Photography

Pedco UltraPod 3 tripod review

REVIEW – For serious photographers, and casual Instagrammers, a tripod is a mandatory piece of equipment if you want to get that special shot.  Carrying a big, heavy tripod isn’t always an option.  What if there was a small and light, packable tripod with the strength to hold a real camera load?  Pedco, a division …

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FeiyuTech AK2000C 3 Axis Handheld Stabilizer Gimbal Review

REVIEW – I started shooting videos back in my inline street skating days where we would skate alongside our rollerblading buddies as they skated a line going from trick to trick. So, filming with an actual video camera with a built-in scene stabilizer really helped to steady the footage as we skated on streets with …

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Pictar Home Studio Pro Kit review – iPhone photography as simple or as complicated as you want it to be

REVIEW – It’s no secret that smartphone photography is killing the camera business—at least the point-and-shoot cameras. DSLR cameras used by professional and serious amateur photographers will never go away, but companies like Pictar are trying to lure the DSLR fan into smartphone photography by providing apps and gadgets to make the smartphone (in this …

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Hohem iSteady X review – shots are nimble with this gimbal

REVIEW – The stability, smooth motion, and cinematic techniques available with a cell phone gimbal improve the quality of videos shot on this platform. In late 2020, the Hohem iSteady X is the top seller in cell phone handheld gimbals and stabilizers. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! What …

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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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SandMarc Motion Filter Variable Neutral Density Filter for iPhone review

REVIEW – Photography, as we’ve stated before, has a lot to do with light, and today’s gadgets let you create, filter, and otherwise adjust the light getting into your phone’s camera in myriad ways. Recently, I was sent the Motion Filter, a variable Neutral Density filter for iPhone from SandMarc, a company that makes quite …

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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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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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Aura Carver smart digital picture frame review

REVIEW – Digital cameras have revolutionized photography and replaced the mainstream practice of printing film photographs. Digital photographs are easy to store, sort, and review. I have a 10.1 inch Aura Carver WiFi cloud HD digital frame that makes displaying and sharing digital photos quick and easy. Read on to see what I think! What …

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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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DEPSTECH WiFi borescope review

REVIEW – Borescopes, devices designed to capture an image through a small opening, used to cost hundreds of dollars. Today, models can cost below $100 thanks to the miniaturization and mass production of components. But does a lower cost mean lower quality? DEPSTECH has provided its WF060 for review. Read on to see what I think! …

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