Category Archives: Equipment

Photo equipment information from Simply Awesome Photography.

Specs and more info released as the Godox A1 mobile flash trigger goes on pre-order – DIY Photography

Add external strobes to your mobile photography with the Godox A1 flash trigger.

The Godox A1 flash trigger for mobile devices is now available for pre-order. The price actually isn’t that bad, either. It’s about where I was hoping it would be, but lower than I expected. At $69.90, it is a little more expensive pricey than the X1T for DSLRs & Mirrorless cameras. But, the A1 does […]

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Voyager: A New Smart Light Stick That Lets You Digitally Paint Color

Digital light painting with smart light sticks.

Digital Sputnik, creator of LED light systems that have quickly become favorites of directors behind big blockbuster movies, has released an exciting new p

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Here are the pros and cons of using LED panels for portraits – DIY Photography

Get the hard film look using LEDs in place of strobes. Also, learn some pros and cons with using the different types of lights.

Other than using continuous lighting for video, some photographers choose to use it for shooting still as well. Jay P. Morgan relies on LED panels for portrait photography from time to time, and in his latest video, he discusses the pros and cons of this approach. There are definitely certain advantages of using LED panels […]

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Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear

Loved watching this video about how important it is for what is behind the camera–you.

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a shootou

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Tamron Unveils the World’s First 18-400mm Lens

Let’s face it. We have all missed that shot we wanted because the wrong lens was attached to our camera. Tamron is trying to fix that by offering an 18-400 lens that you can keep on your camera when you are out and about and don’t know if you are going to be running into a wide angle shot or a zoom.

We will have to wait for the pixel peeping to begin to see if this king of lenses is worth the gold.

One lens to rule them all?Tamron has announced the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, which it is calling “the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens” with an extremely fl

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Handheld Milky Way imaging with the OM-D E-M1 MkII (by Jonathan Usher)

If you never considered a micro 4/3 mirrorless camera due to the small sensor size, think again. This sweet shot of the Milky Way by Jonathan Usher was captured hand held.Source: Handheld Milky Way imaging with the OM-D E-M1 MkII (by Jonathan Usher)

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Build the easiest DIY ring light ever for less than $20 – DIY Photography

Produce great catch lights with this $20 DIY ring flash.

We have shared plenty of great ideas for making your own DIY ring light.  Now, another cheap and quick solution comes from The Lighting Channel. They have shared a tutorial on making your own ring light using only three items, and it’s all done in a couple of minutes. And it’s not only quick and […]

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The Biggest and Most Awesome Camera Rumors for 2017

Every year there is a new batch of cameras which promise better resolution, faster frames per second, and some new whizzy gizmo. The next crop of cameras from the SoCanikon is no exception.Source: The Biggest and Most Awesome Camera Rumors for 2017

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Pros and Cons of Using Teleconverters

Pros and cons of teleconverters.Everybody wants to get closer when shooting wildlife, and one of the most affordable ways of doing this is to buy a teleconverter. These little gadgets wil

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The Battle is Over: My Micro 4/3 Camera Outsold my Full-Frame DSLR

Is your full frame that much better than an entry level camera?

The battle is over, and full frame cameras have lost the race. Here’s why. I’ve been selling photos through a high end stock agency for the last two years.

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