I have used a lot of C-stands on sets in the past but never owned one myself. But B&H Photo Video offered to send me one for review and I had the chance to use it on a several projects.Impact Master Century Stand What is a C-Stand?
The C-Stand (also known as century stand) is probably the most valuable tool to a film grip next to there tape and black wrap. Not only ...
This is a review of the Impact Master Century C Stand Kit, used for holding studio lights, softboxes, flags, bounce cards and other accessories. Unlike the multiboom light stand that can only hold light reflectors and cardboard flags, C-stands are almost entirely made of metal and are designed to be very tough and sturdy, capable of holding fairly heavy equipment. The shortened term “C-Stand”, which means “Century Stand”, comes from the early days of motion picture production. Back then, filmmakers ...Impact Master Century C-Stand Review
This is a quick review of the Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder, used in studio environments for holding lights, reflectors, flags and other light accessories. If you do any studio work, whether it is for photographing models or your clients, it is often necessary to use light reflectors to bounce the main light for softer shadows. Other times you might find yourself in a situation when you have too much light spill and you need to block some of that light with a black card, also ...Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder Review
Neil Van Niekerk, author of Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers, a lighting book that I studied when I was first learning about off-camera lighting, has just came out with a nice little review of the Impact Quikbox 24×24″ Softbox, which a $135 speedlight pop-up softbox that is virtually identical to the more expensive $190 Lastolite Ezybox 24×24″ Softbox. From his images, it looks like it’s a great product for the mobile strobist looking for a quick and beautiful off-camera light. ...Impact Quikbox Softbox Review by Neil Van Niekerk
This is a review of the Impact Background Support System, along with the Impact Muslin Background, used in a studio environment or in remote locations for portrait and product photography. When taking pictures of people or products, it is often desirable to have a smooth background with a certain color. While you can accomplish this with a “Do It Yourself” (DYI) setup using a white sheet secured on a large wall, sometimes it is either impossible (in a tight space) or inconvenient to do that. Other ...Impact Background Support System Review
This is a review of the Impact Digital Light Shed, used for small and medium product photography. Whether you are photographing jewelry, toys, shoes or even lenses, a good light box is essential for creating beautiful photographs of the product. While you can take the DYI route and build a light box yourself from scratch (which is what I did for years before), purchasing a solid light box setup can save you plenty of time, space and frustration.
While I am not into product photography, I occasionally ...Impact Light Shed Review
This is a review of the Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector, commonly used for bouncing natural light or flash onto subjects when taking their portraits. When working outdoors or in a studio environment, a reflector can be a very effective tool for adding more light to your subject. Often used as a secondary “fill light” to compliment the primary light, reflectors come in different sizes, shapes and surfaces. While the shape of the reflector does not matter as much, the size and the type of ...Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector Review
This is a quick review of the Impact Posing Stool, used in studio environments for seating clients and models to photograph headshots or half-body portraits. When photographing subjects in a studio, especially when doing corporate photography, a simple posing stool is often required. Regular chairs have backs and arms that are problematic for half-body shots, while bar stools can be too high and inconvenient to use, so an adjustable posing stool is ideal in such situations. While there are plenty ...Impact Posing Stool Review
IMAGING INSIDERConsumer Reports' selection included three other kid cameras—the Crayola 2.1 MP Digital Camera with Preview Screen, $35; the Disney Pix Jr., $50; and the Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, $40. The magazine also assessed a modestly priced regular camera, the Kodak Easy Share C123, $90, to see how it fared. Cameras were put through their paces in Consumer Reports' labs, and the magazine also sought the opinions of 30 kids aged 5 to 12. "Kid cameras can't produce images that compare in quality ... Consumer Reports: VTech Kidizoom and Lego Cameras Stand Out in First-Ever Review of Kids’ Cameras
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If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.
~ Garry Winogrand
A while back, we had a crazy idea.
We’re not the kind of people that like to sit still. Or in one place too long. Or do the same things over and over again.
So we decided to sell our home, change our lifestyle, and shake it up a bit. Yes, we’ve traveled. But it was always more of the “two weeks here” and “two weeks there” style.
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So we asked ourselves, ...How Travel Can Impact Your Photography
Today’s Photography Tips and Tricks is about something that is actually very simple to do, and adds lots of depth to our compositions and is also fun to experiment with! Layering Compositions.
