CREATING THE BOOK & APP
Q: Where can I buy The Kubota Lighting Notebook app?
A: You can purchase the app through the iTunes App Store.
Q: What is the purpose of the the app?
A: This App is designed to be a field guide for the on-location photographer. Need lighting inspiration when you're on a shoot? Grab your iPhone or iPad and you've got all the inspiration and lighting tips you need!
Q: Does the the app have videos?
A: Yes! You will be able to stream videos on all the lighting scenarios from the actual photo shoots we've included in the app.
Q: Does Kevin Kubota offer workshops specifically geared toward lighting?
A: Kevin offers workshops that include lighting tips and there are plans to offer new workshops geared specifically toward lighting. If this is something you're interested in, contact us and we will get you more information.
Q: Does Kevin show the equipment he uses on his photo shoots?
A: Absolutely. No secrets here! We show all and tell all in this app.
Q: If I lose or replace my iPhone or iPad, can I get the the app again for free?
A: Yes. Every app you purchase is stored in your iTunes account and you will be able to re-download it. No worries!
Q: Do I have to buy Kevin's book in order to use the app to its fullest potential?
A: The app is an independent, stand-alone product filled with tons of helpful information by itself. At the same time, you will possess a more comprehensive set of tools and benefit from a wider range of accessible resources by having at your fingertips both of the Lighting Notebook products.
Q: Will there be new lighting scenarios added to the app in the future?
A: That's the plan! Our goal is to stay up to date on all the new lighting equipment available on the market and continue to add more lighting scenarios to constantly keep app users current on all that is available to them.
Q: How many scenarios are available
A: There are more than 100 lighting scenarios that come with the app originally. New lighting scenarios can either be updated or purchased through the app.
The app is free on the Apple App Store and includes five lighting scenarios. The full-version upgrade with all 101 scenarios and five chapters of content is available for purchase in-app for $14.99 $7.99 (through December 20, 2013).
Throughout Kevin's journey to create the Lighting Notebook he called upon and relied greatly on quality products from partner companies below. It is with much gratitude and pride that we share with you the collection of top notch photography experts who's contributions to the Lighting Notebook were integral to its existence.
Behind every reputible photographer is a dependable professional photo lab and Team Kubota proudly relies on WHCC. This outstanding lab is dedicated to the success of professional photographers. (Hmm... so is Team Kubota!)
WHCC is innovative and cutting edge, consistently releasing new products while keeping their customers well informed of must-know industry trends. They understand the all-around benefits (and karma) of investing in their customers. WHCC will help you build and continue to grow your photography business. Their product line encompasses a wide range of solutions accommodating nearly every photo market segment.
Go to their website to see for yourself the quality (and TOTALLY AWESOME) products currently available, such as: gallery wraps, premium prints and finishing, boutique packaging, custom backdrops and so much more!
Team Kubota is crushing on B&H as the world renown "go-to" store for all photo, video, audio and digital imaging needs. Here are some supporting "crush" facts:
- Our customer service experiences with their friendly staff have been super!
- We can count on B&H for offering the best prices!
- Their VAST array of products are practically always in stock!
- Their money back return policy provides us extra confidence as their customer!
One of the best attributes of B&H is that the sales staff is comprised of working professional photographers and videographers with years of field experience. They ask us what we're seeking to accomplish, and then advise us as to what equipment we will need to get the job done effectively. If a time should arrive that we have questions about how to shoot a particular job, they willingly listen to us and offer suggestions.
We simply love B&H and we truly believe they will also take the best care of you when you become their customer. Team Kubota is a loyal "B&H-er" and our satisfaction has been nothing less than steady. You will be doing yourself a magnificent favor by becoming a fellow "B&H-er," too!
If you want to flash, bang, boom, and bend light to create dynamic images, the Rogue product line by ExpoImaging is the answer for you! ExpoImaging designs, manufactures and distributes unique and innovative camera accessories to the photography market. It is the exclusive worldwide distributor of:
- Rogue FlashBenders Shapeable Light Modifiers
- ExpoDisc Professional White Balance Filter
- ExpoAperture2 Depth-of-Field Guide
- And much more!
ExpoImaging is also the exclusive U.S. distributor of Ray Flash: The Ring Light Adapter. Kevin uses these easy to assemble and incredibly portable products regularly and recommends them highly to other professional photographers. Just throw them into your camera bag like Kevin habitually does and you'll be good to go!
Pocket Wizard's radios lead the industry in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash lighting, and light meters. As Kevin's personal choice in radio triggers, he uses Pocket Wizards on nearly every one of his shoots. They are sold by leading photo gear distributors around the world (such as B&H) and are often integrated by top industry manufacturers into their competitive products. We think this anonymous user review says it best:
"I've been using my Pocket Wizards for a year and a half now. Rock solid reliability. Does everything you ask of it with longer range than any competing product."
This is certainly a line of gear on which you can confidently rely. Check out all of Pocket Wizard's handy dandy products on their website!
WE LOVE PHOTOFLEX! Their high-quality, versatile lighting equipment for photography, video, film, and digital-imaging industries rocks our world.
"We'll never market a product that we wouldn't use ourselves or sell to our friends," says Steve Reese, a CEO at Photoflex. "We've built our reputation on quality, innovation, and price, and we intend to honor that commitment to consumers, dealers, and distributors in the years to come."
Kevin has used Photoflex products for 20 years and to this day continues to shoot with some of their gear he first purchased. Some of the staples of equipment Kevin has used on shoots for The Lighting Notebook include reflectors, softboxes, stands, carry cases, swivels, clamps, and a couple of their cost-effective lighting kits... just to name a few! The consistently outstanding quality is why Kevin chooses Photoflex and why he assuredly recommends them to other photographers.
Also, check out Kevin Kubota's Lighting Notebook!