Black Friday Photo Gear Links 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Before we continue on our gift guide, there are some items you are already looking into, and there ares some deals you may want to take advantage of tomorrow. Of course there will be Cyber Monday! Some of the places with special Black Friday links all listed: THIS JUST IN!! SAVE $2300 at BH on […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: The Extras They Need

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Let’s continue on with some more gifting ideas, taken from our real world usage of this gear. We can call them accessories, but these are some needed items for the photographer. Hmmmm….. difference between need and want? Not for me to say. Let’s start with gifting the portrait shooters using speedlights and recco of a […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Part 1: GoPro or GoHome

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Ahhh yes, it’s that time of year again! Gifting for others, self gifting, deals aplenty, and the economy moves forward. But how to discern the right goodie to get? We’ve been looking at a ton of good through the year and will let you know what we feel is worth your time, and wrapping expertise. […]

Fotodiox Flapjacks : Tasty Name for a Sweet LED Lighting Solution

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Have you tried them all? The explosion of LED lighting solutions in the past years have yielded some great choices for the videographer or still photog needing continuous light. The Studio options are getting cheaper, but are they getting better? After year of using the square or rectangular, which are still viable, I’ve found that […]

Stevie Nicks : 24k Gold At the Morrison Hotel Gallery

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Stevie Nicks/Morrison Hotel Gallery “For every love affair, there are pictures” Stevie Nicks What do rock goddesses do when they leave the stage? Take Polaroids, it seems. Stevie Nicks may be on tour now, but her photography is stationary on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at 116 Prince Street for the month of October […]

Danny Clinch : Morrison Hotel Gallery gets behind the music

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Bruce Springsten ©Danny Clinch, shown at The Morrison Hotel Gallery Make no mistake, getting a great shot of musicians consistently from the pits, takes anticipation, skill, speed, tech knowledge, and location. When the rest of us leave the pit after the 3 songs we’re allowed to shoot, that’s when Danny Clinch comes in to shoot. […]

Canon announces 7D Mark II

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 […]

Nikon D750 : All of the things you asked for!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

My Nikon D700 has been a good friend for years. Then along came the D800: incredible video specs, 36mp, crazy great body construction. Of course, the d800 beget the D810 bringing it all to a new level. But being greedy, there were things I really wanted and had missed. The just announced Nikon D750 took […]

Sony takes a bestseller and makes more sense in 2nd gen

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

I like a good photo gadget as much as the next shooter, maybe even more. When Sony introduced the QX series of cameras meant to be attached to a smartphone, it was a huge seller. The ability to get better photos on your phone intrigued the masses. I was interested but was not ready for a […]

BIts & Bobs : Short News In the Photo World

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Vivian Maier prints may be going off the market! Well, looks like an heir to the Vivian Maier collection of images has been found in France. As the details get worked out for the legal rights for the treasure trove, sales of the prints and exhibitions proceeding are both in question. Check out this article […]

#PhotoSchool – Learn photography from the cool guys

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

There are so many ways to learn photography, with the plethora of online schools making study at home a pretty easy choice to make. You should want to learn from those who make their living at it, though, then you’ll get methods that truly “get the money” Famed photographer Michael Muller, and Patrick Hoelck have […]

Battery Life: It’s the worst!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

I’m mainly talking about the smartphones. You know these things filled with apps that have taken the place of your point & shoot cameras. Snapseed, Camera+, PS, Lightroom Mobile, ProCamera, Hipstamatic, the Classic CameraBag, and of course VSCO. YOU probably have your favorite go-to’s. And then there is the Instagram behemoth to post to. Love […]

Olloclip 3-In-1 Macro: Extreme close-up photography in your hand

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I love the Olloclip lenses. There. I said it. There are so many ways to add lenses to that phone in your pocket , and I’ve tried a bunch. Forget the magnets, not a good idea to put one next to your camera. And the cases that have screw in lenses may be good (new […]

July 4th Fireworks Photos! A Simple Guide to Cool Images

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

(This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) Living in A Powder Keg and Giving Off Sparks! What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , […]

CE Week 2014 : Tools And Toys

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

At the half year mark, CES does a small preview coming products in the electronics field,and it;’s called CE week It’s always a goal to see what may enhance your photographic life in the shape of smart thinking, manufacturers listening to the needs of the public, and I’ll admit, some cool gadgets and toys. Please […]

Nikon Beloved D800 gets an upgrade: D 810 – Worth the Dough?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A short while ago I sat down to write , dare I say, a love letter to the Nikon D800 : with the ergonomic excellence, all of the controls in all the right places, files that are mega beautiful @36 megapixels, video quality that’s hard to surpass, fast accurate autofocus features that make my life […]

Samsung “Ditch Your DSLR” Event in Times Square : Your Old DSLR for a New Samsung NX30

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Yep, if you have an old DSLR that you wish was faster, better in low light, smaller, and in general newer? And you’ve been considering getting into that whole mirrorless craze but weren’t sure what it was all about? Last point: and you can be in Times Square tomorrow afternoon, starting at 12? Well,then Samsung […]

Speedlight Ringlights : Right tool for the job

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

There seems to be a holy grail of lighting mods, and the ring light is right up there in the pantheon of  desired tools. The search for best  in class has been an ongoing quest. Nikon D800, 24-70mm-2.8 lens @66mm,ISO 200, 1/125sec @ 4.5 What is it? Essentially, a circle of light surround your lens […]

Coming soon : Sony RX 100 III : Broadcast specs for video in a compact camera

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Well, as sure as the sun will come up every day we know the compact camera you bought last year will be updated this year. Just commit and buy when you need. If you haven’t secured your latest favorite compact, check out what’s coming from Sony in June: The RX 100 III. Maintaining an $800 […]

M is for the many things she gave me…..

Friday, May 9th, 2014

This article is being reprinted from a previous posting. For Mothers Day, I felt it was a fitting post in her honor. And remember to honor your mother, in what ever way you see fit.

SXSW 2014 : Lexar & Expodisc – 2 bits of gear that let me sleep

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

SXSW  is one long, stimulating, eye opening, head expanding, visual treat for the photographer. It does go from the morning hours all around the clock to the wee hours. And want/have to cover it all. When I get back to my hotel room at about 2:30-3:00 AM this is the workstation awaiting me: MacBook Pro […]

SXSW 2014: First you have to get the gear there!

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

My favorite way to travel gear is ThinkTank Airport International. Period. On this trip, there was a possible video assignment, so I added an Urban Disguise, with a Canon XF100 video camera already built (mic,light,batt,media cards) and ready to go with a wireless lav set-up in the side pouch, and other misc. goodies. yes, I […]

Adobe Lightroom Launches on iPad – Is it ready for takeoff?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

It’s part of the new Holy Grail: How can I work with my images on my faster, stronger, better iPad. I spent hours at the Apple store trying to figure this out. All the apps, all of the dongles, all of the workarounds to maintain a similar workflow with an iPad were possible but clunky. […]

SXSW 2014 – Austin’s Cultural Festival did it again!

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

A combination of Interactive, Film and Music make the SXSW Festival in Austin the best blend of pop culture events you can attend in a ten day period. When you arrive they give you 3 muslin bags with designs signifying each portion of the festival and a guidebook for each. Welcome to Austin! What does […]

Nikon announces Mirrorless V3 with 20 FPS

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Nikon continues developing its Nikon 1 Series of mirrorless cameras, with the addition of the V3. Sporting a 12,800 ISO at the top end, 20 frames per second, a new hyper auto-focus, and full 1080/60p HD video functionality, this cold be the only camera your family may need. The all important wi-fi is now built-in, […]

Nikon & Black Rapid enter into a partnership w/ 2 New Straps

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

It’s not often that Nikon partners up. With the wide acceptance of the Black Rapid strap as the gear of choice for a lot of workers,now you can show your yellow and black colors proudly, while saving your neck and shoulders. These new designs will fit the Heavier DSLRS as well as a modified version […]

Handy Photo Editing App: Finger Tip Controls and only $2!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

What can you get for $2. today? A music video? A small cuppa coffee? A Lottery ticket? How about a pretty dang robust photo editor for your mobile device? I just got a hold of Handy Photo, and as I’m always on the lookout for cool new photo app, this one hit so many marks […]

Nikon D4s Flagship gets a long awaited update with 409,600 ISO!!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Today, Nikon announces the coming of the new D4s, the professionals choice for years, and gets an update. Oh yeah, that 409,600 ISO is not a misprint. Not the biggest secret out there. It was due. But make no mistake: this is a camera for the pros. This is the top of the line Nikon […]

Sony a6000: Focusing Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! LOOK! Up in the sky! It’s a…

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

…APS-C new camera from Sony! At this point all we can do is drool over the stats: 11FPS! Claiming to be the world’s fastest AF performance at just 0.06 seconds.

Capa in Color : One Step Closer to Real @ ICP

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

The archives of Robert Capa, Master Photojournalist are housed in The International Center of Photography, which was started by his brother Cornell Capa. They have just released a set of images from mid-century that will breath a whole new life into the world of photojournalism from that period. His coverage of World War II across […]

Shoot the Moon with New Nikon Compact

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

How many times have you marveled at the full moon on a clear night, swore you’d get that shot that would have rivaled Melies in personality, and NASA in clarity? You pull out your longest lens (300mm?), get the tripod set, aim and shoot. OK, you change exposure and shoot again. In post you intend […]

Profoto Collapsible Reflectors: Buy your gear one time. Invest in the best.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

If you know what to use collapsible reflectors for, you may already own at least one. It’s probably a White on one side, Silver on the other, circular, and has a wrist twist to fold it into itself and put away in a circular pouch. Profoto has come out with a line of reflectors that […]

Nikon D3300 and 35mm 1.8 lens Start Off The New Year

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On the heels of the D3200, Nikon has made some upgrades on this popular entry level DSLR that add to a great value package. On a topline, you get ISO range of up to 25,600, a sweet compact size, and the new EXSPEED 4 processor. Oh, right 24.2 megapixels to make full use of the […]

Sony Puts 4K in the Consumers Hand

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Are you ready to start using a video camera dedicated to shooting video? This could be the unit you’ve been waiting for.

This Holiday Season, Remember What You Can Do to Add to the Joy

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Arguably one of the finest scenes in Mad Men, this explanation of the Kodak Carousel could not be infused with more emotion, relate-able imagery, and a marketing pitch so powerful, even one of Don Drapers own team couldn’t stay in the room without exposing his tears.

