Photography

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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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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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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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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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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
ME20F-SH1-1

Canon U.S.A. has just announced their ME20F-SH, a purpose built camera based on a 35mm full-frame, 2.26 megapixel  CMOS sensor.  Capable of Full HD video with a minimum illumination of less than 0.0005 lux (approximately equivalent to ISO 4,000,000), the ME20F-SH is aimed at markets where low light capture is required such as nighttime surveillance [...]

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flickr

Flickr Pro is back! I’m an avid hobbyist photographer, and for years, I have stored and shared photos on Flickr. I’ve been a Pro member for most of that time, and I was dismayed when Flickr decided to get rid of its Pro subscription a couple of years ago. The renewed Pro subscription offers improved [...]

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360heros-360abyss

The people at 360Heroes offer a variety of products for mounting multiple GoPro cameras to generate 360 degree photos and videos. They also sell the software used to stitch the output from multiple GoPros into usable 360 degree formats without a lot of post production headaches. The 360Abyss pictured above mounts 6 GoPro Hero cameras [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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A while back, I reviewed the X1, X2 and X3 UV filters from Breakthrough Photography.  Their slimline cells with ridged edges that make them easier to mount and stack on your lenses have had a permanent place on my Canon 24-105 f/4L and Canon 16-35 f/4L lenses ever since.  They remain wonderful companions, not getting [...]

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mefoto

If you've ever wanted a rainbow colored tripod, your dreams have come true because MeFOTO has just announced the launch of their customized color-based tripod: the BYOT. BYOT stands for build your own tripod service for MeFOTO’s RoadTrip model travel tripod for on-the-go photographers. Now, photographers can choose from 12 colors for each component to [...]

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I love discovering a tool that I never knew existed that makes my life easier. That's is the perfect description for the TapHanger. It's a tool that makes my life easier. What does it do? It lets you hang a picture on your wall in less than a minute. You'll spend more time figuring out [...]

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