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WPPI moves conference to August 2021
A look at the scenes behind the WPPI print competition
Fotopro Eagle E-6H offers perfect setup for nature photographers
First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier
An in-person look at the Sigma fp camera
Creating a light wand for dramatic portraits
WHCC offers new products and online design studio at WPPI
Special Kids Photography of America: Photographing children with special needs
A first look at the Platyball
Looking back at WPPI
Last chance to get WPPI show savings from Lume Cube!
Discussing Tether Tools’ new Air Direct at WPPI

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First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier

While wandering around the booths at WPPI this year, I met Paul McKelvey. Paul is the founder of the Kobra Flash Modifier — he designed the Kobra. The Kobra is a flash modifier that is lightweight, flexible and pretty sleek

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An in-person look at the Sigma fp camera

A lot of photographers know about Sigma lenses. But did you know the company also makes cameras? I got to check out the new Sigma fp camera during WPPI and learn a little more about it. A high-end contemporary camera

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A first look at the Platyball

While at WPPI, I was able to check out Platypod’s much anticipated tripod head, known as the Platyball. Available in two versions, Platypod aims to solve the headaches of traditional tripod heads through new technologies and rethinking how best to

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Looking back at WPPI

Looking back at WPPI without the fluff, just the real stuff. Here’s my review of 10 exposing brands in a very short and sweet recap.

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Talking the OneR modular action camera with Insta360

At WPPI 2020 in Las Vegas, Insta360’s Katherine Chung talked with me about the company’s latest action camera. The OneR modular action camera Kevin Ames: Katherine, what’s the latest from Insta360? Katherine Chung: Insta360 just launched the first modular action

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Great deals to check out during WPPI

The Photofocus team is out in Las Vegas for this week, checking out WPPI! Throughout the week we’ll showcase some great new products and companies, so stay tuned. Here are some great deals to get you started, whether you’re with

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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