On Photo Gear

  • 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…

  • 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…

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