Padcaster : An iPad studio tool AND a DSLR Camera Cage

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

There are times when the gear you need, is cloaked in another format, used for something completely different. After purchasing the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera recently, the small size is amazing for the media quality you can generate. There are some drawbacks: you need an external sound recorder, and the small size means you […]

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. […]

ThinkTank Photo has a new Production Manager to carry your gear

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Not a person, but a sweet new bag in a workable size. Sure they make our favorite camera bags. From the City walker, which is my daily bag, to the Airport International for every travel photo assignment, they just know how to make the best. Why? How about because pro shooters own the company and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

This is not an empty shell

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

( This article was first posted in 2008. Updated,it still feels the same.) Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Rene Magritte, below Nothing like that. Well, maybe a little borrowed concept for the sake of this post. Instead it’s a bit of memory that has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best continue to migrate: British Journal of Photography goes digital

Friday, July 5th, 2013

It didn’t just happen yesterday. No doubt the decision came after much discussion. This is an over 155 year photographic magazine. There is noting like holding a hard copy magazine or book in your hand. To see the layers of ink when the page is held at a certain angle, and the intense clarity when […]

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 […]

Not your regular party photo booth: Martin Parr shoots your portrait @Aperture

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Aperture has been creating some very cool events in the past year,(Daido recreates Xerox book) and this one is huge. One of our favorite photographers, Martin Parr, is having an exhibition of work at Aperture Gallery in NYC. The opening day, from 9AM to 6PM, Mr. Parr will be shooting portraits of the attendees against […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ThinkTankPhoto takes a walk on the wilderness side with MindShift Gear

Monday, December 10th, 2012

With a presence in the world of the photojournalist, street shooter, and travel photographer, the people at ThinkTankPhoto are taking a walk on the wilderness side of the world with a new line of bags dubbed “MindShift Gear” Designed and refined by those who know, a ThinkTank trademark, they have thought of everything an outdoorsy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

What’s in OUR Bag? SXSW lets us use all of it!

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Now, let’s take a look at an event shooting bag. One of the best things for a shooter at SXSW is the fact that it is a 10 day event filled with opportunities: From the music, Simon LeBon of Duran Duran © Damon Webster

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 : 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 : 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

And now a word from one of our readers…….

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Fred Bonilla has contributed to these pages in the past, and these projects he is involved in, Do1Thing, as well as Help Portrait, has a special meaning around this time of year. “Acts of Photographic Charity -2010 by Fred Bonilla” Last year at this time, I wrote an article that showcased the charitable efforts of […]

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 […]

The 2010 Holiday Gift Guide is here! Well, the first part, anyway.

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

We’re starting to close in on the end of the year and the holidays are fast approaching. Not news, but we saw that a couple of woman have been camping out since last week for the Best Buy Black Friday sale. They wanted to be the first ones in the nation to start the countdown. […]

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: 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 […]

And…Action! New videos of the latest gear coming your way: Nikon is first up!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 has come and gone, but we are bringing you some video highlights in the next little while. We checked out a ton of gear and try to make sure that we bring forward only the best of the show. Sure, we probably missed a bunch, and your faves you’ve read about may […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

1 box, 2 OS – Photoshop Elements 9 shakes hands with MAC/WIN at the same time

Monday, September 20th, 2010

OK, that has been going on before. But in the same box?? At the same time? Yep, Adobe has the latest Photoshop Elements 9 coming your way and both OS are supported in the same package. And perhaps even bigger news is the Premiere video edit software is available in MAC as well. But we’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This just in: The best photo editing software just got a bit better – LR3.2

Monday, August 30th, 2010

I thought you would like to know that Adobe today announced the Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 updates are available for immediate download on Adobe.com. The updates, originally posted as release candidates on Adobe Labs, extend raw file support to 16 new popular camera models including the Canon EOS 60D and Sony Alpha NEX-5, […]

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 […]

Nikon finally Gets 1080P, and Brings Auto Focus in Movie Mode with it! A DSLR First!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

It took em’ awhile but they finally did it, and made a ground breaking entry with it. The just announced Nikon D3100 , has all of the ergonomic excellence of a Nikon, takes a full compliment of DX lenses, and lists for about $700. with an 18-55 mm lens. Coming in at 14.2 megapixels, if […]

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 […]

One of the Jazz Greats is gone: Herman Leonard March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Photographer Herman Leonard March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010 © 2010 Jim McHugh We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Herman Leonard yesterday, Saturday, August 14, 2010. Herman was a rare human being, always giving and compassionate. It goes without saying Herman was a great photographer and artist, who loved Jazz music […]

Going Rogue! Shaping your light with ease!

