On Photo Gear

  • Tuesday News Stuff (and my 2nd Award Winning Product Pick of the Year!)

    May 12th, 2009  |  17 Comments

    Think Tank’s Airport Security 2 Gets a “Scott Thinks It’s Hot!” Award My recent trips to Birmingham and DLWS in the Other Banks totally cemented it—-the Think Tank Airport Security 2 is the rolling camera bag of my dreams. It has totally replaced my beloved Lowe Pro Pro Roller 1, which served me well forContinue…

  • Report from The Digital Landscape Workshop Series (DLWS) with Moose, Joe and Laurie

    May 5th, 2009  |  36 Comments

    So after I shot the Honda Superbike Races on Sunday in Birmingham, I hopped a flight (well, two flights), up to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to be a part of Moose Peterson’s DLWS (Digital Landscape Workshop Series) “Outer Banks” workshop, which kicked off Sunday night (I’m not teaching; I just came to shoot and hangContinue…

  • Studio Strobes vs. Small Off-Camera Flashes

    Apr 20th, 2009  |  89 Comments

    I finally got around to covering a question that I get asked so often from readers here on the blog, and that is: “What is the difference between off camera flash (like a Nikon SB-800 or SB-900, or a Canon 580 EXII), and a Studio Strobe?” If I have time, I sometimes answer people backContinue…

  • Nikon Announces New D-5000 DSLR with HD Video, Swivel Screen, and More!

    Apr 14th, 2009  |  31 Comments

    The rumor mill was right on the money—-today (as expected) Nikon did introduce a new entry-level DSLR—the Nikon D-5000 (shown above; photos courtesy of Nikon), which includes the ability to shoot HD video (like the D90), but it also includes a new swivel Vari-angle screen on the back, along with “Subject Tracking autofocus which automaticallyContinue…

  • Review: Jobo photoGPS for Digital Cameras

    Mar 31st, 2009  |  72 Comments

    I know a lot of people have been after me to test the Jobo photoGPS unit, so when I did the shoot of Tiger Woods at Tavistock a couple of weeks ago, I took the photoGPS along to give it a real world in-field test. After testing it for a while, I called my assistantContinue…

  • Follow-up to my Elinchrom BXRI 500 Strobes Review

    Mar 20th, 2009  |  11 Comments

    After I posted my video review of the Elinchrom BXRI-500 strobes earlier this week, I was contacted by the folks at Bogen Imaging (who distribute Elinchrom gear here in the US), and who watched my review and saw that one of my few minor “dings” about them was the fact that you needed to keepContinue…

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