Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a double flash head holder, part of The DIY Photographer.
- Hi, and welcome to the DIY photographer.…I'm your host, Joseph Linaschke.…What's better than one flash?…Two flashes.…Let's think about this.…If you've got one flash,…you have a maximum amount of light…that can come out of this one flash.…So, there's a max limit…to how much light you can push out of it.…Also, there's a recycle time you have to think about.…At whatever power I'm using the flash at,…it's going to take time to recycle.…It might take two seconds, or three, or four, or five,…or whatever it is.…But, if I can add a second light,…I can do two different things.…I can either double the light output, right?…So now, instead of one at full power,…I can have two at full power.…
Or, I can cut my recycle time in half…at any given amount of needed output.…If I have one flash,…that takes four seconds to recycle.…If I have two, they're each going to be firing…at about half of that power.…And, they're probably going to take half…as long to recycle.…So, I might cut my recycle time…from two seconds to one,…or one to a half second.…
That's the idea behind The Do-It-Yourself Photographer. Photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke shows how you can fashion ordinary items—from plastic cups to clamps to parchment paper—into accessories that will improve lighting, stabilize your camera, and much more.
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