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Two "Must Have" Speedlite Products shown at Imaging USA

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This year's Imaging USA show found iDC's owner Bruce Dorn giving a lighting presentation as well as "live" speedlite demonstrations in the Canon Booth on the show floor. Bruce is always happy to share his lighting philosophy with interested photographers. As you might suspect, Bruce uses products that he personally designs in order to achieve simple solutions to common lighting challenges.  The speedlite wall mounting plate Bruce demonstrated is called the “Plastic Slipper” and the umbrella speedlite mounting product is the “Triple Threat”.


The All Terrain Dolly - Now Shipping


The All Terrain Dolly has arrived and is now available! Rugged, easy to use, and fast to set up, the All Terrain Dolly can be used in a variety of environments due to the ability to use monopods for legs (not included) and common metal tubing for the track (not included). We have two kits, one compatible with 75mm Ball Base tripod heads, and another compatible with 3/8" Flat Base tripod heads.

While the All Terrain Dolly is intended to be used with monopods for legs, we have included Shorty Legs for doing tabletop shots or any work that needs to be low to the ground. The All Terrain Dolly has a maximum weight rating of 26 pounds (11.8 kg) and can use common metal tubing with an outer diameter ranging from 1 inch (2.54 cm) to 1.5 inches (3.81 cm). Head over to our Online Store to take a look at this amazing Camera Dolly!

Professional Applications of the Speedlite 600EX-RT


Bruce's new tutorial series on the Speedlite 600EX-RT is now available on the Canon Digital Learning Center. In this series, Bruce will show you the amazing built-in radio functionality of this Speedlite and it's full potential when shooing with multiple off-camera flashes. Click Here to start watching!

iDC Triple Threat demonstrated in Tyler Stableford's new Canon Digital Learning Tutorial


In this series of tutorials, Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford takes us to Snowmass Terrain Park in Snowmass, Colorado, where he puts the iDC Triple Threat to work with multiple Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites. You'll see his assitant provide a handheld application of the Triple Threat that Tyler uses to create the perfect balance of ambient light with speedlites. Tyler is a pro at creating dynamic action photos and portraits in tricky shooting situations. See how he does it at the Canon Digital Learning Center.

New Instructional Videos on the Canon 600EX-RT Coming to Canon Digital Learning Center Soon!

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Bruce Dorn is just putting the finishing touches on a new series of free instructional videos for the Canon Digital Learning Center. This series will focus on the amazing wireless capability of Canon's new 600EX-RT speedlite.  

Here's a sampling of photographs he created during the tutorials using Canon's flawless wireless technology. 

For a step- by-step accounting of how Bruce produced these images, watch for his NEW video series on the 600EX-RT speedlites to appear on the Canon Digital Learning Center very soon!

And in the meantime, if you missed Bruce's  "Environmental Portraits with Speedlites", I suggest you watch those tutorials while you are waiting for the new 600EX-RT series to post!

Expedition 7 Documentary Film Making with Bruce Dorn


Bruce will be stopping in B&H's showroom on June 26th to share the details about the collection of HD gear he is using on his around-the-world adventure that will involve overland driving across all seven continents.

Although this adventure could result in a world record, there is no huge documentary crew, just Bruce and one other filmmaker using a combination of lightweight, bullet-proof, and capable gear from Canon and iDC Photo Video. Join Bruce as he shares the details of his big adventure and his carefully chosen gear.

This event is must see for those who want to work in the field of documentary film making, as it will illustrate how to overcome, create, and capture content in-the-field and in adverse environments.

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Where: B&H Event Space: Second floor of the B&H Super Store, located at 420 9th Ave, New York, NY. 10001
Registration: Go to for more details.