Nikon and one is the receiver only set for both Canon and Nikon (HK$345 list price and HK$320 for PASM members and fans). To order, you can (a) buy it online through their Products Page and payment is via Paypal or (b) send your orders to sales@pasm-workshop.com and their sales team will get back to you.

I’m not going into details of the new triggers as FlashRaw did a great job in review it, just extracting their end notes and conclusion here for your reference.

End Notes and Conclusion

In case you just skipped here to the conclusion after skimming through the photos of the new Strato Multi triggers from Phottix, here’s a rundown of the key points:

Pro:

  • 4 selectable groups
  • TTL pass-through
  • Backwards compatibility with last-generation Stratos
  • Reliable & 100% clean triggering at 1/250
  • Great build quality
  • Locking hotshoe pins
  • Locking screw-down dials
  • Receivers & transmitters use common AAA batteries
  • Metal foot on transmitter
  • Metal threaded socket on receivers
  • Easy 4-position slider for channels (no dip switches)
  • Standard mini-jack connections (no proprietary connectors)
  • Cheaper than Pocketwizards, Elinchrom Skyports, Paul C. Buff Cybersyncs, etc.

Cons:

  • Plastic foot on receiver
  • Slightly less range than last generation Strato triggers (as tested)
  • Slightly less dense/rigid plastic used than last generation Strato triggers

The last generation of Phottix Strato were excellent triggers – they hit a fair price point with almost peerless build quality, innovative features (TTL pass-though) and the reliability of much more expensive triggers.

The new Strato Multi system takes these core attributes and adds user-selectable groups for even more flexibility, not to mention backward compatibility with the last generation of Phottix Strato receivers. All these features add up to a really solid triggering system that’s equally happy firing speedlights or studio strobes, all with the reliability professional shooting demands.

Source – FlashRaw

July 4, 2011 Posted by | Accessories, Camera, Photography, Strobist | , | Leave a comment

Phottix Atlas Wireless Flash Trigger Now Available

The Phottix Atlas is a transceiver – both a transmitter and receiver in the same unit. Photographer no longer need to work with one unit to transmit signals from their cameras and another to receive signals to trigger remote flashes or studio lights. The Atlas automatically switches between transmit and receive modes.

The four-channel Phottix Atlas uses digital circuitry and transmits on the 433 MHz frequency. It can reliably trigger flashes at distances of 100 meters or more at sync speeds of 1/250* sec.

Image from The Phottix Journal

The Atlas has a hot shoe attachment and can be used to trigger “speedlight” style flashes as well as larger studio lights and strobes. Flashes and strobes can be connected in a number of ways. The hot shoe as well as two 3.5 mm ports can connect studio strobes or smaller flashes by 3.5 mm, 6.3 mm, or PC Sync connections.

The Phottix Atlas can be used to trigger two flash units – as long as they are of the same make, model and trigger voltage. Photographers do not need a dedicated unit to trigger the same model of flash. The Atlas can also be used as a wireless shutter release. Using WRS Mode (Wireless Remote Sync), a camera and flash(es) can be remotely triggered, in sync.

The new trigger system is compatible with Sekonic Light Meters equipped with a RT-32 transmitter. Wireless mode on compatible meters will trigger Phottix Atlas units, providing photographers with an easier means of taking light readings.

The Phottis Atlas and other Phottix accessories are now on sale at my studio, PASM Workshop, more details on the home page.

For more test on the Phottix vs the Pocket Wizard Plus II, check out Charles Verghese’s three part review and testing posts, link here.

Source – The Phottix Journal, Charles Verghese – A Dubai Photographer’s Blog

June 23, 2010 Posted by | Accessories, Photography, Strobist | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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