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Backlighting with Compact LED Lights

As the demand for video increases in a photographer’s workflow, so does the need for additional continuous lighting. The advent of LED lighting has seen the arrival of many lightweight

Hot Gear: Fuji XT-1

In a recent podcast conversation, I was able to talk to the fellas over at LensRentals.com. With their warehouse being full of every type of photography and videography gear, I

Canon 17-40 f4L USM: My Unsung Hero

There are some lenses I just feel bad for. They’re neglected, under appreciated, under utilized all while the stars (like the 70-200 2.8 IS II USM) get all the love.

Product Review: MAKO HAUS Camera Straps

As photographers, we are always scoping out good camera straps and when you are around other photographers. It’s a topic that usually comes up especially if someone has a decent

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Hands-on Review

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Eduardo Angel, filmmaker and educator. The friendly waiter at the Turkish restaurant in Sohar, Oman, saw the camera on the table and

Nikon D5300 Mini Review

I recently took a Nikon D5300 camera on a road trip through Las Vegas and Utah. This is a recent release for Nikon and it’s a camera that has a

Gordon Parks — Half Past Autumn

An influential photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith, recently turned me on to the works of Gordon Parks. Smith told me about some of Parks’s famous images, but he also said that

Spiffy Gear Light Blaster

When first handed the Light Blaster, I was a little dubious. It seemed a bit like a kitschy toy not suited for a professional kit. But, like most things, its usefulness is largely dependent on the person using it and the goals they have in mind. Once I got my head around the idea, the Light Blaster makes a lot of sense in the creative arsenal of many photographers.

Sol: Sun Clock — App Review

I was recently invited to review an app from Juggleware called Sol: Sun Clock (iOS only). Claiming to be “the Swiss Army Knife of sunlight tools” and useful to “plan

Unboxing the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

This continues our look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Make sure you check out Scott’s interview with Blackmagic Design. In this post, I literally unwrap the camera for the

HP ZBook 14 First Look

At this year’s NAB, the Photofocus team got a chance to catch up with HP about their new computers. This one we had to keep a secret until it was

Enter to win a new camera, a Spider Holster prize package and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a Spider Holster package and a gift card from B&H Photo!