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Ok, we all know that a direct flash is a pretty ugly light, and you have to soften it somehow. The tough part is when you are using a speedlight, maybe at an event, and need light spreading . The ceiling maybe too high to do you any good, and the walls may have a […]

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 […]

Weekly Giveaway – The best card wallet around: ThinkTank Photo’s Pixel Pocket Rocket

Monday, July 19th, 2010

It’s the real deal. Or they are the real deal. Yep, the designers at ThinkTank Photo know what you need and how to make it. The little plastic cases the cards came in, are stacked, for some reason, between the 2 monitors on the desktop. We have now tossed to the back of the shelf, […]

Does this bag make my gear look fat? ThinkTank Photo has a new retro line-up for you

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

It’s true. Photographers are always looking for that perfect bag. Well, as no camera will give you everything you want or need, neither will one bag. We do have our faves for each type of assignment, or walkabout. The people at ThinkTank Photo have come up with another line of backs called the Retrospective line, […]

Living in a Powder Keg and Giving off Sparks: Shooting Fireworks!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

(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 […]

POYi at the Annenberg: The power of the still photo, is still celebrated

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

It’s days like this that make us glad to be on the West Coast. To start with, one of our fave photo institutions in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Space for Photography, once again hosted the Pictures of the Year, international exhibition ( or POYi). For 2 days, many of the winners gave talks at the […]

Ohhh, My Aching Back!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

For as many years as I can remember, cameras and gear bags have hung from my shoulders. Years of weight. Strong shoulders now. But…… After a long day of shooting, you need some kind of relief. And I’m not talking about talking the cameras from your shoulder/neck. Bag manufacturers are on the constant hunt for […]

Teenage Paparazzo – How to make more money than a paper route at 13

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The ethical question comes up all the time: privacy/celebrity/ and the inquiring minds that want to know. YOU want to know. NO? Well someone out there does, because the business of the paparazzi and all celebrity gossip is selling better than ever online, TV and yes, still in print. Adrian Grenier, from Entourage, directs his […]

Tommy, can you hear me ? Canon’s 7D built in Mic

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

It is no surprise, I’m sure, that the built in mics on most cameras of any sort, leave a bit to be desired. Not only are they struggling to capture audio through these tiny holes drilled into the camera body, but they are so close to your fingers working their magic on the sleek camera […]

Weekly Giveaway : Let’s hear it for the dad’s!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

In an effort to give you a good heads up, and time to either make or shop for your Father Days’ gift, we’re going to give you some suggestions. AND give something away that you can totally re-gift for Dad. It all kinda starts here: It’s a Kodak commercial I produced not long ago, directed […]

Real World Reviews: Fast, Steady and Sharp – Pick 3

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

As many of you are transitioning to the HD DSLR’s, the world of motion and sound has either opened up a new horizon or, just maybe, made you realize how much you need to know how to get quality images in that world. (Maybe that’s why there is a film business with unions and trained […]

What’s In The Bag? w/Frazer Harrison: Wrap it up!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

In this 3rd and last installment with Frazer Harrison, Getty Images photographer, he goes deeper into the bag and walks you through some of the tools he uses daily to do his photographic job. We did a video of him a few years ago when he was a Canon guy, and now that he has […]

What’s in The Bag? w/ Frazer Harrison Part 1: Telling it like it is

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Getty Images photographer, Frazer Harrison, makes his living with what’s in his bag. He knows what works and what doesn’t work. Plus he wants to let you know his opinion. This is why we dig Frazer. He is an immensely talented shooter, working all of the major Hollywood events like the Oscars, Golden Globes, Spirit […]

The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn : Now on at Ovation !!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Set your DVR’s! Our fave channel to watch is Ovation , one of the last broadcast places to get only art and culture on your TV, has always put together some great weeks of photography programming. This week is no exception. Along with a solid schedule of some previous offerings, they have the US premiere […]

What’s In The Bag? KR- How he got started and how your path can get set

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We have been enjoying bring you this latest series of What’s In The Bag? with Kristian Dowling. He has generously been sharing tips, gear ideas and showing what he uses to get the money. In this segment, he lays out a path. The path he took. And advice as to what your path can be, […]

What’s In The Bag? Mr. Dowling has some Manual advice for you in Part 8

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

As we shot this series, Kristian Dowling was very passionate about what he used and how he shot. He also wanted to make a special point about taking your camera out of auto and shooting manual. The best way, since basically, your camera’s meter reads reflected light, and not ambient. He’ll explain it all to […]

What’s In The Bag? w/ Kristian Dowling Pt. 7 : Bigger than a bread basket

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

In this most current installment of “What’s In The Bag”, freelance photographer Kristian Dowling, brings out the big guns. Although firepower is not what these lighting modifiers are about. Rather, it’s the way they mold and shape the light for larger area. And since you may have good sense of how Kristian works by now, […]

World Press Disqualifies Winner: What do you think?