Autographer: Documenting your POV life

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

“There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed.” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Earlier this year we first heard of the Autographer, a camera initially designed for Alzheimer patients. The camera, about half the size of a pack of gum, would be worn by a clip on or a lanyard […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guides wrap it up with #5: The Little Things

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

And the top item on the list is the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2 What is it? A very cool shutter release unit that is specific to your camera. Make sure you order the right set for your camera! Trigger your camera by smartphone using the free, downloadable app. Here are the different modes: Timelapse Mode,TimeWarp™ […]

Holiday Gift Guide #4: Software Standards

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Best Software for the Serious Photographer I love Adobe. This is a company dedicated to the image. That’s it, that’s all.  And they listen to the users and build software to serve them best.

The Places to Shop: Where do you buy all of this stuff???

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

OK, I’m gonna take a short breath, and talk for a moment about the places to shop. Before I go into the gear stores, lets talk about the places that celebrate the still image on a regular basis. Like ICP (International Center of Photography) . With a triple threat, AAA, exhibition hanging on the walls at […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 2! a bit of an iGift Guide

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

(Fast note: Sodacase, listed below is doing a 50% off sale this week!) Chase Jarvis talks about the” best camera is the one that’s with you” And today, that would be your smartphone. You shoot, you post, it’s shared. But now you can dress it up, give it protection and add Apps that gives it […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 1

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Once again, we have put together a list of photo goodies you may want to give, or most likely get this holiday season. It’s a big one, so we’re doing it in parts. We’ll make sure to hit all of the price ranges and hopefully interests. All products have been assessed as best possible by […]

It’s a small community: Nick Ut on Hollywood Blvd

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Always have your camera with you. Seriously. Yes, my smartphone is fine, shares fast, and is in my pocket. On the street these days, I’m carrying a Sony NEX6 with a 16mm lens. After a lunch meeting at the Chinese Theater with an old buddy, who is getting ready to shoot? Pulitzer prize winning photographer […]

Wary of Subscription Based Software? Adobe makes it easier to swallow

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

  Adobe initially launched the Photoshop Photography Program in September to support the needs and workflow of photographers who use CS3 or later. Now, for a limited time, Adobe it is extending this offer to all photographers for $9.99/month as an annual subscription – valid from Nov. 20 (9:00 a.m. PST) through Dec. 2, 2013 […]

Real World Review : Rogue SoftBox for Speedlights

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The bain of every photographer using speedlights is the rather ugly, harsh light blasting out of the end of them. It needs to be tamed, shaped, many times softened so that your subjects are treated with respect, and beautiful, flattering light. It’s a quest we’ve all been on. Last week I shot an assignment for […]

A cool look at the Nikon Df from Canada, eh!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

You know, when one of our compadres make a  good video, you have share. Up in Calgary,Canada, there’s snow on the ground but that doesn’t stop Chris Nicholls from walking around and showing of the mew Nikon Df

Look ma, no hands! Profoto B1 changes the lighting game

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Maybe it was the proliferation of speedlight modifiers. Maybe it was the entire wireless control feature of our lives and electronics becoming ubiquitous. Or maybe it was just that photographers needed a high quality, battery powered, lighting system that had TTL and no wires? Heck Speedlight king like Joe McNally has been living life like […]

A classic look gets high octane under the hood: Nikon intros the DF

Monday, November 4th, 2013

it’s been teased, it’s been rumored. And earlier today, it may have leaked out a bit. Multiple commercials have spoke to the heritage and classic lines of Nikon. Today, they have introduced the Nikon DF – looks like the classic F but has the guts and sensor of the D4. Now the D4 is a […]

Sony shows off the Full Frame Mirrorless Alpha 7 & 7r

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

It was the gorilla in the room. On the PhotoPlus Expo show floor, the buzz was all about the new Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. Enter the Alpha 7, and Alpha 7R Unrelenting in their development of product to secure solid footing in the #3 slot of camera manufacturers, the next move up may be […]

Cotton Carrier straps it on , and hands you a comfortable grip

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Sometimes I have a need for a certain device that will help in the way I’m shooting. Living in  a large city, to get the shots you want, you need to be camera ready. I’m talking about camera in hand. Yes, I’ve done the wrap around the hand camera strap maneuver. The Black Rapid is […]

Controling your destiny with Triggertrap now….and in May

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Have you backed much on Kickstarter? I have. Sometimes, it’s uber cool stuff that actually gets made, many times they are late, but as long as they deliver. These folks at TriggerTrap came through. Big time. And they continued to develop till they had an even more affordable camera controller, using , yes, an APP […]

A 30th Anniversary Bash..And one more day to go! PPE 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

With Instax cameras supplied by Fuji the party got started! Yep, 30th Anniversary of PhotoPlus Expo took a new inclusive tact this year: No extra fee, no traveling, simple vittles but lots and lots of schmoozing. The friends you hadn’t seen, and some yo hadn’t spent enough time with, were at the large hall at […]

We’re walking the floor at PhotoPlus Expo 2013, Eye Wide Open

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

That’s the goods news. A wee bit smaller this year, but the floor still seems packed. I’m shooting videos all day, and will be editing them after the show. Need some sleep, sometime. Anyway, digging for the gold nugget. Looking for that special gleaming new thing that blows the rest away. It’ll be there, and rise […]

The Test Drive – PPE / slid into Panasonic/Flixel Image

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Right after the future talk, we were all treated to a select group of products for a variety of manufacturers. The folks who brought you Triggertrap, have another kickstarter project with some sweet extra features:

Oh, It’s On !!! PhotoPlus Expo 2013 Edition Is Ready For You!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This is our favorite photo event of year. PhotoPlusExpo Gear, Seminars, Keynotes by the masters, old friends, new friends, and New York City lighting up with events all over the city, celebrating the power of the still image. Did we mention gear? Row after row of newly announced, previous winners, show specials, unique tools and […]

24.2 mp, built-in wi-fi, on board geotagging, the new Nikon 5300 brings it home for a right price

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Right before PhotoPlus EXPO the big guns continue to bring new product to the market place. This new Nikon 5300 seems to take on a lot of attributes from it’s bigger full frame sibling, with massive 24.2 MP, Nikon’s famous 39 point AF system, and advanced scene recognition system.

Sony Goes Full Frame and Mirrorless: 36mp strong

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

It’s been long awaited, and the rumors have been flying about this latest salvo in the mirrorless one-up-manship. Sony had a strong lead with the NEX series, and has now laid out a seemingly brilliant camera in 2 flavors. The Sony Alpha 7 with 24.3 mp and the Sony Alpha 7r with over 36mp! Both […]

Hot App, Coming Through! PhotoPlus Expo is Fast Approaching!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

For years we have been attending the best photographic trade fair in the world: PHOTOPLUS EXPO! If you want to see the latest gear, put your hands on it, and shoot away. Come Here. If you want to hear form the masters in the business. Come Here If you want to hang with your fellow photogs […]

Baby steps, but a pretty sweet bundle: Nikon intros the D610

Monday, October 7th, 2013

When Nikon introduced the D600, it seemed to all of us as a perfect second camera, or replacement for the D700, one of the most successful cameras in their history. FX, 100% Viewfinder, dual SD cards, silent shutter modes, smaller, LESS EXPENSIVE. All of the things we wee waiting for. But there was a fly […]

Bill Eppridge: In passing

Friday, October 4th, 2013

We lost another one of the great photojournalists: Bill Eppridge – 1938-2013 Here is a remembrance of him by frequent contributor, Fred Bonilla. It was June 1968 and the cover page of a Life magazine brought home by my father literally changed my life. The magazine was a commemorative edition honoring Robert F. Kennedy after […]

LED lights are flooding the market: LEDZ simplifies the design!

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Years ago, Litepanels came on the scene with rheostats,cool to the touch, color balanced lights. Battery or AC, a whole new world of lighting opened up.Pricey, but delivered. Output was the big issue. If you moved too far away from the source, the dropoff was dramatic. I was happy to move away from the hot […]

SanDisk brings compact wi-fi media center/Indie shows Shutterball remote for iPhone

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Tis the season- new technology is starting to get released. Not all is at market yet, but I’m seeing some of the preview designs. You’re gonna like what you see. Last night was another Press Preview in NYC, and it was a good one. Here are just 2 items that caught our eye: Lot’s more […]

Mirrorless is the trend, & Nikon leaps ahead with waterproofing

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Today, Nikon Inc. announced the world’s first waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera1, the Nikon 1 AW1. Say, did you see that flash on top of the camera? Yep, WATERPROOF!!! We are seeing every camera manufacturer make a strong move to the mirrorless camera, with interchangeable lenses. Nikons entry, the 1 series, has already gone through […]

Time to update Lightroom! More Cam Support & a new Smoothness Tool

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Adobe also released Lightroom 5.2, the first major update to the newer version of the image editing and cataloging software. There was no Lightroom 5.1 because of timing complications involving the release of Lightroom and Photoshop, which share the same engine for processing raw-format photos. Lightroom 5.2 adds a new editing tool, a slider called […]

The Software you use everyday got a bit better : LR5

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Its kinda like brushing your teeth, getting dressed, checking your email. Just a natural part of every day. I’m talking about using Adobe Lightroom, now in V.5 There are so many pre-sets available that whenever I upload even the simplest images, like iPhone,I know where it’ll go and how I can retrieve it. It has […]

As phones get bigger, Nikon compact goes the other way

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

With the onset of Phablets, larger screens, mini-tablets as phones, and the camera in your hands getting thin but large, Nikon went the other way. Today they introduced the COOLPIX S02.

