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  • WWGROW says:

    I like this series, I especially like the Big Air one myself as well. Once again thanks for sharing your tips on how to create such spectacular photographs..

  • […] degree afternoon. Nikon D700, 14mm f/2.8 lens, Photoflex TritonFlash through a WhiteDome softbox. Here's the behind the scenes look. Enjoy! __________________ Daniel H. Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog -Exploring the world of […]

  • Matt says:

    Nice ! I love posts like this that show the setup and the thinking behind the shot. That WhiteDome looks pretty sweet. Does it setup pretty easily? Love that it is so compact.

  • Dan says:

    Thanks, Matt. Yes, the WhiteDome sets up very quickly. Like all the Photoflex softboxes, you just pull it out of the bag, lay it out on the ground and stick the rods into the speedring to give it it’s shape. A few minutes, tops. Even when it’s cold. You can also use the WhiteDome with a regular speedlight, you just need the Shoe Mount Clamp, which actually comes with some of the softbox kits.

  • Matt says:

    Thanks Dan! If I am understanding it correctly in addition to the WhiteDome I would also need the speedring and the shoe mount clamp to utilize this with say my 580EXII? In looking at the link at BH I couldn’t tell if the speedring was included or not. It looked like it wasn’t.

    I actually do like the last image in this series. Even without the cool sky it offers up a great action shot. I’m heading up into the snow tomorrow for some snowshoeing so hope to come back with some interesting adventure shots of my own.

  • Dan says:

    Yes, you need the basic speedring and the shoe mount clamp, which would then allow you to use any Photoflex box with your 580EXII. Some of the soft boxes come as kits, like the Octodome NXT kit, which include the ring and shoe mount.

  • […] over them with with reckless disregard for what might be considered normal. For example. I’ll drag my studio lighting equipment and big softboxes outside where they get snowed on and knocked down in the dirt, because they might help me get a unique […]

  • […] of 2012, Dan blogged about how he took the photo used for the table of contents in a post titled Snow Biking Action Photography, Alaska, “the setup behind the shot.” Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:LikeBe the first […]

  • […] Chinese lantern-style softbox called the WhiteDome. One of those sessions ended up with me getting this shot of the jumping snow biker, which is definitely one of my favorites of the […]

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