The first full week of October kicked off with a bang, with lots of great reviews and educational content from our team.

Lauri Novak kicked off the week talking about how to be a mentor, while Bryan Esler talked reviewed Impact white satin umbrellas. Rich Harrington gave his insight on Lume Cube 2.0, Kevin Ames reviewed his Xpozer print and Nate Joaquin Torres gave us three tips to get started with event photography.

be a photography mentor Being a photography mentor - Vanelli wrote a great article about asking for a mentor, having a mentor and finding a mentor. It made me think about the other side of that. What about BEING a mentor? Why be a mentor? In teaching, we learn. It’s something a photography mentor of mine said quite a few years ago and it’s […]
An umbrella nightmare — Impact to the rescue - For years, I’ve relied on white umbrellas for my off-camera lighting work. They’ve worked great. I still have two 7-foot umbrellas by Paul C. Buff from when I first got my AlienBee B800 flash units (which I no longer use). But as time went by, I realized I needed some smaller umbrella options. The 84-inch […]
Lume Cube 2.0 is a brilliant addition to your photo or video gear bag - I’ve been a massive fan of the Lume Cube lights since I first discovered them (you can pick one up here). The small size of the Lume Cube 2.0 offers powerful light and a ton of options. Unique features round out the offering at a price that makes them a bargain. And now, with version […]
My Xpozer print of the Eiffel tower hangs over my sofa. My Xpozer print arrived today! - I week ago I wrote about ordering my first Xpozer print. It arrived today and in less than half an hour, I had the 30-by-45 inch print hanging above my sofa. The Xpozer print and frame came in a triangular box with info-graphics showing how to open it. The print was rolled loosely on top […]
Three powerful event photography tips for beginners - (Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Nate Joaquin Torres. Nate is a photographer based in Orange County/Los Angeles who specializes in portrait, lifestyle and event photography. He loves minimalist and artistic photography that has a film feel. Visit him online at natejoaquinphotography.com.) Photographing events can be very fun. You feel the energy of […]