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#PhotoSchool – Learn photography from the cool guys

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

There are so many ways to learn photography, with the plethora of online schools making study at home a pretty easy choice to make. You should want to learn from those who make their living at it, though, then you’ll get methods that truly “get the money” Famed photographer Michael Muller, and Patrick Hoelck have […]

BigAcrylic: When Your Walls Need Some Dressing!

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

OK, who prints their images these days? Not many folks, I know. It’s mainly on a screen. But you can’t have naked walls. I can’t anyway. So when I was in an edit suite a month ago, I noticed some very cool images,float mounted on the wall. All acrylic prints. So I did some more […]

iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Sure, the case on your iPad lets you prop it up, vertical or horizontal, but you need a surface to set it down on. Or you get to hold it for indeterminate lengths of time. When it’s a matter of sending txts or watching vids, checking email, or heck, even a little shopping, it’s not […]

Olloclip 3-In-1 Macro: Extreme close-up photography in your hand

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I love the Olloclip lenses. There. I said it. There are so many ways to add lenses to that phone in your pocket , and I’ve tried a bunch. Forget the magnets, not a good idea to put one next to your camera. And the cases that have screw in lenses may be good (new […]

Speedlight Ringlights : Right tool for the job

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

There seems to be a holy grail of lighting mods, and the ring light is right up there in the pantheon of  desired tools. The search for best  in class has been an ongoing quest. Nikon D800, 24-70mm-2.8 lens @66mm,ISO 200, 1/125sec @ 4.5 What is it? Essentially, a circle of light surround your lens […]

ToiletPaper Magazine – When an artist creates without words

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

I spend a lot of time as an art rat. Galleries, museums, sites, pop-up stores, small press runs. You never know what you may see. Many times it’s a bit of the same struggle of vision. Don’t get me wrong: I love classic imagery. The masters have much to say, to show us, and help […]

SXSW 2014 : Lexar & Expodisc – 2 bits of gear that let me sleep

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

SXSW  is one long, stimulating, eye opening, head expanding, visual treat for the photographer. It does go from the morning hours all around the clock to the wee hours. And want/have to cover it all. When I get back to my hotel room at about 2:30-3:00 AM this is the workstation awaiting me: MacBook Pro […]

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 […]

Handy Photo Editing App: Finger Tip Controls and only $2!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

What can you get for $2. today? A music video? A small cuppa coffee? A Lottery ticket? How about a pretty dang robust photo editor for your mobile device? I just got a hold of Handy Photo, and as I’m always on the lookout for cool new photo app, this one hit so many marks […]

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 […]

Autographer: Documenting your POV life

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

“There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed.” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Earlier this year we first heard of the Autographer, a camera initially designed for Alzheimer patients. The camera, about half the size of a pack of gum, would be worn by a clip on or a lanyard […]

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 […]

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 […]

LED lights are flooding the market: LEDZ simplifies the design!

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Years ago, Litepanels came on the scene with rheostats,cool to the touch, color balanced lights. Battery or AC, a whole new world of lighting opened up.Pricey, but delivered. Output was the big issue. If you moved too far away from the source, the dropoff was dramatic. I was happy to move away from the hot […]

The Software you use everyday got a bit better : LR5

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Its kinda like brushing your teeth, getting dressed, checking your email. Just a natural part of every day. I’m talking about using Adobe Lightroom, now in V.5 There are so many pre-sets available that whenever I upload even the simplest images, like iPhone,I know where it’ll go and how I can retrieve it. It has […]

Can you hold my iPad ? Crimson can, in a compact, well built stand

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

The road warrior, or those just challenged for space, are always looking for smallest solution to a big problem. The problem today? propping up your iPad to a height you can customize and really work with. Sure the cases have solutions, but we find it hard to get to the optimum height. Enter:Pocket-eAzl™. This tiny, […]

Some more treasure from the Saul Leiter Archive

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

He broke onto the scene briefly n 1955 when he was included in an exhibit at MOMA. Then for about 40 years, the name Saul Leiter was fairly obscure from the photography world. In recent years that has taken a 180º turn. I first saw his work at Paris-Photo, a few years back at the […]

The Standard DAM Gets New Tools

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

It’s time. Lightroom 5.0 is here. I’ve had the Beta,took it for a test drive like a lot of folks, and the question is always: Do I really need the upgrade? Here’s what I have been using and loving: The new healing brush is a huge improvement for precision. Photoshop has always been the best […]

Bits and Bobs – Fast takes on new things

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Sometimes we get all backed up with news we want to share. Many times we post on Facebook or Twitter. Some of you may not follow us there. I had a friend ask me if Photoinduced was still going since he only accessed it through the email blasts. Figuring it all out. So in the […]

Adorama Lights it Up Hot and Cold at a sweet price point: Is it worth the savings?

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

You know them, and have most likely purchased gear from them : Adorama has been around for years. They have now seen a space in the market that they are looking to fill. Actually a few, but we’re gonna concentrate right now on the lighting market. Let’s look first at the Flashpoint DG600 monolight strobe. […]

Monitor your audio: in-ear or near?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

In a recent post we let you know what we feel is the standard for monitoring your audio, when shooting video: Sony MDR7506 Pro over the ear monitors. Under $100. But we all tend to go for double duty headsets for the video recording. And small.Just so much room in the bag. We want great […]

It’s 10 PM: Do you know where your camera bag is?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Maybe if you’re reading this at home, you know exactly where your bag is. But what about the other night when you were covering that event? The manager of the facility told it would be cool to leave your main gear bag over in the corner. No one goes there. And besides, they’d be there […]

It’s Finally Done! Jill Greenberg’s End Times has been put out in book form.

