Benro says its Travel Angel II tripods are Triple Transfunctional Tripods. What that means is that it transforms into a tripod, monopod, or walking stick. Here’s a hands-on review of how it performs.
Digital Photography Reviews
If you want to expand your lens choices with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you’re going to need to attach something to the existing lens. I put the olloclip 4-in-1 kit for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through its paces.
If you’re looking to charge several devices, cameras, and batteries at once, there are several multi port USB chargers available. Something that makes this one stand out is that it doesn’t need a bulky power supply. That makes it a good option for travel.
A review of Induro’s Grand Turismo CGT114 carbon fiber travel tripod.
With so many devices using the USB standard these days, USB hubs have become a necessity. Here’s an option that won’t look like an ugly brick on your desk.
A good tripod can sometimes make or break a great photo. Here are my hands-on reviews of some of the best travel tripods available.
Gitzo has long led the pack when it comes to travel tripods. Here’s their latest contender for the best travel tripod kit.
If you use a lot of images on your Wordpress site and are serious about speeding it up, image optimization is a great place to start and can give some really impressive gains for very little work or expense.
The BeFree aims to be lightweight, and lightweight it is. At only 2.4 lbs–and that’s including the head–it qualifies as ultralight.
MeFoto’s Globetrotter is designed as a go-anywhere travel tripod for DSLR and mirrorless systems. It’s small, compact, and very competitively priced. Here’s how it stacks up in use.
Using bare hard drives can be a cheaper and less cluttered way of making external hard drives. Here’s an option for turning any hard drive into an external hard drive.
Wouldn’t it be nice to replace that tangle of multiple device chargers with one? Review of the Inateck 5 Port USB Desktop Charger.
The newest version of Nikon’s 80-400mm telephoto zoom lens is quite different to the one it replaces. Here how it stacks up in real-world shooting.
Tripods aren’t always ideal for travel photography. There are too many places you can’t use them. But a good monopod can come in very handy.
Storing and backing up your photos in the cloud is now a viable option. But not every cloud storage service is a good fit for serious photographers. Here’s a rundown of some of the best options.
Fujifilm has a new contender for the best mirrorless camera. On paper it looks impressive. Here’s how it performed in real-world shooting.
If you’re posting images on the web there are very good reasons to keep the files as small as possible. ImageOptim makes images smaller without sacrificing quality.
When buying filters or lens caps you need to know the diameter of your lens. But you don’t need to break out a ruler. You just need to know the code. And once you know what to look for, it’s easy.
Memory cards are very resiliant, but they do break, and they can get lost. CompactFlash cards are also pretty solid, but you can get sand and grit in the sockets. So it’s good to look after them rather than risk losing all your hard work. Here are two very good options.
Food photography isn’t easy. It takes real skill to make food look inviting and tasty. Here are some of the best books to help.
One of the downsides of modern cameras and devices is keeping everything charged. A USB car charger adds a lot of options, especially when has dual ports.
Review of the Gitzo Traveler GT1542T. It’s small, light, and stable, a winning combination for DSLR and mirrorless cameras with small to medium lenses.
Book review. Taking photos of people offers endless variety. Whether it’s baby and kid photos, headshots of an aspiring actor, workers going about their work, or a family celebrating a special occasion, every photo has its own challenges and opportunities. This book aims to help.
Review. There’s much more to underwater photography than keeping your camera dry. This book outlines Photoshop post-production strategies for underwater photos.
An ND filter blocks light, meaning you can use a slower shutter speed or larger aperture. The Tiffen Variable ND Filter sounds great on paper, offering flexibility and convenience. Here’s how it performs in practice.
Timelapse Calculator for iPhone is a simple yet effective app for calculating shoot durations, frame rates, and clip lengths for creating time-lapse video.
One of my few complaints about the Panasonic Lumix GF1 is that it doesn’t have a built-in intervalometer to take time lapse shots. But for about $50-$70 you can get a third party timer cable release that does the job quite nicely.
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry SacksSmall, cheap, endlessly useful for travel photography and something I like to keep in my camera bag at all times.
If you’re looking to do any kind of underwater photography, this might well be just the book you’re after.
Book review of The Art and Business of Photography by Susan Carr, a practical look at the photography business in today’s economy.
Do you know your pollo from your polo, your ghee from your gobi, your sangak from your samosa? Or, most importantly, your Marmite from your Vegemite? The Pocket Diction of Ethnic Foods might be just what you need to navigate the wonders and potential disasters of hard-to-decipher menus in foreign lands.
What if you want to be sure to get a shot of the sunset over a mountain range or the full moon with the Eiffel Tower? The Photographer’s Ephemeris helps with that.