FILMMAKING ESSENTIAL...

Got a great new DSLR with video capabilities or a new camcorder for Christmas?  If you did, you’re probably chomping at the bit to get started on your first masterpiece aren’t you? To do it right, you’ve got a couple choices. You could fly to California and take a Video Director’s course –...

The Photographers Guide to Drones – by Colin Smith...

Per a recent survey, drones were one of the most anticipated Christmas gifts this year, and from the look of store shelves, Santa made a lot of deliveries. So, what’s next?  A flight to infinity and beyond?  Well, hopefully you’ll stay in range of the controller, so, infinity is out. But, just about everything else is fair game, and The Photographer’s Guide to Drones by Colin Smith, (ISBN: 978-1-68198-114-7)  is here to make sure you get the most of your new device. The Photographers Guide to Drones Starting from the beginning, you need to learn your drone’s range of operation.  Many are just 100-300 feet from where you stand. Unless you...

A pair of Lexar prod...

If you shoot professionally, or even as a weekend prosumer, chances are you’ve experienced problems with your media card not being able to keep up with the action. You know it right away. You press the shutter and nothing happens. Your card is busy writing those last shots and you can’t take...

7 Tips for Making Yo...

Image Source: Pixabay Tired of seeing photos that do not make an impression? Memories of travel are easily etched on one’s mind, so don’t let your photos fall behind. Take photos that will leave a mark on the minds of your audience and captivate them with your own travel photo portfolio. But...

Introducing an excit...

Here’s a new product about to go live on Indiegogo next week that you’re going to want to check out.  Toka!Flash is a portable memory device that lets you backup your photos/video on the go and takes up no more space than a belt buckle — oh yeah, it is read more Please share...

Image editing done e...

When I first used Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, I was surprised to discover that this is both a raster as well as a vector editor – all wrapped into one product. That makes it ideal for those who need both to create their final project – no jumping in and out of separate...

Lexar 1800x and 2933...

If you are experimenting with the new, uber-popular 4K video, you need to make sure your memory cards are up for the challenge. With the high transfer rate of today’s action cams and aerial drones, a slow card can severely challenge your project. A couple to consider are Lexar’s new 1,800x...

Polaroid 360° panora...

Just got my hands on the new Polaroid remote controlled 360° panorama pan head and it’s an exciting accessory for the price. If you want to add interest to your videos, you’d be hard pressed to find a better value. Polaroid Panorama Pan Head Panning and zooming are the two most common motions...

3Pod Orbit tripod an...

It’s often said that the difference between an amateur and a professional is not the camera, but whether it’s sitting on a tripod or not.  The 3Pod Orbit 3-section carbon fiber tripod can be that bridge between an amateur’s budget and the quality of a pro’s arsenal. There aren’t many...

PolarPro Trippler is...

When traveling, why carry a selfie stick when you can carry a camera grip, tripod and selfie stick all-in-one?  Such is the PolarPro Trippler – a tripod, camera grip and four-stage selfie stick. We recently had the chance to try out one of the newest gadgets from PolarPro – actually two...

Top ten drones for t...

Although the FAA is pushing for mandatory registration of all drones as early as 2016, common thought is that the typically dysfunctional government will either not get it passed or the legislation with be filled with unenforceable language. That said, it’s still something to consider....

Gift Guides Galore

If you are looking for gift suggestions, we’ve got you covered.  Our own Gift Guide is loaded with things we’ve actually tested and approve.  Gifts for travelers, adventurers, gadget lovers and photographer.  Be sure to give it a look.   And there’s more from some of...