I’ve been hearing that from many of my photographer friends and acquaintances. “What’s the fuss” they say. “Why would you ever use film anymore” they say. “I don’t even want to see that old camera, it makes me shutter” they say “Get that thing away from me!” Yet there is this resurgence of people buying, using, and talking about film and film cameras again. Let’s see if we can … [Read more...] about What’s The Big Fuss Over Film?
When shooting headshots or any close up portrait one of the first things you notice are the eyes. The thing that can draw the viewer to the eyes are the catch lights. Those specular highlights in the eyes are what gives life to the face. The Angler Catchlight Reflector is a device that, placed just below your subject's face and out of frame, will "fill in" shadows created by … [Read more...] about The Angler 24″ Catchlight Reflector
The full frame mirrorless camera war has a new entry. The Lumix "S" series. Panasonic Lumix has made the jump from micro 4/3 straight into full frame and in a big way. The S1R is a 47MP monster of a camera. With a full feature list for both stills and video this new camera is poised to get the attention of everyone. But is it for everyone? For the people who already own … [Read more...] about The Panasonic Lumix S1R
Tripods, some love them, others not so much. From my experience, the ones who don't or won't use a tripod do so because of a few things. They say "it's too heavy" or "it's too big to travel with or carry in or on a backpack". Others say that the cost of a tripod and a ball head is too high especially when they are sold separately. Others want a tripod that folds down small but … [Read more...] about The Fotopro X-Go Max Photo Tripod
In a previous article I mentioned how there are so many LED lights out there these days. One of the companies whose lights continue to impress us is Genaray. The Full Moon 18" Bi-Color is another one that has caught our eye. As the name states it is 18" in diameter, that's big enough to be used as a beauty dish. With over 7000 lux at 3' it's plenty bright enough as well. The … [Read more...] about The Genaray Full Moon 18″ Bi-Color LED