Friday, March 29th, 2013

We first saw these images of babies crying at a tucked away gallery in LA. The collection, entitled End Times, is finally available in hardcover. Very controversial, as critics claimed that photographer Jill Greenberg made these babies cry for the photos. Sorry to disappoint the naysayers, but I have actually seen the boxes and boxes […]

Is 1 enough? Is 3 too many?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

We’re talking bags, folks. Camera bags. Gear listing, laid out, thought about, comfort factored, camera bags. The event I was packing for was SXSW with a mix of panel shooting, music, and event coverage. 2 Year ago I ended up shooting a BBQ /Book Signing for Guy Kawasaki! Day/night, interior, exterior; you can pretty well […]

The best, new, innovative, photo product we’ve seen!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We go to our fair share of photo trade fairs, consumer electronic shows and email blasts upon email blast of new gadgetry promising the path to glory. Or the path to the perfect photo. Sometimes it does feel like the comics I read a kid, with the claims running rampant. Those sea monkeys never did […]

What has 3 legs, acts like a transformer, and is easy on the wallet? It’s name is Brian

Monday, January 21st, 2013

OK, seriously. We are talking about a tripod. It is the Brian model. Lightweight, carbon fiber legs, one leg comes off to use as a monopod, and lots more. And we did bring it to your attention before. But what we want to point out here is the company that brings us this tripod line, […]

Look at the Birdie! Look at the Birdie! Oh, ok, watch the iPhone, watch the iPhone!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Tis the season to take pictures of the family and remember what precious faces and fun the little ones can be. Getting their attention is Soooooo easy. Especially after all of the excitement, and sugar, and lights, and candy canes, and relatives, and gingerbread man. Yep, it’s a bit of sensory overload, smoothed over with […]

Adobe Elements 11 changes the focus starting with the Home Screen

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Price alert! Amazon listed this combo pack of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 for $100! Seriously a great deal. Ok, carry on. Ahhhh… We have finally come to a collective consciousness that we shoot sooooo many digital images, it is getting to be a bit unwieldy. Yeah, the enthusiasts and pros are used to […]

More Gift Guide Suggestions: The Main Hardware

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Throughout the year, we have our hands on a variety DSLR’s and, since this is the big ticket item for all of us, we consider carefully all of the features v. cost implications. Now, of course, the lenses will be your major expense. Year to year, they don’t change much, but the handheld computers we […]

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Pt. 2 – Socks & Slacks?

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Sure, the holiday seems to be the best time for gifts, and we all love opening the box, wondering what treasure could be inside, shaking it beforehand, gauging the weight, hoping for the new DSLR, happy with the new camera bag. But sometimes it’s just socks and slacks. Yeah, you can use them, and they […]

Samsung NX20: upload quality photos as fast as a smartphone

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The camera industry is trying to figure this one out: with everyone using their smartphones to share photos, and tons of photo apps to tweak the quality, who needs a compact camera? A whole segment of their market is drifting away. Now let’s look top down: the pro market uses wi-fi at events to upload […]

Sony Touch Screen: Anyone else have this problem?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The SONY NEX series. It’s become a darling of the serious shooters out there, since not only does have a sweet APS-C sensor, but you can put any number of lenses on there from various manufacturers. And it’s relatively compact. We are partial to the Leica family of lenses to add on. With a focus […]

Thanks B&H – what a fun (and tasty) place to shop!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Being on assignment in NYC, gives me an opportunity to see first hand the operation that is B&H photo. woah. From the overflowing bowls of ZAZA Kosher candies, to the skilled and knowledgable staff, this is an experience that every photographer should try to have. In this hi-tech medium, they have a system of sales […]

More tales from the road : Speakers you should add to the kit.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Whether you’re editing photo’s, editing video, or just hanging out in your hotel room, nothing makes it feel better than some sweet tunes in the background. Or, with video, you may want to crank it up to make sure you caught all of the audio nuances when you shot. Unfortunately, the built in speakers on […]

Panorama : My, that’s an awfully wide word!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Who made those rules? The frame size of 35mm, 2 1/4″, 4×5, 8×10, 11×14, yes even 110? How about Cinemascope, Vistavision,HD 16×9? We love panoramic. Why? You can tell a different story, move the viewers eye through a landscape. And the landscape doesn’t have to mean Bryce Canyon. How about Brooklyn? There are many ways […]

Apple and the Annenberg: Taking care of me on the road

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

The 15″ MacBook Pro had traveled the world with me. Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Office, and every plug-in reviewed and used, sat on the hard drive, while working files ran back and forth on the external Tough Duo Raid drive. Then things started to change. Slow down. The spinning beachball became an unwanted close […]

Over the shoulder, DSLR holder: Say it with comfort via Custom SLR

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The camera strap has been shifting from the 2 lugs on the side of a DSLR to the 1/4 20 screw mount on the bottom of the camera. Whether you have gone the Spider belt hook, or the Black Rapid cross chest system, the neck and back have been getting some well deserved relief. Honestly, […]

That’s a whole lotta control, in an itty bitty app: Photo fx by Tiffen

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

A short while ago we wrote about Tiffen’s Dfx effect software for Photoshop, Lightroom, FCP, etc. The incredible array of filters in one package, was not only mind boggling by quantity, but had the advantage of using language in naming filters that we understood. No fako names that were close to what you knew, but […]

Wet, Metal, Photos – yeah, we’re talking about Tintypes @PhotoboothSF

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Billing themselves as “The world’s only Tintype and Polaroid portrait studio” Photobooth SF came onto our radar via the interwebs, and a couple of our chief spotters, Kate and Tito, who scan daily for cool stuff. For you. For us. We watched this video: …and we were hooked. Luckily, ever year we go to the […]

Let’s go down to the streets and see what’s up

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The human condition. It’s perhaps our favorite subject matter in the world of photography, and it’s global. There is sense of familiarity and history, cross culturally, when you see a photograph that makes you relate in a deep personal sense. The richest mine for the subject matter of humanity is, of course, the city. Any […]

Does this camera bag make my gut look big?

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

maybe. Or, it could be that it’s time to get in better shape, and let that cross chest bag, glide effortlessly over your svelte frame. Look, whether you are working in a studio and grazing at the craft service table, or shooting on location, and talking to clowns like Jack, or Ronald, or the cute […]

DSC3401_3.jpeg : Is that you Grandma? Adobe may have the answer for you, in Photoshop Elements 10

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

You’ve been shooting like crazy these past years, and thanks to digital, you keep shooting, and shooting, and shooting. Now where was that shot from Thanksgiving, with Grandma, and the pie she is famous for? Seriously. Where is it? With all of the digital files we generate, sometimes people don’t organize the images from the […]

“Great! We’ve got your head shot. Thanks for coming. NEXT!!!”

