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Lowel GL1: A Versatile Handheld Light for Weddings and more

I’d like to let you in on a little secret…But first, let’s talk about what led to my discovery. Technology has somewhat recently produced cameras that have given us the ability to take pictures in very low light. About four years ago, I owned a Nikon D90 – I never wanted to push it beyond ISO 800. I just didn’t …

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Reviewing the Oben CT-3561 Compact Travel Tripod with BE-117T Ball Head

As a landscape photographer, a tripod is an absolute necessity.  There is simply no other way to capture sharp images in the best light (sunrise and sunset) or show any kind of motion without a good sturdy base upon which to rest your camera for long exposures. The Tripod Trap I remember reading a blog post about tripods years ago.  …

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OP/TECH Utility Strap™ – Sling Review

It’s hour number 3 of the event you are shooting. Your neck hurts. You have another 2 hours to go before the event is over and while you are happy that the strap that came with your camera shows the world what brand you invested in, on the inside you really want to ditch the thing. In a world of …

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Miggo’s New Pictar Kickstarter could Change your IPhone Photography

  The innovative company Miggo just announced a new kickstarter project to follow up on previous successes such as the Agua (which I will be reviewing in the future).  The Pictar is a new photography tool that will help you gain complete control over your iPhone and make it so much easier to take quality photographs.  Given Tracy Munson’s recent …

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Lensbaby Velvet 56, Your Camera’s Favourite Accessory

  I can’t think of a single use case scenario for which you NEED the Lensbaby Velvet 56 in your bag, but if you are anything like me, sometimes you just WANT something, because it is fun and cool and pretty, and this lens ticks all those boxes. In fact, if you’re anything like me, your Lensbaby will probably be …

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Using a Painter’s Pole for Elevated Real Estate Photography

A lot of photographers have been interested in getting into real estate photography lately, and for good reason.  I’ve written several posts on the topic, and I’ve mentioned a few times that I often get much better results by using a painter’s pole instead of flying my DJI Phantom drone to get the exterior photos of the home. When photographing …