Here is the Nikon D4 Unboxing as well as Spreecast.Read More »
The Fuji Instax is an interesting throwback camera to the days where the only way to get to see your pictures right after you took them was to use instant film. Fuji has brought back the instant camera with their line of instax cameras. These cameras allow you to use Fuji Instax film to take instant (takes up to 5 min to develop) photos.
I am sure there are many people sitting there going why would I want to take instant pictures these days? And I will say I felt the same way until I started to have fun with this camera. It is a conversation starter at parties and event. When I take someones picture and they see the photo pop out the top they go wow what is that. Beyond that these photos make for really unique business cards. What better way to make an impression on someone than to hand them a photo with your information on it.
I will be taking a few of these instax cameras on the road to SXSW along with a case of instant film to see what we come up with. You will get a chance to try these cameras out on the two photo walks.
To see a FULL on photo shoot done with the fuji instax check out the video player below.
FroVader is SO SO Popular that Adidas has made a shoe just for him. Check out as FroVader unboxes and sniff tests his very own shoes.
this is not an advertisement for Adidas in any way, just me having fun.Read More »
As you can tell from the video I received a huge shipment of gear from a company called Westcott. Westcott specializes in professional lighting for photography and video.
I decided to pick up a lot of this equipment to help dive back into studio lighting and pick up gear to help me with off camera speedlights. What is great about this Westcott gear is they have everything for professionals and a whole lineup called “Photo Basics” which is designed to get you into the game at affordable prices.
Over the next few months I will take each piece of gear that you see here and give it its on review and demonstration video. This way we all can see exactly what each accessorie does and if it is for you.Read More »
Today we are looking at a product called a LensCoat. A lens coat protects your lens from the elements or in many cases helps you blend into your environment. Before I get into what they are used for I want to talk about the company itself.
Lens coat is a mom and pop business, it started with an idea and now its gone global with the help of being in some of the largest camera stores. There are even companies out there who make knock offs and are trying to piggyback off of lens coats success. I love stories like this, where the little guy is able to turn something small into something very successful while still being a mom and pop business.Read More »
Many of you guys have been asking me about affordable off-camera speedlights. At the recent PhotoPlus Expo in NYC, I met Moishe from Midwest Photo Exchange, www.mpex.com, who sent me a couple of their flagship speedlights, the Lumopro 160.
The Lumopro 160 has the same power output as a Canon 580 EXII or Nikon SB900! It’s about the same size as those flashes as well and beside being compatible with your Nikon or Canon DSLR, you can use this with an incredible range of cameras depending on how you sync.
At Photo Plus in NYC a few weeks back I made it a point to seek out Datacolor the makers of the SPYDER monitor calibrator to get as much information as possible and a test unit.
There have been hundreds of questions that have come in asking if I calibrate my monitor and if I do how important is it. Well the honest answer is I have never calibrated my monitor and I do have a few reasons for that. One I have never purchased any device to do so. Two I do not do a ton of printing where I would need to match my screen to my printers color profile (more on this lower). Three I felt that if I calibrate my monitor and place my images online 99% of the world who does not calibrate their monitors still wont see so called “proper color”.Read More »
Last week the Nikon J1 and 3 lenses landed on my doorstep.
I have been walking around with the camera and lenses for the past week or so testing it out and trying to see if it is something I would use or suggest for others to use.
So far after shooting with the longer “slow” lens at an event yesterday I see that it is very hard to shoot with the longer lenses. One issue I had was my arms get tired holding the camera out infront of me. Sure there is a zoom but indoors it was very hard to try and shoot with the 30-110 3.5-5.6 lens.
I will keep playing with the camera and give the images a look online.