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

As we trumpet the arrival of Adobe Photoshop CS5, should the registration come with an affidavit promising that the user will only produce images for good? Here comes that blurry line again, in the age of accessible image manipulation. The World Press Photo organization had announced the winners of this years best photographs, earlier this […]

“What’s In The Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling – Part 6: Bend it, Shape it, Anyway you want it

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

In this segment, Kristian Dowling, shows some of the way to modify your light. Bend it, soften it, spread it, shape it, and even color tone it to get the shadows and illumination just where you want it. He is highly skilled and an artist in the location lighting techniques, used to create some of […]

“What’s In the Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling Part 5: Light hardware

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

This is a first for us, as we get into the pro strobe arena. Kristian Dowling is one of the premier freelance photographers, currently living in Los Angeles, who is known, not only for his event photography, but in addition, beautiful and effective location portraiture. We’re not talking about carrying around a bag of speedlights. […]

“What’s In The Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling: this time we see the cameras

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

This time Kristian Dowling gets to the meat of the matter: Out comes the hardware-Nikon D3 and Nikon D3s. He’ll tell you why these cameras are his choice, plus this time you get a close look at the bag itself, a ThinkTank Airport Security V.20. And now part, Part 4 with Kristian Dowling, Coming soon, […]

“What’s In The Bag” : Kristian Dowling, freelance photographer, shows us what gets the job done

Monday, March 29th, 2010

We’re back again with a new series of vids of photographers sharing with you the gear they use, and more importantly, why they use it. This photographer, Kristian Dowling, was of special interest to us as he not only shoots existing light or speedlit shots, he is expert in the use of strobes and light […]

Weekly Giveaway – Black Rapid:the new way to carry your camera

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

It seems to be all the rage. Photographers are carrying their cameras NOT by the camera strap, but by a knob screwed into the tripod socket, which is attached to a sliding strap. Check this out unit from Black Rapid: Now when we first saw this, it seemed a little crazy to be hanging about […]

Revisiting an old photograph

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Sometimes you get to go back to a place you knew before. Perhaps you made a photograph of a building, a cityscape, a person. Then when you come back, it still evokes the memory but it’s changed. Kinda like high School Reunions At SXSW, I was able to experience that in a very strange way. […]

Nikon gets some skin in the social media game at SXSW 2010

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Doesn’t quite feel like it was less than a week ago that SXSW in Austin, Texas ended. One of the best 10 day festivals of Interactive, Film and Music, incorporating seminars, screenings, performances and some of the best collisions of the people working in social media and every form of entertainment today. We spent a […]

Congratulations to the Winners of the Let’s do Lunch! Photo Contest

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

We’d like to thank everyone that submitted photos for this contest and special thanks to our sponsors and judges, that guided us along the way. The GRAND PRIZE winning photo came from Katya Evdokimova: © Katya Evdokimova We are in touch with the Food Bank in London that Ms. Evdokimova asked the donation be made […]

SXSW:10 days of non-stop life happening in front of our cameras

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

True, we have been a bit lax in getting our posts out to the site, due to 10 days of non stop shooting in Austin, Texas. We want to give the behind the scenes info on what goes on at the hottest festival around, in our opinion, SXSW. With 3 sections, somewhat overlapping, categories of […]

Delkin now protects you from irritating wetness

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

What we really mean to say is that Delkin products ( the Archival Gold DVD, Fat Gekko people) has come up with a few things to make your life on or near water a little better. At PMA a couple week ago, they were showing off a waterproof bag, the Jellyfish, for your smartphone or […]

Weekly Giveaway – Joe McNally shows you the light

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The Hot Shoe Diaries is written by Joe McNally and may be the best handbook on using speedlights out there. (Not to be confused with Red Shoe Diaries, an adult series on HBO in the 90’s hosted by David Duchovny) While you may not use the bagful of flashes that Mr. McNally uses, he will […]

Gorillapods put your gear just where you want it

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We love to show you the kind of gear that we think is a must have in some part of your life. Packed into our camera bag, there is always at least 1 Joby Gorillapod. Why? When we need an extra hand to hold the speedlight, or we want to be in the video too, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Naneu Lima :You can never have too many camera bags

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Oh, it’s almost like figuring our which camera and lens to choose. Which bag to carry your gear in. Is it an event with quick lens changes? Stealthy urban street shooting? Simple auto transport, shipping, flying, and about 100 other specific needs. It’s always an internal conversation. And a constant search. We got turned onto […]

Weekly Giveaway – Scott Kelby explains it all

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

We’ve been on an educational binge lately. The tools at our disposal in the digital world of photography are truly mind boggling. The computer that you call a camera, has so much capability that most of us never unleash, you may be missing some creative tools in your kit. You have to get that secret […]

PMA – Day 2: The hunting and gathering continues….

