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February 25, 2008

What in the world is a Strobist?

Crying EllaA Strobist is a photographer who uses small, battery powered flashes, positioned off-camera with numerous techniques and many tricks to produce images with dynamic, quality lighting.

While the techniques have been around for ages, all it took was a very knowledgeable photographer, named David Hobby, to put all the information online in a format that has attracted so many followers, you might call it a cult. The Strobist cult.

I must admit, reading the Strobist blog, following the flickr discussions and viewing all the submitted photos from the group is a guilty pleasure of mine. Some of the contributions from the group are amazing and the amount of information sharing is astonishing. I've been using off-camera flash for years, but I still learn something new every time I sit down and browse through all the Strobist information. Anyone, with any interest and skill in photography can learn something new reading through all the information out there.

There is always something new to learn. Hey, now you know what a Strobist is.

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