Photography

exolens

ExoLens has recently announced professional grade camera accessories for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and iPhone 7 (I'm not sure why there's no love for the iPhone 7 Plus, but here's hoping they will offer these new accessories for that model as well). The Wide-Angle kit comes with a ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News
SureFire-FirePak-1

If you've ever tried to shoot iPhone videos at night then you've surely run into problems. The iPhone has a great camera, but it has a teeny tiny aperture which makes night shots problematic. You can overcome this limitation by shooting at a wide angle; iPhone also tries to compensate by adding gain, but mostly you end up [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News
olloclip-pivot

Last Sunday I posted a review of the Smoovie Pocket Video Stablizer and wasn't very impressed with it. Now I see that Olloclip is offering a video grip that looks interesting. The Pivot doesn't have a gimbal like the Smoovie, you're on your own for stabilization, but a lot of phones already have built-in image [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
newlight-photo

Most of the artwork that I hang on my walls are photos that I've taken, had printed on a canvas and then framed. I think my artwork looks great, but these photos from NewLight are something brand new. NewLight uses patented cutting edge LED technology that lights photographs from within. The photos are only 5/16 [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
coocheer-fisheye-3

Dedicated point and shoot cameras (and maybe even DSLR cameras) aren't nearly as popular as they were before smartphones came on the scene. Now we mainly use our phones to take pictures because they are always with us and are smaller and lighter. But with smartphone cameras come some drawbacks like the lack of a [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews
2016-fireworks

Tomorrow we celebrate our country's 240th birthday. With the 4th of July comes cookouts and fireworks displays. I can't help you grill the perfect hamburger or steak, but I've got 5 quick tips that will help you capture memorable fireworks pictures with your smartphone.  You will definitely need a way to keep your phone steady. [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Camera Gear
stuck_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jOrDpwG8Wc You might not have heard of Trey Ratcliff, but he's a photographer who travels the world to capture once in a lifetime landscape and nature images. He's also one of the people that helped bring the Peak Designs Everyday Messenger bag to life. He has a new video series called Becoming an Artist, which [...]

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Posted in: News
Foldio-and-phone

It's difficult.  We see high quality photographs of small objects all the time in tv and print ads. But when we try to use our smartphone to take a picture that looks like that it doesn't work.  We're trying to get something sold on eBay, so we have to have pictures.  Getting the object is easy enough, but it [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
F1

While OPPO might not be a well known brand outside of Asia, I've been watching their expansion outside of that region and their products after owning an OPPO Find 7A over the last couple of months.  Rather than make "run of the mill" phones, they've been trying to add functionality and hardware to  differentiate themselves. [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News
Instagram

Instagram, the popular photo sharing app has finally added multiple account support on mobile. You can now add up to five accounts to switch back and forth to, and be able to tell which account you're logged into at any given time. This will be available as part of Instagram version 7.15 for iOS and Android. [...]

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foldio360

If you're an eBay or Etsy seller of small items, a product reviewer like me or someone who just likes to goof around with photography gadgets, you will want to check out the Foldio360 turntable project on Kickstarter. Made by the same guys that brought use the Foldio portable photography studio, which earned a spot [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Whitewall Photo Lab review

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Whitewall Photo Lab is a full service photo lab that provide many of the same products as services that may be more familiar to you from other companies such as Shutterfly or Snapfish. I was offered the chance to use a $100 voucher for Whitewall Photo lab and I jumped at the chance.  I am [...]

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Posted in: Reviews
foldio-9

When you review gadgets like I do, product images are just as important as the words I write. Not to pat myself on the back too hard, but I think I do a pretty good job when in it comes to product photography. I have no illusions that I'm a professional macro photographer though, and [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
OptechSmartSling - 2

Back when our belts were bristling like Batman's utility belt and fanny packs were seen constantly, I read a humorous piece about how we male geeks carry our gear. The author was proposing that we have to have a popular, masculine person start using something before it becomes socially acceptable. No one really carried a [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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I’ll admit that when the opportunity to review the GoGo Robots Selfie Stick, I didn’t know what to expect. I think that I missed the “selfie” generation, and have never quite understood the phenomena, but I have a 19 year old son who seems to take selfies all of the time.  According to Amazon.com’s Web [...]

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