Julian Perry

The Ruggard Alpine 600 Lens Backpack for DSLR and 600/800mm lens is a winner!

Every Photographer and Cinematographer I have ever met seems to have the same major issue that I struggle with. I am referring to the ongoing challenge of finding the right camera bag to carry the desired equipment for each specific shoot. Like many of my counterparts, I have surrendered and accepted that I need multiple …

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The Canon SELPHY CP1300 Compact Photo Printer prints your selfies in a flash

Since the early years when my interest in photography was peaking, I always wanted to take great photos and be able to produce a hardcopy very quickly to display my work, without having to go through a time-consuming process. I have been looking at photo printers for a very long time, but I never seemed …

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Protect your expensive camera gear with the Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet

Living in New York City has been a real education on humidity, and its effect on various things in my apartment. The moisture caused by the humidity has not only ruined several electronic components of mine, but also many fabric items. As I learned more about my cameras and lenses, I began to understand the …

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Sigma 105mm macro lens review

Photography professionals and enthusiasts are always looking for an opportunity to enhance their photography skills and to take better pictures. Those interested in macro photography seem to be involved in an ongoing search for the best lens to ultimately allow them to produce the most amazing pictures. Macro photography lenses have the ability to take …

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The Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set is another cost effective option for macro photography

In the world of macro photography, getting as close as possible to an object to be able to shoot a detailed photo is a very important and enjoyable aspect. Extension tubes are a great way to give non-macro lens the ability to get in closer. They connect between the lens and the camera and work …

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The Dracast LED180Halo Ring Light – A real gem.

Many photographers use ring lights both in the studio and on location to help produce wide, even, and flattering light that eliminates almost all shadows, and is very good for highlighting beautiful skin tones. As a photographer, I have also tried a few ring lights, and most recently I purchased the Dracast LED180 Halo Daylight …

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The 27″ Angler Port-a-Cube LED Light Tent should be on your camera gear wish list

One of the most technical challenges that photographers and filmmakers face, is the perfect lighting for their scenes. This is especially the case when there are environmental effects that are uncontrollable. In the world of studio photography, where lighting can be controlled, the challenge of perfect, even, and flattering lighting still exists. While uneven light …

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The Olympus VP-10 Digital Voice Recorder is sleek, effective, and discreet

Personal portable Digital Voice Recorders are widely available with numerous customer driven features, and for a price range of less than $50 up to several hundred dollars. I have used a few in the past from various manufacturers, and while I was mostly satisfied, I always felt that there was room for improvement, whether it …

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The Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera – Is it ahead of the game?

As far as mirrorless cameras go, Sony has been a leader in innovation and in my opinion, has managed to stay ahead of the pack with its new releases. About a week ago, Sony continued that trend with the announcement of the Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera. This camera features a 24MP Full-Frame sensor, …

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The Loupedeck Photo Editing Console makes editing easy

Whenever I go on a photo shoot whether it is a professional event, a “people” shoot or my own getaway seeking amazing nature shots, I always come back home with hundreds if not thousands of photos. Many of them are multiple shots of the same subject with maybe some difference in the lighting, or movement …

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The Canon EOS M50 – finally a camera that may fill a critical void in their lineup!

Whenever I go on a photography shoot, I always feel uneasy only having one camera with me. While it makes a lot of sense to have a backup camera, it is also very important to have a camera that is lighter, smaller, very capable in features, and otherwise not lagging very far behind my larger …

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Canon’s new 470EX-AI flash may be just the right solution

I have been a photographer for many years, and like many photographers, on any given day I will grab my camera, my “go to” lens, a professional flash, and head to some place for the opportunity to get great shots. In many cases when I have to travel light and when the opportunity is an …

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Make your daily carrying tasks easier with the UpCart deluxe folding cart

I am one of those independent types who carry 3 or 4 different carts around in the back of my truck, to help me to move or carry stuff that I constantly and seemingly habitually find it necessary to move around. Whether it is speakers or a couple of large cases of water, I always …

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Cell phone battery dead? When all else fails, the USB candle charger is here!

If you are like me, and often find that your cell phone battery charge is low, there are so many USB battery packs in every shape and size to solve that dilemma. But have you ever been in this situation with no way to recharge your phone or battery pack? I have, and I found …

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