Peak Design Sling Bag – Is This The Mirrorless Bag Of Your Dreams?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

It’s like the Holy Grail: what is the perfect camera bag? Don’t want to shock you, but there is no one bag that is best for all circumstances. But you already know that. Look at all of your camera bags.I kinda feel it’ like shoes. The right bag for the right job. Peak Design is […]

Lexar HUB SSD – The Tower is Now Complete!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of my workflow mainstays, is the Lexar HUB. You know, the Thunderbolt cabled, modular tower, that allows you to stack up to 4 varying media card modules (SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS I and UHS-II, CompactFlash® UDMA 7, XQD™ 2.0, CFast™ and CFast 2.0, and microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-I and UHS-II, plus a module for USB, so you can […]

BlackRapid Update : Lighter, Stronger, Quieter

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

The new standard in camera straps is the BlackRapid line. I’m a convert for sure, and now depend on them. The single, or double, are great tools, but my new favorite became the Yeti. Basically 2 straps coming off of one harness. I just keep working toward getting lighter. So when they announced that there […]

Hunt’s Photo : Superior Service For Your Photo Needs

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

The newest camera in the line-up was coming out. The demand was high, so I got on a waiting list. On the day it was to start shipping, Hunt’s Photo was one step ahead, the magical box appeared at my doorstep. In hand and ready for an out of town assignment to check it out, […]

Filling Up The Phone: Now What?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The summer memories are about to live on online, and you’ve been working your phone like crazy. Filling up the internal memory and the cloud is getting hazy. You may be, as I was, looking for a simple way to back up your phone, and transfer images/vids easily. I told you about the sweet Lexar […]

Nikon Adds A New Entry Level DSLR With Kit Lenses You Actually Want

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

When someone is starting out on photography, it is wise for the camera manufacturer to give them all of the tools to succeed, and enjoy the ride. Yes, it’s addictive, so the first experience should be very pleasurable. The new Nikon D3400 boasts an ISO range topping out at 25,600, over 24MP sensor, and a […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things : Bits and Bobs

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

There are certain pieces of gear that have become a standards for shooting, and sometimes, these are pieces of kit that I never thought would work. Like BlackRapid straps. When these first came out, it seemed like a plethora of new camera straps were hitting the market. Lots of companies figured that they had the […]

Olloclip : Packs Small, Plays Big

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Why do I always have a set of Olloclip lenses and accessories in my bag? They are small, lightweight, smart designs, and have multiple purposes. The glass is sweet, especially the 4-1 which slips easily onto an iPhone. Macro is having a huge comeback and iPhone extreme close-up photos are now billboards,and you can get […]

Messenger Bag Roundup : Which Bag Came Up On Top?

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

After going through the 4 messenger bags, in the real world, and for a more extended time that just a load-in and see what happens, there is a lesson learned. One we all know:

Messenger Bag Roundup Part 4 : Tenba Messenger DNA 13

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Let’s have a look at the 4th and final messenger bag in the round-up. The only way to truly review these bags is to use them, and that takes time. And I use them in different circumstances, to see how the physicality works under real world conditions. This bag, the Tenba DNA 13 has a […]

Fuji X-T2 : Hands On First Look

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Foto-Care in NYC held a special event on 7/28, with the brand new Fuji X-T2. Only operational unit in NYC. I brought along an X-T1, for comparison, with a 56 1.2. There were a few of us waiting to handle the one unit, so didn’t have a ton of time. Did shoot some frames, see […]

Messenger Bag Roundup Part 3 : ThinkTank Photo – CityWalker 20

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

The only way to truly figure out what camera bag works best for you is to determine the gear you need (want) to have with you, when you leave the house/office. Is it a full DSLR rig, with 2 bodies and all the glass? Or get small with a mirrorless system? Messenger bags take care […]

Adobe CC Updates: Next Level Additions!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

If you are not using the Creative Cloud By Adobe, I just don’t know what to say. For $119 a year, you get the best tools for your photographic life, designed by a company whose base level DNA is digital imaging. Seriously. They have a new round of updates, and some things you can’t live […]