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

When actors come to a casting session for an audition, the headline above is many times what they hear as they leave. The “head shot” or medium CU photo of a persons face, used to be the exclusive domain of actors or executives. Fine, real estate agents and politicians, too. It’s the visual calling card. […]

Real World Review/Traveling Sticks : 3 Legged Thing – What A Lightweight!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

And we mean that in the best way. Finding a good traveling tripod that does the job, is versatile, steady, lightweight, well built, is a very tough list of requirements. On the road, every bit of gear has to be essential and perhaps, serve more than one function. Weight is an issue, when you are […]

Nothing like a little weight loss before the summer. Thanks, Tether Tools!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Yes, we love our TetherTools set up for tables and bits when we are shooting, you guessed it; tethered. Then in conjunction with this rig, is the Wallee system for iPad mounting. Using Capture One software, and Capture Pilot App, there is an easy way to have your clients view the shoot wirelessly on an […]

Lightroom 4: A fresh sole to a comfortable pair of shoes.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Years ago we did a side by side with Aperture and Lightroom. Same media card, same images, same everything. The ergonomics of Lightroom just felt right. It worked the way and how we think about our photography. So we stayed. And watched as the versions continued through the years. Still happy. We’re now on V4 […]

You need a Wingman, & this sidekick takes care of more than the action

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

There is a new category of video camera that has sprung up in recent years. It’s the sports camera that boasts a tiny footprint and delivers HD video. Put these pups anywhere and you have a point of view like you never had, and always wanted. A few years ago at CES the 2 main […]

One of our favorite products from CES 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

It’s one we find ourselves using everyday. And it’s an energy savor. Looks cool, too. From Visible G, it’s cable to charge your iPhone, iPad, etc. It’s a simple, great, product. What more could you ask for? Charges your iPad showing you visually the charging process, the shut off the current when it’s charged. ummm…get […]

Changing the view, one backdrop at a time.

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

People will ask you to shoot a portrait of them. If they haven’t before, they will. You’re a photographer, right? You know how to do that. Well, there are many answers to that question, but we’ll try to simplify some tools for you to successfully answer the call. If you don’t have a studio space, […]

The Naked iPhone : You better strip down to use the tools

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Last night on the New Years Eve broadcast coverage you could see tons of iPhones shooting away. All neatly tucked into their cases, safe from the bumps and grinds of pockets, bags, and the world. At the same time we are seeing a deluge of accessories, designed to dress up your phone and make it […]

Traveling sticks: tripods for the road – Part 1

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

When you are out of your element, make sure you have the essentials. Or you just may miss something. We’re on assignment out of town and were very thoughtful about the gear we brought along. One was missing: a tripod. As one of the heavier, most unwieldy, pieces of kit you use, it usually gets […]

Nikon hits the mark in the mirrorless category

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

shot at a Battle of the Bands, shared @ facebook.com/photoinduced What is it? Read on…… Nikon has introduced a completely new system geared for a specific market: the 1 Series. First of all, let’s make an analogy : You probably know people that bought an excellent piece of tech gear that has every possible option, […]

Gripping your iPad : 2 ways to solve the problem

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

By now, the iPad has become a huge boon to all photographers and any image makers. Not only does it act as a lightweight, 10 hour battery life computer, but the apps available that have been designed to make our photographic lives easier is growing daily and we are fully immersed in the system, and […]

Speed the workflow, by covering your keyboard

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Well, not cover up so you can’t see it! OK, you’ve gotta love CS5 as your best main digital darkroom, right? There are so many tools at your disposal, that it boggles the mind. Sometimes literally. Now if you work in Final Cut Pro, you’ve seen keyboard shortcut covers before. Why go to the drop […]

Shoot film, post digital: Richard Photo Lab gets you there

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Film is not dead. And it won’t be going away real soon. OK, it may become a more expensive commodity, but it’ll be here. And honestly, I’d like to shoot it now and again. But the labs are disappearing, and those jugs of chemical won’t be living in my house anytime soon. This is a […]

ThinkTank never stops looking at your bags

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

You know we are huge fans of the products from ThinkTankPhoto. It’s not just because they are all nice folks. They just happen to produce, what we feel are some of the smartest, well built, products on the market for the working and enthusiast photographer. And practice Kaizan. From the Pixel Pocket Rocket Media wallet, […]

How Pro will you go? Tethered shooting primer: Part 1

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

While shooting a model a while back, we found that the constant looking, or “chimping” at the LCD was a distraction, both for us and the talent. Couldn’t help it. In the days of film, you shot a bunch of polaroids to confirm your strobes were firing and lighting the way you wanted them to. […]

Delkin speeds up your photo life with these 2 new entries:

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The media cards keep getting faster, and you may ask yourself: Should I stay with the old slower cards? You know, in all of the commotion, I’m not sure if I put a slow card or a fast card into the camera. Do I feel lucky? Well, Do I ? (with apologies to Dirty Harry) […]

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make your photographic life easier

Monday, May 30th, 2011

We talk about a lot of photographic goods here and the main products have their jobs and we let you know when they have performed admirably or not. Just as having a DSLR, lens and CF card may not be all you need to get the shots you want (filters,straps, cases, chargers, tripods, monopods, card […]

Honey, I Shrunk the RAID!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Like a broken record sometimes, we get into the concept of backing up your digital life. A couple of months ago we talked to you about the new RAID system we are using, with Wiebetech from CRU-Data-port. It is working out great and is now the office backup system. But we’re not always in the […]

Look Ma! No Hands! OK, maybe hands, but No Wires!

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Since the advent of Pocket Wizards, the photographers life, especially with strobes, has become a less cluttered one. In our early training days, everything was wired and the best you could do was have a slave on a strobe bank unit, so multiples could be tripped simultaneously. The Wein company in CA had some great […]

Patrick Hoelck checks into the Polaroid Hotel, and leaves his door slightly ajar.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Multi talented artist Patrick Hoelck has produced a new book of his work, all consisting of Polaroids, from the SX70 family of formats. Initially raising money to fund the project on Kickstarter, the donations surpassed the necessary dollars to get the project funded. He’s got a lot of fans. Within an opening statement, primarily authored […]

Fly like a G12: Canon’s pocket rocket

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Like the Far East East Movement’s song about the non-existent G6 that doesn’t exist, this standard bearer by Canon, is pretty fly. Part of a long line-up of mid-size cameras, meant to cover the range between the point and shoot and DSLR, or perhaps the professional, walkabout camera the G series has come to the […]

Putting your iPad on a pedestal. OK, Maybe just a stage.