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Honestly, we have not been in this trade show deal for many years. With the economy the way it is, manufacturers get very picky as to where the will meet the press and the buyers to show the latest offerings or tease the upcoming products. PMA has traditionally been one of the major shows to […]

We Moo’d, Sony’d, ThinkTanked, Fuji’d around a little, Got Hugged by a Gorilla(pod), had a little Delkin, and learned something brand new

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

You can’t ask for more from photo trade show, really. Not only did we get to see some cool new gear, we were made privy to a new product from HP that will protect artists, dealers an collectors. Too cool for school. The day began with Sony announcing a brand new small format camera with […]

PMA – Kicks off this weekend. Fresh gear anyone?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

PMA is staring tomorrow in Anaheim, and they gave us a little peek into what we may be seeing from some of the photographic manufacturers. The HoodLoupe used on many new HD DSLR rigs, got some attention from the press. We’ll be taking a closer look at the Fuji instant cameras. Everyone’s favorite, Moo cards, […]

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! After 20 years you just keep getting better

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

You know in the world of digital imaging, 20 years is pretty much unheard of. In that time, we’ve seen many major software developers come and go. The dot.com bust, came and went. But the people at Adobe, continue to constantly improve and deliver on what is the standard for our industry. Photoshop. Twenty years […]

And the winners are……..!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our biggest photo contest yet, Let’s Do Lunch! There were entries from all over the world and winners from all over the world. The winners are: Grand Prize: Katya Evdokimova of London, England 1st Place Winners: Friends and Family – Dan Komoda of East Windsor, NJ Down […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon takes you to lighting school: Redux!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

…for about 2.5 hours on this very solid DVD with Bob Krist and Joe McNally , Nikon School Presents A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lighting Sometimes we have items that are so popular we have to give them away again. This is one of those things. We love it when the manufacturers take it upon […]

Real World Review – Naneu U220 Roller bag: A One Photographer Road Show

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Give your shoulders a break. The camera bag manufacturers have heard your backs aching, and want to give you some relief. Nope, not an assistant to carry your gear, but bags to make things a little easier. Roller Bags. Most of the major brands have been entering this field for awhile, but today we’re going […]

Weekly Giveaway – It’s Tool Time with Joby Gorillapods!

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Sure, we’ve been getting a little bookish lately on the giveaway front, so it’s time to get into the old tool box. Love the books because, at the end of the day, the image is what it’s all about. You need the gear to get there though. And every tool box has a variety of […]

Excuse me, my eyes are down HERE! The Nikon D5000 lets you put em’ where you want em’

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Yes, the beauty of an articulated LCD screen is being able to keep your eyes where you want them, and let the camera stretch to get the shot you want. Every time we shoot and event, there is always an opportunity for an over-the-crowd shot to the stage or main subject, like a wedding. Of […]

CES 2010 – You’re a photographer: What the heck does a tech trade show mean to you?

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

It is known as the world largest electronic showcase in the world. The word is that 110,000 attendees made it this year with over 330 new exhibitors. It’s a trade show where manufacturers preview new technology soon to be available in the marketplace, or prototypical items coming down the road. Perhaps way down the road. […]

The odds are pretty good….

Monday, January 4th, 2010

…that you could be a winner in the Let’s Do Lunch! photo contest! There some solid entries, but we are looking for a lot more to not only give away some amazing prizes (HP laptop, printer Nikon DSLR, Adobe software, ThinkTank Camera bags, Color Munki calibration device, custom Blurb book, and much more), but to […]

Weekly Giveaway – Less Time In Post, More Time Pressing the Shutter: Xrite ColorChecker Passport

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Look familiar? It should. We gave one of these away in Oct. and we are happy to start off the new year with another one. There is no excuse not to get the true color of your photographs. At least as your starting point. Tweak away as you like once you get the basics. How […]

Lucia De Giovanni, Photographer – Her Life Project

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

One thing we will be starting to do here is highlight the work of some of our readers. This article about Lucia De Giovanni came to us and felt like a great place to start. It was written by Linda Rubright, and with her permission, we reprint it here: I write this from the coffee […]

Sun-Sniper Camera Strap: A whole new way to carry your camera

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The question is – did we need another way? The old over-the-shoulder, camera strap connected at 2 points to the body, seemed to work. And with a great padded camera strap, longs days, and heavy lenses, were more bearable. At the last trade show we hit, there were at least 3 different options for carrying […]

Weekly Giveaway – Who Shot Rock & Roll? It’s all here

Monday, December 7th, 2009

( the answer for the weekly giveaway of 3/24/2010 is : TINA TURNER) Currently at the Brooklyn Museum, this full accounting of the photographic record of Rock & Roll hangs in all it’s glory. But you know how we like to share stuff that the whole group can enjoy. We can tell you about an […]

