Scott Bideau

PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG: Chasing the Light + Giving Back through the Lens.

A $15 Accessory that Increases AD200 Flash Power by 1/2 Stop in a Softbox

The Godox AD200  cordless flash mounts very easily into any Bowens mount softbox using the included bare bulb and an optional S-Type Bracket. But, as you can see from the image above, some light leaks out the bracket holes while also being absorbed by the black plastic instead of reflected out your softbox toward the subject being photographed. Here’s how a $15 accessory cures the problem to provide about 1/2 stop of additional flash power!

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F-Stop Guru UL Backpack Review

F-stop Gear’s smallest backpack – the Guru Ultralight – holds a lot of camera equipment in a slimlined 25L package while still having plenty of room for your water bottle, rain jacket, and other accessories.  With an internal suspension system, comfortable hip and shoulder straps, ripstop nylon shell, and base weight under 3 pounds, this backpack performs just as well for the active photographer biking or skiing down the mountain as it does for the casual shooter wanting to tote a camera and a few extra lenses around town.

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What’s in my Bag: Action Sports

A detailed accounting of the equipment I regularly use for photographing action sports like skiing, biking, and snowboarding, including cameras, lenses, must-have accessories, and even the bag I carry everything in – all in this installment of “What’s in my Bag” – Action Sports Edition.

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Learning to Thrive with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) – Part 1

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, or EoE for short, is a chronic allergic/immune condition where your throat gets inflamed by certain foods that then cause a domino effect on the rest of your body’s digestion system. Symptoms range from heartburn and abdominal pain to food actually getting stuck in your esophagus! I was recently diagnosed with this condition after dealing with all of those issues for the past 3-4 years and perhaps my entire life in retrospect. While there is no blanket cure for this condition, I’m optimistic about some specific treatment measures that appear to be working for me. Given how difficult it was for me and other people I know to get a proper diagnosis, I’m sharing my story below in the hope that it can help someone else – perhaps you!

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Camping, Biking, and Boating, and more at 11,000′

Our new hometown of Prescott, Arizona is lovely – but nothing beats the Colorado high country in the summer! And by high, I mean a place to camp, bike, hike, and boat – all above 11,000 feet, with the surrounding mountains all towering another two to four thousand feet higher. Yes, we were in 14’er country!

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99 Nights in a Popup Camper

It all started on a camping trip in Moab. Our kids were 4 and 2, and while everyone loved camping, my wife and daughter decided (or perhaps demanded) that it would be better to sleep up and off the ground next trip. So, we bought a popup camper. Here’s a look back at 99 nights under the canvas during our 5 years of ownership.

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North Rim Camping & Biking

While a visit last year to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim was quite wonderful given the lack of crowds in October,  hitting the North Rim has always been top of list. So last weekend, we set up camp about 30 yards from the canyon’s edge for some amazing views and epic singletrack.

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Boys Biking Trip Just Outside Zion National Park

I just got back from an extended weekend camping and biking trip with my son, just outside Zion National Park. We were amazed at the beautiful landscape and biking trails located between the park and the town of Hurricane, Utah.

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LTE Error in Windows 10: “Can’t connect to this network. Enter an apn and try again.”

About a month after I fixed my “SIM PIN2” error on the LTE card installed inside my new laptop, I started experiencing the following error when attempting to connect:

“Can’t connect to this network. Enter an apn and try again.”

If you have this problem or are generally looking how to override a Windows 10 default driver, I may be able to help.

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Spring Break on the Colorado

With the kids out of school for several days and warm temperatures calling our names, we headed down near the Mexico border for several days of camping, kayaking, and fishing along the Colorado River. We now have a new addition to our list of favorite boondocking campsites.

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