Photography

HUAWEI news: MediaPad M5 tablets are available now, Mate 10 Pro price cuts, and photo contest

It’s been a busy news day for HUAWEI! Just when it seems like Android tablets are a rarity these days, HUAWEI announced that their MediaPad M5 tablets are currently available at Amazon and NewEgg here in the US. Available in 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch versions in Space Gray and a 10.8-inch Pro version in Champagne Gold, the …

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The Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight might just be the right light to complete your kit

For many years, I have relied on my Canon and Yongnuo Speedlites for almost all of my flash needs. Most recently, I purchased the latest Canon Speedlite which is the 470 EX-AI Speedlite. It is an amazing flash, with great features, and the artificial intelligence ability goes a long way to achieving the perfect lighting …

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Ouh Snap Folding Photography Lightbox review

When in the studio, a good photography Lightbox that produces bright and evenly placed white light, works well for macro or product photography and allows the photographer to take very detailed photos. However, not all Lightboxes are created equal. Will this product from Ouh Snap get a passing grade, or will it end up in …

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The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is the new beast in their lineup!

As the excitement and curiosity continue to build around Sigma’s release of its new Art series lenses, there is another lens in their lineup that catches my attention. At first glance, the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens looks like a beast of a lens. It is a fast f 1.4 Lens that should …

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The new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens may be the best of the best!

I am pretty sure that by now that many of my fellow photographers, and especially macro photographers, are anxiously awaiting the release of the Sigma’s new art lenses. I am referring specifically to the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens. As the first true macro lens in the Sigma Art series, it is …

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The Impact 4 Socket Fluorescent Fixture gives the right light for the right mood

Getting back to the subject of lighting, those of us in the photography and videography industry are forever working with lights and looking for the “right” light or lighting fixture. Different types of lights offer different positive and negative characteristics, including the ability to create moods and effects. For example, there is a difference in …

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The Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer from Vello offers great remote control for your DSLR

When I am working on Macro Photography, or when I need to place my camera some distance away from me and remain out of the way to get a photo, a wireless remote shutter switch is the ideal tool. It is also great to use to start and stop programmed time-lapse photos. The Wireless ShutterBoss …

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The Ouh Snap SnapBag Daily review

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, there are always days when you need to travel light and without any bulky backpack. You just need to take along a basic camera with a couple of lens, or maybe even a small video camera. You also need space for the other knickknacks that you would …

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The Fat Gecko Camera and Camcorder Mount will keep your weighty cameras safe

Another one of my passions is writing, filming and producing short films. I have only worked on one so far, but I have several more planned for the future. One of my scripts includes a scene in an SUV, where I need to mount sizeable and somewhat weighty video cameras at various positions on the …

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The GVB Gear Compact Daylight On-Camera Light may just be your go to light when on the go!

Whether you are an aspiring or professional photographer/videographer, or just enthusiastic about capturing photos and video, there are likely many occasions when you just grab your camera as you head out of the door, with the anticipation of capturing a great photo or some good footage. Whenever I do the same, I always seem to …

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The LENSKIRT Flexible Lens Hood makes shooting through glass easier

For those of us photographers and videographers who enjoy shooting cityscapes, or aquariums, or other types of photography that may require us to shoot through glass, the challenge of light reflections is a real one. If this challenge is not managed correctly, the “stray” light will definitely show up in your photo, and may not …

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The Yongnuo YN-24EX TTL Macro Flash for Canon Cameras is flashy but not pricey

Once again, Yongnuo is making a difference in the photography industry with another one of their photography products. The Yongnuo YN-24EX TTL Macro Flash for Canon Cameras is a great product that works very well, and is priced less than 1/5 the cost of the Canon macro twin flash. I own this twin flash, and …

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The Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head can really get down

Recently, I have been on a search for several types of photography and videography gear, and I have been focusing on a few specific types of gear. Monopods and tripods have been a major part of that focus. There are times when we have some very unique shooting requirements, and the standard tripod or monopod …

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The iFootage Cobra 2 C180 Carbon Fiber Monopod is a nice addition to your photo/video gear

Staying on the subject of monopods, I found another interesting one that I think is worth mentioning, and has its own place in the photo/video gear box. The iFootage Cobra 2 C180 Carbon Fiber Monopod is not necessarily considered a small footprint monopod for traveling or for easily attaching to a backpack, but its features …

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