Round on the Ends, High in the middle: Sony takes another look at cameras

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

You love your smartphone because it’s small, has apps, and is easy to share your life through it. There are so many choices out there for adding lenses to improve the quality. Olloclip uses 4 element snap-on lenses, and others use a case as a holder for lenses. Sony is about to show the world […]

Bits & Bobs : fast photographic look around

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

ok, lots piling up on the hard drive but things deserve a mention: SodaCase: ever want to custom design a phone case with a photo? I did. and took a photo from the Rain Room Exhibit @MOMA, cropped and resized it, and Sodacase delivered a beautiful iPhone 5 case, WITH a matching microfiber cleaning cloth. […]

Can you hold my iPad ? Crimson can, in a compact, well built stand

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

The road warrior, or those just challenged for space, are always looking for smallest solution to a big problem. The problem today? propping up your iPad to a height you can customize and really work with. Sure the cases have solutions, but we find it hard to get to the optimum height. Enter:Pocket-eAzl™. This tiny, […]

It’s the little things…like a speedlight in your pocket

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Nikon decides to let loose a few new items. Strangely enough, one of them is exactly what I was looking for. While producing on location, my day job, I usually have 2-3 cameras on me. Compact, Mirrorless, and a DSLR. Yeah, I know crazy. But each has a purpose. Anyway, we were wrapping up and […]

Nikon Hangout on Facebook: So? What’s the big deal?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Facebook. Heard of it? OK, as it get’s older, and more useful as well as additive, the photo community has been there since the beginning. Heck, we are happy to have almost 9,000 likes, and growing. Now some of the destinations ask you to throw up your images and wait for comments, Kinda like putting […]

Now, let’s get something for free….

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced a special July offer whereby if you order one of their Speed Convertible hybrid shoulder bags/belt packs or a Change Up V2.0 you will receive your choice of a Little Stuff It! or a R U Hot? modular bag for free. Their three Speed Convertibles—Speed Demon, Speed […]

Bits and Bobs – Fast takes on new things

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Sometimes we get all backed up with news we want to share. Many times we post on Facebook or Twitter. Some of you may not follow us there. I had a friend ask me if Photoinduced was still going since he only accessed it through the email blasts. Figuring it all out. So in the […]

ThinkTank Photo: They Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

You know I’m a huge fan of the product line from ThinkTank Photo. One of the main reasons is that their product designs come from the minds of folks that know what a photo/videographer needs. In the real world. In the heat of the shoot. Not just working photographers, but award winning photographers are behind […]

Monitor your audio: in-ear or near?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

In a recent post we let you know what we feel is the standard for monitoring your audio, when shooting video: Sony MDR7506 Pro over the ear monitors. Under $100. But we all tend to go for double duty headsets for the video recording. And small.Just so much room in the bag. We want great […]

It’s all in their minds; use a video camera to dig it out!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

We are image makers, and story tellers. And the story you tell of your own life is a composite of the actions you take, the feelings you have, even how you dress, and the edit you make of all the information to present to the world. Some people are calling it FaceBook. There is another […]

It’s 10 PM: Do you know where your camera bag is?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Maybe if you’re reading this at home, you know exactly where your bag is. But what about the other night when you were covering that event? The manager of the facility told it would be cool to leave your main gear bag over in the corner. No one goes there. And besides, they’d be there […]

War through the eyes of those who witness and report

Monday, April 15th, 2013

© Sal Veder The horror of war has been presented to us in it’s most naked form since the time of Matthew Brady’s images of the Civil War. The advent of the fairly new art of photography, coupled with the endless amount of bloodshed of the North V South war, gave the public one of […]

Is 1 enough? Is 3 too many?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

We’re talking bags, folks. Camera bags. Gear listing, laid out, thought about, comfort factored, camera bags. The event I was packing for was SXSW with a mix of panel shooting, music, and event coverage. 2 Year ago I ended up shooting a BBQ /Book Signing for Guy Kawasaki! Day/night, interior, exterior; you can pretty well […]

Nikon adds a DX, fixed lens, compact camera to the line-up

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Coming on the heels of D7100 announcement, Nikon continues to push on through with some new compacts and a sweet zoom lens, with the DX users in mind. First up is a curious point and shoot The new CoolPix A Incorporating a large DX sensor, this pocketable camera has a fixed, 28mm equivalent 2.8 lens. […]

The best, new, innovative, photo product we’ve seen!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We go to our fair share of photo trade fairs, consumer electronic shows and email blasts upon email blast of new gadgetry promising the path to glory. Or the path to the perfect photo. Sometimes it does feel like the comics I read a kid, with the claims running rampant. Those sea monkeys never did […]

This just in: Pocket Wizard drops price and simplifies

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Just as I was packing a travel bag, this happens. Gotta buy. $99. per unit Pocket Wizard Plus X OK, if you shoot flash off-camera AT ALL, you may already have some of the earlier iterations. Speedlights, monoblocks, full studio flash: why would you be mired in wires? The prices have been a little bit […]

Pocket Rocket : Photoshop upgraded on your smartphone

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Sure, you’re sitting at your local coffee shop, the skinny jeans and droopy wool caps are designing the next cuppa joe. Their pens are poised to rewrite “On The Road”. But you….. You are ready for some digital artistry. Right in the palm of your hand. Yeah, there are apps. Go Ahead. Make my instagram. […]

Sony intros another camera into the NEX line-up: 3N

Monday, February 25th, 2013

In the world of mirrorless cameras, Sony has knocked it outta the park. APS-C has a way of doing that The NEX 5N was the first superstar, and then the 6N and 7N came in to fill the gaps with features, and unfortunately, larger size. There is even a 5R for built in wi-fi. Now […]

You’ve been patient: Now Nikon pays it off with the new D7100

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The insanely popular Nikon D7000 finally gets an upgrade. Today Nikon announced the new D7100, DX format DSLR. It’s that perfect step-up from the starter DSLR with features borrowed from the Nikon flagship D4. We love when that happens. So here’s what you get: 24.1 mp, a brand new sensor designed for this camera, ExSpeed3 […]

“Daddy, where do exceptional lenses come from?”

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Well, they come from a very magical place, where people sometimes wear surgical garb, and are very, very, clean. Nikon Corporation celebrates the 80th anniversary of the launch of its NIKKOR photographic lenses this year In commemoration of NIKKOR’s 80th anniversary, Nikon hopes to strengthen and increase awareness of the historic and reliable NIKKOR brand […]

That’s What It’s All About – By Fred Bonilla

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

One of our regular contributors, Fred Bonilla, brings perspective on his experience on the other side of the counter. In our dealings with our clients and customers, we strive to meet or exceed expectations in delivering our products. And as a photographic equipment salesman, my job is to meet the need to get the proper […]

Nikon’s compact camera gets wi-fi and low prices, While for the pro……

Monday, January 28th, 2013

We all know that the race is on for the camera manufacturers to maintain relevance in the compact camera field. We also know that for the most part, compact cameras actually do take better photographs. So what to do? Make cameras that are at a price point that gives you things like telephoto lenses, larger […]

It’s hip to be square. Canon redefines the shape of compact cameras

Monday, January 28th, 2013

While up at a trade show, there was a little soiree thrown by Canon. Off in quiet section, a photo business analyst, and Ben Thomas from Canon, were examining a camera. Had to peek in and see. It was the new Canon PowerShot “N”. Square, articulated screen, no shutter button, zoom lever. And white. Yes, […]

What has 3 legs, acts like a transformer, and is easy on the wallet? It’s name is Brian

Monday, January 21st, 2013

OK, seriously. We are talking about a tripod. It is the Brian model. Lightweight, carbon fiber legs, one leg comes off to use as a monopod, and lots more. And we did bring it to your attention before. But what we want to point out here is the company that brings us this tripod line, […]

Nikon doesn’t surprise us, but delights us anyway.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Finally being released in the states, Nikon announced the D5200, with 24.1 mp, DX sensor, and an articulated screen. After months being out in Europe, not sure why the delay to the US, but….. This is a small step up from the D3200, but at a price point of $900. msrp, the extras are well […]

Day one of CES 2013: Viva Las Vegas!

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Every year, Las Vegas hosts over 150,000 visitors to check out the latest in tech gear, content production techniques, and in more recent years, content delivery. It’s called CES, or the Consumer Electronic Show.#CES2013 OK, photography has some of the coolest tech gear going, but there are tools that you may not always think about […]

Didn’t get that thing you asked for? Like this guy?

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The holidays have now come, and although not completely gone, the gifting portion is over.. Still digging through the wrapping paper hoping that thing you wanted may have gotten caught in the fray? Stiff upper lip. It’s time to fend yourself. Here are some ideas: Have a Sony NEX? This item from Fotodiox Pro, WonderBurst […]

Look at the Birdie! Look at the Birdie! Oh, ok, watch the iPhone, watch the iPhone!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Tis the season to take pictures of the family and remember what precious faces and fun the little ones can be. Getting their attention is Soooooo easy. Especially after all of the excitement, and sugar, and lights, and candy canes, and relatives, and gingerbread man. Yep, it’s a bit of sensory overload, smoothed over with […]

Adobe Elements 11 changes the focus starting with the Home Screen

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Price alert! Amazon listed this combo pack of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 for $100! Seriously a great deal. Ok, carry on. Ahhhh… We have finally come to a collective consciousness that we shoot sooooo many digital images, it is getting to be a bit unwieldy. Yeah, the enthusiasts and pros are used to […]

The Charitable Camera with Fred Bonilla

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Every year, one of our readers, Fred Bonilla, graces us with an article on giving back using the power of photography. We always look forward to it, and we hope you do to. Click on the links and watch the videos. The sales have been raging. You probably got what you wanted. Now it’s time […]

More Gift Guide Suggestions: The Main Hardware

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Throughout the year, we have our hands on a variety DSLR’s and, since this is the big ticket item for all of us, we consider carefully all of the features v. cost implications. Now, of course, the lenses will be your major expense. Year to year, they don’t change much, but the handheld computers we […]

2012 Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide : Ahh, the Toys!