Lowepro Camera Bags take you outside and carry a heavy load

Monday, December 7th, 2009

There are a myriad of camera bag manufacturers to choose from, and we all get to our favorites. Although crossing the brand lines based on specific needs, is really they way we go. For the outdoorsy photog, the ones who backpack their way into a setting, Lowepro has been the leader for many years. The […]

“Acts of Photographic Charity” by Fred Bonilla

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

One of our regular readers, Fred Bonilla, asked if we could post this item. At first we agreed in concept, but weren’t sure how folks that were not in the best of circumstances would react to having a portrait made. When things aren’t great, people may feel they are not looking their best and don’t […]

Nikon D5000: Variable Angle LCD, HD DSLR, 12.3 MP and the right price

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

One thing that we always do at an event is take an overhead crowd shot. Usually, it becomes a an approximation of framing, based on experience, and well, blind luck. The Nikon D5000 has taken care of that with the articulated screen. No, it’s not the first camera to do that, but the first one […]

Canon 7D-1080P, 24FPS, and 12,800 max ISO. Oh yeah, it takes still photos, too

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The race continues on. Or is it a competition? Every new DSLR coming down the pike, is all about the video improvements, although it usually helps the still side of the equation, also. Whichever way you look at it, the customer wins. Canon introduced this new 7D, and took care of some of the issues […]

Weekly Giveaway – onOne Plug-in Suite: Plenty of tools all in one package

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

We’re going to start the Dec. giveaways big! First up is a great package of plug-ins for Photoshop, from onOne Software: Plug-In Suite 4 : Professional Edition We are huge fans of this company (they made the DSLR Remote Control for the iPhone) and have packaged a solid group of programs that will make your […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2009 – Let’s get ready to ruuuummble!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Sure , it’s been a ..different kind of a year. Fine, we won’t sugar coat it: it’s been darn rugged. The new economy is getting old, and we are spinning twice as fast for half as much. Well, almost. There is still this time of year though, that encourages you to spend some of that […]

Stack it, Support it, Light it – Manfrotto and Bogen Imaging have some pretty cool tools

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

When you are getting a little more serious about your photography, you’ll need some gear that, hopefully, you only buy once. Bogen Imaging, who handles a bunch of premier brands in the US was at PhotoPlus Expo showing off some new items, and some new company acquisitions. If you have had to transport or store […]

Weekly Giveaway – Lou Manna tips the tricks on food photography

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

You may have wondered how all of the food on ads, recipes, menus and product labels look so good. Well, we’d like to say there’s an app for that. But there isn’t. It takes a knowledge of photography, coupled with the tips of the pros. We’re talking about the pros that shoot food for a […]

Deane Fitzmaurice on transitioning to Multimedia

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Multimedia has become the bucket phrase to describe the addition of audio and video to the photojournalist’s skill sets. The gear is out there, and as a still photographer, it’s up to you to decide whether or not to embrace of of it. Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, and co-founder of ThinkTank […]

A few minutes with Walter Iooss – Legendary Sports Photographer

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Yesterday at the Annenberg Space for Photography, we were given a preview of the new exhibit Sport: Iooss and Leifer. And luckily, the two photographic masters were on hand to chat a little bit about their life and work. © Walter Iooss Michael Phelps, Balitmore, MD, 2004 The first video chat we’ll present is with […]

Canon 1D Mark IV – Latest HD/ DSLR entry making news

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Only about a year after the 5D made a major mark in the HD/DSLR world, thanks in part to Vince Laforet, the folks at Canon seem to be accessing all of their video knowledge from their other divisions and implanting them into their newest DSLR’s. You have to remember that these DSLRS are still very […]

Gary Fong Lights Sphere Vers. 3 – Simpler, Collapsable, Still Good

Monday, November 9th, 2009

A few years ago, we attended an event where the photog had this funny white contraption on the front of their flash that looked like a DIY food container/light modifier. Should it hold my potato salad or shape my light? Food or Flash? It turns out it was the 1st version of the Gary Fong […]

Lou Manna: Food Photographer and Judge in the Let’s Do Lunch! Photo Contest

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

We keep adding some very big stuff to the Grand Prize in the Let’s Do Lunch! photo contest. So far there is a Nikon D5000 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens , HP Notebook PC (model to be named shortly), HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer , Think Tank Photo Airport International camera bag, […]

Nikon D3s: And now, a look at it on video.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Here is another chance to look at the new Nikon D3s at PhotoPlus Expo 2009 We had it in our hands a coupla weeks ago and wish we still had it. Click here for some of the sample images from our shoot. Nothing like a little youtube video to make us nostalgic for that night […]

Feel the Need For Speed? Lexar has new 600x media cards for you!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Ahhh, nothing like saving all of that money on film, not to mention the processing. And all of the DSLRs have such huge file sizes that your photographs can go poster size, no problem. Using those media cards again and again, has saved you untold thousands,right? May have even changed how you shoot. Those cards […]

