REVIEW : Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro

REVIEW : Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro

A few weeks ago, I was very fortunate to be able to borrow a new Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K video camera kit.  The camera is very much in demand, so my hands-on time was limited.  In the time I had it, I used it primarily in the field, shooting off my shoulder but also very briefly in my studio on sticks.  Am I impressed?  Well that's what the review is about.

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A New Solution for Photo and Video Travel from Think Tank Photo

A New Solution for Photo and Video Travel from Think Tank Photo

As creatives, many of us travel to do what we do, and the potential legislation that will prevent the carry on of expensive equipment has many of us concerned.  We're also seeing more airlines behaving in customer hostile ways about what you can actually carry on.  There's a new solution to these issues.  Read on and see what I mean.

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The Photo Video Guy Guide to Exposing to the Right - ETTR

The Photo Video Guy Guide to Exposing to the Right - ETTR

Exposing to the right is a process to maximize the data that is captured in your images.  It is a workflow process best suited to shooting in RAW with the understanding that some post processing will be required.  It also gives you more latitude than your default exposure will deliver in most all cases.

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Another Reason I Spend My Money on Profoto Gear

Another Reason I Spend My Money on Profoto Gear

No matter what level of photographer we are, the cost of gear is a reality that we face.  Most vendors roll over the models with great frequency in the hopes of getting upgrade dollars, when in most recent cases, there has not been a lot of value add to make the upgrade viable.  Profoto takes a different approach by increasing the value of the gear you already have.  How?  Read on.

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Clearing Up the Fog Around ppi, dpi and Printing Services

Clearing Up the Fog Around ppi, dpi and Printing Services

It'stime to review the concepts of this subject again.  When it comes time to make photos ready for print there remains a lot of misinformation that's causing frustration amongst photographers.

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REVIEW : Fujifilm GFX 50S A New Look for Medium Format

REVIEW : Fujifilm GFX 50S A New Look for Medium Format

This review is about the GFX 50S.  It's the first digital medium format camera from Fujifilm, but certainly not the company's first foray into medium format.  For a very long time, Fujifilm delivered some truly marvelous medium format film cameras.  The camera was supplied to me with two lenses, the 63mm/2.8 and the 120/4 Macro.  For those more accustomed to full frame 35mm focal lengths these behave like a 50mm and a 95mm (approximately) respectively. 

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VIRTUAL QUICK LOOK : The Nikon D7500

VIRTUAL QUICK LOOK : The Nikon D7500

The good people at Nikon's agency sent me the press announcement on the day of, but in reading it, I discovered that the camera would not be available until mid-summer.  A local retailer is saying end of June on their preorder page.  Given that it is only mid April, I wanted to get a virtual look up as an announced but non-shipping product can create stoppage in some user's processes.  I have not shot the camera.  I have no special insight, so I am sticking to the announcement data for this virtual first look.

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REVIEW : Broncolor Move 1200 L Studio Flash System

REVIEW : Broncolor Move 1200 L Studio Flash System

The Broncolor Move system is a special case type of studio and field strobe system.  It is a power pack based system, but the power pack uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery.  It's small and compact, but it uses Broncolor's MobiLED strobe heads, heads designed to be used with much larger AC based systems.  Lastly it packs a lot of power, 1200 joules to be used asymmetrically between two heads.  There are alternatives in this space, but I thought you might be interested in learning more about the Move 1200L and to see why, if portability, power, consistency and speed are part of your use case, a Move system may be the answer for you.

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