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

And when we say toys, we’re not just talking about the Barbie with a video camera embedded in her body, or the Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera , although no doubt there is an exhibit about to mounted using only images from the Fisher Price line. We’re talking about the photo related goods that make a […]

Tools and Toys: 2012 Holiday Gift Guide coming this week! (a little preview here)

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Whenever we check out a piece of gear, or pick up a photo book, we are pretty discerning. The gear has to be in our hands, so we can check fit and finish, functionality, value, and yes, appearance. The right for the right job, we always say. Now, that doesn’t mean that a cool item […]

Apparently, Nikon isn’t done with 2012 yet

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

It’s been a busy year for the gang at Nikon. Things like the D800, (changing DSLR video shooting), boosting up the FX line-up with the D600. You may have seen the price drop on the Nikon 1 series recently Always a sign of coming change. So in the end, what we have here, is a […]

Samsung NX20: upload quality photos as fast as a smartphone

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The camera industry is trying to figure this one out: with everyone using their smartphones to share photos, and tons of photo apps to tweak the quality, who needs a compact camera? A whole segment of their market is drifting away. Now let’s look top down: the pro market uses wi-fi at events to upload […]

Get your hands on the gear, and your head in the game, PhotoPlus Expo is coming!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

When we first started Photoinduced years ago, we knew PhotoPlus Expo was the first stop for us. As we began the research to build the site, shooting and collecting for years was a plus, but hitting the best trade for photography was key. It truly is the best place ever to see the gear, meet […]

Sony Touch Screen: Anyone else have this problem?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The SONY NEX series. It’s become a darling of the serious shooters out there, since not only does have a sweet APS-C sensor, but you can put any number of lenses on there from various manufacturers. And it’s relatively compact. We are partial to the Leica family of lenses to add on. With a focus […]

Unique. One of a Kind. Old School by a new master. Michael Shindler and Photobooth SF

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

The biggest cry from the intelligentsia collectors of photography with the advent of digital photography, was the fact that the images could be replicated an infinite amount of times. Of course we all know that, honestly, no artist wants to make unlimited copies of a piece, and even the level of inks in a cartridge […]

Thanks B&H – what a fun (and tasty) place to shop!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Being on assignment in NYC, gives me an opportunity to see first hand the operation that is B&H photo. woah. From the overflowing bowls of ZAZA Kosher candies, to the skilled and knowledgable staff, this is an experience that every photographer should try to have. In this hi-tech medium, they have a system of sales […]

Made for the Enthusiast, Strong Enough for a Pro : Nikon D600

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

There have been a flurry of camera announcements this week, plus one little phone. As brands like Sony fully embrace the mirrorless category, touting a DSLR experience, they seem to be cannibalizing their own DSLR line-up. Honestly we’re big fans of the NEX series. Shooting the NEX 5N with a Leica lens, these days. Now […]

Apple and the Annenberg: Taking care of me on the road

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

The 15″ MacBook Pro had traveled the world with me. Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Office, and every plug-in reviewed and used, sat on the hard drive, while working files ran back and forth on the external Tough Duo Raid drive. Then things started to change. Slow down. The spinning beachball became an unwanted close […]

Over the shoulder, DSLR holder: Say it with comfort via Custom SLR

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The camera strap has been shifting from the 2 lugs on the side of a DSLR to the 1/4 20 screw mount on the bottom of the camera. Whether you have gone the Spider belt hook, or the Black Rapid cross chest system, the neck and back have been getting some well deserved relief. Honestly, […]

That’s a whole lotta control, in an itty bitty app: Photo fx by Tiffen

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

A short while ago we wrote about Tiffen’s Dfx effect software for Photoshop, Lightroom, FCP, etc. The incredible array of filters in one package, was not only mind boggling by quantity, but had the advantage of using language in naming filters that we understood. No fako names that were close to what you knew, but […]

It’s here – Nikon introduces the first Android OS camera! And slips in a tiny camera as well

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Well, Nikon has been busy introducing new cameras in the past 6 months, and this new grouping has some unique features that question the new smartphone camera models. We are now seeing the majors getting back the compact camera market with either super tiny models (Nikon S01) or making it easy to share, via Wi-Fi. […]

Nikon puts 14x zoom on a compact, and a compact zoom on the J2

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Nikon team has been seeing that the general user, wants all their camera needs taken care of in one package. Who doesn’t? Well, they are introducing a new inexpensive, point and shoot, with all that, and even takes AA batteries, so mo matter where you are, you can get batteries. Yep, smartphones are swell, […]

Canon Goes Mirrorless. Are you in?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

With a lean towards the videographer comsumer, Canon enters the market with an 18 mp, APS-C mirrorless camera, with 2 lenses initially and the ability to add on the canon line of lenses. Interesting that it will be released as a kit, first with the new 22mm f/2 lens, rather than a zoom. One other […]

Baby, You’re a Firework! Now, shoot the picture already!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

(This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , almost primal feeling of amazement at seeing those colored […]

Glad I’ve got some photos, dad.

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

My dad and I never did talk about it much.
That whole thing about being a dad, what you should know, best ways to bring up a child, teaching, discipline, etc..
He had plenty to talk about on every other subject, though.

Weekly Giveaway: The Dude abides. and shoots.

Friday, June 8th, 2012

We love panoramic photographs. That uncommon space to work with in a still image allows a different story to be told. It challenges you eye to work within a different creative box. Sure, you can do the stitching game and there are some new cameras that will let do it in-camera.Like the Sonys Or go […]

Canon intros T4i, with touch screen, AND new silent focus lenses. OK, we’re listening…..

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Canon updated it’s Txi line of consumer DSLRs today with and interesting twist. The problem with all DSLR’s that use autofocus for video, is that the noise you hear from the lens focusing, kills the usefulness of the on-camera audio track. They are selling this new camera with either a stills lens, OR a movie […]

Nikon puts extra “oopmh” into Nikon 1 series marketing with celebrities

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Nikon adds some marketing muscle to the Nikon 1 Series, with a very cool contest that mixes celebrity, all of us, and a charity into a solid mix of photography. We’ve used the camera and it is sweet. Compact, excellent files, and interchangeble lenses. The menu/button system is incredibly easy to use, or you dig […]

“One of these days I’m gonna get organezized” said Travis Bickle

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

A classic line from Taxi Driver with Robert DeNiro and Jody Foster. How organezized are you? With all of the charging cables, extra batteries, clips, mounts, earbuds, etc. it’s tough to keep track of it all and find the stuff when you need it. After years of using mesh Muji bags, we may have found […]

“I Like to Watch” murmured Chance Gardener

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Thus spoke Peter Sellers character in “Being There” And we hope you like to watch as well. From the archives of Leigh Wiener is a great episode of ” Talk About Pictures “, an Emmy winning show he created, which aired from 1978-1981. Plus an interview from his later years. Very much like what the […]

Does this camera bag make my gut look big?

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

maybe. Or, it could be that it’s time to get in better shape, and let that cross chest bag, glide effortlessly over your svelte frame. Look, whether you are working in a studio and grazing at the craft service table, or shooting on location, and talking to clowns like Jack, or Ronald, or the cute […]

DSC3401_3.jpeg : Is that you Grandma? Adobe may have the answer for you, in Photoshop Elements 10

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

You’ve been shooting like crazy these past years, and thanks to digital, you keep shooting, and shooting, and shooting. Now where was that shot from Thanksgiving, with Grandma, and the pie she is famous for? Seriously. Where is it? With all of the digital files we generate, sometimes people don’t organize the images from the […]

“Great! We’ve got your head shot. Thanks for coming. NEXT!!!”

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

When actors come to a casting session for an audition, the headline above is many times what they hear as they leave. The “head shot” or medium CU photo of a persons face, used to be the exclusive domain of actors or executives. Fine, real estate agents and politicians, too. It’s the visual calling card. […]

Weekly Giveaway: get Wide & Tight with Olloclip

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Sure we’re always looking for that 2.7 million dollar Leica. Or even the $25K model But those will have to wait. It’s a iPhone-y kinda world and we’re just shooting in it. Seriously, the amount of accessories available to shoot with an iPhone are ridonkulous, but, gluttons for punishment that we are, we keep looking […]

Picture the world together on May 15th. Bring your camera. By Fred Bonilla

Monday, May 7th, 2012

As photographers, we too often concentrate on a somewhat myopic view of our work. We want our results to reflect what we see or what our clients pays us to convey. Once in a while, we shoot just to fool around or to simply capture an event with little thought of what’s captured. But what […]

Travel easy, travel safe : Think Tank Photo Camera Bags

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Our worldwide traveling companion just expanded the line. For over 3 years, the Airport International from Think Tank Photo has been wheeled through a ton of airports, international and domestic, slipped easily into overhead compartments, and safely carried our most important gear. Aside from the discreet design of the gear,perfect for international travel, these well […]

Add another sweet function to the iPhone: Camera remote PLUS!

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

One of our favorite things to peruse and selectively support are tech and camera related projects on Kickstarter. This site gives folks the opportunity to brings their dreams to the public and crowd source funding. Basically the projects submitted do a pitch video, a write and then have various levels of investment. It is a […]

Weekly Giveaway: A high end filter case, with a click. Stills AND video

Monday, April 30th, 2012

When we say high end, we’re talking most every film stock, grain filter, grads, fulls, etc to give you the range of a full palette of effects. Which also means creative choice. There is artistry in the photo post production world and the Tiffen DFX 3.0 set gives you options like you only imagined. And […]

‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky! Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Like it or not,as photographers we are adding to electronic landfill everytime we upgrade a camera body, or change cell phones or replace a computer. Sure, we’re not dumping processing chemicals from our personal and pro labs, but there is a big footprint, absolutely . How can we help reduce that carbon footprint? A big […]

Move on up and get rewarded: Nikon upgrades entry level DSLR

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Ready to make a move up from your point & shoot. Or should we say, iPhone? You know the deal: shutter lag, missed shots, low-fi quality if you want to make any kind of reasonable enlargement. Yeah, I’ve seen the folks sitting at the print kiosks at the local CVS. They all want higher quality […]

Weekly Giveaway : Mellow your Harsh with a Fong Lightsphere

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

There was such a great response to the last time we gave away the Gary Fong Lightsphere, that we knew that it would come around again. How about a full up kit with a ton of the components that Gary Fong makes? Details on how to enter to win at the end of this post. […]

Canon steps into the 4K playing field : 1D-C and C500

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Everyone has been lulled into thinking that you should own all of your own movie making gear. The democratization of filmmaking took a huge leap with the advent of the HD DSLR, led initially by Canon. As a producer of many years, I’m hear to tell you that most of the real gear is a […]

Real World Review/Traveling Sticks : 3 Legged Thing – What A Lightweight!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

And we mean that in the best way. Finding a good traveling tripod that does the job, is versatile, steady, lightweight, well built, is a very tough list of requirements. On the road, every bit of gear has to be essential and perhaps, serve more than one function. Weight is an issue, when you are […]

Nothing like a little weight loss before the summer. Thanks, Tether Tools!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Yes, we love our TetherTools set up for tables and bits when we are shooting, you guessed it; tethered. Then in conjunction with this rig, is the Wallee system for iPad mounting. Using Capture One software, and Capture Pilot App, there is an easy way to have your clients view the shoot wirelessly on an […]

Lightroom 4: A fresh sole to a comfortable pair of shoes.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Years ago we did a side by side with Aperture and Lightroom. Same media card, same images, same everything. The ergonomics of Lightroom just felt right. It worked the way and how we think about our photography. So we stayed. And watched as the versions continued through the years. Still happy. We’re now on V4 […]

