MPEX Experience, Tips and Tricks

A Little Equipment Goes a Long Way

Every time I see a lighting setup, it’s always multiple strobes with various light modifiers.  In my head, I’m adding up the costs of each little piece of equipment and it doesn’t seem possible on a college budget, or any budget!  Your average everyday photographer, doesn’t have all this equipment because it doesn’t come cheap. […]

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Behind the Scenes: A Fashion Shoot with Rag-O-Rama

This past week, I had the chance to collaborate with Rag-O-Rama for a night fashion shoot in Uptown Westerville featuring all Mac Group equipment. I used Bowens Gemini 400 lights, a Bowen TravelPak, Pocketwizard Plus III‘s for easy connectivity to my DSLR, and the Sekonic Litemaster PRO L-478DR. Never having done a fashion shoot, I found […]

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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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Gearing Up: Easy Mac(ro)

Summer is a perfect time to flex your macro photography muscles. The bugs are crawling around. The flowers are blooming. Doesn’t it just make you want to get out that macro lens and start shooting? Our lighting expert Steve happens to be a killer macro photographer. Oftentimes he’ll simply go out to his backyard and capture […]

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This Week in the World #18

This Week in the World looks at the past week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world. Leica unveiled the X Vario APS-C Compact Camera. What do you think of this camera? PocketWizard released a firmware update for ControlTL that “greatly improves the performance of PocketWizard’s exclusive HyperSync feature.” (via Lighting Rumors) Check out what HyperSync […]

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Webinar Round-up #1

Our favorite Mac Group brands are consistently putting out some of the best photo-related video content on the internet. For this iteration of Webinar Round-up, we wanted to share some of our favorite webinars from the likes of Profoto, X-Rite, PocketWizard, and more. Profoto: The Beauty of Hard Light MPEX-favorite John Williamson “demonstrates different styles of […]

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This Week in the World: 2/24 – 3/2

This Week in the World looks at this week’s most interesting stories out of the photo universe. PocketWizard announced their new PlusX radio. Posited as the “simplest PocketWizard radio ever,” the PlusX features 10 standard channels that are easily selected through an intuitive dial, a range comparable to any other PocketWizard transmitter and receiver, and compatibility with all standard channel PocketWizard transmitters and receivers. Oh, […]

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