Event pro Jeff Cable picks his must-have equipment for shooting events
By Dan Havlik
Jeff Cable is a master of event photography whether he’s shooting a Bar Mitzvah or the Olympic games. A photographer for Team USA, he’s captured the last six Olympics in Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi, Rio de Janeiro, and PyeongChang.
Cable also covers events, including weddings, closer to home in the Saratoga, California-region where...
Photographers never seem to have enough photo accessories, which is probably why manufacturers keep making them. Last year I put together a comprehensive guide to the best photo accessories you can buy and, wouldn’t you know it, 2021 has already brought more cool new stuff to add to your photography arsenal.
Below are my picks for the top five...
Accessories are keeping pace with all the many changes in the world of photography and content creation
Camera supports and gear bags seem to have one important thing in common: You can never be satisfied with just one. Today, it’s even harder to resist with so many advancements in image creation that have revolutionized the products used in all aspects of the field, from the ever-increasing miniaturization and ease of use offered by mobile phones to...
For stability, ease of use and flexibility when you’re locking off the camera, it’s hard to beat a ballhead
The many benefits of a ballhead are well known. They’re solid and stable, and they’re easy to adjust in an almost unlimited way. On most models, a single locking knob is the only control you need to manipulate. You’ll see a couple of distinct ballhead designs, one where the ball moves within a cylindrical housing, and the other where...
When you’re shooting still images, keeping the camera absolutely rock-steady is critical. Everyone knows this.
By The Editors
When you’re shooting still images, keeping the camera absolutely rock-steady is critical. Everyone knows this. When we handhold, we recognize that we’re working in a suboptimal manner and we do what we can to mitigate the inherent issue of camera shake by using higher shutter speeds and image stabilization. We do what we can to steady the camera...
Modern tripods represent extensive research and development in materials and stability technology
The leg material accounts for most of a tripod’s weight and steadiness. For years, there were two choices: wood or aluminum. Today, you can still buy wood or aluminum tripods, but higher-tech materials that are sturdier and dampen vibrations more effectively are available. Wood is favored by many large-format shooters because it’s...