Gear

    Elinchrom Abandoned Me

    In early 2010 I created an in-home studio with purchase of Elinchrom lighting equipment, Avenger light stands, and Savage backgrounds. Specifically, bought four Elinchrom 600RX monolights, four large soft boxes, and four Elinchrom transceivers (plus a couple transmitters) to allow for wireless triggering of the studio lights from the camera hot shoe.

    After a few months using this equipment I then purchased two different devices to allow for remote, wireless adjustment of all aspects of the lights (power, modeling light, sound, etc). One was an Elinchrom El-Skyport USB device one would use in combination with Elinchrom desktop software for connecting to a laptop. And the other was an Elinchrom El-Skyport Wifi device which when paired with Elincrhom’s iOS apps allowed one to perform all these adjustments right from an iPhone or iPad.

    All was good with the world …

    until a year or so ago when Elinchrom released new light models, a new wireless connecting device (Elinchrom Bridge), and new desktop & iOS software. But the new software does not work with the old devices. And Elinchrom quit issuing, updating, and supporting the previous software which worked perfectly well with the legacy devices. Hey Elinchrom – Last time I checked USB and WiFi are still a thing.

    Ignoring an installed based this way seems to be bad form to me. Monolights (aka speedlights) are expensive. One does not replace them with same timing as a cameras. I expected the lights and associated wireless connectivitiy purchased in 2010 to last at least 20 years.

  • Cityscape

    Trinity River Reflects Dallas

    On Easter Sunday in early April attended an evening skyline (cityscape) photography workshop in Downtown Dallas (Texas, US) hosted by a couple of local photographers which focused on still photography of…

  • Gear

    The Backpack

    Have been using the Incase DSLR Pro Pack the past year. It’s a great comfortable well designed backpack. And it’s capable of holding lots of gear. In this pic it is…

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    Pool Party

    This has been a great summer for the pool. Almost every weekend has been full sun & blue skies.…

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    Before The Foundation

    Above is a pic of my fiancé, Jennifer House, and me standing in the middle of the unimproved lot prior to the start of construction.…

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    Happy New Year 2014 !

      Happy New Year ! Above is a picture of the entrance to the neighborhood I will move to in the middle of this year! It will be a very exciting…

  • Family

    And They’re Off !

    Shortly after noon today my daughter, Mary Radcliff, (pictured above at left) and eleven others from the YWAM base in Wylie, Texas departed on a flight from the Dallas/Ft Worth International…

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    Why Frisco ?

    During the past couple years have shopped for a home and evaluated neighborhoods in many north Dallas communities including Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Lewisville, Coppell, Carrollton, Allen, Little Elm, Flower Mound, Lantana,…

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    The Adventure Begins

    Today signed a contract to build a new house in a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas! Above is a picture of the unimproved (65′ by 135′) lot on which this home…

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    It’s What’s For Dinner !

    Found this armadillo along the side of the road in Denton (Texas) this morning. Having been a resident of Texas for the past two years am surprised to have not yet met one…