Dealing With Photo Stealers

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My fellow photographer brothers and sisters: Some of you need to seriously chill out with the watermarks. It takes away from your work. I know it is frustrating to stumble across your image on a website that never asked for your permission to use your work, much less offered to pay for it. Different people […]

Did Fujifilm Fail Photographers with the Firmware 4.0 Update?

Did Fujifilm Fail Photographers with the Firmware 4.0 Update?

x Giovanni takes a deep dive into the Fujifilm Firmware 4.0 update and explains how to get the most out of your Fuji camera. Fujifilm firmware 4.0 update – (FREE) – Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD – ($1300 – body only) – FUJINON LENS XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS […]

SoundSoap 4 Upgrade Available


SoundSoap has been part of many audio pros’ workflow for several years. Use SoundSoap by itself using the included desktop application for Mac or Windows or, use it right inside your favorite media editing applications like Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere CC, ProTools, Logic X, Cubase, EDIUS, GarageBand, and others. SoundSoap comes with VST, Audio […]

Lens Baby for FUJI X


Lens baby has just announced the release of their Velvet 56, Circular Fisheye, and Composer Pro with Sweet 35 or Sweet 50 are now available in Fuji X, Micro 4/3rds and other mirrorless mounts. Their Velvet 56 classic portrait lens gives you a velvety, ethereal start with a smooth finish, from the big picture to […]

Grovemade Trackpad Tray

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Grovemade just introduced a Trackpad Tray, a modern way to protect and display Apple’s Magic Trackpad. The tray is carved from solid wood, reinforced with sturdy aluminum, and lined with soft cork to keep Apple’s Magic Trackpad in place. You can store extra batteries, paper clips, and other diminutive items for increased workspace storage. Grovemade’s […]

Unboxing: Fujinon XF 50mm-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens

Unboxing: Fujinon XF 50 140mm F2 8 R LM OIS WR

x This beautiful beast, the Fujinon XF 50 140mm F2 8 R LM OIS WR, is a telephoto zoom offering the most frequently used telephoto focal lengths, equivalent to 76mm* to 213mm*, and a maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire focal range. It features including dust / water and low temperature resistance, a […]

ClamCase Pro for iPad

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ClamCase has been making pro keyboard cases for iPad going back to the iPad 2. So I’m not writing about anything new here – but it is new to me. As an event photographer I have to be mobile, efficient, and effective. For years I sacrificed my own mobility and efficiency with the misplaced notion […]

Social Media Photographer’s Shot Kit – Sports

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x After years, and I mean YEARS of loyally using Canon gear, I recently switched over to Fujifilm. Why? Trey Ratcliff of Stuck In Customs was a trailblazer in the mirror-less switching movement. When he announced he was dropping Nikon for the Sony mirror-less cameras, I realized that considering a switch was a reality. However, Trey shoots […]

Camera. Reinvented.


Lily, a company pioneering easy-to-use, self-flying cameras, today debuted the Lily Camera, the world’s first throw-and-shoot that flies itself. Initiated with a simple throw in the air, the Lily Camera automatically follows its owner, capturing stunning footage and high definition images while hovering in place or flying at speeds up to 25 mph. The camera, […]