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  1. Canon Speedlite 580EX

    This Canon Speedlite 580EX flash works with all Canon EOS cameras.  It supports E-TTL, high speed sync, and six automatic zoom positions. It can also be set to second-curtain sync, if your camera supports it. It has a guide number of 190. It weighs just under 10 ounces, making it a great portable flash.

    While after-market flashes often work very well on Canon cameras, most don’t support advanced features. This speedlight is the most affordable way to get high speed sync and second curtain sync in a camera-mounted flash.

    We include 4 rechargeable AA batteries and a mounting shoe with each speedlite rental.

    Rental Price

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 5 days
    Call or email for availability.


    Suggested accessories:
    Additional AA batteries

  2. Canon E-TTL Flash


    This flash works with Canon cameras.  Set your flash output automatically with E-TTL, or manually with 1/3-stop control and a zoom function. It’s quite a high-output flash, with a guide number of 68. It also includes an optical slave, for easy off-camera use.

    The flash head rotates 270 degrees and tilts 90 degrees. We include 4 rechargeable AA batteries with each flash rental.  The flash has a PC sync port for connecting to a wired or wireless flash system.

    Rental Price

    $19 for 1 day
    $38 for up to 5 days
    Call or email for availability.


    Suggested accessories:
    Additional AA batteries

  3. 5 Hacks to be a Better Photographer Instantly

    Think you don’t have an eye for photos?  Use these simple hacks to get better pictures instantly.


    Even pros take some bad shots… it’s okay.

    Put some tape over the bottom of the screen.  This will force you to reframe.  Often, when we take pictures, it’s tempting to put the thing we’re focusing on right in the center.  By covering part of the screen, you’ll push the “center” to the top of the image, without even thinking about it.

    Move to the light.  If you spend $3000 on a camera, it can almost see in the dark.  If you spend $300 or less on a camera, you’re going to need more photons.  Pictures outside in daylight are usually crisp and clear.  Photos inside or at night tend to be blurry.  Before giving up, try to move things closer to a light source.  And if you’re inside and your photos are blurry, put your subject near a window or outside.

    Turn off the flash.  Flash would look totally natural if we walked around with headlamps on all day.  Notice how professionals almost never point the flash directly at someone from right over the camera?  You shouldn’t either.  If your flash doesn’t rotate to bounce off nearby walls, just turn it off.

    Don’t be a square. We see the world from angles, not always straight on like a game of Super Mario.  Don’t let your subjects face the camera directly.  Tell them to point their feet slightly away from the camera and they’ll look slimmer, and you’ll look like a better photographer!

    Take more than one.  Don’t ever stop after just one picture.  You’re not paying to develop the film, so don’t be stingy!  Even the pros need a lot more than one shot to get it right.

    Ready to take your shooting to the next level? We can get you started with a Canon T3i rental!

    Posted by Cinematographer Jon Kline

  4. Flash for Canon/Nikon


    This flash works with both Canon and Nikon cameras.  Mount one to the camera shoe or use our flash mount/umbrella holder on a lightweight stand.  Each flash requires 4 AA batteries.  Power can be controlled manually in eight steps.  It also has an optical slave mode for simple cordless multi-light setup.  Tilts 90 degrees, rotates 270 degrees, guide number 38.

    The flash has a PC sync port for connecting other wired flashes.  It does not support E-TTL or high speed sync.

    Single Flash

    $14 for 1 day
    $28 for up to 5 days
    Call or email for availability.


    Our two flash kit includes:
    2 Flashes with batteries
    1 9′ stand
    1 photo umbrella
    1 umbrella adapter

    Flash Kit

    $28 for 1 day
    $56 for up to 5 days
    Call or email for availability.

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