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Product Review – Think Tank Airport Acceleration V2.0 Camera Bag

To paraphrase Will Rogers, I never met a Think Tank product I didn’t like. In November of last year I wrote an article reviewing the Think Tank Airport Security V 2.0 roller bag that I had recently purchased. I thought the bag was awesome then and I still think it’s awesome. An absolutely wonderful piece […]

Christmas Wish List 2011 – Prepare for Black Friday – Part II

By Steve Russell Black Friday is this week. As a complement to Tiffany’s article on November 11, I thought I would put together a Christmas Wish List for the advanced photographer in your life or if that photographer is you, a list you can give to someone else as a hint. As Tiffany suggested, get […]

An Inexpensive Speedlight Studio

One of the most often-asked questions we get is, “What do I buy to get my Speedlight off of my camera and start taking great pictures in a small home studio?” I have a Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash (which I LOVE, by the way), and recently picked up a few things to make its […]

Christmas Wish List 2011 – Prepare for Black Friday!

With Christmas a little under seven weeks(!) away, and Black Friday only TWO WEEKS away, now is the time to get your shopping game plan together! Here are my recommended gift items for the photographers in your life. Grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable, because I have a LOT of gift ideas! For […]

Review: Union Street Camera Bag by ONA

Like many photographers, I am constantly on the lookout for THE perfect camera bag. One that isn’t too big and bulky, but that carries everything I need for a day’s worth of shooting. One that is durable without being heavy, tastefully stylish, and multi-functional. One that is comfortable to carry around, even fully loaded, and […]

Insuring Your Photography Equipment

During the last week I recorded an inventory of all my photography equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I know what I have and can name each item. This time I wrote down, if you can call using a computer writing down, the complete name of each item, the serial number and the price I would […]

Lighting – Where To Begin

One of the most intimidating things to venture into in photography is studio lighting. At one point or another we all feel a bit limited by using only ambient light or light from our pop-up or external flash, and we begin to entertain the thought of getting a few lights. So we start to research, […]

Balancing Ambient Light with a Speedlite

Sometimes it is necessary to compensate for a background that is over-exposed, especially when shooting in bright light (as in outdoor photography). When using a speedlite as a fill flash, this is very easy to do. Different camera brands achieve this in different ways, so here is how to balance ambient light with light from […]

Review: ThinkTank Retrospective 20

The Short Review: I really like it. It’s cool. It’s functional. It’s stylish. You should get one. The Somewhat Longer Review: The Think Tank Retrospective 20 is designed with the professional photographer in mind, who doesn’t want to lug around baggage that screams, “I have a fantastic Nikon and thousands of dollars of gear! Come […]

Review: Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250

The last time I reviewed a Lowepro product, my pool table was my studio. I thought I would continue in the grand tradition. It lends an air of authenticity to it, don’t you think? I recently took a 10-day trip that included three legs of travel. That’s twelve hours of flight time, eight hours of […]