Lume Cube is running a contest on adventure photography. It's open to all skill levels of photographers. The adventures are those that any experience seeker would make photos of. Someone stepping off a train, a mountain goat in craggy rocks, riding a camel, an ice cave sojourn or even buying food from a street vendor are all great subjects for this contest. Click here to for the overview. Prizes (1) Grand Prize: — Lume Cube AIR (value $70) — $250 Gift Card to Lume Cube store — Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon Tripod and Lowepro … [Read more...] about Adventure photography contest from Lume Cube
A while back, I saw a photo my friend Gary Alan Brink posted of the Fallasburg Bridge in Lowell, MI. It featured a car driving through the covered bridge, creating for quite the night scene. I had long been a fan of the bridge but had only ever photographed it during the day. I wondered what I could capture after seeing his inspiration. I decided to bring my Lume Cubes along, thinking that I could light paint the bridge, similarly to how this barn shot turned out. But upon arriving at the bridge, there was one problem — there was no easy … [Read more...] about Creating one-of-a-kind landscapes with Lume Cubes
The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we tackled the ins and outs of ISO, got tips on how to recover tough exposures, began to tackle Facebook ads, got some tips on photographing newborns, lit up a barn with Lume Cubes and more. … [Read more...] about Weekly Wrap-Up: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019
If you follow Olympus Visionary Jamie MacDonald, you might be familiar with "the barn." Located in Eaton Rapids, MI, this barn is on private property, but Jamie has permission and regularly photographs there. A few weeks ago, I finally had the chance to check out what I had only seen in pictures, in hopes that we'd combine the barn with some really cool lighting just after dark. The idea Jamie and I had talked about using his Mavic Air drone, and attaching a Lume Cube to the bottom of it. While Lume Cube makes drone kits, I didn't have one … [Read more...] about Lighting up a barn with Lume Cubes
The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we dove into the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X, learned about the aperture setting and how it affects exposure, checked out five awesome photo accessories, learned about the new Lume Cube Air and explored Shutter Priority mode. … [Read more...] about Weekly Wrap-Up: January 20-26, 2019
These days, regular people find themselves spending a lot more time in front of a camera. Whether it’s video conferencing apps to stay in touch, live streaming on social media, or participating in webinars, cameras are critical. It’s all about the light Of course, any good photographer will tell you, the key to a great looking image is light. And let’s face it, the web camera on your computer or mobile device is just not that good. In most situations, I look downright scary, and practically nobody looks as good as they do in real … [Read more...] about First look: Lume Cube Air VC for Smartphones & Tablets
Holiday lights are so cool. If the tree didn't dry out and start dropping needles, I think I'd petition my wife to leave them set up all year. They just give such a terrific mood. It's because they have a warm tone and because they are so spread out they make a very soft light. Plus, when they are in the background of the photo, they make really cool bokeh bobbles. I wanted to utilize these lights in the background, so I needed to build the light in the foreground so that it wouldn't overpower the twinkle in the back. Here's how to do it. Use … [Read more...] about Portrait Tips: Build a scene with Lume Cubes & holiday lights
By itself, the Lume Cube is a powerful and capable 1500-lumen, 6000k color temperature light, in a small, portable and easy-to-use package. It is a 1.5" square aluminum housing with 1/4"-20 female threads that allow you to mount it in many different ways. It's waterproof to 100' and uses micro USB to power it or to recharge the battery. There is also a smartphone application you can get for your iOS or Android devices that use Bluetooth to remotely control the lights and you have 10 adjustable light levels including flash rates by pushing a … [Read more...] about A quick look at the Lume Cube Professionals’ Pack
Lately, I feel like gels have become all the rage in the photography world and I am loving it. I was recently teaching at my son's school, as I am the teacher for their school's photography club. I was showing some images for colored lights when a student turned to me and said, "But how do I get a colored light look if I don't have any gels?" I couldn't come up with an answer and I was slightly bugged, so I went home and started doing some experimenting and came up with two ideas — a posterboard and a projector! Let me first show you how … [Read more...] about How to get colored light without using gels, part one
