Photography Tips & Tricks: Photography Tips & Tricks: Bouncing Flash Off the Floor and Purchasing Light Stands – Episode 8


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In this week's episode, Pete has a tip on bouncing your flash off the floor. Brad talks about the options available when purchasing light stands. Guest photographer Bert Stephani discusses his philosophy on telling a story with a portrait. Plus, the work of wedding photographer Joe Buissink.

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  1. peace gaddis says:

    nice show

  2. Harry says:

    I’ve bounced light off of all types of structures but never a floor. I can’t wait to try it thanks for the tip. Stephani has some great work on his site.

  3. John Content says:

    You guys are the best!

  4. flash info great. have to try it. ground up

  5. Fred Church says:

    Great shows but how about a few shows on flash units, on and off the camera?


  6. Alan Storey says:

    Great show!

  7. Nice show! I liked Pete’s camera upside-down tip! :-)

  8. Keith Godwin says:

    Useful info. Thanks

  9. Rick Evans says:

    Thanks for a great show….

  10. Joseph Myers says:

    hi thanks for the show.

  11. Nelson says:

    great show guys. Thanks for the tips.

  12. S Lindqvist says:


    Nr 1, loving your show.


  13. Ever Javier says:

    Great job guys, keep them coming.

  14. jeff Freund says:

    Nice show.

  15. Larry Robinson says:

    Thanks for the tip on the light stand.

  16. John says:

    Nice to see you are still wasting time…..

  17. Chris Helms says:

    Speaking of the D-TOWN set, are we going to get more episodes of D-Town soon? I was looking at and was reminded that I haven’t seen a new episode since August. With all the new cameras and news that has come out in the past few months, I hope we’re going to be treated to a bunch of great content from the D-TOWN guys soon!

    On topic, now, great show! It’s good to get a nice perspective of the pro world from a guest such as Bert Stephani. Keep it up!

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  19. Diane Schulman says:

    Love the Tips and Tricks show!!!! 😀

  20. Infante says:

    Great episode! Interesting technique on using the speed-lite to bounce off the light from the ground.

  21. kris dean says:

    i would like to know what the device is that is attatched to the long lenses that allow you to mount the lens to the tripod instead of the screw mount on the bottom of the camera. i noticed that all the guys hold their lenses by this device

  22. Peter says:

    guys good useful info

  23. William Lento says:

    Love the new format,keep it comming
    but what makes the new show unique is all the up & comming photographers as guest hosts
    they really have a story to tell

  24. Mike Hamerly says:

    Great shows. I love all the tips and gear guides. I would like to see a segment on ‘good shot’ vs ‘ bad shot’ where you take a photo that is composed or exposed or somehow done wrong, and then with a minor adjustment, (composition, point of view, f-stop, etc.) turn it into a better shot.

    Keep up the great work!

  25. Jim Johnson says:

    A tip for the aluminum stand and sand bags. If you get a bungee cord with the ball on it you can loop it through the handle of the sand bag and around the center pole of the stand the sand bag will never come off.

  26. Jorge says:

    Awesome show:)

  27. k d says:

    great show this week. how about a segment on L-brackets and tripod mount ring collars. how they work, when to use them and the best places to get them

  28. Great show. I’ve followed Bert’s tips since he started doing the ‘Confessions of a photographer’. Great stuff. If you go back he had a project called LIME, and there was a contest about bouncing your flash. ‘Bounceman’ was a favorite, and someone you should always bring with you to any event. 😉

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