Extension tubes are awesome. They turn any lens into a macro lens, and they're very inexpensive. So, why bother buying a macro lens then? Is it worth having the macro? Or are the tubes good enough?
Live Training Session 1804
Let's get local! As in, local adjustments. Using a Brush, Perfect Brush or Gradient, you can be sure to put your splash of change exactly where you want it.
This is just one mass unboxing free-for-all… and there's a little bit for everyone. Looking for some LED lights? Take a look at the Aputure Amaran Tri-8s. Need a simple stabilizing tripod alternative for your camera? The Platypod Max just might be for you. Would an external monitor make your workflow easier? The “new kid on the block” PortKeys LH5T has a touch screen! Want to use your phone as a second (or third) camera? The Viewflex Video Kit VF-H6 Video Grip will get the job done!
ThinkTank has done it again, with an excellent upgrade to the already superb soft & form-fitting Retrospective 7 bag. Is version 2 worth buying a whole new bag over? Let's find out!
Live Training Session 1803
The Develop module exploration continues with everything hiding under the “Show More” button, including B&W, Curves, Skin Retouching, Glow, and more!
I've been using this massive BenQ 31.5” 4K HDR monitor for some time now… so, what do I think?
Apple's September 2018 Keynote presentation event came and went, and we had some fun during the show, (make sure you join us again this coming spring!). Apple Watch Series 4 is coming out, (right after I replaced mine… of course), as well as multiple versions of the iPhone X. This is my post-show (post-bio-break) takeaway from the September Keynote Event.
There is a lot of junk on Amazon, and filtering through it all can be a fool's errand. So how about we grab some random inexpensive video product and see what it can do? This dimmable LED ring light is one such thing. It's white. It's orange. It's dimmable. It comes with a light stand and smartphone mount. But… is it any good?
Live Training Session 1802
This is the first of many videos exploring the image editing capabilities, starting in Develop, including a technical understanding of what each slider does
Ever seen a bendable, flexible, twistable LED light? No? Then allow me to shed some light on that.