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David Hobby
Works at (the blog) Strobist.com
Attended The University of Florida
Lives in (near) Baltimore, MD
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A Quick PSA:

I have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the Elephorm for-pay "Strobist" lighting course on video. It's just some random sketchy dude teaching lighting and the company is appropriating my site's name to make a buck. Or rather, a Euro.

A little background: I coined the word Strobist® in 2006. It did not exist before that. It is the trademarked name of my company, and of the most popular site in the world for learning lighting.

The people at Elephorm know this, but don't care. Apparently, they are trying to confuse people by using it.

And if their "relationship" with their supposed "software partners" (i.e, Adobe, Microsoft, Sony, etc.) as anything like it is with Strobist.com, well, you can probably draw your own conclusions.

Unsurprisingly, Elephorm is conveniently opaque as a company. They don't even answer repeated emails. I don't know if they are a fraud, a scam, or what. And this is not a review — and CERTAINLY not an endorsement. Just a public notice that I have zero relationship with these clowns.

Lastly, rather than waste money you can always learn from the ACTUAL Strobist.com Lighting 101 course for free, as millions of other photographers have already done:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html
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The history of the Leica camera is one of revolution. Appropriately enough, the Leica M design has been with us for over 60 years and has documented revolutions in both times of peace and war throughout history as the idea of a simple, easy to carry camera enabling it to be carried anywhere.
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Backup Without the Bulk-Up

Traveling with your cameras this summer? This cool, SD card-eating self-powered hard drive from Western Digital will allow you to easily travel without a laptop:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2015/06/on-road-backup-without-bulk-up.html
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Apparently this is how you sell a teardown in Silicon Valley -- just throw a steak in the yard. This lovely 2 br 1 bath with rotted stoop and a roof that should have been replaced 15 years ago can be yours for a mere 750k.
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Just at a glance I thought I saw smoke from a BBQ grill! (Lol!)steak cooking!
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All due respect to sports cars, a kickass marching band is one of the most exhilarating machines that you could ever drive—especially when you are in the center of the immense circle/wall of sound. 32 years ago I was a drum major for a 180+ person marching band. We rehearsed like this—randomized, in the round. That way everyone cold hear the entire sound, and adjust as needed.

Large brass bands notoriously do not record well. But the sound stage in this ~2-min. Blue Devils DCI warm-up video is remarkably close to the real-life experience. Listen to the end, loud, and with headphones...
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+David Hobby- Same here David except mine was around 30 years ago, I STILL get goose bumps!!
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Honestly, given how poorly airlines treat their customers, an argument that "Once you buy a ticket to a destination, you agree to travel all the way there and it would be unethical to do otherwise" is pretty laughable -- basically, "it is unethical to find loopholes in our broken business model." 

Also, great marketing for skiplagged.com. :) 
United Airlines Inc. and Orbitz Worldwide LLC sued to prevent the travel website Skiplagged.com from helping consumers buy what the companies call improper “hidden city” plane tickets that undercut their sales.
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Fuji Crystal Archive Deep Matte Paper is freaking amazing. How often does a print look better than a file? Yeah, that.

Seriously, I have found the paper I am gonna marry: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2016/04/fuji-crystal-archive-deep-matte-paper.html
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Hello sir.
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I love this kind of BTS stuff. I'm such a geek.
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You should post on here more, 905,279 are waiting for your posts. 
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New in Lighting 101

From my beginner's lighting class in Dubai (at Gulf Photo Plus 2015) a full walk-thru on how to play with your new off-camera lighting for the first time: 

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2015/04/your-basic-lighting-kit-spin-around.html
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Will there be any updates of your videos "Strobist Light Seminar" and "Strobist Lighting in Layers"(for us that can not come to your seminars)?
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The eagle has landed! Incredible eagle-cam footage as bird descends from world's tallest building
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Well a good landing  is over , it can fly again.....
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Most people here already know that G+ does a great job with photos; I just wrote up my latest attempt to centralize all of my family's photos in one place. I'm quite happy with the end result: 75,000 images (50 years worth!) – instantly accessible by phone, computer, and TV. With #AutoAwesome , Stories, and search integration too.
A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s digital photos. Then I remembered the…
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Will read when I get a minute to but definitely want to reach this goal in my photo organizing venture soon. Thanks for putting in the work and sharing!
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One of the cooler gigs I have ever had: Traveling to London to reproduce the lighting on Leonardo's Mona Lisa, using a single light source. It was for a documentary -- BTS story and trailer are here:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2014/11/on-assignment-lighting-like-leo.html
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This is badass
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Photographer/Blogger
Employment
  • (the blog) Strobist.com
    Photographer/Blogger, 2006 - present
  • The Baltimore Sun
    Staff Photojournalist, 1999 - 2008
  • Patuxent Publishing Company
    Staff Photojournalist, 1988 - 1999
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Currently
(near) Baltimore, MD
Previously
Eustis, Florida - Gainesville, FL - Mulberry, FL - Umatilla, FL
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Professional Flasher
Introduction
Welcome to my Google+ page. I'm David Hobby, a recovering 20+ year newspaper photojournalist (Baltimore Sun, Maryland, USA) and the publisher of Strobist, a blog dedicated to teaching photographers how to light.

On G+ I hope to share a steady diet of (mostly) photo-oriented stuff, and would love to hear your comments and shares, too.

Thanks for stopping by. If you get a moment, please give me a shout out in a comment and let me know where you are from!
Bragging rights
360 days a year spent in shorts.
Education
  • The University of Florida
    Go Gators, beat Florida State
  • Eustis high school
    1979 - 1982
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