The Must-Have U.S. National Park Travel Guide for Photographers: ‘Treasured Lands’

The Must-Have U.S. National Park Travel Guide for Photographers: 'Treasured Lands' In 2002, QT Luong became the first person to photograph all U.S. National Parks with a large-format camera. His experience in traveling these beautiful, natural lands is simply inspiring. He was even a featured artist in the epic Ken Burns documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” With all his knowledge and stories gained from decades of creating stunning imagery across the United States, I feel fortunate that Luong authored his photography book, “Treasured Lands.” [ Read More ]

The Must-Have U.S. National Park Travel Guide for Photographers: ‘Treasured Lands’

The Must-Have U.S. National Park Travel Guide for Photographers: 'Treasured Lands' In 2002, QT Luong became the first person to photograph all U.S. National Parks with a large-format camera. His experience in traveling these beautiful, natural lands is simply inspiring. He was even a featured artist in the epic Ken Burns documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” With all his knowledge and stories gained from decades of creating stunning imagery across the United States, I feel fortunate that Luong authored his photography book, “Treasured Lands.” [ Read More ]

Hands On With the New DJI Spark

Now that DJI’s new mini Spark drone has been officially announced, the early reviews are starting to appear. Photo industry personality Kai Wong got his hands on a pre-release prototype, and his video provides a great early look at the drone. Kai’s humor (note: there’s some strong language) makes this an entertaining demo of DJI’s new “ickle, little” quadcopter. He seems impressed with the drone as he kicks off the video with some beautiful panning shots at Mam Tor in northern England, showing just how well the 2-axis stabilization works. As Kai shows, the Spark is tiny. Unfortunately, the props
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HOT! Just Announced – DJI Spark – Small, Light, Launches from your Hand – Heck Even I Can Operate This!

Yep, I just preordered the DJI Spark! It looks like something even I can operate as you can launch it from your hand, use hand motions to tell it what to do, and land it in your hand when you're done. Of course, it has more sophisticated controls as well. Downside? Only 16 minutes of flight time (but that’s probably enough for my needs). PRE-ORDER: DJI site or Amazon And the ability to have the videos/photos sent to your phone so you can edit instead of having to remove the card and edit on your desktop.

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Hands On with GNARBOX for Storing and Editing RAW Photos On the Go

First unveiled to the world back in July 2015, GNARBOX is a new storage device designed to allow photographers and videographers to back up, edit, and share their RAW photos and 4K videos without having to haul around a laptop. The project received a considerable amount of attention when it was announced and went on to raise over half a million dollars through its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The first production units started shipping out to the nearly 3,000 backers in November 2016, and today is the first day the GNARBOX is available to the general public. We got our hands
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Hands On with GNARBOX for Storing and Editing RAW Photos On the Go

First unveiled to the world back in July 2015, GNARBOX is a new storage device designed to allow photographers and videographers to back up, edit, and share their RAW photos and 4K videos without having to haul around a laptop. The project received a considerable amount of attention when it was announced and went on to raise over half a million dollars through its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The first production units started shipping out to the nearly 3,000 backers in November 2016, and today is the first day the GNARBOX is available to the general public. We got our hands
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Fstoppers Reviews the Tahquitz Backpack

Fstoppers Reviews the Tahquitz Backpack As someone that always seems to be on the hunt for that perfect camera bag for every occasion, I know there is no shortage of options. But in my everlasting search, one bag I have always been lacking is a good camping backpack that could also carry some camera gear. The backpack style bag I have had in the past have either been great camera bags, or great camping bags. When I saw the Tahquitz backpack though, I got excited. [ Read More ]

Sigma 135 f/1.8 Art vs. Zeiss 135 f/2 Milvus

Sigma 135 f/1.8 Art vs. Zeiss 135 f/2 Milvus It's been a good while since I've bothered reviewing any gear, so when presented with a bevy of manufacturer booths at a conference I was speaking at in St. Louis recently, I decided it was time to once again test some equipment and babble about it a little. In this case, I pitted the brand new Sigma 135 f/1.8 Art against the year-old Zeiss 135 f/2 Milvus, because why not. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens

Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens Let us take a moment of silence to respect the venerable 70-200mm lenses in our midst. The workhorses that they are have kept many a working professional with their rent happily paid, and many a serious amateur smiling at their results. The collection of several useful focal lengths, 85mm, 135mm, and 200mm, plus everything in between and a fast aperture of f/2.8 has made it the go-to lens for many. Up until recently, it was all but missing from the Fujifilm X System lens lineup as Fuji focused on creating spectacular primes one after another. But, Fujifilm rectified that Continue reading "Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens"

Fstoppers Gear Review: Platypod Ultra and Accessory Kit

Fstoppers Gear Review: Platypod Ultra and Accessory Kit A while back I reviewed the Platypod Pro Max and recently had a chance to test out the new Platypod Ultra and Multi Accessory Kit. The Platypod system is a must have for any tripod-wielding photographer and is relevant in a limitless number of applications. It's a staple in my kit and gets more use than a tripod in my commercial, event, and journalism work. Here's the latest piece of gear you didn't know you needed to enhance your photography and video work. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews StudioBinder, Production Management Software

Fstoppers Reviews StudioBinder, Production Management Software StudioBinder is a web-based tool designed to help manage any creative production. Whether you are a photographer planning a shoot with a small creative team or a world-class producer looking to manage your next billion dollar box office hit, StudioBinder promises to help make your production run smoother with its suite of handy tools. Lets find out if StudioBinder meets the bar set by its lofty claim of being the world's leading production management software. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews: Tangent Wave Editing Panels for Capture One Pro 10

Fstoppers Reviews: Tangent Wave Editing Panels for Capture One Pro 10 Color grading is one of the most powerful tools you have when it comes to elevating your images and video. One of the most frustrating and intimidating things about working with color is that it can often feel tedious and un-intuitive. Video editors often employee physical editing panels when color grading their work and now Tangent, one of the leading makings of video editing hardware have brought support for Capture One Pro 10 to their system. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews: Tangent Wave Editing Panels for Capture One Pro 10

Fstoppers Reviews: Tangent Wave Editing Panels for Capture One Pro 10 Color grading is one of the most powerful tools you have when it comes to elevating your images and video. One of the most frustrating and intimidating things about working with color is that it can often feel tedious and un-intuitive. Video editors often employee physical editing panels when color grading their work and now Tangent, one of the leading makings of video editing hardware have brought support for Capture One Pro 10 to their system. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews the Nikon KeyMission 360 – How Does It Compare to the Samsung Gear 360?

Fstoppers Reviews the Nikon KeyMission 360 - How Does It Compare to the Samsung Gear 360? The Nikon KeyMission lineup was announced in January 2016 at the Consumer Electronics Show and left many people scratching their heads. Hadn’t GoPro tried this action camera thing before? Overshadowed by the confusing press around the KeyMission 80 and the KeyMission 170, however, was a gem in the otherwise oddball KeyMission lineup, something unique that got lost in the shuffle, the KeyMission 360. It’s a true 360-degree camera that captures spherical video without any gaps in the footage, something that wasn’t as common in consumer 360 cameras at the time. So after many months with the camera, how good Continue reading "Fstoppers Reviews the Nikon KeyMission 360 – How Does It Compare to the Samsung Gear 360?"