Messenger Bag Roundup Part 2 : Peak Design 13″ Messenger

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Ok, you saw the value proposition, now let’s have a look at the higher priced spread: The Peak Design 13″ Messenger Bag Coming on the heels of a very successful launch of the 15″ messenger bag, the public asked for a smaller more manageable version, and the company listened. This is a beautiful, well made, […]

Lexar + GoPro : Video Studio In Your Hand

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Packs small, plays big. How would you like to be able to shoot, edit, and BACKUP your GoPro or drone videos with only a pocketful of tech? Take a look at this set-up: I take a real world imaging problem, and try to find the right tech solutions. In this case, it’s a matter of […]

Pelican Air – Now Up To 40% Lighter Cases

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Photographers/videographers: Bags and Cases can be the most important part of your kit. Getting the gear to and from a gig, safely, is key. And traveling by plane can be the most crazy, as you try to get the window or early boarding surcharge so you get an overhead compartment for your carry on, main […]

Lexar + PhotoMechanic = Supercharged Workflow!

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Waiting is the worst. Waiting for your media card to read/write after shooting off a burst of shots, or waiting for your media card to load into your computer after, so you can edit. We have 2 main issues with waiting: 1: the frustration about losing a shot because your card was still writing your […]

Olloclip Lenses Featured on The History Channel

Friday, February 26th, 2016

You know that Olloclip lenses for the iPhone, have been in my bag since they first came out. Having well made, actual glass lenses that perfectly attach to my phone, and have a sweet range of focal lengths, is a kind of a photographic security blanket for me, while shooting with my iPhone. Telephoto, wide […]

Taryn Simon at Aperture : The Smartest Person In The Room

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Just came back from an amazing evening at Aperture. Taryn Simon was in conversation with Kate Fowle about her overall process, current exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, and her continuing work. My gut dictates so many of the images I lean towards, and create, which is a more visceral, immediate feeling. This artist brings such […]

Canon Announces EOS 1DX, Mark II : Coming Soon

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Canon Announces New Flagship DSLR, The 1DX, Mark II, coming in April

CES 2016 Part 3 : Just Like A Film Festival – the Majors & Indies

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

(photo album of CES 2016 here) I like to think of CES as a film festival. The majors come out with a lot of glitz & glamour, plus loud fanfare and pretty packaging dressing it all up. The press releases will tout only the best parts, just like what surrounds any large scale movie release. […]

CES 2016 Part 1: VR & The Need To Track Our Sleep, Lives, Workouts

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

(photo album of CES 2016 here) What a time in Vegas, and CES this week. Actually, the organization behind CES, Consumer Electronics Show, is changing it’s name to CTA, Consumer Technology Association from CEA, consumer electronics association. A much broader name as it encompasses a much bigger business base. And Consumer is the key word, […]

Nikon D5 has an ISO of 3,280,000 Yep, Millions!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

This morning @CES, Nikon announced some crazy, new, incredible products. First up a new flagship, the Nikon D5. That’s the one with the insane ISO, and the speed you need for sports. Plus a new processor for the rest of us, but so much more. Touch screen, 20+mg sensor, 153 focus points, 12FPS, up to […]

Happy New Year, and Thanks to Some Special Photo Folks

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

It always seems to come up so fast, and here we are at the end of another year. First of all, thank you for your support this year on the site, the FB page and twitter, Hope you found some of the shares interesting, or useful for you. I do want to call out some […]

Holiday Gift Guide #5 : What Did I Forget?