Shot in the Dark: Now possible with the new Nikon D3s / Real World Review – Part 1

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The other night in NYC, Nikon took a bunch of us over to a secret location to have a few hours with the new Nikon D3s. As we had a bite to eat in Mid-Town Manhattan, they kept the “test facility” identity under wraps. We walked onto the street and only a few blocks from […]

Day 3 PhotoPlus Expo – Less Gear, More Luminaries

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Well, the floor was bit less crowded today, but the seminars, keynote, and booth presentations were pretty well filled. PhotoPlus Expo 2009 was coming to a close. Business still seemed brisk as people were people all of the items they may have been checking out the previous coupla days. We also made some last stops […]

Day 2 PhotoPlus Expo: Softer crowds, deeper digging

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Been another day at the Javits Center and have doing a huge amount of video taping of the new products to get you a front row seat for all of the new photo goods we could get to. Honestly, they are some long days, the dogs are barking so we’ll be posting some pics for […]

Day 1 at PhotoPlus Expo 2009: Crazy busy on the trade show floor

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Beautiful day in NYC and we heard it was in the 70s! Nice. Of course we were inside all day at the Javits center checking out some of the newest gear. And we weren’t alone. By the size of the crowd at PhotoPlus Expo, and the lines at any dealers booth that was selling, and […]

Go ahead, tell the nice people what you’d like!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

And we mean it. Adobe Lightroom is releasing their latest public Beta version, 3, and they want to know what you’d like. They are calling this a medium-rare version, as they’d like to give the folks that use this program a bit of time to be heard and get the tools they really want in […]

Nikon D3s – Fast/Quiet/ HD Video/Crazy High ISO : We’ll Take it!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The rumor mills have been swirling, as everyone in the photo world has been waiting for Nikon to make it’s 800 lb gorilla move into a pro DSLR with HD Video capability. Well, it just entered the room. The Nikon D3s with an incredible ISO capability that carries over from stills AND video (how about […]

Weekly Giveaway – XRite ColorChecker Passport: Yeah, you want this.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

There is no excuse not to get the true color of your photographs. At least as your starting point. How about we help make it easier for you? This weeks giveaway is an XRite ColorChecker Passport, one of the best tools we’ve seen to get the job done. Easy to carry, can be used in […]

Every event is another opportunity

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

That’s just how I look at it. Whenever people are gathering, you have an opportunity to have your camera out and be working on your skills, figuring out things on the camera, experimenting with techniques, and perhaps honing your skills in approaching folks with a camera. You can call it street photography, photojournalism, or whatever […]

“What’s In the Bag”- HD video with DSLR: The Full Monty!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

In the 2nd part of this special HD video with a DSLR , “What’s in the Bag” segment, photographer Chris Weeks shows you the whole rig set up and ready to go. Plus there is the all important sound tip in there that you can’t miss. Here is the honest truth about a couple of […]

Want to know what you need to shoot HD Video with a DSLR? “What’s In the Bag” with Chris Weeks gives you the inside scoop

Friday, September 25th, 2009

In another installment of “Whats’ In The Bag” photographer Chris Weeks shows us how he’s making the addition and transition to video. As the photo agencies, like AP, Getty and Corbis, are asking their contract and freelance photographers to start adding video coverage to the mix, a whole new animal has raised it’s head. And […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon Capture NX2: Look Ma, No layers!

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

You know we love choices. It all about finding the right tool for you. Go to the brick and mortar stores to see how a camera feels in your hand, hit the trade expos if you can. And download the trial versions of software and try them on for size. Like this software, Nikon Capture […]

Real World Review – XRite ColorChecker Passport -This Goes Right in the Bag !

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

(This just in: Xrite is holding a free webinar on the best way to use the ColorChecker passport. 2 times to sign up for and it’s free. We love it when manufacturers help you use their products! See you Online!) It’s about workflow. And the right color. How do you know it’s the right color? […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon School DVD: Understanding Digital Photography

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Oh, we know you’ve already got it down. But I know there isn’t one of us that couldn’t use a little refresher. Or perhaps just a way to explain things to your friends who all look at you as the photo guru. Sure, we’ve seen it. You may just know how to do what you […]

Part Three – Come for the Finale, Stay for the Credits

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

We’d like to thank Chris Weeks for giving us the opportunity to share this very cool series with you. At the end of this video you’ll see the credits for the series. Always a good thing. And we’ll be giving you a closer look at the gear he uses, and find out why, in our […]

Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition – Part Two with Chris Weeks

Friday, September 11th, 2009

As promised, here is the second part of the three part series. Note that there are other photographers represented here, Severin Koller, Frank Jackson and Mario Anzuoni, in addition to Chris Weeks, representing their own style of street photography. Enjoy!

