AndyCine Boling P1 Full RGB Bi-Color LED Light For Photo and Video

AndyCine sent this full RGB LED light with color temperature adjustment and 9 effects modes. I put the light through its paces in a mixture of use cases such as macro photography, vlogging, product photography, miniature scene and diorama timelapse/photo/video. I also tested out the light output compared to my Promaster and “Craphy” LED lights that are somewhat similar. My contact sent me a 10% off code on the Boling … Continue reading

Posted in General, Lighting Gear, Video

Photojournalist Street Photographer’s Camera Kit

Filming b-roll of his equipment.

My friend James Dewitz was in Thailand for many years, but recently returned to my area for a short time. I’ve been wanting to feature photographers on this channel for a while now and I didn’t want to pass up this opportunity. In this first of two videos we will take a look at part of his camera gear kit interspersed with information about his photography as well as tips … Continue reading

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Saal Digital Paper Sample Set | Examining Paper & Print Types

17 Pearl, Reflection

While ordering the professional line photobook from Saal Digital, I was also able to get a paper sample set. In this article we will look at all 15 types in detail. I have two Youtube videos available if you are interested in seeing the photobook process (Design & Reveal, Photo Selection Time-lapse). I took three groups of photos for each print type (see my Youtube video here about taking photos … Continue reading

Posted in Printing, Technical & Testing

Acdsee Photo Studio Ultimate

I’ve been using Acdsee’s photo software since the 2017 version. This is a full organization and editing environment for photos. It has a mixture of non-destructive editing as well as layered raster editing. There is a lot of functionality that I won’t be able to cover here. I feel like I’ve only just started to scratch the surface of what it offers in terms of features. I got into it … Continue reading

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My Canon EOS M50 Hybrid Camera Settings

Here is a list of my current settings for hybrid work with the Canon EOS M50. I have a video on Youtube detailing the entire list. Tab 4: Menu display: Standard Mode guide: Disable Feature guide: Disable I understand the point of these features, but they get in the way. The feature guide is something you might want to use for a few minutes to see any little details Canon … Continue reading

Posted in Camera Settings, Tips and Tricks

Photoshoot in the Snow, Rain, and Wind

My friend has hosted a cosplay photoshoot event multiple years at a horse ranch. Usually we have had it in the summer time, but this time we tried it in the fall (October). It worked out nicely, but there were a lot of challenges with the weather! The nice thing about trying it at this time of year is that we had really unique results. I ran into a few … Continue reading

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Sony A7 Hands-On And Opinion

After trading in and consigning my Nikon full-frame cameras and buying EF-M gear, I’ve been considering a Sony A7 as something to use for adapting lenses mostly so that I could get a full 35mm sensor format. Is this camera still worth considering? Surprising it’s still sold new, so I was able to check one out at my local camera shop! Thanks to Camera Craft in Rockford, Illinois for allowing … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Perspective, and Determination

Back in September I was trying to record footage for a video about my first outing with the Canon EOS M100. The place I went was so horrible due to the mosquitoes that I only stayed around 10 minutes. That didn’t leave me with a lot of content, but I’m determined to make it work! With a slight shift of the theme I came up with this for all of … Continue reading

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