Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

Environmental Portraits with the LumoPro LP605M and the LightSwitch

My brother Rich’s house has the feel of a museum. There are paintings, photos, and sculptures throughout that you could spend all day inspecting. His house is truly representative of their personalities. Collections of my nephew’s hand-paintings are mingled with the art and ephemera of their lives, almost as if the space has been sublimated from their combined influences and artistic inclinations. […]

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MPEX Experience, Tips and Tricks

Diffusion Solutions From the Lighting Wizards at Lumopro

  Trying to find the right light modifier for you can be daunting- big or small, square or rectangle, beauty dish or octabox.   The way you modify your light says everything about your photography style, and there is a lot of choices out there. There is no right or wrong way to light a subject, but there […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

Travel Light And Pack Flat with LumiQuest

Photography is mobile, now more than ever. Unless you work in a commercial photography studio, you probably go somewhere away from home base to take photos. No matter where you have to set up for a photo, everything  you need has to be with you. So to be mobile, you have to travel light. Thats why there […]

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MPEX Experience

This Week in the World #24

This Week in the World looks at tips & tricks, photo news, product releases, and other interesting stories we stumbled across this week. This week we became the only authorized photo specialty dealer in the United States to carry Kessler video production products. Check out our selection of Kessler sliders and tracks, including the super smooth and adjustable […]

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MPEX Experience

Photo Frosh Photo Challenge #7: Silhouette

The Photo Frosh Photo Challenge is a newbie’s attempt to complete all thirty of these prompts while (hopefully) learning something in the process. Silhouettes are traditionally captured in the early morning or early evening, around sunrise and sunset respectively, when the sun is at just the right angle to backlight your subject. I didn’t really want to wait until […]

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MPEX Experience

LumoPro LP180 Now Available!

The LumoPro LP180 Quad-Sync Manual Flash is now shipping and available in the store! Now only do you get the best flash for your buck, but it also comes with a soft case, a flash stand, 3.5mm mini to mini sync cord, and pre-cut Rosco gel set that fit perfectly in the LP180‘s new built-in gel […]

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MPEX Experience

This Week in the World #21

This Week in the World looks at tips & tricks, photo news, product releases, and other interesting stories we stumbled across this week. In case you somehow haven’t heard by now, LumoPro officially announced their new LP180 Quad-Sync Manual Flash. The Strobist says the LP180 is “rock-solid, with a near-perfect feature set for lighting photographers. It’s the […]

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MPEX Experience

Photo Frosh Photo Challenge #6: Low Angle

The Photo Frosh Photo Challenge is a newbie’s attempt to complete all thirty of these prompts while (hopefully) learning something in the process. Ever since the LP180 was announced, I’ve been getting manual flash fever. I don’t really use flash, like ever, but I’ve been wanting to learn manual OCF, so why not now when we have the best […]

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MPEX Experience

Just Announced: LumoPro LP180!

Earlier today, LumoPro announced their new flagship product, the LP180 Quad-Sync Manual Flash. Needless to say, we’re excited about it. From what we’ve seen and read, the LP180 improves on its storied predecessor, the LP160, in every way. Let’s take a look at some of the newly announced features that make the LP180 “an essential […]

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MPEX Experience

Tips & Tricks: Single Flash Solutions, Part 1: Hard Light vs. Soft Light

Our Tips & Tricks series aims to give beginners, amateurs and professionals alike more ways to approach different aspects of photography and videography. For each installment, we’ve enlisted the expertise of our MPEX staff (or friends of the store) and have received their feedback on method and equipment. Profoto evangelist John Williamson was in Columbus a few weeks ago for […]

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