On Photo Gear

  • Nikon Shows What All The Fuss is About in Having Video In A DSLR

    Jul 10th, 2009  |  21 Comments

    Nikon has just released a new site, called the “Nikon D-Movie Screening Room” that features high-definition video clips shot entirely with their DSLR’s that have built-in video capabilities (the Nikon D90 and D5000 cameras). I have to say, it’s pretty amazing to see what can be done, thanks to the ability to use Nikon cameraContinue…

  • First Look Review: Innovatronix Explorer XT Battery Pack for Studio Lighting On Location

    Jun 19th, 2009  |  50 Comments

    I’m calling this a “First Look” review because I’ve only gotten one opportunity to really work with this pack, but since I did use it out in the field (I did an on-location shoot for a book project), I wanted to give you my first impressions. The Problem If you wanted to take studio lightningContinue…

  • Review: Lastolite Kickerlite Floor Level Softbox

    Jun 15th, 2009  |  16 Comments

    I’ve been wanting to try out Lastolite’s new Kickerlite ever since I read about it back around the Photokina time frame, and while doing some shoots for my Digital Photography book, Volume 3 , I finally got a chance to use it, and I have to say, it’s surprisingly sweet (and a lot better thanContinue…

  • 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…

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