Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter’

The Foldio2 Foldable Pop-Up Light Box for Product Photos is Bigger, Brighter, and Better than Ever

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Remember Foldio? Introduced a little over a year ago today, it’s an ultra-portable, foldable light box that gave smartphone photographers the ability to capture much more professional looking product shots. And if you want to know just how popular it as, keep in mind the Foldio Kickstarter raised over $170,000 when its goal was only $10K.

Well, today Foldio comes back with a vengeance by introducing the Foldio2: a bigger, brighter version of the first Foldio that is well on its way to smashing that $170K funding bar they set with the first campaign. Read more…

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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Remotely Control the Direction and Angle of Your Off-Camera Speedlights with the Panlight

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There are times when having an extra hand while on a shoot would be a huge help, especially when you’re dealing with multiple lights that are mounted high up in a stand. Thankfully, a clever contraption is in the works that will rid you of these troubles, making it easier than ever to adjust your speedlights’ positioning on-the-fly whether or not you have an assistant nearby.

It’s called the Panlight and it’s essentially a remote-controlled pan and tilt head designed to be used specifically with speedlights and third party triggering systems.

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Blocks+ Modular Camera System Lets You Swap Out Parts to Fit Your Photo and Video Needs

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We’ve shared some interesting cameras in the past, but Blocks Camera’s new creation has to be one of the most unusual form factors we’ve ever laid eyes on.

The camera is called the Blocks+, and its modular design lets you to swap in-and-out components, called ‘blocks,’ to allow for an almost endless array of photographic and video options — from 3D to 360º photography.

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Poignant Portraits of Americans in Debt Explore the Role Debt Plays in Our Personal Identity

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For photographer Brittany M. Powell, debt isn’t just the subject of a personal portrait project, it’s a harsh reality that she’s had to face herself.

Inspired by her own experience with debt and bankruptcy after the financial crisis in 2008, she set out to expose the truth about debt and how it impacts both our society and our personal identity in The Debt Project. Read more…

The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone into an Instant Camera… and Then Some

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Instant photography is making a big comeback lately. As both the success of The Impossible Project and the popularity of Fuji’s most recent Instax models can attest to, people want to hold prints in their hand, and if they can do it as soon as they take the picture, all the better.

Prynt is a product that is planning to ride this popularity wave at its peak by combining instant printing with mobile photography in an extremely convenient fashion: by creating a photo printing case for your phone. Read more…

Breakthrough Photography’s X-Series Filters are Ultra-Thin, Easy to Remove, and Affordable

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Breakthrough Photography today announced a new lineup of X-Series Traction UV and ND filters that are drawing a lot more attention than your standard lens filter typically gets.

The series consists of three separate models, each of which measures in at between 3.2 and 3.5mm in depth, comes in filter sizes between 49mm and 82mm, and includes a clever ring setup that makes placing and removing the filters less of a hassle. Read more…

MagMod Adds MagSphere and MagBounce Diffusers to Its Line of Magnetic Flash Modifiers

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The ultra-popular line of magnetic flash modifiers MagMod burst onto the scene around this time last year with a product so simple and well received they raised six times their Kickstarter goal.

Now, a year later and a year wiser, they’re expanding the brand with the MagSphere and MagBounce: in their words, “the easiest, softest, simplest, most versatile & efficient flash diffusers ever.” Read more…

The Kúla Bebe Lets You Capture 3D Photos and Video with Almost Any Smartphone

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Just over a year ago we showed you the Kúla Deeper, a DSLR add-on that effectively turns any DSLR into a 3D camera. Now the Kúla team is back, and they wanna do the same thing to your smartphone.

Introducing the Kúla Bebe, an almost identical add-on designed with smartphones in mind.

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The Intrepid 4×5 is a Large Format Camera That’s Light On Your Back and Your Wallet

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If you’ve been wanting to get into the large format game, but the financial investment was just too rich for your blood, the Intrepid 4×5 camera might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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