Category Archives: Professional Photography

Yongnuo YN568EX-II Review



 With full ETTL control Master and Remote capabilities the Yongnuo YN568EX-II is a low cost direct competitor to the Canon 580EX II. Just how good is it?

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Yongnuo YN568EX-II Master Mode

The Yongnuo YN568EX-II has the ability to control up to 3 groups of remote (slave) speedlites, being Groups A, B & C in either ETTL, Manual or Multi Mode.

Unlike the regular on-camera operation, manual mode isn’t always intuitive and the Yongnuo manual is not exactly great either.  With this in mind I’ve put together a sequence of steps that should help you understand it’s functions. Continue reading

Yongnuo YN568EX-II Remote (slave) Mode

The YN568EX-II can operate as a remote (slave) flash to many different master types, including another YN568EX-II, a Canon 580EX-II, ST-E2, 70D, 60D, 600D plus others (Sc mode), or Nikon SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SU-800 and several camera models such as the D700, D800 etc.  (Sn mode). Continue reading

Yongnuo YN600 Pro LED Video Light (3200K-5500K) Review

Yongnuo introduced and additional variation of the original YN600, this time providing variable colour temperature between 3200K and 5500K. However, they’ve also introduced a little bit of confusion by calling it the same name as the original daylight balanced version and changing only the suffix. Continue reading

What makes a camera professional?

So, what makes a camera professional?

It’s a question I see come up on photography forums time and time again, usually posed by armchair based wannabe professionals debating the minute details of why this camera is more professional that that one.  With all the back and forth on the forums is there ever a simple answer to what is a professional camera? Continue reading