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

If you have one, you love it, no doubt. We’re only on the iPad 1st gen. We have used this for digital slating of video shoots, reading Photoshop User with hot links, sending invoices, tracking expenses, watching movies on the plane and hotel via streaming Netflix, manage our 4 email accounts, check into the tweetdeck, […]

Real World Review – Nikon P7000: A pocket master

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

OK, maybe you have to have a decent sized pocket, but the size and overall weight , are a deciding factor when you pick up a camera before leaving the office. (or home) For years, we’ve depended on the tiny compact cameras for the suit jacket. But the quality just wasn’t quite cutting it. When […]

Real World Review: Our new traveling companion – Urban Disguise 50

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Yep, your storage unit/ garage/closet may be filled with various camera bags collected through the years, and it becomes like Goldilocks and the 3 bears x 100. This one is too small, this one is too big, and this one is just right. The truth is that they are all just right, but each one […]

CS5: Sounds like a cop show, but works like a champ

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

There are a few constants in the world of photography: Light, optics, and Photoshop. Not the boldest statement we’ve ever made, but it’s true. The top notch darkroom of today is on your computer and it’s called Adobe Photoshop CS5. Now we touch this program daily, and it is the end game of our workflow. […]

The photo tool we didn’t think we needed.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Lots of new photo products come our way throughout the year, and when this one arrived, the SpyderLensCal Lens Calibration Systemwe made a call to the company. It went something like this: “Really? Our lenses are tack sharp and why on earth would we need something like this? And for $60.??? Fine. We’ll try it […]

Sling-O-Matic: not for slicing & dicing. A shoulder saving bag from ThinkTank Photo

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

We’re not gonna lie. Photoinduced.com is a HUGE fan of the products coming out of the ThinkTank folks. Designed by photographers who know what you need, and the builds are crazy good. Attention to detail,high quality construction, and always the right tool for the right job. From the street shooter series, Urban Disguise, to the […]

Lexar and Crucial give you the gift of time

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Last year we saw the Lexar 600x speed CF card do it’s thing with a read/write speed that was blazing. Now let’s see a real time demo on how to speed up the workflow part of it all with Solid State hard drives, plus a back-up thumb drive that is literally about the size of […]

Hold Steady and Light Me Up : Some cool products from Gorillapod

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

You know we love this company, Joby Gorillapod, for the line up of adjustable tripods. these things are always in our kit bag, help put cameras and lights exactly where there are meant to be positioned. Well, they have a new line-up of tools that every photographer can use: LED flashlights. Not only have they […]

The pro back-up system that simply works: Wiebetech

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

You know that we are all over the back-up way of life. And you need a solid work-flow to make sure that there are multiple copies. Ever had a hard drive crash? No? You will. All of the manufacturers know hard drives don’t last forever. There is something called MTBF, and it’s not just is […]

Bits and Bobs: Some fast takes on the week in photography

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Hmmmm… with so many things coming at us in the photo world, who has time to get a sense of it all? Well, we’ll try to keep you as up to date as possible, with a solid sifting through the info being pumped out at us all. Look, we also check site when we are […]

It wasn’t love at first sight, but then….The Olympus PEN E-P2

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The current rage of 4/3 sensor, mirrorless cameras first came onto our radar with the Olympus E-P1. One of the judges for a photo contest we ran, Let’s Do Lunch!, was Lou Manna, an Olympus Visionary photographer. You know, every camera company has a roster of professional who use their gear and show you how […]

Like checking your oil, it may be time to check your focus

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

It’s a maintenance thing we usually don’t check till there is an issue. Thankfully in a car, a light will come on letting you know you’ve been neglecting the life blood fluid flowing through the veins in your vehicle. Not so with our gear. No lights, no warning, unless you start to notice some visual […]

HP 8440w Laptop – Built like tank, and speed like we need.

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We were asked recently to take a look at the HP 8440w workstation and, although we are MAC users, figured we have to check out what 93% of the world is using. Not sure what the norm may be, but this workstation laptop, the HP 8440w, is a huge step up from what we thought […]

Gorillapod Video gets your Spidey sense tingling!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Many things are passing through the transom these days, but when this little unit came in, complete with magnetic feet, we couldn’t wait to place it onto something in a Spiderman type pose. The Gorillapod Video Tripod‘s size is small, but the usefulness is mighty. As long as you pay attention to weight. Point and […]

You don’t have to be a packhorse to get the job done!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The Lens Drop Bag. It may seem like a somewhat new category of camera bags to many folks, but working pros, especially the event shooters, have been forever on the hunt for this holy grail of camera bags. The situation is this: You’re walking around with your cameras out and ready and may just need […]

1 box, 2 OS – Photoshop Elements 9 shakes hands with MAC/WIN at the same time

Monday, September 20th, 2010

OK, that has been going on before. But in the same box?? At the same time? Yep, Adobe has the latest Photoshop Elements 9 coming your way and both OS are supported in the same package. And perhaps even bigger news is the Premiere video edit software is available in MAC as well. But we’ll […]

Foolography Unleashed: It knows where you are…..

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Not in a big brother kind of way, but in a geotagging manner. We have been fans of geotagging photographs for years and have watched the industry grow with great enthusiasm. Our fave came out of the UK in the form of GeoPic II, and one of the beauties of that system, was that you […]

Measure Twice, Buy Once – The Compact Boom Arm

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

We are always trying to find the most weight, and size efficient gear for the work we do. In an interview situation, our light of choice is LED for speed and weight, and the stands we use to point them also have to be in the same mode. For awhile now, we have used Manfrotto […]

Going Rogue! Shaping your light with ease!

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Ok, we all know that a direct flash is a pretty ugly light, and you have to soften it somehow. The tough part is when you are using a speedlight, maybe at an event, and need light spreading . The ceiling maybe too high to do you any good, and the walls may have a […]

Does this bag make my gear look fat? ThinkTank Photo has a new retro line-up for you

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

It’s true. Photographers are always looking for that perfect bag. Well, as no camera will give you everything you want or need, neither will one bag. We do have our faves for each type of assignment, or walkabout. The people at ThinkTank Photo have come up with another line of backs called the Retrospective line, […]

360º and more: Real World Review on the Spinner camera from Lomography

Monday, July 12th, 2010

When we first held the Spinner 360º in our hands, it had all of the earmarks of a classic product from the world of Lomography. Simple design, solid construction, and a unique perspective We had seen panoramic cameras,and had tricked out 35mm film cameras with a special Minolta hard matte for that special pana-look. But […]

Ohhh, My Aching Back!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

For as many years as I can remember, cameras and gear bags have hung from my shoulders. Years of weight. Strong shoulders now. But…… After a long day of shooting, you need some kind of relief. And I’m not talking about talking the cameras from your shoulder/neck. Bag manufacturers are on the constant hunt for […]

The Latest – Lightroom 3: Yeah, you’re gonna want it.

