A Great New Camera Backpack on Indiegogo

A Great New Camera Backpack on Indiegogo

For a few months now I've been using the brand new Momento camera backpack from Ambitionem, and it's honestly been one of my favorites (and I've used a LOT). With a fairly compact size and good looking design that doesn't feel awkward on either a casual day with the family or a professional shoot, it [...]

iFootage K7 Video Head (& Fastbowl TC9 Legs)

iFootage K7 Video Head (& Fastbowl TC9 Legs)

A good, fairly compact, high capacity and full featured video head and tripod is hard to come by without breaking the bank. While hardly the cheapest on the market, the K7 head and TC9 legs from iFootage are also far from the most expensive; but they're a very professional option with lots of convenient little [...]

BlackRapid Breathe Straps Review

BlackRapid Breathe Straps Review

BlackRapid has quite a reputation in the camera strap market, and most users either love or hate them. While I did have a few complaints in the past, they’ve always been pretty great. Recently, I’ve had the chance to test quite a few from their updated “Breathe” series though, and I have to say- they [...]

SmallRig Wooden Side Grip Review

Today I wanted to show you one of my favorite SmallRig accessories, the wooden side handle. This isn’t the most necessary SmallRig part I have, but like I said it’s one of my favorites. The new GH5 cage did make it much easier to handhold the camera even with the cage attached, but this grip is [...]

SmallRig Updated GH5 Cage (2049)

SmallRig Updated GH5 Cage (2049)

Not long ago I reviewed the GH5 cage made by SmallRig, and generally speaking I loved it. It’s very well made, no scratches or rough joints, beautifully finished and simple, yet well functioning. There were a few points though that, while they didn’t bother me personally, could use improving. Not long after that, SmallRig announced a [...]

SmallRig EVF Mount Options

This time I’m taking a quick look at a few extra accessories for the SmallRig cage and rod system which I reviewed here.What I have is the Safety NATO Rail with a 15mm Rod Clamp and a 6 inch Rod/90 Degree Rod Adapter to help connect it to my main setup. You can attach your [...]

SmallRig GH5 Cage & Accessories

SmallRig GH5 Cage & Accessories

The SmallRig GH5 cage and accessories make for a very fairly priced and very high quality rig. While a lot of details may not appear drastically different from other designs, that’s not a bad thing. Especially considering the price. Getting a solid, trustworthy and functional rig setup is what counts and SmallRig definitely delivers on [...]

Macro Photography – Tips and Tricks

Macro Photography – Tips and Tricks

While I'm usually a portrait or wedding photographer, there are lots of other areas of photography that really interest me. One of the first was macro photography. Certain aspects of practicing macro photography helped me in portraiture as well, such as how to effectively use a manual focus lens and a real concentration on composition. [...]