And here we go: Canon intros the 5D Mark III

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

And the other shoe has dropped. Canon has released it’s long anticipated follow up to the wildly successful 5D Mark II, which was a game changer in the video world. Featuring Improved Image Quality, a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Six fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting and Enhanced HD Video Recording Features LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March […]

Canon adds to a sweet spot: the compact camera

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Canon has always made great compact cameras. Seriously, they have made outstanding suit jacket cameras that shot HD, and even now, the S95 is with me at all times. 2.0 lens and RAW. But they are upping the ante again. They have added 2 Wi-Fi enabled cameras, PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS, […]

Nikon D800: Will 36.3 MP be enough for you?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The long awaited D800 is launching shortly and the rumors mills will finally be able to check some things off of their lists. Yep, with 36.3 MP, you will now have a studio quality camera in a smaller size than a medium format camera. At an MSRP of about $3000., you’ll save some dough as […]

You need a Wingman, & this sidekick takes care of more than the action

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

There is a new category of video camera that has sprung up in recent years. It’s the sports camera that boasts a tiny footprint and delivers HD video. Put these pups anywhere and you have a point of view like you never had, and always wanted. A few years ago at CES the 2 main […]

Hit em high, hit em low: Nikon intros a slew of new compact cameras

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

At CES 2012, Nikon had some hardware to satisfy all of the attendees. From the D4 flagship to some more affordable photo solutions, soon to be available. Yep, they hit em high, and hit em’ low. The New COOLPIX P510: Setting a Higher Zoom Standard Now this camera has the craziest, longest zoom with some […]

Nikon D4-the new Flagship has major video chops

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The latest top of the line from Nikon brings out the best in HD Video capabilities, while maintaining it’s excellence in the pro still market. With 1080p @ 24,25 and 30FPS being the standard, one of the biggest features on this camera is the ability to export full, uncompressed video out to an external drive. […]

One of our favorite products from CES 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

It’s one we find ourselves using everyday. And it’s an energy savor. Looks cool, too. From Visible G, it’s cable to charge your iPhone, iPad, etc. It’s a simple, great, product. What more could you ask for? Charges your iPad showing you visually the charging process, the shut off the current when it’s charged. ummm…get […]

Using the tools available:Digital Darkroom at the Annenberg

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

(some images in this article are presented in 3D. If you have Red/Blue anaglyph glasses, please have them ready) Since the beginning, the human condition has been the focus of the Annenberg Space for Photography. And whether you knew it or not, even if the images exhibited were shot on film or not, there was […]

We love the smell of CES for 5 days. It smells like….gadgetry

Monday, January 16th, 2012

After days of walking the multiple football field sized halls of the Vegas Convention Center, we were amazed, bored, schmoozed, and honestly delighted at the enormity of it all. Seems we walked about 4-5 miles a day, (yep, all tracked with a FitBit tracker) and along with scheduled meetings, stopped at what caught our eyes. […]

Lightroom 4 hits the Beta testing stage! Jump on in

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

We use this program every day. It is a part of our photographic life. Almost the first stop. So what’s coming? Well…….. *Map tab: Drag and drop geotaggging with maps and privacy settings when you want to keep the location deet secure *New Video workflow: it won’t just file it, you can now work with […]

Day One at CES: It’s a start…

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Yes, PMA and CES have combined. More CES that PMA for sure. So at the first preview of things to come this week, we had a full room of electronic goods which we’ll sift through to bring you some interesting things. A company called Dexim, had a very cool iPhone bracket that allowed you to […]

Drum Roll Please…..The New Nikon D4!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

“Speed without accuracy is irrelevant,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. On a temperate December NY morning, we signed a piece of paper, agreeing not to reveal what was about to be shown to us. Rumors were flying for months on the next offering from Nikon, including crazy pixel numbers, and upgrades to […]

Changing the view, one backdrop at a time.

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

People will ask you to shoot a portrait of them. If they haven’t before, they will. You’re a photographer, right? You know how to do that. Well, there are many answers to that question, but we’ll try to simplify some tools for you to successfully answer the call. If you don’t have a studio space, […]

Traveling sticks: tripods for the road – Part 1

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

When you are out of your element, make sure you have the essentials. Or you just may miss something. We’re on assignment out of town and were very thoughtful about the gear we brought along. One was missing: a tripod. As one of the heavier, most unwieldy, pieces of kit you use, it usually gets […]

HO-HO-Holiday Shopping Guide 2011 for the photographer on your list

Monday, November 14th, 2011

OK, maybe the holiday gift is for you. Do you have folks asking you want you may like for the holidays? Maybe there are some things on this list that will give you and them some ideas. We’ve looked at a ton of new goods this year and have tried to sift through em’ all […]

Nikon hits the mark in the mirrorless category

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

shot at a Battle of the Bands, shared @ facebook.com/photoinduced What is it? Read on…… Nikon has introduced a completely new system geared for a specific market: the 1 Series. First of all, let’s make an analogy : You probably know people that bought an excellent piece of tech gear that has every possible option, […]

The Canon EOS 1Dx Flagship Walkthrough with Chuck Westfall

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Canon product guru, Chuck Westfall, walks us through some of the top features of the coming EOS 1Dx. This top of the line pro unit incorporates ,many of the features shooters have been clamoring like dual controls for ease of use shooting vertical or horizontal and the increased capability of shooting a blazing 12 FPS. […]

Canon goes BIG with Hollywood announcement. Way big.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Sure, you can use your DSLR for your video, but Canon just stepped it up huge with the new C300: Yeah, we’re all about the power of the still image, but when a company like Canon makes a big play like this, you have to get the details. Not the price point of a DSLR […]

Day One at PhotoPlus Expo : Getting Hands On

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The crowds came out despite the rain today at the Javits Center in NYC. It seemed like there were more booths/exhibitors, and honestly, a lot more quality of gear being shown. Maybe because everyone can get a head start on the goods online, both to see AND to react. Today they came to touch. And […]

Canon Releases EOS 1DX: 3 brains and a high ISO of 204,800

Monday, October 17th, 2011

This just in: Canon U.S.A. Introduces The New Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera, Re-Designed From the Inside Out Featuring a Completely New 61-Point Autofocus, Fast Shooting up to 12 fps, 18-Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Full HD Video Recording and Much More LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in […]

Rock /Celebrity Photographer Hanauer branches out into Botanical subjects

Monday, October 17th, 2011

OK, maybe the branches out was an easy mark, but it’s true. Known for years as one of the best music/celebrity/sport portrait photographers around, Mark Hanauer has found another part of his photographic passion: flowers. From the series Personal Nature © Mark Hanauer We spoke with him as his first fine art exhibit was about […]

The Focused Project: Paying it Forward

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

One Camera • One Click •One Moment – Presenting The “Focused Project” by Fred Bonilla Imagine a project where 200 photographers,both celebrated individuals as well as those who never have shot a roll of film in their lives are participating with the results culminating in print sales,a traveling show and a book. Also imagine that […]

Gripping your iPad : 2 ways to solve the problem

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

By now, the iPad has become a huge boon to all photographers and any image makers. Not only does it act as a lightweight, 10 hour battery life computer, but the apps available that have been designed to make our photographic lives easier is growing daily and we are fully immersed in the system, and […]

Best spots to take a shot: Can you improve on the original?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

If you’ve ever been to London, a trip to Abbey Road Studios is no doubt in the cards. You may stand at that famous street in front where the 4 Beatles walked across to create the cover of the Abbey Road album. Of course you and your mates/family will recreate that shot hopefully standing in […]

The Unseen Art of Hadi Salehi – Conversations in 3 parts

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

There have been recent discoveries of photographers work, which during the artists lifetimes, went somewhat unnoticed. Like Vivian Maier, whose vast body of work was uncovered via an estate sale, or the personal work of Saul Leiter, who, although still with us, had found boxes of his old transparencies in recent years, causing a huge […]

Speed the workflow, by covering your keyboard

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Well, not cover up so you can’t see it! OK, you’ve gotta love CS5 as your best main digital darkroom, right? There are so many tools at your disposal, that it boggles the mind. Sometimes literally. Now if you work in Final Cut Pro, you’ve seen keyboard shortcut covers before. Why go to the drop […]

Shoot film, post digital: Richard Photo Lab gets you there

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Film is not dead. And it won’t be going away real soon. OK, it may become a more expensive commodity, but it’ll be here. And honestly, I’d like to shoot it now and again. But the labs are disappearing, and those jugs of chemical won’t be living in my house anytime soon. This is a […]

Nikon 1: new mirrolorless camera system built from the ground up!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The info on a very cool, new camera system from Nikon was released tonight. the Nikon 1 system. They have gone into the mirrorless category. Not just the size, but the features offer capabilities into a sweet spot of the market: The folks who communicate with photos and videos and don’t want to change cameras, […]

Don’t ask me how much, tell me how many

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Always the big question: what to charge for your photographic expertise? We’d like to thank reader Elvis Castillo, for submitting this article on the subject. Let us know what you think! Gimme… gimme… gimme… There’s a lot of buzz going around right now about how much to charge for your photography. Most of that buzz […]

Moby “Destroyed” – Part 2: The roots and the point

Monday, September 19th, 2011

In the second part of the interview, Moby gives you a bit of his photographic history, the gear, the book, the influences, and the point of it all. Enjoy. Plus, he gives some advice for the young photographers. No, this is not about how to start a business, but becoming a better photographer. The exhibit […]

Moby shares his life on tour: the yin and the yang

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

You know Moby. World renown musician. Sold over 20 million records. (albums? collections?) Did you know he is also a photographer? Not the kinda of photographer rock star, been taking digital snaps for the past coupla years, but a real shooter who started shooting film on a Nikon F at age 11. We had no […]

NY Photographer Fred Bonilla remembers the Twin Towers

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

One of our frequent New York contributors, Fred Bonilla, sent us this article: It was 1974 and I was a senior at Seward Park High School in Manhattan. I was with Richard Concepcion who was my sidekick and fellow shutterbug at the time. We would shoot loads of Tri-X film as we traveled around Metropolis, […]

ThinkTank never stops looking at your bags

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

You know we are huge fans of the products from ThinkTankPhoto. It’s not just because they are all nice folks. They just happen to produce, what we feel are some of the smartest, well built, products on the market for the working and enthusiast photographer. And practice Kaizan. From the Pixel Pocket Rocket Media wallet, […]

