Photography

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
BT-X3-ND_filters-1

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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taphanger-4

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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google-photos-1

If you're an Android user who takes a lot of photos, you'll want to pay attention. Google just redesigned its photo app and there are some pretty significant changes. Photos provides a new way to organize your memories, it's now able to organize by People, Places, or Things. You can pick a specific person, location, [...]

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Gekkopod

So, you're an on the go type of person who loves to take pictures. The problem is picture ops come up when you least expect them or when you're not prepared with a tripod or selfie stick. The Gekkopod, a Kickstarter project by Gal and Boaz Zucker, may be the perfect portable solution to your [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Gear, News
pixeli5

Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I've been happy to see services cropping up that will paint the [...]

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aluminyze2015-11

Roughly two years ago, I reviewed Aluminyze's photo printing product:  My own digital image printed on sturdy aluminum.  At the time, I chose a glossy finish.  I was given an opportunity to try something different. As before, there are only a few simple steps, but so many more options to choose from.  Now you can [...]

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knog-expose-smart-light-1

Although the iPhone has a built-in flash, it's often not bright enough to provide sufficient illumination in really low-light conditions.  Add a Knog [expose] smart light to your iPhone, and you'll have 9 LEDs shining an extra 130 lumens on your subject.  The [expose] has a built-in lithium-polymer battery, so it doesn't drain your iPhone's battery. [...]

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80xiphone-telescope

The Super Spy Ultra High Power Zoom 80X Telescope with Tripod Stand from Brando is the perfect tool for keeping an eye on your neighbor's hot daughter dog who keeps leaving "presents" in your yard. The 80X zoom collapsing telescope snaps into the included iPhone 6 back cover. Also included is a tripod stand and [...]

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foldio-2

Last year, we told you about a Kickstarter project for a small, foldable, portable photography studio called Foldio.  People who sell products online or who review gadgets need a clear, well-lighted area to take photos for their postings.  Foldio was designed for the person who needed a home studio, but who didn't have much room [...]

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Even though we've lived in our new place for just over a year now, we still don't have enough artwork on the walls.  I'm trying to find some Mid-century prints and metal art for the walls, but I still like to leave room for pictures of loved ones.  When Picture It On Canvas offered The [...]

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novaflash

There's nothing more tragic than taking badly lit selfies snapped with your new iPhone 6. Don't subject the world, Instagram, Facebook, etc with your dimly or overexposed duck-faced pictures anymore. Run, don't walk to the nearest Apple store and buy a Nova Bluetooth flash. This is a wireless flash made especially for the iPhone. It's [...]

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amazon-prime-photo-storage

Amazon just announced a new perk for their Prime members - unlimited free storage of photos in the Amazon Cloud Drive.  You'll be able to copy up all the photos from your computer and your mobile devices to one secure location and view them from all your devices.  Amazon's world-class security and protection systems will keep [...]

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Smile-SelfieRemote-1

Whether you like it or not, the selfie is here to stay.  Capturing yourself in the moment is an extremely popular form of self-expression these days.  Heck, I used to turn my film camera around and point it towards myself and take what I hoped would be a usable shot.  Even some new phones are [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Composer Pro

The Lensbaby Composer Pro is an intriguing solution to selecting the perfect focus spot in your composition.  Available in mounts for several ILC and dSLR cameras, it is a fully manual lens with a manual aperture control and swivel lens.  The aperture settings will determine the width of the in-focus area and the swivel lens [...]

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kampro handle kit-01

The GoPro action cameras are synonymous with capturing exciting video.  But what if you want to hold the tiny camera instead of strapping to your helmet or the handlebars on your bike?  The Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit is a flexible and clever way to do just that. Inside the KamPro Handle Kit is a neatly [...]

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The selfie craze has swept the nation, it has been determined that some people are even addicted to taking selfies.  With smartphones having front-facing cameras, I guess this phenomenon was pretty much inevitable.  Heck, I was taking selfies with my little Olympus Stylus pocket film camera back in the 1980's, when I'd actually have to [...]

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selfie-remote

For all those selfie addicts out there who can't go even one day without posting a picture of themselves to Facebook or Instagram, I have a tiny gadget that will make it even easier for you to annoy all your friends with your attention seeking photo habits. It's the HISY Wireless Smartphone Selfie Remote for [...]

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