Monday, June 7th, 2010

When you are working with a company whose sole mission is to make your images better, and your work flow more productive, each product revision deserves your close attention and consideration. And Adobe has been very, very busy as of late. Photoshop CS5 has just been released and we’re working on highlights review for you, […]

Real World Reviews: Fast, Steady and Sharp – Pick 3

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

As many of you are transitioning to the HD DSLR’s, the world of motion and sound has either opened up a new horizon or, just maybe, made you realize how much you need to know how to get quality images in that world. (Maybe that’s why there is a film business with unions and trained […]

LIFE Mobile- incredibly fun app that is a “must get”!

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

OK, you may know from some of our posts both here and on our various social media sites, that we are huge fans of the now defunct publication LIFE MAGAZINE. But let us rephrase: is is no longer IN PRINT!. It, and the archives it owns, are alive and well online and in this insane […]

Real World Review – Naneu U220 Roller bag: A One Photographer Road Show

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Give your shoulders a break. The camera bag manufacturers have heard your backs aching, and want to give you some relief. Nope, not an assistant to carry your gear, but bags to make things a little easier. Roller Bags. Most of the major brands have been entering this field for awhile, but today we’re going […]

Redrock Micro: Focus, people, Focus!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Ahh that shiny new HD DSLR is warming up in your hands, and you know you’ll be able to shoot some killer video. What could be so hard? You know how to pick up a camera, suss the right exposure ( or go auto), and then let the auto focus do it’s magic and Voila! […]

Sometimes you just don’t need the Ferrari: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

And when we say Ferrari, we mean Adobe Photoshop CS4. It is the industry standard that has such an incredible tool box, there is really no reason to use other software. Of course, there are some bits that you’ll want to plug-in to enhance the experience and the options. onOne and NIK have some of […]

Real World Review : Nikon 1000PJ – Part 1

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

What is one of the most important reasons to have a point and shoot camera is to conveniently be able to capture the random moments in your life, as well as notable events, parties, etc. The next part is to share the image, by either “chimping” ( the term used when everyone ohhhs, and ahhs […]

Weekly Giveaway – Who Shot Rock & Roll? It’s all here

Monday, December 7th, 2009

( the answer for the weekly giveaway of 3/24/2010 is : TINA TURNER) Currently at the Brooklyn Museum, this full accounting of the photographic record of Rock & Roll hangs in all it’s glory. But you know how we like to share stuff that the whole group can enjoy. We can tell you about an […]

Shot in the Dark: Now possible with the new Nikon D3s / Real World Review – Part 1

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The other night in NYC, Nikon took a bunch of us over to a secret location to have a few hours with the new Nikon D3s. As we had a bite to eat in Mid-Town Manhattan, they kept the “test facility” identity under wraps. We walked onto the street and only a few blocks from […]

Photoshop.com Mobile – Yes, It’s an App.

Monday, October 12th, 2009

We knew that eventually, the big companies would be here. Lots of great smaller developers are creating some amazing mobile software for photographers. We applaud them and download them. You do know that you don’t have to suffer through the ATT phone misery, right? With a stand alone iTouch you can download apps to your […]

Real World Review – XRite ColorChecker Passport -This Goes Right in the Bag !

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

(This just in: Xrite is holding a free webinar on the best way to use the ColorChecker passport. 2 times to sign up for and it’s free. We love it when manufacturers help you use their products! See you Online!) It’s about workflow. And the right color. How do you know it’s the right color? […]

Real World Review – Lowepro Toploader Pro 75

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The real world this camera bag lives in and our would are, honestly 2 different things. What we mean is that Lowepro, who is truly the leader in outdoor, backpacking camera bags, and has been for many years, has produced a bag that lives best on the trail, in our opinion. Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 […]

DSLR Remote from onOne: a $20 bit of Real Magic

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Seriously. We were working on an article about tethered shooting, when this came along. Tethered shooting; you know, where your camera is USB connected to your computer, and as you shoot, the photographs get displayed on your computer monitor, be it laptop or desktop. Very handy to see what the heck you have, and let […]

Anthropy Arts brings you some of the finest photography documentaries

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

We have the pleasure of watching most of the DVD’s made of biographies of photographers. From the 10 min. quickie hits of the Contacts series to the PBS versions of insights into an artists life, such as the Contacts series Our shelves are filled with a few hundred of these, as we collect what may […]

Real World Review – Crumpler 8 Million Dollar Home

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Can we say they have the coolest camera gear website? Sure, we can, Because they do. And the recent revise makes it easy for you to check out their products in all kinds of ways. Now we’ve said it before: most photogs have a variety of camera bags based on the need of the shoot. […]

Hard Drives will fail. Not if, but when.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Sorry, but this is not really new news. Those spinning plates holding your precious data, and yes, I mean photographs, will only really spin for so long. That’s why we are always advocating a good back up plan. As does everyone else in the industry. OK, that’s the info, what are some other methods to […]

Canon D10 – Real World Review : Don’t be Afraid Of The Water!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

We recently put our hands on the latest entry into the Canon Point and Shoot line-up, the PowerShot D10 12.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera . Touting underwater capabilities, plus cold weather resistance, and a bit of a shockproof housing, they had our attention. Since summertime is here, the first line of fun is the pool. […]

Some simple, useful tools. Good AND cheap!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Check out what the pros use. Every time we go to an event our eyes are on the photogs to see what they use to get the money. The right stuff. The real deal. the gear. The goods. We ask questions too. And we have found a couple of items that are pretty easy to […]

The Suit Jacket Camera, Real World Review – The Easy Way

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

We told you what the goal was here: find a good enough point and shoot camera, to carry in a suit jacket. So bulky, or sticky-outy (technical term meaning “protruding from the main camera body” ) lenses need not apply. Whether you are out with your buddies, or at an more elegant affair. Or maybe […]

“Animalizer” and “Me So Holy” – Some New iPhone Photo Apps

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Let’s walk over to the fun side of town. That place where you can take your snaps and play around with them right on your phone. Yep, the movie hasn’t started yet, or the doctor is making you wait way too long, and you want to be productive. Or creative. Or not go to Facebook […]