Welcome to a brand new feature — the Weekly Wrap-Up — a compendium of some of the articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we got you ready for the holidays with plenty of Black Friday deals as well as our favorite gifts for photographers in our Holiday Gift Guide. Still looking for some savings and ideas? Check it out! … [Read more...] about Weekly Wrap-Up: November 18-24, 2018
Now that my Lume Cube Photographer's Pack was unboxed, it was time for me to go in the field and give it a try! I got out from my comfort zone as I wanted to force myself to work in a different way than I was used to. What did I end up photographing and how did I like working with my new lighting system? Inspiration First, I needed to get some inspiration. As I really wanted to give all the attention to the Lume Cubes, I thought it could be a really cool idea to take the pictures in the dark. Then, I had to find a place I could make those … [Read more...] about Creative lighting with Lume Cubes
It felt like early Christmas when I got my Lume Cube box delivery. The company guys sent multiple devices and accessories to try in order to see how I like them and for me to review. I've had one hands-on experience with these devices at the Photofocus Photowalk (at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City) but that's it. I have yet to discover almost everything about it. To become more familiar I am actually unboxing the Lume Cube and its accessories as I am writing this article. I thought I might as well bring you with me along the way so we could … [Read more...] about Unboxing my Lume Cube Photographer’s Pack
The new Lume Cube AIR is even more compact than the original and with a longer battery life. It has a powerful magnet on the back for mounting to any ferrous surface and it includes two diffusions domes (one white and one for tungsten lights (CTO)). You can control all its features from the LumeX app, which is a free download from your mobile device's app store. The video below expounds on how to get started using it. We'll have more reviews and use cases coming soon, but for now, go pick up the new Lume Cube AIR and start creating. It's … [Read more...] about First Look: Lume Cube AIR
We hope you can join us tonight, Oct. 26, for a New York City photowalk! We'll start in Times Square, help each other make great pictures and have a fun time in the Big Apple. We'll begin in Times Square and venture upon some of the iconic places within walking distance. We'll have trial units and prizes from our friends at Lume Cube to help us make pictures like never before. We'll use these to photograph buildings, people — even cops — as we walk around. Several of our Photofocus authors and publisher, Richard Harrington, will be there. We … [Read more...] about Tonight’s the night — join us for a NYC photowalk!
We hope you can join us this Friday night, as we photowalk around Times Square in New York City! Come join us for this FREE event, as we help one another make great pictures and have a fun time. We'll begin in Times Square and venture upon some of the iconic places within walking distance. We'll have trial units and prizes from our friends at Lume Cube to help us make pictures like never before. We'll use these to photograph buildings, people — even cops — as we walk around. Several of our Photofocus authors and publisher, Richard … [Read more...] about Join us Friday night for a New York City photowalk!
A Lume Cube is quite a package. Most of all it's a lighting instrument that just wasn't possible a few years ago. Let's look closer, but first... Visit Lume Cube at Photo Plus Expo, October 25-27, 2018 Lume Cube is at Booth 768 at the Jacob Javits Center. Here's a link to savings on a conference pass and a free expo pass courtesy of Lume Cube. Unboxing Lume Cubes come packaged similarly to GoPros. They are in a box with a clear, thick, solid plastic cover. The cube itself is attached to a black base by a 1/4-20 bolt. The base is solidly … [Read more...] about Quick Look: Lume Cube — tiny powerful lighting that’s waterproof too!
We're photowalking in New York City! Come join us for this FREE event, as we help one another make great pictures and have a fun time. We'll start in Times Square and see some of the iconic places within walking distance. Plus, we'll have trial units from Lume Cube along to help us make pictures like never before. Their lights are compact in size but huge in illumination. We'll photograph buildings and people and cops and all kinds of city stuff. Several of our Photofocus authors and publisher, Richard Harrington, will be there. It's going … [Read more...] about October 26: Join Photofocus and Lume Cube for a New York City photowalk