Litepanels Gemini 2×1 RGB-WW LED Panel

A high-powered panel for video or still photography
Litepanels Gemini 2x1 RGB-WW LED Panel
The Gemini on the job. An Innovator In Lighting Litepanels has always been an innovative company. Ever since its formation in 2001, Litepanels has been a name synonymous with serious LED lighting used in all kinds of production. Today, the Litepanels Astra is one of the most ubiquitous LED panels in the business. Over the past few years, though, the... Read more

G-Technology G Speed Shuttle SSD And Drobo 5D3

Two unique storage options for the prolific photographer and videographer
Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, is famously credited with saying “you can never be too rich or too thin,” although for the photographer and videographer, that maxim might better be “your computer can never be too fast or have too much storage.” Creating the bits and bytes of a digital photography or videography workflow is the everyday business... Read more

Rotolight Neo 2

One light, endless possibilities for still + motion work
The Rotolight Neo 2 is an exciting hybrid, designed for an age where photographers and videographers increasingly are the same person. The Neo 2 is a high-powered, consistent LED light, but it has a superpower, one that makes it more versatile than just about any LED on the market. The Neo2 is a high-quality, precision-built and color-accurate LED system,... Read more
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Mirrorless vs. DSLR

As mirrorless and DSLR systems become more powerful, a confrontation between them is brewing
In the annals of photography, it’s likely that 2017 will be recognized as the year in which the dominance in the digital photography camera market shifted from DSLR to mirrorless designs. That’s not to say that 2017 marks the demise of the DSLR, but instead, the first year in which it’s no longer possible to point to a number of key SLR strengths—most... Read more

Equipping The Outdoor Studio

The right lighting gear will allow you to take total control of lighting when your studio is the great outdoors
There are lots of reasons to make portraits outdoors. First and foremost, you avoid the expense and space requirements of setting up a studio. And since most studios are equipped with artificial lighting and modifiers, there’s a lot of gear to buy, too. Outdoors, however, you’re given the gift of one of the most powerful and beautiful light sources... Read more

The Best (Non-Photographic) Tools For Photographers

These tech items, gadgets, gizmos and services can make life better for any creative
Get a group of shooters together, and talk will soon turn to the various accessories inside our camera bags. Because we all like to take better photos with less effort, we spend a lot of time discussing the accessories we use to improve our photography. I’ve spent countless hours debating the best flash trigger or circular polarizer, and I’ve hunted... Read more

The Perfect Print From Start To Finish

Choosing the right paper for your photo’s subject to create exceptional fine art prints
Cheryl Walsh prints “The Ascension of Salacia” on Canson Infinity Edition Etching. When Cheryl Walsh isn’t submerged in her swimming pool shooting fine art portraits of models or on dry land creating portraits for high school seniors, she can be found at her computer, preparing to bring her images to life through prints. With a dual photography... Read more

Sony’s Low-Cost MCX-500 Makes Multi-Cam Streaming Easy

Connect and broadcast with this affordable, portable video system
Since the dawn of television, the Production Control Room has been the heart and mind of the broadcast operation. Comprised of an array of video and audio equipment, the Production Control Room (often called the PCR, or commonly the “control room”) turns the streams of video and audio into the output we consume over the air, via cable or... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Putting It Together

When you’re trying to capture the power of a storm or the beauty of the outdoors, the camera makes all the difference
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and M.Zuiko PRO lenses
© Jamie MacDonald. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, 150mm, ƒ/2.8 at 1/1250 sec., ISO 200 When you’re standing on the shores of Lake Michigan in a torrential downpour, waiting to capture lightning strikes from an intensifying storm, the weather sealing of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and M.Zuiko PRO lenses means... Read more

G|Drive Mobile SSD R-Series Hands-On Review

Unmatched storage performance in a hard drive that fits in your pocket, with room to spare
At some point in the relatively-near future, the traditional hard drive-comprised of spinning platters of magnetic material will disappear from the marketplace. The fragility of conventional drives is offset by the low cost of production, but as solid-state memory drops in price, the cost benefits of sticking with a large, delicate recording device... Read more