Photography

The Lightning Bug will give you the bug to capture amazing lightning shots!

NEWS – Some time ago, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to review the MIOPS Smart device, which allows me to photograph water drops, and other events triggered by sound, or movement or lightning. While I have used the MIOPS Smart exclusively for water drop photography, I have been thinking about trying it …

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Photojojo Shutter Remote works with Apple and Android devices

NEWS – Photojojo’s Shutter Remote works with most every mobile device’s camera – Android or Apple.  Pair the remote to your mobile device via Bluetooth, and you’re ready to take candid photos or group shots from up to 30 feet away from the phone or tablet.  You can also use it to start/stop video recording. …

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Nixplay WiFi Cloud Frame review

REVIEW – Several years digital photo frames were a popular gift idea. I reviewed at least a dozen of them until their popularity grew stale. But what’s old is new again and today digital photo frames are making a comeback. One new frame that I’m going to show you today is the Nixplay WiFi Cloud …

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MIOPS Smart controllable camera and flash trigger review

REVIEW – Each photographer has his or her own type of photography that is special to them. I like to photograph subjects in nature, and I also like to use existing objects to create my scenes. Water drop photography is a favorite of mine, and this device promises to greatly help me to expand my creativity. …

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The Kwilt Shoebox Plus just made storing your personal memories even better

NEWS – A few days ago, I tested and reviewed the Kwilt Shoebox. This little device connects to your network via wifi and is controlled via an Android or iOS app. It allows you to transfer all of the photos and video from your Smartphone or tablet to local storage across your network. The Kwilt …

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Nikon’s new COOLPIX P1000 lets you photograph a needle in a haystack from 1 mile away

NEWS – Ok, that’s a wild exaggeration, but seriously, the just announced COOLPIX P1000 from Nikon has a 24-3000mm lens. Nope, that isn’t a typo and yes, I thought it was too. That’s right, this camera features an incredible 3000mm lens. That’s 125x optical zoom. It also has an aperture range of f/2.8-8, and a …

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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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