On Reviews

  • 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  |  34 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…

  • 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…

  • Review: The New Elinchrom BXRI-500 Strobes

    Mar 16th, 2009  |  70 Comments

    I’ve been working with the newly introduced Elinchrom BXRI-500 studio strobes, and I did a video review for you guys (below) to look at the pros and cons of this new mid-level set-up. Here’s the link to the complete Elinchrom BXRI 500 kit at B&H Photo (They currently show it selling for $1550, with twoContinue…

  • Kick-Butt New “Fashion Photography Accessory” Discovery!

    Jan 27th, 2009  |  24 Comments

    At Christmas I got a very cool new electric guitar from my wife (that’s not the accessory, by the way), and she wanted to make sure I got a guitar I really liked, so I went to the local music store to find one I liked, but while there, I walked by the drum departmentContinue…

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