Posts by Author: Tom Saimon

Tom Saimon
Tom Saimon is a boutique wedding and fashion photographer based in Haifa, Israel. Tom founded one of most sought-after wedding photography boutiques in Israel and shoots over 100 weddings a year, making him not only an established photogrpher, but also an authority in the industry. Tom is regularly featured in fashion and wedding magazines as a style benchmark

The Neewer Q4 offers a 400 WS strobe in a unique form factor

Jan 10, 2024
Tom Saimon

The Neewer Q4 ($379) is a 400 WS strobe, but unlike your standard studio strobe, it carries a unique form factor, which I found rather…

Best Canon cameras in 2023: Mirrorless, DSLRs, and point and shoots

Nov 21, 2023
Tom Saimon

I have been a Canon shooter, using the best Canon cameras available from the day I picked up a camera. First, as a commercial photographer,…

Using LED lights for wedding photography

Sep 12, 2023
Tom Saimon

Today, we are moving things up a notch by using LED lights for wedding photography. If you’ve ever photographed a wedding, there is a good chance you used a strobe to capture the event. Maybe it was a hot shoe strobe, or maybe you set up strobes on light stands in strategic places on the floor. But you can do better with LED video lights

Using the Godox MF12 for wedding photography

Jul 21, 2023
Tom Saimon

For a long time, I have been looking for the perfect wedding photography ring flash, and I think the Godox MF12 is my new favorite solution. (Well, actually, three of them)

Why wedding photographers must have a 35mm lens in their kit

May 15, 2023
Tom Saimon

There are a lot of discussions about which medium, tele, and zoom lens teles are great for wedding photography. But it’s also important to remember…

DIYP Reviews the Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 lens for still photographers

Mar 28, 2023
Tom Saimon

Not every day, I get to put my hands on an f/1.2 lens. And a 28mm at that. So obviously, I was curious to test…

I am shooting over 100 weddings in 2022, and I just moved from Strobes to LEDs

Nov 4, 2022
Tom Saimon

It may sound crazy, but by the end of 2022, I will have shot over 100 weddings. It was quite a tolling year, but I…

The Godox Lux Senior is one of the weirdest flashes I’ve seen

Sep 7, 2022
Tom Saimon

When I first saw the Godox Lux Senior flash, I knew I had to have one. Even before checking the specs. Even before reading the…

DIYP reviews the IWATA master tube lights series

Oct 12, 2021
Tom Saimon

Tubelights are becoming ever more popular. The last player to join the game is IWATA (whom we remember for their excellent mini panel). Actually, the…

First review of Laowa’s 15mm F/4.5 shift lens – It’s a marvel for $1,200

Nov 23, 2020
Tom Saimon

When Laowa announced their upcoming 15mm F/4.5 shift lens, I was intrigued. I mean, there is no tilt in this lens, but for most of…