Real World Review – Lowepro Toploader Pro 75

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The real world this camera bag lives in and our would are, honestly 2 different things. What we mean is that Lowepro, who is truly the leader in outdoor, backpacking camera bags, and has been for many years, has produced a bag that lives best on the trail, in our opinion. Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 […]

DSLR Remote from onOne: a $20 bit of Real Magic

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Seriously. We were working on an article about tethered shooting, when this came along. Tethered shooting; you know, where your camera is USB connected to your computer, and as you shoot, the photographs get displayed on your computer monitor, be it laptop or desktop. Very handy to see what the heck you have, and let […]

Collision,Convergence/ Po-TAY-toh, Po-TAH-toh, It all comes down to the same thing

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

You will be spending more money. Oh yeah, sounds great, right? As still cameras gain acceptance as HD video cameras, you really have to look at the whole picture (sorry) and what that means to you in gear purchases, coming your way. This collision or convergence of mediums, will affect you shooters out there. HO, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon takes you to lighting school….

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

…for about 2.5 hours on this very solid DVD with Bob Krist and Joe McNally (yep,there he is again), Nikon School Presents A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lighting We love it when the manufacturers take it upon themselves to teach you about the products they sell. No, really. Yes, they are promoting their products, but […]

Weekly Giveaway – Gorillapod Redux: This time we go bigger!

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

( At the end of the article we have a special 20% discount code for you if you’d like to go ahead and purchase one of these from the manufacturer. ) Thanks for the great response last week on the Gorillapod giveaway. Heck, I just used one this weekend for a shoot to hold a […]

Nikon Releases info on D300s and introduces a new Model in the line-up, the D3000, *PLUS*, new 70-200mm FX Lens + the 18-200 mm DX gets a slight revise!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Ready? Here we go with some topline on some Nikon new releases!- First up, there is an update on the D300 now called the D300s with HD video capabilities, plus external audio recording, AND auto focus in video mode. Utilizes that awesome Nikon 51 point focus system. Dual card slots (CF and SD) allows you […]

Weekly Giveaway / Real World Review- Gorillapods that have to be in your bag.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

( At the end of the article we have a special 20% discount code for you if you’d like to go ahead and purchase one of these from the manufacturer. ) You have seen these devices, we’re sure. Interconnected ball joints, topped with a platform that lets you connect almost anything; heads, cameras, flash units, […]

Scott Kelby Photowalk 2009- Chinatown, Los Angeles

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

On Saturday July 18th, 2009 there were 913 separate photowalks taking place globally. What the heck is a photowalk Well, you take a group of like minded folks, photographers in this case, assemble them, and together, you walk along a prescribed path taking photographs, socializing, discussing gear, sharing images, and generally hanging out with a […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Industry Disgrace

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

When you’re carrying around a heavy duty camera and a solid piece of glass on your shoulders all day, you could uses break. Sure it’s cool to declare your camera manufacturer allegiance on the strap, although haven’t you already done that with the camera? It’s time for relief. From 1st hand experience, this Industry Disgrace […]

Shooting Fireworks – Some Tips Other Than “Don’t Hold Them In Your Hand”

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

(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 […]

What’s in my bag?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Well, whenever I travel, as in fly, I have to pack tight, light and right. The gear that goes has to be rugged, have a purpose and many times, have some back-up. On this last trip, since stills are always a part of the deal, and video gets packed in there too, a hybrid pack […]

“Forget it, Jake. It’s .. Chinatown”. And we’re going to check it out on a Photowalk

Monday, June 15th, 2009

One of the all time classic lines delivered to Jack Nicholson at the end of the movie “Chinatown”. On July 18th, 2009, we are leading a Photowalk there, joining simultaneous photowalks all over the world. Scott Kelby and NAPP are running this second annual event, and there is a good chance there will be one […]

Some simple, useful tools. Good AND cheap!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Check out what the pros use. Every time we go to an event our eyes are on the photogs to see what they use to get the money. The right stuff. The real deal. the gear. The goods. We ask questions too. And we have found a couple of items that are pretty easy to […]

“Side by Side” by Debbie Zeitman

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

One of our frequent contributors, Debbie Zeitman, has a global proposition for you: read on: © Debbie Zeitman We often come to Photoinduced to learn of great gadgets and read insightful reviews, to have our eyes nudged to others’ work for awe and inspiration and to learn behind-the-scene tricks. But how about a little kick […]

From Our Friend At The Old SmogRanch

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

He calls them rants, or musings, or a personal perspective. We just dig the voice. Just Hangin w/ Daniel Milnor So I volunteered today, most of the day, over at the somewhat local darkroom. I planned on printing a little, just playing around with split toning, which I THINK I have an idea how to […]

