A Quick & Dirty $4 Follow Focus

A follow focus is one of those things you don’t get until you shoot a bit of video. It its most simple form a follow focus allows you to easily focus a lens and to “remember” focus spots for later use.

A Quick & Dirty $4 Follow Focus

There have been countless follow focus DIYs over the year and we have featured many of the ideas from uber simple Jar Opener and Postit Notes to complex K’NEX controlled rigs. [Read more…]

Photographs Of Neatly Arranged Dissembled Old Gadgets

Disassembling gadgets and photographing them arranged in a neat way is the new geek porn. Almost every new camera, iPhone, Galaxy and why do I need this gadget gets this treatment which usually results in a beautiful OCD-ish photograph. Here are a few samples by Todd Mclellan, Martin Kozák and Kelly Hofer.

But what about the old gadgets, the long forgotten ones, the dial phone, the original Sony Walkman?

Photographs Of Neatly Arranged Dissembled Old Gadgets

Photo editor Gabriel Menashe does just this. He gives those old gadgets a new life as photographs of neatly arranged dissembled components. The project is called Taking Apart. [Read more…]

Mindshift Gear Comes Out With A Photography Tarp – Here Are My Thoughts

Mindshift gear (ThinkTank’s little sister company) just came out with a piece of gear I am pretty happy about. It is called the Contact Sheet and it is a lightweight, waterproof tarp aimed at the outdoor photography market.

Mindshift Gear Comes Out With A Photography Tarp - Here Are My Thoughts

I am happy because a photography tarp is a great idea, this tarp is seems to be made extremely well (I have not touched one, this is based on their PR, site and product specs).

I’ve been using a tarp myself when going on location, and think it is one of these essential pieces of gear that you learn to appreciate only after you’ve used one for a while. Once you do, you’re hooked. Here is why: [Read more…]

Quench Your Photography Rumors Thirst With These 8+ Photo Rumors Sites

As with anything trendy, rumors are a big part of the photography industry. And as with anything that is a big part of anything nowadays, there are photography rumors sites for just about everything and anything in the world of photography.

Those sites share gear development news, industry statistics, brand specific deals and most importantly insider’s information.

Quench Your Photography Rumors Thirst With These 8+ Photo Rumors Sites

While some rumors fade away, a lot of them turn out to have a solid base and become main stream news once formally released.

Favorite quote of all sites: “This site is not affiliated with Canon/Nikon/Fuji/Sony/Olympus….”

If you want to know the future before it happens (at the risk of being totally wrong), here are the main sites that cover photography rumors. [Read more…]

It’s The Light, Stupid

Some of you may be old enough to remember the 1992 US presidential election between Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr.

Bill Clinton - Official Portrait

One of the key mantras for the Clinton campaign was the phrase “The Economy, Stupid”, which was meant to remind the campaign team that the economy was the crux of the whole election.

So, what does the election of Bill Clinton twenty one years ago to be the President of the United States have to do with photography?

Nothing – it’s just an interesting back story.

But, now that you’re paying attention, I’m going to apply some political spin, and the famous “It’s The Economy, Stupid” phrase to photography:

It’s The Light, Stupid.

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