Showcasing Gura Gear’s lineup of dedicated travel bags for photographers, this video features Larry Becker speaking with a company representative about its Uinta backpack and specifically about the modular insert system that can be customized for a variety of photographers' needs. The video also highlights the use of weather-... READ MORE
Highlighting one of the more unique cameras available today, this video features Larry Becker and David Sparer speaking about the new Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera, and on light field imaging in general. The Illum represents the second generation in light field imaging, which produces a... READ MORE
Safety first. Remember that great little phrase? Even children know that safety comes first. But do you feel that way when it comes to your electronics and camera gear? What about when you aren't using them—do you keep them in a safe place? Do you have other valuables that you would like to hide and keep secure, but perhaps you have limited space? A high-tech safe may be the perfect safety... READ MORE
One of the magical things that digital photography gives us is the ability to review an image instantly on the back of our cameras, or inside of an electronic viewfinder.
Frequently, one possible mistake that digital photographers make is when reviewing an image on their camera—they evaluate exposure based on the reproduced image. Why might this be a mistake? Well, both your camera’s LCD and... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, from B&H, discusses how you can turn standard photos into outstanding shots using the Rogue FlashBender Large Soft Box Kit with your speed light. Weitz explains the interaction of the kit's components, ease of assembly, and wide compatibility... READ MORE
Product photography requires a great deal of work in order to get the shot just right. A product shot is crucial in conveying a product's purpose or message. We're talking about the photos you see at any online retailer, in magazines, or on billboards. Gear varies from product to product, but the fundamentals are almost always the same. Even if you’re not photographing products, the techniques... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, presents an overview of the Sony Alpha a7II mirrorless digital camera, and covers its updates and distinctions from its predecessor, the a7, as well as the other a7-series cameras. The video begins by touching on some ergonomic and... READ MORE
Sleek and stylish, yet delivering on the imaging goods, Panasonic's new LUMIX DMC-GF7 is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera designed to capture your daily experiences, be they distant landscapes or up-close selfies.... READ MORE
Phase One releases the next iteration of the professional's choice in imaging software, with Capture One Pro 8. Join one of the members of the COP8 technical team, Margaret K. Lamb, as she walks you through the new suite of powerful imaging tools. Capture One Pro 8 now allows you to control the content of your images completely and to remove unwanted objects or blemishes. The new clone and heal... READ MORE
Everyone has different needs when it comes to image processing. Whether your final output is a website, a digital C-print, or an inkjet print, tailoring your workflow is essential to insuring the quality of your work. In this class, X-Rite’s Jeff Lazell, with his decade of experience as a production manager in New York City's premier wedding and portrait studio, helps you build an effective,... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker introduces the Westcott Flex, a 10 x 10" LED array that is just 1/32" thick and is completely flexible. This video outlines the qualities of both the daylight- and tungsten-balanced models, including their output and CRI. Becker also discusses the AC... READ MORE
This week in the news: After a long, restful, winter slumber, the explosion of the 2015 CES trade show has left The Gear Roundup a bit exhausted after a week where, according to the PBS Newshour, over 20,000 new products were released in a week of excitement in Las Vegas. We kept you up to speed on much of it and our site is still rich with fairly new stuff from CES, so, after you read this... READ MORE
Imagine back if you will, exactly two long years ago, mid-January, 2013. Just weeks before the Superdome blacked-out during the “Big Game,” the mirrorless camera world made an equally memorable step forward with the introduction of the Speed Booster, from Metabones. Based on the terrific success of this line... READ MORE
Although wonderful photographic opportunities abound at zoos, so do photographic challenges. Many indoor exhibits are poorly lit and feature highly reflective glass or plastic that additionally may be scratched, discolored, or otherwise marred. Outdoor exhibits may feature wire mesh enclosures, plastics, bars, and thick metal fencing.
Jeffrey Falk has spent years photographing wildlife at WCS (... READ MORE