Smart AND Cool: Crumpler Camera Bags Add A Few New Notes

Monday, April 27th, 2009

At the last major gathering of photographic manufacturers in Vegas, we checked in with the folks at Crumpler, to see how they may have improved on the cool factor of their well made camera bags. They did it with a couple swift moves. First of all, they have a sweet velcro “silencer” that has now […]

Real World Review – Canon G10 – A Weighty Decision In The Point And Shoot World

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The Canon G10. It’s the point & shoot that most pros go for. Sure, while sporting this camera, newly released, the eyes opened and shooters were curious.”Wow, you GOT one!” Yep, your fellow shooters will acknowledge the purchase with a solid nod of approval. Check. But lets get down to the camera and what it […]

Lightroom Just Got Tastier; Now Available in 2.0

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Tastier and more productive. By far. We have been fans of Lightroom since it came out ,for a lot of reasons, but mainly the way it fit in our workflow. It was the most natural, integrated, asset management software for photographers. Like all things, it grew up. The last update gave you additional tools with […]

Real World Review: The Nikon D300 – Still Great After All This Time

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

[photopress:D300_18_70_front34l.jpg,full,centered] Wait…didn’t this just come out…….? The Nikon D300 has been in our hands now for a couple of months. Of course Nikon just announced the D700. Not so many months later. But thankfully, it was added to the line, and not a replacement. So consider this outstanding camera, the D300, and relish the fact […]

When You’re Ready To Move Up in Your Digital Life

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Snaps are fun. Love my camera phone. And my point and shoot. Sure, I still use iPhoto and love it. But so many of my photographs can be made better with some extra care. Heck, in the wet darkroom days exposure, paper choice and burning and dodging did all that. I’m working it all dry […]

Rainy Days and Sundays Always ………keep me busy.

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Sundays are always a good midpoint that kind of organzies for me. A day to review all of the work and life from the week before, and a time to set out the plans for the week ahead. Now this review includes going through any mail, magazines, and papers that didn’t appear critical. Just a […]

From the Land Of Wonder, The Land Down Under : Crumpler Bags

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

(Remember: visit the our VIDEO page for ALL of our current videos) Lot’s of choices out there for your camera bag needs. And each job, or outing calls for something different. Many times, for the street shooter the goal is to NOT look like you have thousands of dollars worth of gear. Crumpler Bags fit […]

A Place for Everything and Everything In It’s Place – Part 1: Lowepro

Friday, February 8th, 2008

The right tool for the right job. The right lens for the right shot. And of course the right bag to put it all in. Sure, I’ll admit that the number of bags sitting around here almost equal the number of camera bodies. Well…maybe not that many. But it IS critical to have the right […]

Real World Review – Wanna have some fun? Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Whaaatttt? Yes, even though we usually work in MAC, for the sake of this review we moved over to the Windows side of town. The XP side to be precise. Enough of that. We have used Photoshop Elements for a long time, whether is came as part of a software bundle, or out of curiosity, […]

Real World Review – ShootSac Camera Bag

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Every time we go to a photo trade show, it truly is a lot of fun checking out all of the new and in- progress products coming to you soon. It does feel a bit like American Idol sometimes though, as you see all of the crazy inventions, that are fun to look at, but […]

A Little Breather and a Look at the Stacks

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

A few years ago, I saw a series of photographs in a LIFE magazine annual. A dad had taken a photograph of he and his daughter at the shore. every year till she grew into a woman. The camera to subject distance was the same. The changes as she grew up and he grew older, […]

Wow, That Place Looks Great..Now, How Do I Get There Again?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

A few weeks ago, we wrote about geotagging. Well, we haven’t stopped the research. As a matter of fact, we obtained 2 different units for testing. What they do is add GPS data to the digital file of your photographs. You do need software that can read that, but Adobe Lightroom is our software of […]

Sometimes, to know what touches you, it takes reaching out further than you may usually go.

Monday, November 26th, 2007

One of the strong forces at Paris-Photo were the classic and historical images available. Of course there was au courant photography from the relatively new artists. And some of it was REALLY big.( just noting continuing trends ) [photopress:costa.jpg,full,centered] © Giacomo Costa Like this piece from Giacomo Costa, represented by Galerie Clairefontaine. You have to […]

Let’s see what’s on the shopping list this year……Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Photography Minded

Monday, November 19th, 2007

[photopress:m_527.jpg,full,alignright] ( before we get started, let’s first congratulate our weekly giveaway winners from last week.Krissy W. of NY,NY will be getting the ShootSac, and Ella M. from Maple Falls, Washington asked “what else is there?” and she’ll find out when she gets a copy of The Photographers Eye) We’ve been looking around, trying stuff […]

“It felt like a hot kiss on the end of a warm fist”

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

[photopress:586_6.jpg,full,alignright]Ahh, pulp novels. Those gritty, rough, testosterone filled paperback books that deliver what they promise. Heroes, Villains, Women and Action. In thick doses. One of the classic literary genres that has a visceral feel all its own. The covers were salacious and graphic in the way a sensational gut level emotional story should be. [photopress:586_4.jpg,full,alignright] […]

Hmmmm….what else should I bring on the road?

Friday, November 9th, 2007

So we’re cruising around on youtube to see what we can see, and we totally forgot about this dude: Chase Jarvis. He’s a pro photographer who’s been making some pretty decent videos about things you may like to know about. Some real practical stuff. Like this: Now there are some things in the video that […]

Wait..you mean that ANY digital camera can upload snaps wirelessly to Facebook with this???

