Just gotta say I love Nikon CLS. It really blows alot of the time, but so much fun can be had with it.
I recently celebrated my 21st b-day. I decided to go see one of my favourite local bands, the Ak-747s. They were playing at Lanalous in Vancouver. As per usual I brought my camera (these guys kick so much ass you can't not take photos.
@ Nikon CLS.. (nikon creative lighting system)
If your not familiar with Nikon CLS I'll sum it up quick.
Newer Nikon flashes are able to be set off via infared signals from other flashes. Including some on camera pop up flashes (the middle line cameras-higer end cameras) And you can control flash power from the camera. Its really good for simple lighting set ups, but fails as you complicate things, as you need line of sight from the camera to flash to trigger it.
Some rare occasions you may go somewhere and see someone using this, when you yourself use it occasionally. Like friday, at the show. Met a guy, Adam Nowek. Who was shooting with his flash handheld. triggering with cls. This is wh
ere the fun comes in.
Grabbed my flash, set to same channel and group, held my flash, he held his, take turns shooting . No light stands, just a couple guys sharing flash!
Stuff like this I find is great, when peop
le can just have some drinks, enjoy some music, share some music, and share some photo taking fun. I find alot of photographers at local shows now days really keep to themselves and always seem cranky, and it seems like competitiveness.
When we team up as photographers I find we can take really great photos and have even more fun doing it. So next time your out at a show, and the other photographer is being lame, go say hi! Shoot the shit before the band, have some fun, make a friend, and if you can team up to somehow come out with some more cool images, do it!
Anyways, both of our sets are up now!
From the Show:
And definitely check out the ak-747s