Photographers: Get ready to do some service for those who serve

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Local Studio Photographers Encouraged to Help Deliver 10,000 Family Portraits to Deployed Military Personnel in Time for the Holidays; Online Registration for Participation Begins September 1 Woodbury, NY, August 29, 2011 – The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), a respected photo industry organization that brings together some of the most renowned brand names in […]

Nikon keeps bringing in the troops: Shoot overhead, under water, and show em’ in the dark

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Well, you can’t be shocked as the manufacturers have always been updating their compact cameras around this time of year. We’ll try to help separate what to pay attention to, and what to maybe skip for right now, just in case your current pocket models are in good working order. Wait til you see the […]

How Pro will you go? Tethered shooting primer: Part 1

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

While shooting a model a while back, we found that the constant looking, or “chimping” at the LCD was a distraction, both for us and the talent. Couldn’t help it. In the days of film, you shot a bunch of polaroids to confirm your strobes were firing and lighting the way you wanted them to. […]

Delkin speeds up your photo life with these 2 new entries:

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The media cards keep getting faster, and you may ask yourself: Should I stay with the old slower cards? You know, in all of the commotion, I’m not sure if I put a slow card or a fast card into the camera. Do I feel lucky? Well, Do I ? (with apologies to Dirty Harry) […]

Want to use DSLR lenses on your iPhone: Cough up about $250!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Our friends at Photojojo sent us a lovely email today, informing us that since we were special friends, we could pre-order this cool new lens adaptor for the iPhone: check it: and broken out (the housing, the middle tube, and your lens) Go to the Photojojo site and check out some of the snaps using […]

Glad I’ve got some photos, dad.

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

(This article was originally posted last year, and still holds true.) My dad and I never did talk about it much. That whole thing about being a dad, what you should know, best ways to bring up a child, teaching, discipline, etc.. He had plenty to talk about on every other subject, though. Photography was […]

Lauren Greenfield speaks out on Beauty CULTure

Monday, June 13th, 2011

One of the best documentary photographers and filmmakers working today, Lauren Greenfield has shown us the dichotomy of disparate economic lives in Los Angeles, in Fast Forward, growing up female in Girl Culture, the ravages of dysfunction in Thin, along with a successful body of work in the world of advertising. The current exhibit at […]

Weekly Giveaway – Packs small, Plays big: about 32 gb big

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Yep, that is a 32GB flash drive. And a dime. Soon we’ll be using flash drives in all of our desktops and laptops, of course, but these little wonders are helping us move and share materials, like nothing else. Especially things that fit on a keychain. This is no doubt, the smallest drive we’ve seen […]

Weekly Giveaway – A place to put them all.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Yep, we’re keeping it simple this week. With all of the media cards we get – faster, bigger, smaller, waterproof, we need a place to keep them safe AND know just where they are. We depend on ThinkTank Pocket Pixel Rocket and the Pee Wee PIxel Rocket. Well built, protects your cards, the clip hook […]

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make your photographic life easier

Monday, May 30th, 2011

We talk about a lot of photographic goods here and the main products have their jobs and we let you know when they have performed admirably or not. Just as having a DSLR, lens and CF card may not be all you need to get the shots you want (filters,straps, cases, chargers, tripods, monopods, card […]

Now THIS is an interesting contest! Still photos, Ron Howard, a movie and Canon

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

We see photo contests all of the time, and are asked to help spread the word to keep up the entries. Happy to do so, as we always feel it is a win-win situation between a photographer getting exposure (ouch) and perhaps some prizes, and the contest folks raising some funds. Heck, we did it […]

The Annenberg Space for Photography brings Beauty CULTure, warts and all, to Los Angeles

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Understanding, and accepting, the ugly side of beauty is a balancing act in society. But how do you define beauty in the first place? Do you admire the beauty of others, or covet it? Has a genetic life bonus given you a different line to stand in through life? Or is it a constant questioning […]

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s light this candle! Or let Joe McNally show you how.

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Probably a good idea to let one of the masters of the speedlight give you his version of lighting first. Even if you think you got it all down, Joe McNally has some lessons for you that you need. We all need em. And if you just bring your speedlight out for some flash on […]

Honey, I Shrunk the RAID!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Like a broken record sometimes, we get into the concept of backing up your digital life. A couple of months ago we talked to you about the new RAID system we are using, with Wiebetech from CRU-Data-port. It is working out great and is now the office backup system. But we’re not always in the […]

Weekly Giveaway – The cube root of a camera bag line.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This time we’re talking Tenba, and the line is their Shootout series. As the starter in the series, you find plenty of pockets, smoove surfaces, adjustable panels to make you feel like, once packed, you didn’t forget anything. As you move up the line, maybe add a body and a lens or 2, but with […]

The round Oatmeal box was fine, but Jo Babcock steps it up a notch. Or 5.

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Have you ever made your own pinhole camera? Based on some very sound physics, you may have used a Quaker Oats round container, punched a tiny hole in the side, places a sheet of film in there, and made your own pinhole camera. Yes? No? Well, if you are reading this you probably know what […]

Weekly Giveaway : Diane Arbus-Revelations

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Her work continues to resonate with the world, nearly 40 years after she left it. With her particular view of the world, she celebrated the outcasts, the different ones. We’re never sure which biography to believe, but the path of her life was very clear with her imagery. In the most recent exhibit of her […]

Look Ma! No Hands! OK, maybe hands, but No Wires!

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Since the advent of Pocket Wizards, the photographers life, especially with strobes, has become a less cluttered one. In our early training days, everything was wired and the best you could do was have a slave on a strobe bank unit, so multiples could be tripped simultaneously. The Wein company in CA had some great […]

8MP, HDR, Zoom Lens, HD Video, and can you hold for a sec? Another call coming in…..

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

We’re just about there. When Sony announced that they would be supplying the next gen iPhone with an 8MP camera, how many camera manufacturers said “Gulp” ? Forget those Wi-Fi SD cards or other transmission solutions, the smart phones in your hands now are just screaming ahead and getting better.

Fly like a G12: Canon’s pocket rocket

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Like the Far East East Movement’s song about the non-existent G6 that doesn’t exist, this standard bearer by Canon, is pretty fly. Part of a long line-up of mid-size cameras, meant to cover the range between the point and shoot and DSLR, or perhaps the professional, walkabout camera the G series has come to the […]

Putting your iPad on a pedestal. OK, Maybe just a stage.

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

If you have one, you love it, no doubt. We’re only on the iPad 1st gen. We have used this for digital slating of video shoots, reading Photoshop User with hot links, sending invoices, tracking expenses, watching movies on the plane and hotel via streaming Netflix, manage our 4 email accounts, check into the tweetdeck, […]

Just Shoot Me! Adrian Grenier’s documentary on a Teenage Paparazzo finally avail on DVD!

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

OK, my daughter loves him as Vinnie Chase on “Entourage”. I think he is also a pretty fine documentary director. We’re fans, and for both achievements. So,what happens when a celebrity turns the cameras on a paparazzo? After being chased, stalked, ambushed and assaulted, how about turning the tables and getting a camera crew to […]

Nikon 5100 : It’s 102k in the dark!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

And by 102, we mean 102,400 ISO. So you just about shoot in the dark. Crazy right? Yep, crazy like a fox! Remember when the D3s came out and we shot in the dark? Pretty Much, anyway? An ISO that high was not a cheap proposition. Well, they’re doing it again, those Nikon folks,this time […]

Weekly Giveaway – Since we’re in a Rock & Roll frame of mind….

Monday, March 28th, 2011

After a solid time of shooting, then sharing some rock photography of ours, you deserve to see some of the finest there has been. Subjective of course, but this body of work, that was first an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, has been identified as one of the best overall collections of the genre: And […]

Sometimes, there are ways to be a bit stealth on the street, and long on the scene

Monday, March 28th, 2011

What the heck do we mean by that? We’ll put 20 secs. on the clock and see what you come up with. OK, actually what it means is that there are times that you can be all good, press credentials in order, cameras tagged officially, but you may want to go in a little quieter. […]

And We’re Off to One of Our Favorite Events to Cover All Year: SXSW!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Austin,Texas, with a triple scoop of Interactive, Film And Music events. Seminars, performances, networking, parties. it’s got it all. South By SouthWest has got to be one of the best all around festivals happening today, bar none. The finest minds in the interactive and social media space, combine with some of the finest content creators […]

Weekly Giveaway :”Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight”

Monday, March 7th, 2011

One of our favorite phrases of all time. Also a line from Shakespeare. And it is from the motto of a beautiful book images of the UK based family holiday spot, Butlins. Told in over 55 large format images, photographer John Hinde, may have been capturing, what he felt, was the essence of the place […]

Chinatown and Cameras: Getting Streetwise with Chris Weeks

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

It started with Dim Sum and two tables filled with photographers, bringing out the hardware and discussing why they were there. One of our favorite event photographers and a master of street photography, Chris Weeks, assembled a couple of his fellow shooters, to teach a select group of photographers the secrets of the street:

Weekly Giveaway : Gary Fong and the Full Monty

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

There was such a great response to the last time we gave away the Gary Fong Lightsphere, that we knew that it would come around again. How about a full up kit with a ton of the components that Gary Fong makes? Details on how to enter to win at the end of this post. […]

Weekly Giveaway: Save time/money at the airport

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

This may be the most non-camera related item we’ve ever given away, but trust us on this: we use it ALL the time. As airlines charge you for everything imaginable (including blankets and pillows) the worst part for us, are the baggage charges: $25 for the first and $35 for the second. Ouch. But the […]

Photojournalism or Photography? Much more than Tomato – Tomahto

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Reader Fred Bonilla has written a few articles that we’ve posted here, and we always welcome his thoughtful perspective. Enhancing The Truth Or Manipulating The Truth by Fred Bonilla A few months ago, I wrote a blogpost for Photoinduced asking if the phrase “digital photography” is redundant or should it be left intact to distinct […]

Weekly Giveaway: A sweet tool, that fits on your keychain

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Have you ever had to move a large batch of files from one computer to another? Not quite “hard drive” large, but maybe a set of images you’ve been working on and need to change workstations? Or perhaps your portfolio looks great on that screen, if they could only get a solid wi-fi signal. We’ve […]

Real World Review – Nikon P7000: A pocket master

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

OK, maybe you have to have a decent sized pocket, but the size and overall weight , are a deciding factor when you pick up a camera before leaving the office. (or home) For years, we’ve depended on the tiny compact cameras for the suit jacket. But the quality just wasn’t quite cutting it. When […]

The Annenberg and ILCP come together, right now, over you. And the earth.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

You know we are huge fans of the Annenberg Space for Photography, and it’s with good reason: Dedicated to the photographic exploration of the human condition, this architectural gem in the city of angels, continues to illustrate their mission, not just with exhibits and a lecture series, but on-line content that everyone worldwide can enjoy. […]

Weekly Giveaway : No need to be harsh, soften the blow with this.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

You have possibly seen this item attached to speedlights at various events. Or maybe read about it in your fave photo mag/blog. Yep, you know the thing that looks like a food containers from the deli counter? And most likely was the inspiration for the bit of kit that has become a staple in many […]

Weekly Giveaway: How about a nice, hot, steaming, cuppa, Nikon ?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Turnabout is fair play. At least that’s what we were always taught. So when we decided to giveaway a 70-200MM Canon lens mug, we had to follow it with a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 cup. Just to be fair. We could say, “it keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold”, but you probably already figured […]

Real World Review: Our new traveling companion – Urban Disguise 50

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Yep, your storage unit/ garage/closet may be filled with various camera bags collected through the years, and it becomes like Goldilocks and the 3 bears x 100. This one is too small, this one is too big, and this one is just right. The truth is that they are all just right, but each one […]

Weekly Giveaway: Drink to me only with thine eyes, and this time make it Canon!

