On Reviews

  • Terry Reviews Westcott’s New Green Screen Kit

    Aug 13th, 2009  |  6 Comments

    Hey, before I mention Terry’s review, I have to stop right now and give a big thanks to Jamie Smith for yesterday’s totally awesome Guest Blog. I loved it!!!! (and I think Jamie has a second career in writing just waiting in the wings). I loved the insights he gave into working for Jay, andContinue…

  • A First Look at the new Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Battery-Powered Strobe System

    Jul 16th, 2009  |  42 Comments

    Last week Mark Astmann from Bogen Imaging came by our studios, and showed us one of the coolest, and most anticipated, new battery-powered strobe systems ever, and well…you’ve just gotta watch the video below to see what all the fuss is about (Note: this is the same kit that Joe McNally was using for hisContinue…

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

    Jun 19th, 2009  |  49 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…

  • Review: Topaz Adjust Plug-in for Photoshop

    Jun 4th, 2009  |  58 Comments

    After my review here on the blog of the Lucis Pro 6 plug-in (link), I had a number of readers asking if I had tried the Topaz Adjust plug-in, as they felt it gave a similar high-contrast look for a fraction of Lucis Pro’s nearly $600 price tag (Topaz Adjust sells for $49). So, IContinue…

  • REVIEW: Think Tank Photo’s Airport Security V2.0 Rolling Camera Bag

    Apr 14th, 2009  |  33 Comments

    If you’ve read this blog for any time now, you’ve heard my frustration about how I can’t find a camera bag that works for me when shooting sports. In fact, many of you who are pro sports shooters have come up with a suggestions and after my last trip to Birmingham to shoot the IndyContinue…

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