Sony

Flash Dance by Travis W Keyes

   Oh Sony I love you so but why must I leave you on the dance floor.  It seems to get the right light; in low light circumstance with my Sony alpha cameras is not an easy task. The one constant reliable option on my canon speed lights is the use of the red IR assist. This is not an on camera flash option with Sony Speedlight’s on the alpha system. I hope this is soon to change and Sony hears the cries from event shooters in need of reliable run and gun focus in dark situations. Sony with their last firmware update did enabled the LED on the Sony HVL-F45RM External Flash to assist in focus. I think it is the only Sony flash with this option. However, with that is a bright distracting led flash of light to obtain focus. The red IR beam from other dslr systems is faster and a lot less distracting. The HVL-F45RM is a great flash on the alpha systems. It is not too big; it is powerful for its size and has HSS. There are lots of off camera flash options, like the Nissin air command, that will use an IR assist beam… but in using the Nissin to get IR assist you must use the air command remote and have the flash off camera. I am so close to ditching all my other systems but until a reliable focus system is incorporated into the Sony flash/alpha eco system is released I think I have to continue to have multiple dance partners.

 

Oh Sony I love you so but why must I leave you on the dance floor.  It seems to get the right light; in low light circumstance with my Sony alpha cameras is not an easy task. The one constant reliable option on my canon speed lights is the use of the red IR assist. This is not an on camera flash option with Sony Speedlight’s on the alpha system. I hope this is soon to change and Sony hears the cries from event shooters in need of reliable run and gun focus in dark situations. Sony with their last firmware update did enabled the LED on the Sony HVL-F45RM External Flash to assist in focus. I think it is the only Sony flash with this option. However, with that is a bright distracting led flash of light to obtain focus. The red IR beam from other dslr systems is faster and a lot less distracting. The HVL-F45RM is a great flash on the alpha systems. It is not too big; it is powerful for its size and has HSS. There are lots of off camera flash options, like the Nissin air command, that will use an IR assist beam… but in using the Nissin to get IR assist you must use the air command remote and have the flash off camera. I am so close to ditching all my other systems but until a reliable focus system is incorporated into the Sony flash/alpha eco system is released I think I have to continue to have multiple dance partners.

Thanksgiving in Cuba by Travis W Keyes

want to go to CUBA with me! ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!!!! I know it has been on my bucket list and as Cuba opens up, it will be changing, so the time is now to go!! So the trip is sponsored through SVA and if you are like "what am I going to do for thanksgiving this year?" What could be better than mojitos and Cuban sandwiches in Havana?? So besides free access to me to ask a million photo questions, my friend and mentor Jaime Permuth will be guiding us around for the week with Alex Garcia . Jamie is a brilliant published photographer and will act as our guide throughout the trip. Alexander Garcia is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer specializing in lifestyle and documentary imagery and will also guide us... Aside from our main destination of Havana, our group takes a day trip to Viñales, one of the most beautiful regions of Cuba. This province is where the best tobacco in the world is grown. We visit an award-winning estate and learn all about tobacco cultivation and cigar manufacturing.

So if you want to have an incredible photography experience in Cuba for a price that is ridiculously great!!!- you need to hook up with these masters of the craft Alex Garcia and Jaime Permuth #svacuba and me!!

 

The next SVA Destinations trip to Cuba is here, Nov 22-29. Apply and join us for a week-long, memorable journey. And no you don't need to be a student just a passion for traveling and seeking adventure!!!
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http://destinations.sva.edu/digital-photography-in-havana-cuba/