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Review: Airport 4-Sight by Think Tank

I travel with my photo gear four or five times a year. The trips are always photo-heavy and last anywhere from five days to two weeks. As such, I want to bring enough gear with me to accommodate any photographic situation. I never EVER check my camera gear in with my luggage, I always carry […]

Review: Speedliter’s Handbook

When learning how to apply off-camera flash to your photography, beginner and intermediate photographers will find Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena to be an invaluable resource. Though written for Canon speedlite users, the book has advice, tips and tricks that can be applied to any brand of camera […]

Two Initial Impressions

I recently purchased a Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM 1-to-1 Macro Lens, and I wanted to share my initial impressions with you all. First, the 2x converter. Construction is very solid – it’s made of the same gray/white body material that the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L […]

Review: 500px

Hello friends! Several readers have asked recently what site I would recommend for hosting photography portfolios. This is geared specifically for the folks that don’t have the knowledge to create their own website, or the money to hire a website designer. I find 500px to be an excellent resource for posting and sharing photographs, as […]

Product Review: Case Logic SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack

I have a new go-to bag for extended travel. The Case Logic SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack (model SLRC-206) is everything I need for a road trip or plane trip. It is roomy enough to fit all of my essential equipment, but low-profile and lightweight enough to lug around all day or stash in overhead/under-seat storage on […]

Photography News from CES 2012

Here are a handful of the items that came out of the Consumer Electronics Show (held in Las Vegas last week, with a crowd of over 140,000) that I found to be the most intriguing: Fujifilm announced the introduction of the X-Pro1, which sports a new CMOS sensor that is supposed to provide resolution that […]

Product Review – Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap

Sometimes I’m convinced that the worst piece of equipment in photography is the camera strap that comes with your camera. Not only is it a marginally functional piece of equipment, you get the same strap no matter how expensive your camera might be. If you purchase a brand new DSLR for $600 you get a […]

Review: Lensbaby Composer Pro

Oh, oh, oh, how I LOVE the new Lensbaby Composer Pro. Lensbaby has revised their original Composer with heavier construction, a Double Glass 50mm selective focus optic with drop-in aperture discs, and upgraded swivel ball and focus mechanisms. Where the swivel and focus on the original Composer felt a little “gritty”, the swivel and focus […]

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 […]

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 […]