Yes, the second edition of my hefty tome on flash — Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography — is almost here. It’s been printed, as evidenced by this photo, and is on a slow boat from China. It should be hitting bookshops around the world in March.
It’s a reasonably significant update, as it brings the book up to date with the latest developments, particularly Canon’s radio flash technology. It covers both the Speedlite 600EX-RT and the groovy new Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash units.
I’m giving a free talk on the art of the Burning Man festival in London on 13 August. Please RSVP and pop by if you’re in the area!
Sorry for PhotoNotes.org’s massive amount of downtime lately. Apparently things are continuing slowly on the fibre cabinet repair front. But the driver who destroyed the cabinet also apparently destroyed the pedestal it stands on, supplying power. So they’ve had to run new power to the box as well.
Yes, it’s now available in Europe. Taschen and Amazon UK are carrying it, as are many other retailers.
The US and Canada will need to wait until the second week of August, I’m afraid.
Well, it’s been a very long time coming. 16 years, in fact. But at long last my much-awaited book of Burning Man writing and photography, Art of Burning Man, is about to be published by renowned art publisher Taschen. Yes, it’s really happening. And it also kind of explains why this site hasn’t been as updated as much as I’d like…
Here’s some information on my site:
Well, the book did quite well, but it’s looking a bit long in the proverbial tooth these days. So it’s time for a refresh!
I’m pleased to announce that Rocky Nook are going to release the second edition of my seminal book on flash photography - Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography. (man I really wish we’d gone for a slightly shorter title…)
The book covers the latest flash equipment, including the radio-equipped Canon Speedlites 600EX-RT and 430EX III RT. It’ll be shipping later this year. Stay tuned.
Sorry about a bit of downtime there, folks. Just moved the server to a new location and various Unexpected Issues arose. Should be stable now.
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) has been released, and with it comes the ability to read multimedia-formatted iBooks! If you’ve bought a copy of my most recent book, The Lens, you can now read it on your Mac. Groovy!
So. I’m back from Burning Man 2013, with thousands of photos to process. A very difficult and challenging year, but some decent photos turned up.
Here’s a sneak preview of 8 shots! Including a photograph taken inside a burning building, using a homemade enclosure.
So I’ve been shopping around for a desk lamp recently. I just want something solid and reliable and convenient to use. Not a complicated problem, one might think.
I want something like the Anglepoise lamp my father bought back in the 1960s. This is a two-arm sprung lamp that holds its position wherever you point it. (Americans who don’t know this brand - think of the Luxo Jr film by Pixar. Anglepoise licensed the spring design to Norwegian firm Luxo, which was later immortalised in the early CGI short.)
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