Any time that you can take an image from having 2 layers (which is common in most images) and add another layer, the composition becomes much more 3 dimensional and adds impact. Many images are simply a subject and a background like this shot.
But if we can find a way to add another layer to the composition, ...Tuesday Photography Tips & Tricks | Adding Impact and Drama to Your Images by Layering Shots
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Photographers love a good face.
I'm not sure exactly what the physics are for diving, but, I do know that when athletes are doing three-and-a-half spins combined with two-and-a-half twists in about a second and then hitting the water at about 60 kilometres per hour photographers are going to see some pretty interesting faces.
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Spins, twists and impacts : The faces of Canadian diving.
Eric Sehn competes on the ten metre platform at the Canadian Olympic Diving Trials at the Montreal 1976 Olympic ...
PHOTO RUMORSRicoh filed a patent 2012-93611 in Japan for an impact resistant lens cap. Here is the translated description taken from the Japanese Patent Office: Fig.1 is an explanatory view in which showing the outline view of the camera as an imaging device with which the lens cap and lens barrel concerning the present invention are applied, and showing the stored condition of the movable body tube at the time of un-equipping with a lens cap. Fig.2 is an explanatory view in which showing the outline view ... Ricoh patents an impact resistant lens cap
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOLHands down, the number one question I get is how to make better landscape images. Many fall into the new-gear trap thinking that when I upgrade to some new DSLR then I’ll be able to take better pictures. They buy the gear and suddenly the wind drops from their sails and their images still lack impact. So let’s talk about some things you can do to make your landscape photos pop. 1. Fanatically Chase the Best Light What is good light you say? There is really no such thing as bad light, but it’s hard ... 5 Tips for Shooting Landscapes with Greater Impact
The Navy’s new draft environmental impact statement dramatically raises the estimate of the amount of times that whales, dolphins, and marine animals could be impacted by sonar testing.
They estimate that sonar testing could impact marine animals up to 2.8 million times a year from 2014 to 2018. Compare this to 2009-2013 when they estimated just 150,000 possible instances a year.
The Navy defends this enormous rise by explaining that the size of the area of testing has increased as has the amount of ...
IMAGING INSIDERThe Curve: Technology and Telecommunications Three-Part Series Features Expert Commentary, Streaming Video and Trend Insights New York – May 8, 2012—Getty Images, one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, today announced the launch of their newly redesigned The Curve: Technology and Telecommunications, a multimedia research report on [...] Getty Images Visual Trend Analysis Reveals Rise of Social Photography and Impact of Fast-Changing Technology
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOLA Guest Post by Guy Prives. If you were not on a hot-air balloon for a journey around the world or in a Tibetan monastery on a pilgrimage yet have experienced these images on Facebook then it’s likely you’ve already been exposed to Instagram. “Instagram” the photo-sharing application, recently bought by Facebook, allows participants to shoot, edit and share photos with users of the application through the personal world of each one of us. The network allows us to react and give feedback in the form ... Instagram and its Impact on the World of Photography
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Imagine a world where your family has just arrived at home from a variety of events and places, and they decide they want to have dinner together. Its late – cooking would mean eating late in the evening. So they decide to call up a local pizza place. Yet they don’t want “the same old” pizza they always eat. Why not try something new?
So they head online, type in Google, and pull up a list of pizza places. If you do that right now, chances are you will get the big pizza places – Dominos, Pizza Hut, ...How Will Facebook Search Impact Your Online Experience
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOLI love Digital Photography School, because I love learning. I love understanding. I love pushing through the doubt and insecurity inherent to lack of understanding, to a place of KNOWLEDGE, confidence and the competence that comes from the marriage of the two. It’s a thrilling process for me. That said, some of my very favorite images, some of my images that speak to me on the deepest personal level, have thrown out all the rules. Often, these images have ignored hard and fast rules of composition, ... Creating an Image of Impact.
F STOPPERSMy childhood was filled with shooting things and marveling at the aftermath but it took photographer Deborah Bay to capture the results for all to see. Deborah took striking shots (pun intended) of various caliber bullets, after being fired into bullet resistent Plexiglas. Armed with the support of professionals at the Public Safety Institute and [...] [Pics] Striking Macro Shots of Bullet Impacts