If you think the name Advanced Rear is a little confusing, wait until you wade through the entire Manfrotto Advanced photo backpack lineup which includes models named Advanced Active, Advanced Travel and my overall personal favorite, the Advanced Gear photo backpack. The good news is that aside from the goofy naming system, I can’t find anything else wrong with them. These are beautifully designed, very well made and look like they’ll last a lifetime. But I’m getting ahead of myself…
There are plenty of image-editing apps out there, and every so often you stumble upon one that’s a little different like Filteract, which allows you to selectively apply filters to your images using an iPhone or iPad. The app features a simple interface, clean design, and is quite responsive to your input.
We all tend to stow our gear when the weather turns nasty, and that’s a real shame because that’s often when the most dramatic photo opportunities arise. Now you can ignore rain, dust, snow and salt spray and keep shooting, thanks to the versatile and affordable Altura Professional Rain Cover.
We all know journalists are getting pushed around on the political beat these days, but during a commercial photo shoot on the streets of Chicago? That’s what happened to Chicago Tribune photographer Anthony Souffle yesterday as he came upon an Adidas advertising shoot in public.
Here’s an interesting video in which Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza explains how he makes such intimate images of President Obama who considers him a friend. In the past Souza was an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan and a freelancer for National Geographic. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune in their Washington bureau.
The new Pluto Trigger is a high-speed camera trigger enabling you to control a multitude of functions with a full-featured app on your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The affordable device features 24 modes, including time lapse, HDR, video recording, lightning photography and much more.
Using filters with ultrawide lenses can often be a difficult proposition but Fotodiox has just launched a nifty solution. Called the Wonderpana FreeArc XL, the innovative filter system enables Canon shooters to use NDs, polarizers and other filters on the ultrawide Canon 11–24mm lens.