Photography

Datacolor SpyderX Studio kit review – professional color calibration for displays, cameras, and printers

REVIEW – A monitor calibration tool is something I’ve wanted for years, but I’ve never dropped the money on one yet. I’ve had great monitors and terrible monitors, and a spectrum of photo printers across the years as well. It’s always been a crapshoot in terms of what gets printed out versus what I edited …

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Zhiyun Crane M2S Camera Stabilizer review

REVIEW – With the amazing advances in camera technology made in the last decade it’s now possible for aspiring videographers to create professional-level videos with little more than a smartphone and maybe a microphone and light or two. So, it’s not surprising to now see the massive camera accessories market shift toward supplying these creators …

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Hang your pictures in minutes with the Pro Picture Hanging System

NEWS – Hanging pictures around my home has always been a cumbersome and tedious task. However, the Go Hang It Pro Picture Hanging System is a clever tool kit that you can use to hang your pictures in just minutes. Rather than explaining how it works, it’s easier to show you: Isn’t that awesome? The …

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Manfrotto Element MII Video Monopod Aluminum Kit with Fluid Head review

REVIEW – I have been a photographer and videographer for many years, and over time I have accumulated more gear that I have storage space for. One piece of gear that is really important is a great tripod and for those of us who do a lot of mobile on-the-go shooting, a monopod becomes a …

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Manfrotto MVG220 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal review

REVIEW – When someone mentions Manfrotto, what comes to mind are photo and video camera tripods and monopods. To me, Manfrotto was synonymous with them. So, when I heard that Manfrotto had camera gimbals I knew I wanted to try one out and see just how well it performed. If their gimbals are as solid in …

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Liene 4×6” Instant, Full-Color Wi-Fi Photo Printer review

REVIEW – Whenever I get the opportunity to test and review an instant/on-demand photo printer I am always intrigued to see what the output photos look like and if it is a decent value for the price. Let’s take a look at this Liene 4×6” Instant, Full-Color Wi-Fi Photo Printer. What is it? The Liene …

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Polaroid Now+ focuses on creativity and connectivity

NEWS – Everybody’s favorite instant camera brand is back with new features and accessories that give the photographer more control to create the image they want to see. In an update to last year’s Polaroid Now, this year’s model includes five clip-on filters: starburst & red vignette, along with orange, blue, and yellow color filters. …

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Nixplay’s 10.1-inch W10K WiFi Touchscreen Digital Picture Frame review – free your photos from their albums and pocket dungeons

REVIEW – If you are a regular Gadgeteer reader, it’s no secret I love Nixplay’s photo frames. I previously reviewed a different Nixplay 10.1-inch picture frame (here) and 9.7-inch metal photo frame here, both of which are performing admirably, happily displaying over 1000 photos each. Now I’m excited to review Nixplay’s new W10K photo frame! …

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PowerVision S1 gimbal review – mini but feature packed

REVIEW – If you enjoy capturing video with your phone, then you should consider buying a gimbal. Gimbals help keep the footage stable when you’re walking around while filming. Some phones like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones already have stabilization built-in, so maybe you think that a gimbal isn’t a necessary accessory for your …

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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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