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Yep, that’s right. After being mentioned on TECHCRUNCH a year and a half ago, the Eye-Fi 2Gb SD card is now shipping. Just in time for the holidays.[photopress:eyefipressx.jpg,full,alignright] So here is the deal: The SD card works in any camera that uses that format (sorry Sony), you download the software to you PC or MAC, […]

CLASH…of the TITANS!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

OK, a little dramatic ( did you add some echo with the title?) . But the continuing back and forth between Nikon and Canon in the race for the best, means that we are all the beneficiaries of higher quality tools. Here is a closer look at NIkon’s D3: You can read a hands-on review […]

Is bigger REALLY better?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

And so the debate progresses as the Clash of the Titans continues. Canon introduces the new EOS 1Ds Mark III ( available Nov. for about $8,000. USD) with 21 megapixels. Continuing their Live View features, Canon has improved the sensor once again. So is size that important to you? Or is it the quality of […]

Real World Review – Adobe Lightroom

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I know it’s been out there for a bit, but we wanted to give some first hand, real world reviews as you may use the software yourselves. So when I was called to do a cover shoot recently, I figured here was a good opportunity to check out LIGHTROOM, Adobe’s digital photography editing and workflow […]

The new iPHOTO : should you spend the dough?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

“Woah” – to quote Keanu Reeves. That’s about what I said when I first took a look at the new iPHOTO, part of the iLife 08 package of applications introduced by Apple yesterday. [photopress:ilife2.jpg,full,centered] This is the first major overhaul in 5 years of iPhoto and let’s see if it was worth the wait. We […]

Talkin’ the Talk with Photoshop CS3 – Photomerge

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

We hope you dug the review the other day on Photoshop CS3. Yesterday when we made a trip to the Getty Museum for the Edward Weston show, the architecture of the museum is a perfect setting for a panoramic. And when we say panoramic, we mean Photomerge.[photopress:photomergex.jpg,full,alignright] How good is the new version? Really ?. […]

Photoshop CS3 – Greetings Pilgrim, your search has ended!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

(winner of yesterdays giveaway, Annie Leibowitz-A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005 is listed at the end of this article) Right, so you’ve been working with the industry standard Photoshop CS2,and then CS3 comes out. Heck don’t we have enough things to deal with it? Then there is asset management software with some correction possibilities:Lightroom, Aperture, CaptureNX? What […]

I Feel the Need…the Need for Speed!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

[photopress:Lexar_Professional_UDMA_300x_CFx.jpg,full,centered] It’s all getting faster. So currently you have Compact Flash cards that are 133x speed. RE: very fast in writing and reading. Now there is a new faster speed. 300x! But…but…DSLRs can’t really write (i.e. shoot and save to memory card) any faster. So what the heck do you need this for?

Nikon 18-200 lens: You’ll like it, You’ll REALLY like it!

Monday, July 16th, 2007

[photopress:sodacux.jpg,full,centered] At the long end. [photopress:sodawidexx.jpg,full,centered] Wide as it’ll go. On the recent trip overseas, I wanted to cut down on the gear as much as possible. yet still be shooting with a full featured DSLR/lens combo. And then I read about this lens, [photopress:18_200.jpg,full,alignright] Nikon 18-200 3.5-5.6. Compact, Vibration Reduction, made for digital, everything […]

“Beam Me Up, Geeky!” – IPHONE Photo apps plus a ton more.

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

[photopress:iphone.jpg,full,centered] Oh, sure. Picked up one of the IPHONES. NO, didn’t stand in line. Ordered and delivered in a normal fashion.Look, it’s a phone: they want EVERYONE to have one. The hardware cost is nothing compared to the 2 year service commitment. And of course in short order there are a number of applications available […]

Book Recco – Just in time for graduation. In a strange way.

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

It’s that time of year again. HIgh School Graduation. Remember? or are you getting the cap and gown ready? Check out this book

Turning over a new leaf…a free one.

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

So here’s the new deal….as manufacturers have been offering us products for review (Love that!) we will test em, look under the hood and kick the tires. And then…we’ll offer them to you. Sound like a plan? cool. Starting next week ,(out on assignment this week) we will begin the new deal. Oh sure, there […]

Apple TV – A promise fulfilled?

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

After waiting a few months for this pup , APPLE TV arrived .We took it out of the slickly, designed box and set it up in no time. [photopress:appletv.jpg,full,centered] OK, first had to get some cables. (component and an HDMI for testing) . Once that was done, set-up was a breeze. And some needed explanations […]

Lucky #3 in the series of product demos from PMA

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Today we’re going to share some of the products from ThinkTank Photo, Ultimate Light Box System, MFuel, and YouSendIt. First off, the Airport International Bag. Now I used this bag for the first time this trip. Like I said, real world reviews. The good: 1.looks like regular luggage, didn’t scream camera bag with thousands of […]

Viva Las Vegas – Digital Focus

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

For every day , there is a night. And more gear to check out. [photopress:digimusic.jpg,full,centered] Tonight was the Digital Focus event with Chinese theme. Fun, Dim Sum, music…. and some cool new products. [photopress:canonprinterx.jpg,full,centered] From Canon, a new portable printer SELPHY ES1 Bluetooth capable, small footprint, optional battery, LCD screen, 28 cents a print, 60 […]

PMA – First day Sneak Peek

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

There is nothing like a first impression. That’s what this event, Press Sneak Peek, is all about. A gathering of manufacturers including all of the majors, and some folks with new products who want the one-on-one connection with the press. Tomorrow it’s the dealers and the folks that do all of the buying coming on […]

Planning a vacation?

Monday, February 19th, 2007

What better pastime in the winter than planning your getaway to somewhere warm. And here is an item you should consider. A digital storage bank. The fact is that as you get more and more mega pixels on your cameras, the files are larger, and you need more and more storage while away from a […]

Camera Armor – Took a Licking, and Kept on Ticking

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

As I said last week, I covered my D200, with 12-24 lens, in a new Camera Armor silicon rubber case. Then it spent the week in my Jansport backback with the rest of my stuff: laptop, biz cards, Firelite ext. hard drive, misc. junk, and the all important papers needed for life. Not the most […]

Is it Monday already?

Monday, January 29th, 2007

This week we will be giving away another great book as we move into Feb., where we’ll start looking at more “how can you do that” along with ” wow, that is some amazing work”. Simply put, in February, we’ll turn our attention, just a little, to gear and education. There have been some very […]

Camera Armor – Protect your investment!

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Now your DSLR camera is essentially a computer with a lens on it, right? And you protect your laptop with cases,sleeves, and keyboard protectors,etc. Take a look at Camera Armor. These are the folks that make some of the best IPOD protectors with the SPECK division. Basically, take the same silicon rubber used for those […]

Let’s start with the cover…….

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Finish your shopping for everyone on your list? Maybe the next few days should wrap it up ? Maybe it’s time to buy yourself a little something. Heck ,you’ve been working hard. We’ve got just the thing: [photopress:1597110183.01._SS400_SCLZZZZZZZ_V34680437_.jpg,full,centered] Chuck Close – A Couple of Ways Of Doing Something This book has been sitting on my […]

Just discovered ? OK, perhaps we’re just late to the game.

