Julian Perry

PortraitPro 17 Studio Max photo editing software review

What is it? PortraitPro 17 Studio Max is a very intuitive and easy to use photo editing software that allows even the most novice of users to quickly learn and edit photos for a truly professional look. It provides a set of tools that is able to fix just about every defect in a photo, …

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The TRILENS is a 3 lens holder for Photographers on the go

One of the many challenges that I face when out on a photography shoot, is how to manage interchanging multiple lenses quickly and safely. I can remember going out to shoot at a park that also had a pier, and I wanted to shoot landscapes, objects on the ocean, and some macro photography of flowers …

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The Rode NT1-A Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone is music to the ears

Although I am very much into photography, I am also a videographer, and I spend just as much time and effort seeking out good audio and video equipment. I have had more than one opportunity to film musicians performing in-studio, and good microphones are a critical part of a shoot if it is going to …

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The Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod is ready to go with you everywhere

Every photographer and filmmaker that I know owns several tripods of various sizes and capacities to accommodate as many of the shooting scenarios that we eventually experience. We also spend quite a bit of money on tripods, from smaller amounts on travel tripods or tripods for light work, all the way to thousands for our …

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The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Circumaural Closed-Back Monitor Headphones are perfect for the studio

Whether I am filming or listening to audio of my footage while editing, or just listening to music, I spend quite a bit of time with headphones on. As I became better at my craft, my need for a better listening experience became much more critical. I began to find the headphones that I was …

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Ruggard Lens Cases are built for the job!

If you have been in the photography or videography field for some time, you have undoubtedly amassed quite a collection of lens, and you most likely spent thousands of dollars in doing so. Often, the lens cases that are included with your purchase of your expensive lens are ok, but do not readily inspire a …

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Adaptalux shines the light at the end of the tunnel

Those of you that have been following my News Stories for a while should now be well aware of my love for Macro Photography. Macro Photography allows me to be innovative and expressive with “obvious” objects that are readily identifiable, as well as objects that I can shoot from my own creative perspective. If photographed …

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The Shure Super 55 Deluxe Vocal Microphone is super in every way!

Early last year, I got a great opportunity to work with a few “underground” musicians, and one in particular was so original and had such a great bluesy sound, that I decided to film a music presentation with her and a bass player. When I considered the visual effect that I wanted along with the …

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The Westcott X-Drop Kit (5×7′) Green Screen is just what the Director ordered!

Green screen photography and filming is a very frequent part of in-studio and on-location work. Depending on the shoot, having a portable green screen that can be set up quickly is a great advantage, especially when time and resources can make or break the success of a shoot. While there are tons of green screen …

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The Zoom H6 Handy Recorder gives you the quality audio recordings that you really need

For those of us who are also into filmmaking, audio quality and the ability to capture great audio quality whether in the studio or in the field, is a mandatory prerequisite for any good production. I have tried a few portable recorders and I was not quite satisfied with the balance of audio quality and …

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The Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub adds efficiency where it is needed

Whenever I am in the studio and I have to work on editing photos and footage that I have shot over a few days, I usually have a bunch of different media full of files that I need to transfer to my editing computer. At any given time, I may have a couple of SDXC …

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The Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone is a great addition to a DSLR recording kit

Whenever I want to shoot a quick video, I tend to grab my DSLR as opposed to my Canon or Sony professional video cameras, which are much bigger and heavier, and require me to drag along much more equipment. My DSLR and an external audio recorder are usually enough, but there have been times when …

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