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Folks, I have updated the front page with a little tidy up and added a new rule we have been discussing. Please read below before posting to the pool!


3. New Rule! Please post one comment on the photo before yours. If you think you have some useful criticism, by all means put it out there. If you're new to off camera lighting, go ahead and ask a question about their setup, or why they did what they did. This group was made by people just learning the ropes as a way to grow as...

Group Description

**** This group came into being as a part of the Seoul Photo Club , so make sure you check out all the great things going on over there. In addition to being an active photo community, there are weekly and monthly contests (re: win stuff!), meet ups and general good times to be had.

Seoul Strobist Club
May 2009

What is a strobist? What is strobism? What’s the Seoul Strobist Club?

First of all, the strobist is former Baltimore Sun photographer David Hobby, a man whose pioneering work and belief in the use of off camera [usually small strobe] lighting has helped spark a dedicated lighting community that is more than 200,000 followers strong. If you’re unfamiliar with the term or the work, do yourself a favor and download Lighting 101. It’ll give you a serious head start (www.strobist.com).

Noun, verb, adjective, particle – use it however you want – strobist is also the name for the method of using small strobes as a cost effective, portable and professional alternative to studio lighting. Hobby has even designed a number of his kits with the “starving student” mentality, where less is more and thrift is the name of the game.

Ironically, it was Hobby’s dedication to cheap, portable lighting methods that caused the used and aftermarket prices of small strobes to skyrocket. Long gone are the days when a ten-year-old Nikon SB-28 Speedlight could be found at a garage sale for $25!

There are currently strobist communities in more than 100 countries around the world. Though we are certainly not the first Seoulites to stick lights on poles and point them at one another, as an offshoot of the Seoul Photo Club the Seoul Strobist Club is an attempt to organize a group of dedicated hobbyists, professionals and amateurs alike into one cohesive unit with the goal of becoming smarter, more efficient users of light and better photographers overall.

Thus, strobism. The belief in or dedication to making awesome light with a group of excellent people. 



Group Rules:
1. The group is open to anyone living in Korea - not just Seoul - who is interested in the strobist concept of off-camera lighting (on the cheap and easy). Feel free to post your photos from group workshops as well as shots taken on your own. We can all benefit from the wealth of experience out there! Just remember to stick to the strobist mantra, as dropping photos from the pool makes me feel bad. Don't make me feel bad.

2. Please post all relevant strobist information in the comment area of your photo. Such as: strobes used, gobos, grid spots, snoots, gels etc... and location of the strobes, power, ISO, F stops etc. This is an educational group, and this will help others learn from your shots.
Thanks!

3. Following the tradition of our wildly successful Seoul Photo Club, please post one comment on the photo before yours. If you think you have some useful criticism, by all means put it out there. If you're new to off camera lighting, go ahead and ask a question about their setup, or why they did what they did. This group was made by people just learning the ropes as a way to grow as photographers, so let's continue that tradition!

Group Rules

1. The group is open to anyone living in Korea - not just Seoul - who is interested in the strobist concept of off-camera lighting (on the cheap and easy). Feel free to post your photos from group workshops as well as shots taken on your own. We can all benefit from the wealth of experience out there! Just remember to stick to the strobist mantra, as dropping photos from the pool makes me feel bad. Don't make me feel bad.

2. Please post all relevant strobist information in the comment area of your photo. Such as: strobes used, gobos, grid spots, snoots, gels etc... and location of the strobes, power, ISO, F stops etc. This is an educational group, and this will help others learn from your shots.
Thanks!

3. New Rule! Please post one comment on the photo before yours. If you think you have some useful criticism, by all means put it out there. If you're new to off camera lighting, go ahead and ask a question about their setup, or why they did what they did. This group was made by people just learning the ropes as a way to grow as photographers, so let's continue that tradition!

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 2 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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