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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lara Jade, Cheap Camera Challenge

Featuring Lara Jade - world-renown fashion photographer - takes on the cheap camera challenge...we have a professional mode, haute couture clothing and a makeup artist...but we've taken the camera cheapness to a whole new level! The An Pan Man camera (Bread Superman camera) has a stunning 0.3-megapixels and awful features. Add that to the fact that Lara is only in Hong Kong for a layover - she has 6-hours to get 6 different images from 3 different looks - and we have an epic-fashion-photoshoot-on-the-cheap challenge!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Lil' Bit Nasty Clamp

A while ago, I got my hands on couple of Nasty Clamps for review, and I have not been able to put them down since. The Nasty Clamps are a very simple idea that is extremely well executed and also made right here in Oregon.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Flash Facts – Bounce Flash

One flash rule to remember is that the larger the light source, the softer the light. The smaller the light source, the harder the light. This means that the larger soft light will have softer edges in the shadows and the smaller hard light will have a more defined edge at the shadows. This technique also works very well with ceilings.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Phase One Delivers A-series cameras - for the Fine Art of Photography


Phase One today begins shipping the first A-series medium format camera systems. Blending the best of Phase One and ALPA technology through highly-integrated precision components, these cameras are designed to capture outstanding images with greater ease, convenience, and fun.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014



Up until now, HSS solutions have been either consistent but lacking in speed and power, or fast and powerful but inconsistent. Today, we release Profoto HSS – a new solution that has all of the benefits and none of the limitations.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Setting Up The Shot - Miranda Off the Shoulder

Camera - Nikon D300
Lens - Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S
Exposure - 1/250 @ f/9
Focal Length - 50mm

Lighting - Nikon SB-700
Light Modifier(s) - 43" Optical White Satin with Removable Cover Collapsible Umbrella
Trigger - Nikon SU-800

Friday, December 12, 2014

Camera Raw 8.7.1 is now available


 Camera Raw 8.7.1 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This release includes support for the Sony ILCE-A7M2 and also includes a bug fix related to support for the Samsung NX1 camera.  DNG Converter 8.7.1 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Phottix Updates


Hello Phottix Friends

The end of the year is drawing near and Phottix has some hot deals in the newly revamped Phottixstore.com. From now until December 31, 2014, receive 10% off everything atPhottixstore.com by using the code XMAS2014 at checkout.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Flash Facts – Controlling Flash Exposure.

When using flash your aperture is going to control how much light from the flash enters the camera. The shutter speed is going to control how much ambient light enters the camera.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Setting up the shot - High Key Ash

Camera - Konica Minolta 7D
Lens - Tamron 90mm f/2.8
Exposure - 1/45 @ f/2.8
Focal Length - 90mm

Lighting - Brand X strobe
Light Modifier(s) - 60" Westcott shoot through umbrella, and large diffusion panel.
Trigger - Pocketwizard

Friday, December 5, 2014

LumoPro LP605 - Big Stand in a Little Package

The LP605 is the replacement for the popular LumoPro LP604. It is a seven foot stand that has five sections with four risers. One new feature of this stand is that it has a set of three spikes on the legs for anchoring the stand in to the ground for added stability.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mixing it up with Manual focus.

Every now and again I love to bust out my old M42 lenses and throw them on my Nikon. These old lenses have great image quality, are sharp as hell, and are loaded with personality. Beyond their attributes they tend to be very inexpensive as well

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Think Tank Perception backpacks for Mirrorless systems and Holiday Specials

Perception Mirrorless backpacks low res
Think Tank Photo just announced that its new Perception backpacks for Mirrorless systems are now available.  The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.  The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15" laptop and a 10" tablet, plus one Mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed).  Plus, the largest size fits four to five more lenses or a large GoPro® kit.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Flash Facts - TTL Cords

A very versatile and often overlooked tool that can cost next to nothing is a simple TTL cord. With this cord you can get your flash off of your camera and still maintain your flash and camera communication.
One great trick that you can manage with a TTL cord involves High Speed Sync and a TTL flash unit. There are many companies out in the market that offer TTL flash units for the major camera brands and for the most part they are very capable and affordably priced.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lumera: transform your camera into the smartest one


Imagine one-click experiences like sharing, wireless camera control and backing up your photos on the go.

Hi everyone!, we are near the end of our campaign and we would like to celebrate Black Friday with the Kickstarter community. For that reason we are glad to announce that we have just released our Black Friday rewards. Hope you enjoy them!
  • Lumera with built-in GPS + 1Terabyte on lumera cloud drive (one year free). With this reward we will start offering our new cloud storage service. Backers on this reward will enjoy our storage service free for one year!
  • Lumera with built-in GPS + Wrist strap hand grip. This addon is ergonomically designed for optimal comfort when using your DSLR.
  • Buy 2 Lumeras with built-in GPS and receive the third one free.