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Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 21, 2015  |  0 comments

IIncase has teamed up with pro surfer Kelly Slater to release new backpacks and bags designed specifically for action cameras. Called the Incase x Kelly Slater Action Camera Collection, the bag and accessory line was designed for GoPro users and outdoor photography enthusiasts in collaboration with Slater and world-famous water photographer Todd Glaser.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 20, 2015  |  1 comments

I’m as bad as the next guy when it comes to tripods. I know I should know better—they’re the only accessory you can buy that has the potential to improve every single picture you take. I’ve written about tripods at least a hundred times. That said, there have been too many occasions when I’ve been two-legged when I should have used three.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Capturing Couture’s Cap Saver: This tiny device eliminates the possibility of accidentally losing your lens cap. Available in five styles (polka dot, diamond, flower, alphabet and paper flower) and 16 color choices (including clear, white, lime green, light pink, tan, purple and cream) this small decorative disk attaches directly to your lens cap with an adhesive, and the elastic loop securely wraps around your lens. The suggested retail price ranges from $10 to $12—depending upon the style.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 19, 2015  |  0 comments

Kenko Tokina has introduced the new Hoya HD3 series of pro photographic filters. The HD3 UV and Circular Polarizer filters are designed to give photographers the ability to capture high-quality images in extreme settings without loss of color balance, contrast, or clarity due to adverse environmental conditions.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Savage Universal’s Printed Background Papers: Printed Background Papers are available in 24 styles and colors. The patterns are continuous along the complete length of the roll and the backdrops are core wound for easy hanging. Printed Background Paper measures 53"x18' and are ideal for studio sessions, celebrations, photo booths and much more. Crafted from high-quality paper with a non-reflective surface. The paper density is 180 GSM, basis weight: 100 pounds, acid-free material with a core diameter: 2.125 inches (interior).

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 06, 2015  |  0 comments

The Cokin 58mm PURE Harmonie Variable Density Neutral Gray Filter: A variable ND filter that provides a reduction of about 1 to 8 stops. The 0.3 to 2.4+ (ND2-ND300) density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture (or slower shutter speed) than normally required. Control the degree of density by rotating the front filter ring. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is also visually demarcated with dots that represent one stop of neutral density.

The EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology is a multi-layered anti-reflective coating applied to the filter substrate in order to maintain effective light transmission and suppress surface reflections and flar—the coating provides protection against water, oil, dust, soil, and scratches. This optical glass filter is set in a thin aluminum ring, which measures just 9.5mm-thick. This slender profile is ideally suited for use with wide-angle lenses in order to lessen vignetting. The suggested retail price is $108.99.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Bracketron intros the new Xventure TwistX 360 line of universal rotating camera mounts built to capture all of your outdoor adventures. The 360-degree rotating base and the adapters make this device compatibile with any action camera, the TwistX 360 Buckle Adapter, Clip, Wrist, Hand, Helmet, Shoulder and Pet Mounts are gear kit essentials for travel, outdoor and sports enthusiasts. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 04, 2015  |  0 comments

The LensCoat TravelHood is a lightweight alternative to the rigid style lens hood that came with your lens. The ribbed design allows users to fold the TravelHood nearly flat so it can be easily stored in your gear bag, backpack or suitcase. Crafted in the USA from lightweight water resistant material, the TravelHood prevents glare and lens flare and protect the lens from scratches, rain and dust. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 31, 2015  |  0 comments

A few years back, while waiting for a beautiful but thoroughly flakey model in the parking lot of a restaurant near Liberty State Park, my boredom was interrupted by a black Lincoln Town Car that slipped suspiciously past me and parked a few spaces away. After several minutes, two men exited the sedan. They were wearing tuxedos and looked rather serious. The trunk lid popped open. Ignoring me completely, they rummaged through the trunk. One of the men removed his tux jacket and strapped on a large black holster. A moment later, the other did the same. I slid down in my seat, wondering if I was about to witness some weird reenactment of High Noon, right there in Jersey City.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Leather Camera Lasso: The Leather Camera Lasso is made from high quality Chicago-bred leather, tanned by pal Shawn in his Florida studio. The Lasso keeps your camera safe and secure so you can capture those hard-to-get shots. The Lasso is easy to attach to any camera with a strap loop. Simply slip your hand through the looped side and clip the other end to your camera. When you’re finished shooting, you can wrap the Lasso around your wrist, keep it clipped it to your camera or even keep it in your pocket. The price is $64.

 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Inkodye Photo Printing Kit: This creative kit allows you to use wet darkroom photography techniques to create unique works of art on fabric, wood (or nearly any material). Simply paint on the liquid, then put a negative (or any object) on top of it and put it in the sun. The UV (or sunlight) develops it so there's no need for a darkroom. This starter kit gets you set up with everything you need to make a print: blue, black & purple dyes, four blank negatives, a fabric swatch, step-by-step video instructions, a test negative and detergent to stop the developing. You can use negatives to print pictures or use small objects—like plants, feathers, coins, toys, paper cut outs—to create silhouettes. The kit has a retail value of $39. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 20, 2015  |  0 comments

The Gnarbox in an intriguing new storage device created for photographers and videographers on the move. It's a Kickstarter project but it recently blew past its funding goal, raising more than $200,000 in five days.

Jason Schneider  |  Jul 20, 2015  |  0 comments

The flash bracket has become the “forgotten accessory” in photography but it’s still an essential tool if you’re looking to achieve consistent studio-quality lighting on the fly.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Polaris Karat Flash Meter: This new flash meter is from Polaris and OmegaBrandess. The slim and lightweight Polaris Karat was redesigned and features an easy to read LCD display and a flash duration function on a light meter. Measure the flash duration of your strobes with this unique function. The Karat also has an Auto ISO function. By setting your Aperture and Shutter Speed it will give you the appropriate ISO setting. With Flash Duration mode, Flash Ratio, Auto ISO and Contrast Function, Memory Function as well as Ambient light reading in both incident and reflective the Polaris Karat offers a wide variety of features and performance at a fraction of the cost of other similar models. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Want to easily project your photos onto a screen or wall to impress clients or friends? You can do it with Canon’s just announced Mini Projector C-5, which is small (124×71×20mm) and light (169g) enough to fit in your pocket and take anywhere.

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