Camera gear

Orangemonkie Foldio3 + Foldio360 portable photo studio review

REVIEW – What is the most important element that you need to have in order to take great product photos? Lighting. But the problem with lighting is that it can cause harsh shadows. That’s where a tabletop photo studio can really make a big difference and today I want to show you the Orangemonkie Foldio3 …

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ZHIYUN Smooth XS Phone Gimbal Stabilizer review

REVIEW – If you think selfie sticks are awesome accessories for your phone, then you will want to check out the ZHIYUN Smooth XS Phone Gimbal Stabilizer. It’s a selfie stick on steroids. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Smooth XS Phone Gimbal Stabilizer from ZHIYUN is a handheld (or tripod mounted) selfie …

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Foldio360 Smart Dome photo studio – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Photography ranks right up there with writing about gadgets on my list of favorite activities. For me, photography and reviewing gadgets go hand in hand because reviews need to have great product images. For that reason, I’ve tried different tabletop photo studios including the Orangemonkie Foldio2 foldable photo studio that I reviewed …

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Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 Pocket Photo Printer review

REVIEW – Like many people, I take a lot of pictures with my smartphone. I enjoy my photos by adding them to my (analog) journal and to do that, I have used small photo printers that print 2 x 3 inch photo stickers. I’ve been using printers like the Polaroid Zip and the HP Sprocket …

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SandMarc ProLight RGB review

REVIEW – With the huge improvements in camera phones lately, the procedures for getting better shots have migrated from the “megapixel/lens” level of discussion to such perennial photography topics as light quality management and filters. To this end, SandMarc has recently released two light sources that promise much more control over some of these issues. …

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Smartta SliderMini 2 motorized camera slider review

REVIEW – There are many types of gear that photographers and videographers use to capture different types of scenes and footage. One such device is a slider that can be used for great video, including time-lapse footage, video with movement and interest, etc. Over the years, I have purchased 2 quite expensive motorized sliders that …

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GIM 19″ inch adjustable 48W ring light review

REVIEW – If you have ever taken headshot photos for someone or even turned the camera on yourself for your own self portrait, then you know that proper lighting makes the resulting pictures look so much better. Let’s face it, photography needs light and having a well illuminated and pleasing light source is a major …

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Take the power of creativity with you wherever you go with the Smartta SliderMini 2

NEWS – Several years ago, I purchased my first slider for over $2000. As a Photographer/Videographer, I had grand ideas for creative projects in various locations indoors and outdoors. The slider was relatively large and heavy and required several add-ons to be functional, and it took quite a bit of effort and time to be …

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Joby GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit review

REVIEW – Joby started out offering tripods with bendy legs that you could use to hold a camera in almost any position. They’ve since branched out to offer accessories for their GorillaPod tripods and the kit I want to show you today is their Mobile Vlogging Kit. What is it? The Joby GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging …

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Paraben’s Photo Backup Stick Universal review

REVIEW – Photos – we all take them, typically with our phones, since that’s the camera we all carry every day. What happens if you lose your phone?  If you use cloud services like Amazon, iCloud, or Google, probably nothing as the cloud will protect your precious photo memories.  But, what if you don’t use …

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JOBY rolls out new gear for content creators

NEWS – JOBY, who is well known for its bendable and rugged GorillaPod tripods has just announced 9 new products for video enthusiasts and content creators that include microphones, lighting, smartphone cases with built-in tripods and more. Their new GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit is an all-in-one kit includes a GorillaPod Mobile Rig, Beamo Mini LED …

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Bitplay SNAP! iPhone Photography Kit review

REVIEW – Bitplay is at it again with a serious update to their SNAP! Case line for the new iPhone models. I reviewed their iPhone X kit back in 2018 and came away seriously impressed. So much so that it was the first case I seriously missed when I upgraded to the iPhone 11 Pro. …

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Kodak Smartphone Photography Kit review

REVIEW – These days, no matter where we go, it is hard not to see someone taking photos with their smartphone. Whether it is while on the go, or in a park or on the beach, smartphones allow anyone to capture the moments they want to remember. The Kodak Smartphone Photography kit provides any smartphone …

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Godox AD200 Pro Pocket Flash review

REVIEW – Every photographer that I know loves new camera gear and loves to try any gear that will help to produce the best photos. Flashes are an integral and very important part of photography for many reasons ranging from the simple need for light to fulfilling the art of creativity. A compact, efficient and …

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