Monday, December 18th, 2006

You know, I like to think that we have been looking around quite a bit at the world of photography, but like so many things, every door opened, leads to 10 more. [photopress:fran1.jpg,full,centered] © Francesca Woodman [photopress:fran4.jpg,full,centered] © Francesca Woodman [photopress:francover.jpg,full,centered] Phaidon has just published a new book of photographer Francesca Woodman. I’ve heard about […]

The Digital Photography Book – Scott Kelby

Friday, December 8th, 2006

wow. I have been reading this book for the past two days. Funny, well laid out, and jam packed with perfect info. Not much in the life is perfect , I know. 2 instructional books have made me go WOW this year and I do not hesitate to recco either. [photopress:kelby.jpg,full,centered] The Digital Photography Book […]

Some additional gift ideas…..

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Last year I was given a photobook from someone in my family who spent time, energy and a lot of love putting it together. Complete with a great layout, meaningful captions and a beautiful cover. Probably my favorite gift last year. This is where she had it made: Shutterfly: It’s easy to create personalized Photo Gifts (cards, photo books,  mugs, and more) at Shutterfly. Give unique gifts for all  occasions! Actually, a lot […]

Holiday Shopping List – and we’re just getting started!

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Ok, as we head into the holidays ,you are making your gift lists for your friends, family, and well…maybe yourself. C’mon now. Everyone probably wants to know what you’d like. And when you don’t get it , you’ll be clear about what to buy for yourself. Here is our 1st Photographers Holiday Shopping List! Lets […]

Report on PhotoPlus Expo – Via YouTube – Gear, Software, Accessories – Part 4

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

As we close out our report on some of the best of PhotoPlus Expo 2006, we’d like to thank all of the manufacturers who allowed us to speak with them and videotape demos of their products. The hope is that by seeing some of these products, you can make some judgements as to your next […]

Report on PhotoPlus Expo – Via YouTube – Gear, Software, Accessories – Part 3

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

In this part of our digital photography gear demo’s, another range of awesome new products:

Report on PhotoPlus Expo – Via YouTube – Gear, Software, Accessories – Part 2

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Here is Part Two of the PhotoPLus Expo photography gear demos.

Report on PhotoPlus Expo – Via YouTube – Gear, Software, Accessories

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Over a week ago we attended PhotoPlus Expo in NYC and walked and talked to most of the folks running the booths there. All of the big and little names in photo products. In addition we shot some video on some of the best products we think you should know about. This week we’ll be […]

Love those folks at Nikon.

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Yes I know everyone has their favorite camera company. And there are a lot to choose from. [photopress:nikon_logo_01_1.gif,full,alignright] Just like some people like Coke and some people like Pepsi, there is a brand loyalty that goes deep…very deep. And yes, there are a lot more brands of sodas out in the world, than 2. Truthfully, […]

Better and better….

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Before we start todays article, a quick share of a classic image from Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for his concept of “the Decisive Moment”. For me, this image defines that concept. [photopress:bressonbehindx.jpg,full,centered] Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932 And now, on with it. Well this years new crop of digital cameras have given us more megapixels and […]

Sale on Photo Software

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Quick note about some great Photo Software: We’ve discussed this software before but there is a sale on it now so you should check out. Are you ready to do more with your photographs than the basic programs inculded on your computer, but not ready to make the huge leap to Photoshop? The way we […]

I think my card is full…….

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

So you are on location, out on the road. Life is grand, you are shooting ‘em up with your digital camera and no worries about just having 24 shots on a roll of film. Instant review, trash the ones you don’t want. All is as it should be. Lets back up and talk about some […]

Vacation Camera and Printer Review

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

There were two items we reviewed earlier this year, but It seems appropriate to talk about them again. One is the Olympus 720 SW, digital camera. [photopress:1225_header_1.jpg,full,centered] When we first looked at this at a photo trade show in Feb., the stats and features were impressive. At 7.1 meg,and all of the features that have […]

April 28th. 2006

Friday, April 28th, 2006

We have now added some “Starter” Gallery categories. Each one, ” Natural Growth”, “Music”, ” Kids”, and “On The Set” , has an initial image, but everyone is encouraged to submit images for these galleries. When you submit, add the Gallery you want to submit to in your “image name” line. Of course, you can […]

April 22, 2006

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

And we’re back…… Our computer used for testing is now back online. New hard drive and all materials that were backed up, went seamlessly onto the drive. Did we mention before the importance of backing up all of your files ? As we now load in all of the new gear and software to take […]

February 28, 2006

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Day 3 PMA Another full day on the floor. Today was spent concentrating on the latest point-and-shoots coming out from the majors. Each manufacturer has come out with new models that give the user a different set of features. Everyone knows that image stabilization is important ,at least 6 megapixels , minimum 3x optical zoom. […]

Febbruary 28, 2006

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Day 2 specifics: All photographers love camera bags it seems and usually own a range, depending on the needs of the shoot. Of course there are the great full range lines in Lowepro and Tamrac , plus many high quality specialty lines. We came across a new game in town for the more style conscious […]

February 27,2006

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Day 2- PMA Good second day on the floor seeking out new,unique,useful tools for everyone. We covered everything from great ink jet papers for the consumer and the pro/artist, to a very stylish, beautifuuly made range of camera bags. Digital point and shoot camera that you can COMPLETELY submerge underwater and software that appears to […]

February 26, 2006

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Day one of the PMA. 600 exhibitors and yes, something for everyone. There were new cameras from Nikon ( wi-fi point-and-shoots and the D200), Canon (30D SLR and new point-and-shoots) and Panasonic (very new cool technology in an SLR). Tomorrow we visit the other major camera manufacturers for more news. You can visit their sites […]

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Current Exhibitions

  • Whitney Musuem
  • “Edward Hopper and Photography”
  • July 17th – Oct.19th, 2014
  • 945 Madison Ave.
  • New York City, New York 10021
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “Country: Portraits of American Sound”
  • May 31st -Sept. 28th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Urbes Mutantes: Latin America Photography 1944-2013
  • May 16th-Sept.7, 2014
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
  • July 8th-Oct.19th, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Keld Helmer-Petersen
  • July 17th- Aug 29th, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • A Selection of Photographs from Life Magazine
  • June 26th-August 29th , 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Underwater
  • July 11th-August 29th, 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
  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
  • March 31st-Sept 1, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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