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

You’re on a shoot and there’s no liquids around. What will you do? Reach into your camera bag and pull out this Canon EF Collector Mug. A darn fine replica of the 70-200mm 2.8 classic lens from Canon, this one is lined with a stainless steel thermos interior suitable for hot or cold drinks. Just […]

Need someone to finance your photo project ? They may be reading this right now.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

This is the big stumbling block for many fine artists and photojournalists who have something to say, but not the dough to finance the project. And usually that means the money to make prints for the exhibit, design and publish the book, and generally the expenses the financial freedom to pursue the project in the […]

Clyde Butcher: Fine Art photographer – working wet and walking swamps

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

The Annenberg Space for Photography has a current exhibit entitled ” Extreme Exposure: A Journey to Some of Earth’s Most Dangerous Environments”. You know we are huge fans of this unique photographic experience in Los Angeles, and once you go and see all of the offering we know you will be too. And for those […]

Instant Giveaway! Save your neck and back. It’s a Disgrace!

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

And by disgrace, we mean an The Industry Disgrace , by Crumpler! We just came back from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, touted as the worlds largest trade show, and after days and days of walking the football field sized halls, struggling to find a seat to sit and eat, and of course […]

“Daddy, where do memory cards come from?” From a very clean place.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

These tiny little nuggets of data storage, that keep dropping in price, must be tough to make, right? You betcha! The folks over at Lexar clued us into the video on the making of their chips for media cards and flash drives. Although I feel like I should be wearing a cardigan, and welcoming you […]

3D & Cameras & Tablets, oh My! CES 2011 brings on the new gear for the new year!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Seems like we just went thorugh the barrage of picking up what’s new in the electronics world fro the holidays, when right around the corner comes CES in Las Vegas. That’s the Consumer Electronics Show. What does that mean to you as a photographer?

Noise makers, bubbles, confetti on the floor. Time for “Photo-A-Day” 2011 to start!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

…..and maybe share your efforts from 2010! Sure, for a lot of us, the camera is another appendage and a photo a day is just a matter of course. But will you define a time to make the image, like every morning before going to work? or maybe picking a subject matter this year? For […]

The photo tool we didn’t think we needed.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Lots of new photo products come our way throughout the year, and when this one arrived, the SpyderLensCal Lens Calibration Systemwe made a call to the company. It went something like this: “Really? Our lenses are tack sharp and why on earth would we need something like this? And for $60.??? Fine. We’ll try it […]

Weekly Giveaway: Ho,Ho,HO! Lomo Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

It’s been one heck of a year everyone, and we’re down to our last 2 official giveaways of the year. This is one huge package from the land of Lomography! As much as we discuss all digital, there is a ton of love for the analog world. We are a bit partial to the Holga. […]

The Modern Classic Canon Powershot G series gets a minor update

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

And when we say minor, let’s talk upgraded video to 720p and a stereo mic instead of just mono. But then we take a closer look and the new and improved stabilization system of the Canon G12 , coupled with the 4.2 frames per second, now places this series smack in the realm of action […]

Weekly Giveaway : 3 volumes of Scott Kelby Goodness

Monday, December 13th, 2010

We’re down to our last 3 giveaways for the year, which will culminate in the biggie at the very end: The GoPro HD Helmut Hero! This week we’re giving away one of the faves from the past year, Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Whether this is for you or […]

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? This time with the Olympus PEN camera

Monday, December 13th, 2010

OK, dragged that reference outta some cinema history, BUT it’s true. You’ve heard from the majors and their incredible HD capabilities, and it’s time you heard from another major, Olympus. After looking at the full field, Director Of Photography Dean Semler, ASC, went with the Olympus PEN series for some of the most dramatic footage […]

Lensbaby jumps into the Micro 4/3’s arena

Monday, December 13th, 2010

One of the most loved systems of add-on lenses for photography, Lensbaby, showed off 2 of their new products at PhotoPlus Expo in Oct. and they’ve decided to take care of the folks in the 4/3’s arena. OK, decided not just because it was there but because the physical properties of some of the cameras […]

Sling-O-Matic: not for slicing & dicing. A shoulder saving bag from ThinkTank Photo

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

We’re not gonna lie. Photoinduced.com is a HUGE fan of the products coming out of the ThinkTank folks. Designed by photographers who know what you need, and the builds are crazy good. Attention to detail,high quality construction, and always the right tool for the right job. From the street shooter series, Urban Disguise, to the […]

Lexar and Crucial give you the gift of time

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Last year we saw the Lexar 600x speed CF card do it’s thing with a read/write speed that was blazing. Now let’s see a real time demo on how to speed up the workflow part of it all with Solid State hard drives, plus a back-up thumb drive that is literally about the size of […]

Hold Steady and Light Me Up : Some cool products from Gorillapod

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

You know we love this company, Joby Gorillapod, for the line up of adjustable tripods. these things are always in our kit bag, help put cameras and lights exactly where there are meant to be positioned. Well, they have a new line-up of tools that every photographer can use: LED flashlights. Not only have they […]

Gary Fong: He’s not just about LightSpheres these days

Friday, December 10th, 2010

At PhotoPlus Expo this year, one of the mainstays, Gary Fong, did not have a booth. In the past, there have been lines of folks waiting to hand over the dough for his products, which have become standards in the industry. That famous white bowl that slips over the speedlights head to soften everyone’s light, […]

GoPro or Go Home! End of Year Giveaway!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Oh, sure we usually bring you the best in DSLRs and Point & Shoots, but our big end of year giveaway is a more unique offering this year. The GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera first came on our radar last year at CES, and the concept of a quality, tiny, mountable camera that shot HD […]

The pro back-up system that simply works: Wiebetech

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

You know that we are all over the back-up way of life. And you need a solid work-flow to make sure that there are multiple copies. Ever had a hard drive crash? No? You will. All of the manufacturers know hard drives don’t last forever. There is something called MTBF, and it’s not just is […]

Bits & Bobs : A Fast, Mini, Look Around the photo world

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Just some fast notes on photo things we’ve seen in the past week. New product: Joby Gorillamobile. This item takes care of a few of our needs in one handy set-up. First of all, it includes the much needed bumper for our iPhone, insuring better reception. Being a bumper, it keeps the phone pretty slim. […]

Delkin Devices multiplies your charging options, plus the Fat Gecko gets all sticky with it

Monday, November 29th, 2010

You know, it’s not all lenses and cameras. The things need juice, power, jolts, current, energy, batts. Yep, without the volts, these things are pointless. When we travel, there are regularly 3 things that always need charging in a photographic way: DSLRs, point and shoots, and speedlights. Yes, the phone, image viewer, laptop, iPod also […]

Weekly Giveaway – Not what you thought it would be……

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Sure, after posting our Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: The Books, you would imagine the likely candidate for this weeks giveaway would be some beautiful cool book, picked from the selection of ideas that we suggested you get for others. Right? That would be easy and predictable. So in our zigging, when they zag life, […]

Weekly Giveaway: How about a Triple Feature in your house!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Just a little find from a time looooong ago. Whatever the folks are eating in this would probably cost about $50. now. At the end of this article we’ll share the Simpson’s version of this classic mantra. Which brings us to this weeks giveaway: Photographers in the movies! Shooters have been depicted in the movies […]

Should We Drop “Digital” from Digital Photography? by Fred Bonilla

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

One of our readers, Fred Bonilla, feels that we should examine the new semantics. What do you think? Anyone who took part in PhotoPlus in New York last month is surely aware of Chase Jarvis (He gave the keynote address at The Javits Center on The New Creativity and the Social Art of Photography) . […]

Weekly Giveaway : Say “Cheese” 4 x fast – American Photobooth

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Most of us have climbed into one of these tiny booths, closed the curtain and for 4 timed exposures, made a series of faces that would last forever. On the pier, at a fair, in a mall, and now on your iPhone, we have been taking these simple, fun shots in the privacy of the […]

Bend it like..well…Flashbenders! See these lightshapers in action!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Rogue FlashBenders light shaping tools. Sure, we’ve talked about em, given some away, and had some nice still photos. To really understand some of the best uses, it takes a live demo to see what you can get. At PhotoPlus Expo 2010, photographer David Guy Maynard set up camp at the Expoimaging booth to give […]

Bits & Bobs : A fast look around

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Here are just some quick notes on things we’ve seen, as we work on longer form articles on some. Exhibits- In NYC, we finally saw the Mexican Suitcase show, at ICP, with images lost since 1939. While not the famous,iconic images from the photographers, of particular note for us was the layout of contact sheets […]

Sony’s gone mirrorless and 3D in these new rigs

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The photo world seems to be going to this mid-size, interchangeable lens, compact camera category with each manufacturer having their own take on it. Sony has the NEX3 and the NEX5 which use a mirrorless system, that should cut some of the shutter lag inherent in these units. With an articulating LCD screen, for helping […]

