Posts Tagged ‘gear’

Gear Avoidance Syndrome: It Might be Healthy for Your Photography

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GAS, also known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome, is very common among photographers. It simply means that you just can’t get enough new lenses, equipment and upgrade your camera as soon as possible in order to have more options and – according to the seemingly prevalent opinion – become better.

But have you ever thought about the opposite side of this imaginary disease – the Gear Avoidance Syndrome? A syndrome that might even be good for you and your photography. And your wallet.
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A Primer on Insuring Your Camera Gear and Making It Recoverable

If you’ve invested any significant amount of money in your camera gear, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s insured against loss or damage. If you’ve never really explored this subject before, here’s a helpful video that can bring you up to speed. It’s a 13-minute overview by the folks over at DSLR Video Shooter on the best services and solutions out there for making sure your gear is insured and recoverable.

Gear Insurance: Best Solutions, Tips and Tools [DSLR Video Shooter]

Flex is a Versatile Light Mat That Can Be Bent Into All Kinds of Shapes

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The Flex is a new light solution that comes in the form of a bendable white mat covered with LED lights. It’s designed to be a flexible (literally) light source for photographers and videographers that can illuminate spaces that traditional lights may be too clunky for.
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CamsFormer is an Attachment for DSLRs that Adds Triggering, Remote Control, and More

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Competition in the DSLR attachment space is heating up. Joining the likes of TriggerTrap and CASE Remote is a new product called CamsFormer, a single DSLR attachment that adds wireless camera control, time-lapse, high speed triggering, and motorized pan/tilt/zoom.
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F-Stop Gear Is Creating a Camera Backpack Designed Specifically for Women

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With the exception of color choices, more often than not, photography gear is designed to be unisex. This isn’t inherently an issue, but when it comes down to it, there’s no denying that male and female bodies differ from one another in certain respects.

It would make sense, then, that wearable gear be designed to reflect these differences, right? F-Stop Gear thinks so, which is why they’ve decided to design a camera bag built specifically for women.

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Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the ‘it’s not the gear, it’s the photographer’ is the proverbial dead horse that’s occasionally given a beating, but it’s a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they’re asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo? Read more…

Infographic Reveals What Gear is Stolen Most and Where You’re Most Likely to Get Robbed

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Last year, anti-theft service Lenstag pulled all of its stats together to figure out what photography gear is stolen the most and where it’s most likely to be stolen from. Now, one year older and a full ten times bigger, they decided to give the infographic a more comprehensive go. Read more…

COOPH Introduces Multi-Functional Clothing Line Designed for Photographers by Photographers

The Cooperative of Photography, affectionately referred to as by most as COOPH, has officially announced a very useful new line of clothing designed by photographers, for photographers.

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If Your Photos Aren’t Good Enough, Your Camera Isn’t Expensive Enough

Berkeley, 2014. Shot on a smartphone.

The best camera in street photography is the most expensive one.

If I gave myself advice in street photography if I started all over again I would tell myself, “Eric, buy yourself the most expensive camera out there for street photography. You are a newbie and not very good at shooting street photography. You are nervous. You don’t know any technical settings. You are afraid. You aren’t inspired. You don’t have any good work. Buying a really expensive camera will make you great.” Read more…

Clever $15 DIY Gear Hack Straps All Your Stray Light Stands Together for Easy Carrying

When it comes to carrying light stands, it’s usually best to use a dedicated case so they don’t get damaged and carrying them is less of a hassle. But there are times when a case isn’t a viable option. This usually leaves you struggling to carry them all at once or making multiple trips to the car just to get your light stands.

Thankfully, Dave Bode from Tuts Plus has come up with a cheap and clever gear-hack that makes carrying several mismatched light stands a lot less awkward.

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