Photography

PortraitPro Studio Max 21 photo editing software review – Be your own supermodel

REVIEW – I’m convinced that every struggling actor who isn’t waiting tables in Los Angeles is a headshot photographer, and yet, like a five-year-old, trying to pull it together for a real headshot is way too much work for me.  At the same time, I also feel like you are your own best PR person, …

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Take your photography to the next level whenever and wherever with FlashBooth

NEWS – If you are an artist, like to sell things online or review products for the-gadgeteer taking good quality photographs of your product is essential. Often the hardest thing to do is to get the lighting just right. Enter the FlashBooth 2.0. FlashBooth is a portable studio that allows you to take perfectly lit …

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TONOR TRL-20 Ring Light Kit review

REVIEW – Part of being a writer for the Gadgeteer is also being a photographer.  We have to take all our own pictures of the products that we review.  I don’t know about the other writers, but I am not a professional photographer, so I’m always looking for ways to improve the quality of the …

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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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