Camera gear

ShiftCam Aspherical Ultra Wide Angle Lens review

REVIEW – Let me state up front: I am not a photographer—pro or serious amateur. My camera is my iPhone XS Max. I once desired a DSLR camera, but as smartphones have gotten ridiculously good at photos and videos, I gave up on that expensive quest. Which brings us to the ShiftCam Aspherical Ultra Wide …

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Peak Design has redesigned the humble tripod

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Peak Design has been one of the more successful players in the field of Kickstarter funded camera accessory companies. One of their first campaigns, a clip system that allowed a user to carry their camera hands-free either on their belt or backpack strap, was a huge success. Other successful centered around straps/slings, …

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Zhiyun 4 3-Axis Handheld Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer review

REVIEW – As a Videographer, I am always looking for ways to add versatility and enhancements to my video shoots, including ways to be totally mobile and lightweight when on the go. Sometimes, I find myself in situations where I use my smartphone to get unplanned video, but when holding it in my hands, the …

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Yolobox portable live stream studio review

REVIEW – As a videographer/photographer, I am always looking for ways to promote my business and for ways to offer more to my clients. The ability to live stream events like wedding ceremonies, business events, etc is one that I know many of my clients would find appealing because they have previously asked about it …

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Black Eye Pro Kit G4 smartphone lens kit review

REVIEW – Cell phone cameras have come a long way since the days of the first smartphone. We went from needing a brightly lit area years ago to optical zoom in today’s phones. The technology of having interchangeable lenses built into the phone hasn’t quite arrived yet, but in the meantime, there are portable options …

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SNAP! Grip Bluetooth Shutter Grip with Phone Case Review

REVIEW – As a frequent hiker and nature enthusiast, I always take my Canon camera with me to capture the great views and wildlife that is abundant here in Colorado. The problem we run into, especially on more challenging hikes, is that the camera bag and lenses really add a lot weight and sometimes affect …

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Look brighter in your video chats or vlogs with Lume Cube AIR VC

NEWS – Have you ever tried to video chat with someone, post live on Facebook or shoot a vlog, only to find that the video is muddy and dull because there simply wasn’t enough ambient light? Lume Cube, a provider of lightweight, portable lighting solutions has a solution with the Lume Cube AIR VC lighting …

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The Feelworld Master Series MA5 is a feature packed on-camera monitor

NEWS – When I am not out and about taking pictures either as a professional photographer or for my own pleasure, my other business is as a videographer. Both of these jobs require gear that is viewed as mandatory and gear that is driven by personal desire. Video gear is as expensive as photography gear …

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The Magbox Softbox may be the only softbox I will need

NEWS – Over the years I have purchased many photography softboxes that I have used in every relevant shoot to achieve the proper lighting and lighting effect. Usually, I use one Speedlite flash with a softbox, or I use a strobe flash with a softbox when I need more power which is more likely when …

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Turn almost any pole into a selfie stick

NEWS – It’s called the Selfskie, and it’s an all-in-one mount that you can attach to the stick you’re already using ­such as a ski pole, hiking stick, marshmallow roasting stick, golf club, etc. to give your smartphone or action cam a farther reach for a perfect selfie. Why carry around a dedicated selfie stick when …

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2018 Gift Guide – Gift ideas for photographers

ARTICLE – It’s Christmastime again, and time to make that shopping list. Here is a collection of great gift ideas for the photographer in your life, or maybe you are the photographer and you want to treat yourself this holiday season. Spider SpiderPro Single Camera System V2 camera holster This holiday season, give the photographer in …

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MK Controls Lightning Bug review

REVIEW – As a photographer, I like to shoot all types of photos. Recently, I have been shooting waterdrop photography, with a device that functions in many modes including being triggered by sound and light to be able to photograph other events. Another type of event I would like to shoot is lightning strikes, and while …

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