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SXSW 2014: First you have to get the gear there!

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

My favorite way to travel gear is ThinkTank Airport International. Period. On this trip, there was a possible video assignment, so I added an Urban Disguise, with a Canon XF100 video camera already built (mic,light,batt,media cards) and ready to go with a wireless lav set-up in the side pouch, and other misc. goodies. yes, I […]

Adobe Lightroom Launches on iPad – Is it ready for takeoff?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

It’s part of the new Holy Grail: How can I work with my images on my faster, stronger, better iPad. I spent hours at the Apple store trying to figure this out. All the apps, all of the dongles, all of the workarounds to maintain a similar workflow with an iPad were possible but clunky. […]

SXSW 2014 – Austin’s Cultural Festival did it again!

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

A combination of Interactive, Film and Music make the SXSW Festival in Austin the best blend of pop culture events you can attend in a ten day period. When you arrive they give you 3 muslin bags with designs signifying each portion of the festival and a guidebook for each. Welcome to Austin! What does […]

Nikon & Black Rapid enter into a partnership w/ 2 New Straps

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

It’s not often that Nikon partners up. With the wide acceptance of the Black Rapid strap as the gear of choice for a lot of workers,now you can show your yellow and black colors proudly, while saving your neck and shoulders. These new designs will fit the Heavier DSLRS as well as a modified version […]

Nikon D4s Flagship gets a long awaited update with 409,600 ISO!!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Today, Nikon announces the coming of the new D4s, the professionals choice for years, and gets an update. Oh yeah, that 409,600 ISO is not a misprint. Not the biggest secret out there. It was due. But make no mistake: this is a camera for the pros. This is the top of the line Nikon […]

Sony a6000: Focusing Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! LOOK! Up in the sky! It’s a…

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

…APS-C new camera from Sony! At this point all we can do is drool over the stats: 11FPS! Claiming to be the world’s fastest AF performance at just 0.06 seconds.

Shoot the Moon with New Nikon Compact

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

How many times have you marveled at the full moon on a clear night, swore you’d get that shot that would have rivaled Melies in personality, and NASA in clarity? You pull out your longest lens (300mm?), get the tripod set, aim and shoot. OK, you change exposure and shoot again. In post you intend […]

Profoto Collapsible Reflectors: Buy your gear one time. Invest in the best.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

If you know what to use collapsible reflectors for, you may already own at least one. It’s probably a White on one side, Silver on the other, circular, and has a wrist twist to fold it into itself and put away in a circular pouch. Profoto has come out with a line of reflectors that […]

Nikon D3300 and 35mm 1.8 lens Start Off The New Year

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On the heels of the D3200, Nikon has made some upgrades on this popular entry level DSLR that add to a great value package. On a topline, you get ISO range of up to 25,600, a sweet compact size, and the new EXSPEED 4 processor. Oh, right 24.2 megapixels to make full use of the […]

Sony Puts 4K in the Consumers Hand

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Are you ready to start using a video camera dedicated to shooting video? This could be the unit you’ve been waiting for.

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guides wrap it up with #5: The Little Things

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

And the top item on the list is the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2 What is it? A very cool shutter release unit that is specific to your camera. Make sure you order the right set for your camera! Trigger your camera by smartphone using the free, downloadable app. Here are the different modes: Timelapse Mode,TimeWarp™ […]

Holiday Gift Guide #4: Software Standards

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Best Software for the Serious Photographer I love Adobe. This is a company dedicated to the image. That’s it, that’s all.  And they listen to the users and build software to serve them best.

The Places to Shop: Where do you buy all of this stuff???

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

OK, I’m gonna take a short breath, and talk for a moment about the places to shop. Before I go into the gear stores, lets talk about the places that celebrate the still image on a regular basis. Like ICP (International Center of Photography) . With a triple threat, AAA, exhibition hanging on the walls at […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 2! a bit of an iGift Guide

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

(Fast note: Sodacase, listed below is doing a 50% off sale this week!) Chase Jarvis talks about the” best camera is the one that’s with you” And today, that would be your smartphone. You shoot, you post, it’s shared. But now you can dress it up, give it protection and add Apps that gives it […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 1

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Once again, we have put together a list of photo goodies you may want to give, or most likely get this holiday season. It’s a big one, so we’re doing it in parts. We’ll make sure to hit all of the price ranges and hopefully interests. All products have been assessed as best possible by […]

Real World Review : Rogue SoftBox for Speedlights

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The bain of every photographer using speedlights is the rather ugly, harsh light blasting out of the end of them. It needs to be tamed, shaped, many times softened so that your subjects are treated with respect, and beautiful, flattering light. It’s a quest we’ve all been on. Last week I shot an assignment for […]

A cool look at the Nikon Df from Canada, eh!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

You know, when one of our compadres make a  good video, you have share. Up in Calgary,Canada, there’s snow on the ground but that doesn’t stop Chris Nicholls from walking around and showing of the mew Nikon Df

Cotton Carrier straps it on , and hands you a comfortable grip

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Sometimes I have a need for a certain device that will help in the way I’m shooting. Living in  a large city, to get the shots you want, you need to be camera ready. I’m talking about camera in hand. Yes, I’ve done the wrap around the hand camera strap maneuver. The Black Rapid is […]

Best of Show PhotoPlus Expo 2013: Light em up!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

I walked the lines. pushed , prodded, was explained to, attached, and did visual drive bys. Something had to jump out as the item with purpose, use of tech, design, unique properties. It was not till day 3 of PhotoPlus Expo did it jump out at me, and almost made my wallet jump out with […]

Controling your destiny with Triggertrap now….and in May

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Have you backed much on Kickstarter? I have. Sometimes, it’s uber cool stuff that actually gets made, many times they are late, but as long as they deliver. These folks at TriggerTrap came through. Big time. And they continued to develop till they had an even more affordable camera controller, using , yes, an APP […]

Sony Goes Full Frame and Mirrorless: 36mp strong

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

It’s been long awaited, and the rumors have been flying about this latest salvo in the mirrorless one-up-manship. Sony had a strong lead with the NEX series, and has now laid out a seemingly brilliant camera in 2 flavors. The Sony Alpha 7 with 24.3 mp and the Sony Alpha 7r with over 36mp! Both […]

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Upcoming Events

  • WPPI
  • Feb. 27-March 6, 2014
  • MGM Grand
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • International Consumer Electronic Show
  • AIPAD
  • APRIL 10-13, 2014
  • PARK AVENUE ARMORY | 643 PARK AVENUE
  • NEW YORK, NY 10065
  • The Association of International Photographic Art Dealers

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Current Exhibitions

  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years”
  • Current to April 27th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Capa in Color
  • January 31–May 4, 2014
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography
  • February 4–June 8, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • David Goldes, Electro-graphs
  • January 30–March 8, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Bernice Abbott and Charles Marville
  • February 27-April 12,2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Real and Surreal
  • Feb. 27-April 19th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
  • January 29–May 4, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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