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This blog is about photography and photoediting. Its purpose is to provide hints and tips and links to interesting and useful resources for digital photographers, regardless of their level of expertise or experience. It is aimed at people who use digital SLR cameras and who process their images using the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

The author of this blog is Glenn Springer and you can read more about him at his web portal at faczen.com. Information on workshops, and links to everything is at photography.to. Glenn's original blog, which is an ongoing journal of his photographic meanderings goes back to 2006 and contains many additional hints and tips, as well as representative images that he has made. Gallery quality prints are available through his Smugmug gallery site. It is an interesting place to visit to see a variety of quality images, as well as an ongoing general journal of photos going back several years.

Photography workshops are scheduled every few weeks starting in the Spring. For an overview of what's happening, please visit the photography.to website.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Light Pucks at Costco

Just a quick heads-up: get thee over to Costco and buy these "Light Pucks" for $29.

Quick iPhone grab

They are about the size of a hockey puck (as the name implies), they're wireless, powered by 3 x AAA batteries, blue-white LEDs, bright and absolutely ideal for use in still-life situations like shooting in a light tent. They come with a remote control but by pressing on the light, you also turn it on.

As I write this, I haven't finished unpacking them, I just took one out to try it as you can see. And batteries are included! 

Test shot in the light tent with just the one Light Puck, no other light. The puck was on the camera axis, low, shining up at the clothes pin which was on the plastic sweep. The lines underneath are from the tupperware boxes holding the sweep up.

Imagine the nice even lighting from several of these pucks!

Only $29 at Costco. They were on the end of an aisle near the household goods section. By the way, the remote control has a dimmer and timer function, it says. No wires make it really easy to place these in and around the subject!

I'll add to this post after I get them all unpacked and try them out.