Reviews

Photive 5-Port 25W USB Charger

Photive 5-Port 25W USB Charger

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 USB Hub with Style

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.

Travel Tripod Reviews

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.

EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud Review

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.

MeFoto GlobeTrotter / Travel Tripod Review

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.

Cloud Storage for Photographers

Storing and backing up photos in the cloud is a great option as part of a broader backup system. But not every cloud storage service is a good fit. Here’s a roundup of some of the best cloud storage for photographers.

Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-on Review

Fujifilm has a new contender for the best mirrorless camera. On paper it looks impressive. Here’s how it performed in real-world shooting.

Lens Diameter Marking

How to Find the Lens Diameter of a Camera Lens

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. Includes lens filter size charts for major brands.

Better Protection for Memory Cards

Memory cards are very resilient, 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.

People Photography: Capturing Lifestyle for Art & Stock

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.

Tiffen Variable ND Filter Review

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

Timelapse Calculator for iPhone is a simple yet effective app for calculating shoot durations, frame rates, and clip lengths for creating time-lapse video.

Time-Lapse Photography with a Panasonic Lumix GF1

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.

Pocket Dictionary of Ethnic Foods

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.