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Well, I’m sure a lot of things! And if you missed any of the previous posts, here you go: The Other Bits The Lighting Modifiers The Video Gear The Media The Books There is one item though, that I’ve been using this entire holiday season. To communicate with family 3000 miles away, of course I’m […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Other Bits

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

I’ve gone into some specific categories, and now after roaming the stores and web, can bring you some other choices that may add to the gifting of the season. Plus, here is an interesting site that has done the research on when the prime shopping days are for this month Mini Easel with photo postcards […]

Holiday Gift Guide – Part 4 : The Lighting Modifiers

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

No question that every photographer is on the hunt for the holy grail of light modifiers for speed lights. these are the tools that mold and shape the raw light coming out of your flash. Usually too harsh, it can be softened, broadened, gelled, minimized, focused, bounced and otherwise made o do as you wish, […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Part 3 : Video Gear

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

OK, I hope the food coma has subsided, and you are now ready to shop in earnest. Just kidding. Today, I’ll concentrate on some great new tools out there for your video making pleasure, or to gift the action storytellers on your list. One of the most versatile, and quality products that is out there […]

Canon Cameras Now Come With Free Insurance!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

In a bold move, you can now add piece of mind to a Canon pro camera gift this season. At no additional cost! MELVILLE, NEW YORK, November 24, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, launched a promotion for CarePAK PLUS (which includes accidental damage protection) just in time for the […]

Scan Your memories For The Holidays : Epson V850

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

You are probably the chronicler of your family and friends. Even if you make your living with photography, you’ve been called on to capture the moments in your personal life. Chances are the request wasn’t a burden, but a joy. Chances are your early beginnings with photography was spent taking photos of those close to […]

The Gear That Just Works, Day After Day

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

As we head into another season of gifting, self gifting, replacing gear before year end, and buying new gear, your photographic spending dollars are precious. There will be coming reviews of gear I’ve found to be useful additions, or worth checking out, but first…. Let’s talk for a moment about the gear that just works […]

Lily Deanne : The Latest Line of Camera Bags From ThinkTank Photo

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, Deanne Fitzmaurice knows what makes a great camera bag. As a working photographer and partner in the best camera bag company around, she knows how necessity is the mother of invention, and her company listens to you and the legions of photographers out there about their needs. And because of that […]

PhotoPlus Expo 2015 Has Left the Building….

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Till next year, anyway. So why would you go to an event like this? You can buy your gear online from any number of places. You can hear photographers speak on youtube. You can learn incredible an amount of photo skills through way to many media formats. Not all great but, searchable. This is why: […]

PhotoPlus Expo – Last day, but It’s a BIG One!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Today, celebrated photographer Jimmy Chin will be the keynote speaker. Even if you don’t have G.A.S (gear acquisition syndrome) and don’t want to put your hands on some of the latest photo gear, you’ll want to be there for this. And now some snaps from the the floor: The Lume Cube, with 1,500 Lumens, and […]

PhotoPlus Expo – Working a Day Job? Come on Saturday!

Monday, October 19th, 2015

This is probably the best overall Photo Event of the year.

Epson V850 Scanner – It’s Time To Digitize!

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

The Solution: Epson V850 Scanner The Problem: As I was writing a post about one of my photo mentors, Dave Heath, I wanted to add a photo from a portrait session I did with him. It was all shot on 4×5 B&W, when I was a student and bigger was better. Maybe. I went to […]

Flashpoint Ring Li-On Review : 400 WS Ringflash PLUS LED in One

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

There is a kind of Holy Grail of RingFlash lighting. It’s a somewhat specific, shadowless light, mainly thought of as beauty light. You are either tethered by cable to a strobe pack, like the ProFoto ring,or you are using your speedlight and a pop up, lightweight doughnut, like the Roundflash, or a hard unit like […]

Nikon invites you to school. All over the Place!

