For the past few months I have been lucky enough to review the Dr70D linear recorder from Tascam. Coming from a wedding videographer and corporate background I understand that you cannot really get by on just using the 3.5mm jack or XLR port provided to you on most DSLR / ENG cameras and a separate system is usually required to… Continue reading "Tascam DR70D Review"
The lovely team at Ztylus sent me a set of their primes lenses for iPhone a few months ago and I’ve been putting them through their paces. I wanted to have a decent amount of time with them before I put my thoughts to paper, as it were. To begin with, Ztylus is a company that makes lens solutions for… Continue reading "Ztylus Z Prime System for iPhone Review"
Many people would like to “do street photography”, but simply don’t know where to start. Valérie Jardin’s new ebook “Street Photography: First steps and beyond” is a great place for those people to start. It’s also a great read for anyone that already practices street photography. There’s so much information in the book there truly is something for everyone. Disclosure… Continue reading "Street Photography: First Steps and Beyond"
I had the previous ColorChecker from X-rite which was for photography, but still worked great for video. I was pretty excited when I saw that the company had come out with a specific video model and was very keen to get one and try it out. I should take a step back and explain what the ColorChecker is and why… Continue reading "X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video review"
Those who know me, know that I have a bit of a thing for lights. Whenever there is some new idea or technique for using lights, I want to know all about it. I’m a bit of a nut for finding ways to use fewer lights or at least fewer heavy lights. I do need to travel quite often when… Continue reading "Ledgo Luxpad 43 Review"
A few weeks ago I visited the Little Orme, one of two headlands found on either side of Llandudno Bay in North Wales (UK). It is a wonderful place to walk and take photographs with fascinating wildlife you generally wouldn’t see elsewhere. At Angel Bay, a small cove that cuts into the Little Orme, you can also watch the resident… Continue reading "This is how well the Olympus Sync IS works for video with the M.Zuiko 300mm f/4"
I already have the Movcam cage for my Sony A7s and I’ve been pretty happy with it. When I heard that Movcam had come out with a new version for the Sony MK II cameras, I was keen to get my hands on it to see if if was simply adjusted to fit the new camera or if there were… Continue reading "Review: Movcam Cage for A7sII A7srII"
If you don’t have your data in at least three places then it doesn’t exist. I am a fiend for backing up for that reason and I think I’ve found the perfect set-up in my Promise R2+ and Synology network. For my production drive I use a Promise R2+ 6TB drive. So all the photos and videos that I’m working… Continue reading "A Look At My Synology Storage System for 4K Video and Photos"
Lights are a great resource when shooting interviews, or indoors, or basically with any camera other than the Sony A7s. I kid, I even need lights with the A7s sometimes; for example, if I was shooting an interview with an open window behind my subject. Now if I want to have what’s outside the window well-exposed and not completely blown… Continue reading "Flex Light Review"
The good people over at Promise Technology sent me over two of their RAID systems to have a look at. First, let’s talk about what a RAID system is and why it can be very useful for someone in the field of photography or video editing. One of the biggest challenges of the digital age is how to store all… Continue reading "Promise Pegasus2 M4 Review"