Ever since its release back in January 2012, the Nikon D4 has remained one of the top choices for sports journalists and action photographers. As of today, Nikon has officially announced the release of the full-frame camera’s successor: the Nikon D4s.
There are two “issues” with your casual light stand – A) chances are it is pretty boring. Most are pro black (with a minor percent being silver to break the uniformity). B) while they would be perfect as a tripod for a small digital camera (or even a smartphone), they lack the tilt/pan head to make them useful.
Enter The Lollipod – a somewhat of a hybrid between a light stand and a tripod. It has a narrow base with a mechanism that resembles a light stand and a top with a light-duty tilt-pan head. [Read More…]
I don’t want to infringe on anyone’s copyright, so in an abundance of caution and professional deference, I’ll just tell you what the graphic said, rather than posting it. “Phew! I have all the gear I will ever need. Said no photographer EVER.” Now, we can all sit around and have a good laugh about it, but it does merit a conversation about a terrible, insidious affliction, the very mention of which elicits vehement denial from those who fall prey to the addiction. It may not be drugs or alcohol, but it is still a societal menace affecting a frightening percentage of the world’s creative population.
That’s right. I’m talking about GAS.
How to Pack: Chase Jarvis has done it again. In a series called Chase Jarvis Tech, the Seattle based photographer let us in on the ins and outs (literally) of his photography bags. In this video Chase give us the packing angle. (And as always it is fun to see what’s in the pro’s bag. You can start drooling now)
If you are a photographer on the go, always going from one place to another enjoying them fancy airport lounges this is definitely the vid for you (it beats the hell of caring your gear in a gun case).
Have you ever noticed the weird connection between photography and hunting? You go out to “shoot”; You are “taking shots”; And best of all when a bunch of us photographers get together we call it a “big shootout”.
It turns out that there is yet another connection, the gear connection. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not pro weapons of any kind (other then shooting this person that keeps clinging to me on the bus…), but some of this gear used for guns and rifles can be really useful when dealing with photography equipment.[Read More…]
It is reported that Navy SEALS commonly use two condoms to seal firing assemblies for their underwater explosives, having thus coined the term: “Dual Waterproof Firing Assemblies”. This article is a tribute to their ingenuity, and it expands on the concept of the waterproof condom, in order to make a waterproof housing for my digital camera (and other consumer electronics).
(OK, OK, the original title was “Dual Waterproof Consumer Electronics – the condom housing”)[Read More…]