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Sure, we’re coming into the season of new gear. PhotoPlus Expo will reveal all of the new tools you’ll lust after. As a matter of fact, I’m working on some new gear reviews of goods that you’ll find useful to add to the bag, or post-production workflow. But… How are doing with the gear you […]

PhotoPlus Expo is Just Around the Corner…

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Back to School, Pumpkin latte’s, Halloween candy, And Orange is all over the place! For me, the fall only means that one of the best photo gear expos is coming soon to NYC. All of us gear monkeys will be seeing, feeling, touching, buying, new kit that will make what we love even better. Sure,the […]

Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

As photographers, your visual acuity should be always challenged and inspired. I have always found that a visit to a gallery, museum, or going through books, magazines (yes, hard copy), and sites helps inform, and stimulate. Those who know me know that MOMA is a touchpoint for me, as the ever changing collection of art, […]

Bits and Bobs – Fast Looks At Some New Gear

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Lots of new products are coming out to help you shoot, share, transport, maintain, post. Here is a quick look at products from ThinkTank, LensPen, TinType, Epic. First up: My favorite roller bag, the ThinkTank Airport International, has always been a perfect, discreet, plain luggage looking way to travel with your gear. But when you […]

CE WEEK – A Fast Look at Some Cool New Tech

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

It’s the halfway mark to CES in Las Vegas, and CE WEEK has come to NYC. What that means is that a lot of new tech that may be useful for you as a photog, or just tech for your life is getting shown off. Haven’t put into a real world review situation yet, but […]

Real World Review: Nikon D750 – A Lot To Love In A Smaller Package

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

First of all, I’d like to say that Nikon has totally gotten the Wi-Fi right! The Nikon D750 works like crazy. After shooting for the day at the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, I was transferring the photos to my phone while on the subway and posting to social media, immediately. Right until the subway […]

Wyatt Neumann : Last Notes From The Road

Monday, June 15th, 2015

please see note at bottom of post. First posted this in May, 2009, Wyatt Neumann, photographer, has recently become a cause célèbre for his photographs of his children posted online. A loving, devoted,father, this series has become a polarizing discussion of artist rights. But he’s a good photographer. Have a look at some of his […]

Miggo Agua : Serves and Protects With A New Take On Camera Carrying Bags

Monday, June 1st, 2015

New York City has changed the way I carry my gear. And the gear I carry. When I was in LA, carrying a heavy bag and tossing it into a car on the way to a new destination, was no big deal. In NYC, the gear is with me for the long haul. All dang […]

ThinkTank Photo Offers You A Little Freebie

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

FREE CAMERA STRAP OFFER! Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced a special “Gear Up For Summer!” special offer. Buy one of their highly acclaimed backpacks and they’ll include a Blue Camera Strap V2.0 and Camera Support Straps V2.0 (a $44.50 value) for free! Take a load off your neck, shoulders, and back by […]

STM Review: Wallet & Phone Case

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Yes, there a few major systems out there that give you access to pay systems without using a physical credit card. I don’t now about you, but for the most part, it’s a lot faster to use the physical card. And most transit systems require you to swipe the magnetic strip to enter. As much […]

Domke Bags: Have Your Video Gear Ready To Roll

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Domke Camera bags have quite a legacy in the world of photojournalism. Well built, designed for the working pro, with easy access to gear, while protecting the goods. They’ve now have been updated and re-introduced to a new audience.The line is called Next Generation Problem>>>>>>Solution While going to events to shoot video coverage or an […]

Real World Review – Lexar HD2 : Multi Reader Just Got Better

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

When Lexar introduced the Workflow Tower last year, I took it to SXSW for a real world review. Basically you have a 4 slot unit, where you can interchange the card reading modules, depending on your media, and have them all download concurrently to a folder, or consecutively to Lightroom. This was a dream come […]

Lightroom 6 Beefs Up the Options : Time to Subscribe?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I love Adobe because they are a company dedicated to the digital image across the board. The gold standard, the one to go to. And of course after the Apple Final Cut Pro X miss-step, Premiere is becoming a go-to pro edit system. Lightroom 5 has been working great. Last year when they moved any […]

10 years of ThinkTankPhoto : Best Camera Bags in the Biz

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Technical Image Press Association Names Think Tank Photo’s 10th Anniversary Airport International™ LE Classic Rolling Camera Case 2015 “Best Photo Bag” Seems like only yesterday that I was walking the lanes of PhotoPlus Expo in NYC and saw a sea of black bags, with a company name I had never heard of. ThinkTank Photo. Aside […]

