Portable lights open up new possibilities: Advantages of flash strobes in automotive photography

Automotive photography is its own special kind of photography that comes with unique challenges. Unlike a person, it isn't easy to have a car just move around or change its pose. Instead you're often forced to reposition yourself and your lights when you want to change the shot. This is where smaller lights, such as accessory flash strobes, come in. Australian photographer Ben Hosking recently shot a Holden Commodore for Street Commodores magazine and shared a behind the scenes video of his work. He used three Godox flashes (two...
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SmugMug comes to the rescue free of charge when StreamNation’s PictureLife photo site shuts down

Over the almost two decades we've been reviewing cameras here at IR, we've seen many photo sharing sites come and go; yesterday another unfortunately (but all too predictably) joined that tally. A little over five years after it was founded, Picturelife is no more. The company sold out to Streamnation in January 2015, only a year after its then-CEO told customers that the company was around for the long haul, something The Verge picked up on when the Streamnation sale took place. Not even two years later, its new owner has...
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