Smart AND Cool: Crumpler Camera Bags Add A Few New Notes

Monday, April 27th, 2009

At the last major gathering of photographic manufacturers in Vegas, we checked in with the folks at Crumpler, to see how they may have improved on the cool factor of their well made camera bags. They did it with a couple swift moves. First of all, they have a sweet velcro “silencer” that has now […]

It’s Kinda Like Working Out: You’ll Know When You Need To Do It

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Nobody likes to find repeated marks on their digital photos. You know, maybe the sky has some weird pattern of small cloud puffs that could have been made by a sky writer…but weren’t? And there is a reason most manufacturers of DSLR, on all levels of their lines, have some sort of sensor cleaner built […]

Lowepro Updates to 2 Solid Designs

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Last month at PMA, we met with a TON of manufactures and have just been sifting through all of the info to pass on to you. And the video. Look, we know that before you can make a solid purchase, you want all of the info. Take a look around the item. Kick the tires, […]

FYI- Nikon Has A New DSLR Baby – D5000

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

OK, just announced yesterday was the new D5000 by Nikon, with over 12 megapixels, face recognition, HD video record at 720p, @ 24 FPS, an ISO range of 100-6400 ( using Hi and Lo settings), some pretty in-camera retouch features including a soft filter effect , which promises to soften a scene or just a […]

There’s Must Be A Pony In Here, Somewhere!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

There once was a young boy, who was so upbeat and optimistic and everything, it actually had his parents very concerned. What would happen to him as he grew up and started to engage with the bleak realities of the real world? Would he be prepared to deal with the truth of the ups and […]

And The Wars Continue…..

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Megapixel Madness! Is 12 Enough? by Fred Bonilla While the PMA show in Vegas yielded some nice gear goodies, as Photoinduced highlighted last month, It seems that the biggest news made there was a seemingly innocuous statement made by Olympus’ Akira Watanabe, their head of SLR planning. Mr. Watanabe In gearing up for the future […]

The Techies Fly Out And The Skinny Jeans Fly In

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Austin is now seeing the changing of the guard: The Interactive portion of SXSW has ended, [photopress:_SXS1987.jpg,full,centered] Hooking up in the Blogger Lounge [photopress:_SXS1971.jpg,full,centered] Chris Anderson, writer of the Long Tail the film continues, [photopress:_SXS1754.jpg,full,centered] Robert Rodriguez filled the room with indie filmmakers [photopress:_SXS1820.jpg,full,centered] Rose McGowan with happy fan As in all film festivals, though, […]

SXSW Is Being Transmitted By Every Means Possible!

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Seriously, we have seen more folks twittering, shooting stills, rocking Flip Mino’s, emailing, texting, and yep, good old fashioned pen to paper, getting the word out about the events at SXSW. And we’ll admit that, although we have been tweeting, the posts have been slower. The days have been starting at 10 AM and downloading […]

Delkin Shows Off A Little at PMA 2009

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Our friends at Delkin were winning awards and showing off some pretty cool goods at PMA this time around. The ImageRouter lets you upload 4 cards per unit at one time (they can be daisy-chained we heard), and has special software for the PC folks, allowing you to back-up, burn and file your images as […]

Honl Light Modifiers and RayFlash Ringlight – A Video Demo

Monday, March 9th, 2009

While we trooped the floors of a slightly smaller PMA last week, there were a ton of products to still check out and we’ll be giving you a look at some of what we felt was the best of the bunch. Coincidentally, David Honl, photographer & inventor, was on our flight to Vegas and we […]

A Working Photographer Shares His Gear and Thoughts – Mark Savage

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

We had the opportunity to meet with photographer Mark Savage awhile back at the Corbis offices in Los Angeles. This passionate shooter shares with you, not only what he uses daily in his profession, but why. And some great insights into the job. So if you are considering this profession, or you’d like to meet […]

Frazer Harrison – On The Red Carpet

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Tonight, the stars will be seen by million of people around the world, whether they are nominated for an Oscar or not. But before they get to their seats, before the cameras zoom into their faces to catch the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, they will run the gauntlet of the Red […]

If You Are Not Happy With Your Digital Prints, Remember GIGO

Monday, December 8th, 2008

We can talk for days here about why you should print your photographs. And we have. We know that a lot of folks are somewhat disappointed with the results they get in their digital darkrooms, no matter what printer they are using. There is a reason for that. GIGO. Or “garbage in, garbage out”. If […]

Another Step For Canon – The New 5D Mark II Full Frame

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

And the parade of new gear continues…. Today Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR.[photopress:Canon_5D_Mark_II_flash.gif,full,alignright] [photopress:Canon_5D_mark_II_top.jpg,full,alignright] The successor to the EOS 5D launched in 2005, Canon a full-frame CMOS sensor, HD video capture. In addition to capturing full-HD 16:9 video clips at 1,920×1,080 resolution, the 5D Mark II features a 21.1 megapixel full-frame […]

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