Nikon SB-910 or Is It Time For A Shanny

Dominic Dorey Blog, Equipment, Nikon, Review 7 Comments

You, like I did, might well be wondering what on earth a Shanny is. You’ve probably already assumed that it must be something to do with camera lighting and it is, it’s a Flashgun. So why might I be interested in whether it should be time for a Shanny, well, on Saturdays wedding (22/08/15) my Nikon SB-900 blew its tube, going off with big bang just inches above my head. Did it make me jump? the dent in the ceiling should confirm that, but regardless of the fright it left …

Nikon SB-900 Overheat : A Problem For Me?

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A few weeks back at a wedding shoot, right at the end of the day, I managed to smash one of my SB-700 flashguns. I was doing one last image of the bride and groom outside the front of the Hartsfield Manor Hotel in the darkness of night time, where the front of the hotel was mildly lit by outside lights and quite a glow of light was pouring out of the windows. So I lit the couple with one flashgun through a 45×45 softbox. The weather had been mild …

Surely You’ve Done That Wrong?

Dominic Dorey Bride/Groom Portraits, Tutorial, Weddings 3 Comments

Funny how some things stick in your mind. Always as a kid I remember being told that when you take a photograph, try and ensure the sun is behind the photographer, that way your subject, or subjects, are lit up. It seems I’m not the only one who remembers that little piece of advice because twice last year at two separate weddings I was questioned about my technique for the group shots, all because I don’t shoot with the sun behind me, I generally have the sun behind the group …

A Quick Change Of Mind : Nikon SB-700 Flashgun

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Just over a week ago I posted a 1st impressions blog all about my initial experiences with the Nissin Di866 MKII which after an afternoons use around the house seemed good. I went on to test the abilities of the flashgun over the next couple of day, even trying some off camera work. All of which worked, although the exposures produced with it seemed to be a tiny wayward at times but nothing that would make you think there was a problem Things soon went down hill at the christening …

First Impressions of the Nissin DI866 MKII Flashgun

Dominic Dorey Bride/Groom Portraits, Equipment, Lighting, Review 5 Comments

This may seem a bit late for a first impressions type of review on this product as it’s been around for nearly two and a half years, but I only got my hands on one just a week ago. I’ve always had brand named flashguns to match the camera’s that I’ve had, but the one thing I’ve never had is the actual high end flashes that proclaim to be so much better/powerful that they can charge double the price for them over a middle of the road flash with a …