15 Support and Grip Devices for Smartphones + Tablets

Despite the fact smartphones and tablets were designed first and foremost to be used as handheld devices, unless you’re taking pictures under bright sunny skies, you should mount your phone or tablet on some sort of support device if you want truly sharp results. Support devices for smartphones and tablets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in this roundup we will take a look at some of the options.

New Vello Nikon F to Sony E Auto Lens Adapter, Version 4

Using Vello AF Extension Tubes for Close-Ups of Azaleas

Flowers are like sunsets, in that if you can compose and expose the frame properly, it’s pretty much a slam-dunk that you’re going to be walking away with good, if not very good, photographs.

Not long ago, my wife brought home a basket of white azaleas. Although I’ve seen azaleas umpteen times in the past, something caught my eye this time around. Maybe it was the late afternoon light, maybe the subtle variations of yellowish white, the soft curls of the flowers’ edges, or any combination of the above. All I knew was that I wanted to photograph them.

Use your Canon EF Lens on a Sony E-Mount Camera with this Vello Adapter

17 Macro Photos of Items in My Camera Bag

For a photographer, macro photography might be the perfect “rainy day” activity. Once you discover close-up photos of things, you realize that everything can be turned into a photograph, especially on the macro level.

All Images © Todd Vorenkamp

So, with so many “everythings” out there to shoot, what should you train your macro lens on?

Use Your Nikon F Lens on a Sony E-Mount Camera with this Vello Adapter

Wireless TTL Flash Control is Easy with Vello’s FreeWave IR Commander

10 Essential Tips for Night Photography

Making pictures by night is a curious practice. While specialists of this subject embrace it as a deep-seated passion and have a never-ending quest for technical and creative advancement, those more familiar with daytime photography are often unaware that tried and true photography rules often need to be adapted or even overlooked at night. With this in mind, consider the following tips the next time you venture out in the darkness, to help you to adapt.

Quick Look: Vello FreeWave Aviator

In the following video, Allan Weitz brings us the details of Vello FreeWave Aviator Transceivers, extremely capable wireless TTL triggers for Canon and Nikon flash units. The video covers the general operational features of the units, including a long working distance of 300', and what the kit includes. Weitz also discusses working with 16 channels on the 2.4GHz frequency with multiple receivers.

Vello FreeWave Aviator: Wireless TTL Flash Control for Nikon and Canon



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