VR Is In The Beginning of the Beginning

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

VR-(virtual reality): This refers to content created in a 360º environment and viewed using special goggles. As image makers, we should all be aware of the ways images can be made. This technology is young for acceptance into the culture, so consider this an early adopter look. At SXSW interactive this year, I figured it […]

SXSW – This Is The Little Gear That Worked

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Ludacris @ Stubbs As we enter the season of music festivals, the shooter on the scene needs to be prepared. Before we post about the holy trinity of lenses you need, the reason to use a DSLR or Mirrorless, or the best software to get your images out fast, let’s look at some of the […]

Nikon updates: D7200, Cutting the Wires, And Going Long

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

After last months announcement about the D810A intended for the Astrophotogrpahy market, the latest news is looking at a more general market. With an update to the D7100, a super zoom point and shoot, and wireless mics, Nikon is listening closely to their audience. First up is an update to the best selling D7100, surprisingly: […]

Nikon D810A : Ground Control To Major Tom!

Monday, February 9th, 2015

In a very interesting release, Nikon has introduced the D810A, a now classic series, with added features for Astrophotography. Someone did the research and determined that the market was big enough to create a version of the wildly popular D810 series specifically for the folk who make images of the Space above. Honestly, if this […]

Canon introduces EOS 5DSi & 5DS Ri: Over 50 mp in your hand!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The rumor mills have been creating the pre-buzz on this new camera for awhile. 50.6 dang MEGAPIXELS! The MP wars are over? I think not. Get ready to upgrade your media cards as well, as your wallets:Prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively. Reasonable actually, for the product. You do have some […]

Triggertrap Mobile : Adding Controls Your Camera Never Had

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Every time you upgrade your camera to the latest model, new features are usually found in the menu: Facial Recognition, Panoramic, simple HDR, basic Time Lapse, etc.. But there things that may never be added. Features that are dependent on things like motion and sound sensors. Things that you may have in your smartphone. Like […]

Camera Firmware updates – The Upgrade Variety

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

It’s about time. How can you extend the life of your digital camera, and not get stuck in the “computer with lens” upgrade costs? Many companies offer firmware upgrades that will fix problems, and give very minor new features. (Do many of you even do the upgrade?) Fuji released a 27 point firmware upgrade to […]

BigAcrylic: When Your Walls Need Some Dressing!

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

OK, who prints their images these days? Not many folks, I know. It’s mainly on a screen. But you can’t have naked walls. I can’t anyway. So when I was in an edit suite a month ago, I noticed some very cool images,float mounted on the wall. All acrylic prints. So I did some more […]

iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Sure, the case on your iPad lets you prop it up, vertical or horizontal, but you need a surface to set it down on. Or you get to hold it for indeterminate lengths of time. When it’s a matter of sending txts or watching vids, checking email, or heck, even a little shopping, it’s not […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Upcoming Events

  • PhotoPlus Expo
  • Oct. 19th -22nd, 2016
  • Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City
  • Lucie Awards
  • Oct. 23rd, 2016
  • Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Is there an event we should know about?
Let us know on twitter.

Current Exhibitions

  • Met Breuer
  • Diane Arbus-In The Beginning
  • July 12th – November 27th, 2016
  • 945 Madison Avenue
  • New York, NY 10021
  • Phone: 212.731.1675
  • Whitney Museum
  • APR 27, 2016–FEB 12, 2017
  • 99 Gansevoort Street
  • New York, NY 10014
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Getty Center
  • Richard Learoyd: In the Studio
  • August 30 – November 27, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Nan Goldin
  • May 26 – Feb 12, 2017
  • 11 West 53 Street
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel:212-708-9400
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Simen Johan
  • May 26–August 10, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • JULY 6 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • FRESH 2016
  • July 13–August 6, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • Neil Leifer
  • June 4 – September 3, 2016
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

Is there an exhibition we’re missing? Let us know on twitter.

Like what we’re posting?
Join us on Flickr.