Canon shows off the EOS 60D and Powershot S95 at PPE

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The beauty of these kind of trade shows that are open to the public is that you can actually touch gear that you may be considering purchasing, instead of relying on an online image. Don’t get us wrong: here we all are online. We do recommend going to these if you have the opportunity, though. […]

Weekly Giveaway: Let’s have some fun with the WHOLE group!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

And now, for something completely different……. Sure, we giveaway great photo books, gear and DVD’s to help you learn more about your craft, but how about something that is just fun? And interactive in the best sense of the word? It’s the time of year when we all gather with friends, family and co-workers, and […]

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 has left the building! Let’s take another look around:

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

It was a shorter walk around the floor but that just makes us think there could be hidden gems we could miss. Oh, we know stuff was missed, but what can you do? Shoot video, which is what we did. Many of the products will be featured in upcoming videos on photoinduced.com, giving you a […]

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 – Form AND Substance

Monday, November 1st, 2010

It seemed to go quick, but maybe because we were in constant motion. The times we did stop were pretty rich, as the event producers and many manufacturers were putting out some solid photographic training professionals. We are huge supporters of the companies that are as interested in teaching you about photography as they are […]

Day 1 at PhotoPlus Expo – “If you build it, they will come”

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

And they did. Lots of folks on a beautiful summery day in NYC. There were bunches of cool things to see, and the crowd didn’t seem to mind that most hot news had been announced pre-show. Putting your hands onto the gear you may buy is still the best way to decide on a purchase. […]

PhotoPlus Expo: 2010 and we’ll be fast posting!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Yes, it’s here again!- the US photo trade show, PhotoPlus Expo with some amazing seminars to compliment the new gear to see on the Javits Center floor. We’ll be there starting this morning, to bring you some news from what may be coming up in the word of tools to make your photo life a […]

Weekly Giveaway – A moveable feast of light

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

In this case, you provide the feast of light, we’ll help you move it! It’s all about how you shape the light. Plenty of Speedlights will give you the raw output you need , but that light can be pretty gross just pouring out of the top of those things. You need to shape it, […]

Bits and Bobs: Some fast takes on the week in photography

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Hmmmm… with so many things coming at us in the photo world, who has time to get a sense of it all? Well, we’ll try to keep you as up to date as possible, with a solid sifting through the info being pumped out at us all. Look, we also check site when we are […]

It wasn’t love at first sight, but then….The Olympus PEN E-P2

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The current rage of 4/3 sensor, mirrorless cameras first came onto our radar with the Olympus E-P1. One of the judges for a photo contest we ran, Let’s Do Lunch!, was Lou Manna, an Olympus Visionary photographer. You know, every camera company has a roster of professional who use their gear and show you how […]

Like checking your oil, it may be time to check your focus

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

It’s a maintenance thing we usually don’t check till there is an issue. Thankfully in a car, a light will come on letting you know you’ve been neglecting the life blood fluid flowing through the veins in your vehicle. Not so with our gear. No lights, no warning, unless you start to notice some visual […]

Weekly Giveaway – Rock Steady in the Small World!

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Of course you could have guessed that this was coming: We are big fans of the Joby Gorillapod lineup and have already been using the new video model for some experimental stuff. With a GOPRO HD, we’ve been doing a bunch of time lapse photography, while leaving our main cameras and tripods ready to shoot. […]

HP 8440w Laptop – Built like tank, and speed like we need.

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We were asked recently to take a look at the HP 8440w workstation and, although we are MAC users, figured we have to check out what 93% of the world is using. Not sure what the norm may be, but this workstation laptop, the HP 8440w, is a huge step up from what we thought […]

Gorillapod Video gets your Spidey sense tingling!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Many things are passing through the transom these days, but when this little unit came in, complete with magnetic feet, we couldn’t wait to place it onto something in a Spiderman type pose. The Gorillapod Video Tripod‘s size is small, but the usefulness is mighty. As long as you pay attention to weight. Point and […]

You don’t have to be a packhorse to get the job done!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The Lens Drop Bag. It may seem like a somewhat new category of camera bags to many folks, but working pros, especially the event shooters, have been forever on the hunt for this holy grail of camera bags. The situation is this: You’re walking around with your cameras out and ready and may just need […]

Adrian Grenier v. Teenage Paparazzo : A Parasocial Event

Monday, September 27th, 2010

“you can sell your privacy, but you can never buy it back again.” – Bob Dylan A quote sitting on the Teenage Paparazzo home page site. When the hunted engage the hunters, do they get a clearer understanding of the dynamic? “Why chase me? Why all of the cameras? ” Really? is that a question? […]

Weekly Giveaway -This’ll keep you busy for awhile : The Complete National Geographic

Monday, September 27th, 2010

National Geographic- a classic brand that connotes high quality photography and insightful writing. For over 120 years, this society and magazine have represented the pinnacle in any photojournalists or documentarians career. Translating cultures, nature, and viewpoints in a palatable, yet scholarly manner, this periodical is a gateway to the world for many. Years ago, I […]

Weekly Giveaway : forget the glass, this Canon lens keeps hot things hot

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

We told you awhile back that the Canon lovers would be taken care of. And so it is. We finally got in our shipment of Canon lens mugs, 1:1 replica stainless steel travel mugs. This week it’s the 24-105 f/4 complete with box, lid and even a switchable ON/OFF and AF/MF button. Whether this is […]

Nikon keeps the new gear coming as the D7000 joins the D90 in HD Video land

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

We knew there would be a lot of announcements before Photokina, but this has been crazy! Nikon continues with the new D7000, taking it’s place between the D90 and the D300s, with….wait for it…..FULL TIME AUTO FOCUS in Movie mode! First of all the new D7000: 1080p HD, 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, FULL TIME auto […]

Hit em High, Hit em Low: Nikon releases 2 new fast primes, and one easy to get at Speedlight

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

They have been very busy, those people at Nikon. In the past few months they have released an incredible about of new product. Today, they announce 2 new prime lenses: 35mm f/1.4 G and and a 200mm f/2 lens with VRII. Both have Nano Crystal Coating for reduced lens flare, with great Bokeh, and use […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Industry Disgrace that makes you feel good!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Thank you every camera manufacturer for giving us all camera straps when we buy a body. No, really. Thanks. It holds the camera right, and lets people know, “Hey, I’m a _______user” Sure, it’s all fun and games till someone wears the camera on their shoulder for a full day. Not so much fun, then. […]

Foolography Unleashed: It knows where you are…..

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Not in a big brother kind of way, but in a geotagging manner. We have been fans of geotagging photographs for years and have watched the industry grow with great enthusiasm. Our fave came out of the UK in the form of GeoPic II, and one of the beauties of that system, was that you […]

Nikon keeps the new gear train rolling with new Coolpix models

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Man, things are moving fast. We were just about to post a review on the Nikon S8000, when along comes this revise, the S8100. With this latest model, you now get 1080p HD movie recording, and well as stereo sound recording. As the megapixels wars subside, the manufacturers realized the if the sensor is small, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Time to hit the books: Annie Leibowitz style

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Ah yes, summertime becomes a memory and school is back in session. Not for all of us, though. Full time work may be more like it, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. Ever, it seems. Annie Leibowitz is acknowledged as the world most famous photographer, although this past year, her name has been in […]

Measure Twice, Buy Once – The Compact Boom Arm

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

We are always trying to find the most weight, and size efficient gear for the work we do. In an interview situation, our light of choice is LED for speed and weight, and the stands we use to point them also have to be in the same mode. For awhile now, we have used Manfrotto […]

Steve Poster, ASC on HD-DSLRs: Commentary from the real world

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Steven Poster ASC is the National President, International Cinematographers Union, IATSE Local 600. We’ve known Steven for awhile and have had the discussion re: HD DSLR’s many times. Now that he has used them in a real world situation, his perspective is invaluable. Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Used To Capture High Def Video. First […]

Weekly Giveaway : These are a few of my favorite things….

Monday, August 30th, 2010

As we drift into the last week of summer vacation (was there a vacation?), it’s a good time to take it a bit slower, get ready for the 3 day weekend, and make sure the cameras are geared up and ready to capture some of the life of the inevitable gatherings. Friends, family, and your […]

Weekly Giveaway: We’ll be brief…..

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Packing for a quick shoot, on a short hop, to Baghdad by the bay. Yep, San Francisco, not far, but far enough to pack light for an overnight stay with some image taking in the day. Of course what’s in our bag? The Lexar Dual-Slot USB 2.0 Card Reader Fast, one USB port used and […]

Come for the Zoom, Stay for the Prime!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

One of our favorite travel lenses in recent years was the Nikon 18-200 DX zoom. It had the range: close up, telephoto, compact enough and made packing light on simple travel trips easy. There was a drawback in the first version, with the weight of the glass sometimes letting the zoom extend when vertical. They […]

Weekly Giveaway: Bend It, Shape It, Anyway You Want It- Rogue Flashbender

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Sometimes when we review a product and we like what it does so much, we do what we can to get one in your hands. This is the newest addition to the bag: Rogue FlashBender Small Positionable Reflector Yes, it’s a mouthful but, it does the job. We love simple tools that work. This is […]

Weekly Giveaway : A lens that keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

How does it know? It seems to be all the rage, as you have seen a ton of new travel mugs look like something else. Like a Nikon 24-70 2.8 Lens, or a Canon 24-105 Lens, looking just like a perfect receptacle for a hot cuppa joe. Kinda like this: So we were curious and […]

Come, walk with me – Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2010 celebrates record attendance!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

It’s a solitary medium we have chosen. Not everyone has the Annie Leibowitz staff, or army, or even a cadre of digital techs to compliment the archivists, set designers, stylists, make-up artists, re-touchers, etc. We’d think it’s safe to say that most of us are working solo in the photographic arts. Shoot, process, print or […]

Rencontres d’Arles 2010 – A photographers dream recapped

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

There is a dream that every fine art photographer has. To go to the famed city of Arles,France in the summer, and be surrounded by the finest in the world of photography: the finest work, events, talks, people, and celebration of the art. And for the few who travel to have their work critiqued so […]

Weekly Giveaway – Scott Kelby to the Rescue!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

(things got crazy yesterday so the NEWSLETTER will come out on THURSDAY ( 7/29) this week and, entries have to be in by SATURDAY (7/31) this week only!) This past Saturday, we led one of the global Kelby PhotoWalks here in Los Angeles, and will be posting some notes on that this week. along with […]