Când a început perioada asta de lucrat de acasă îmi făceam socotelile că voi avea mai mult timp ca să scriu pe blogul culinar. În realitate lucrurile stau exact pe dos. Sunt mai puțin eficient și lucrez mai greu decât o făceam de la birou. Petrec mai mult timp în bucătărie decât o făceam înainte, dar nici aici nu am sporul de dinainte de pandemie. Am dificultăți în a găsi unele ingrediente, și îmi e aproape imposibil să am mereu verdețuri proaspete pentru decorat preparatele.

Sunt zile când pur și simplu nu am chef să gătesc. Aș comanda online, dar oferta e destul de slăbuță în zona mea. Restaurantele care îmi plac mie fie nu livrează, fie durează atât de mult încât mâncarea ajunge sleită. …


In this story, I will show you how to control Godox flashes with an Elinchrom trigger, using a combination of an Elinchrom receiver and a Godox trigger.

I came up with this solution because I wanted to use my Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-EL light meter, which incorporates a radio transmitter for Elinchrom flashes.

The problem is that I switched to Godox a few years ago. I now wanted to trigger the Godox flashes directly from the light meter, the same way I used to do with the old Elinchrom flashes.

Obviously, Elinchrom and Godox radio systems are totally different and not compatible. …


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Last week Shutterstock, one of the photo agencies where I sell my images, has announced that they will be updating the earnings structure for photographers. They claimed this change is made “to reflect changes in the market for creative content.”

Until now, the earnings structure was divided into four tiers, based on the photographer’s lifetime sales.

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Old earnings breakdown. Screen capture taken on May 31, 2020 from https://submit.shutterstock.com/payouts.

The new scheme is much worse: there are now six image levels, with the first level offering either a 15% commission or 10 cents, whichever is greater.

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New earnings breakdown. Screen capture taken on May 31, 2020 from https://submit.shutterstock.com/payouts.

The worst thing is that all contributors reset to level 1 for both images and videos at the beginning of every year. …

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