Want to see what London looked like back in the year 1927? Check out this beautiful color footage shot in various London locations by Claude Frisse-Greene, an early British pioneer of film.
Today on Gear:30; the Westcott 40″ 5-in-1 Reflector. An essential tool for every portrait photographer. Providing shadow-lightening detail in your subject, using available or studio lighting.
I’m Clay Cook and I’m director of marketing and social media for Outdoor Photo Gear, I’m also a professional photographer. The Kentucky Derby is a huge event that brings people from all over the world to our “big little” city of Louisville, KY. Not many people “get it” or understand the hullabaloo that is the Derby. But, maybe you’ll understand after reading this. It’s a long read, but a honest, personal account of my past month and all of its glory…
Gear:30 today; The Walkstool. The Walkstool is perfect for low angle photography or for photo blinds. It can collapse for travel, and the legs are detachable for cleaning.
Gear:30 now! The LensCoat Combo 66 Memory Wallet. This memory wallet uses the same waterproof nylon used on LensCoat RainCoats and doesn’t have that loud velcro rip!
Gear:30 now! The brand new versatile Gura Gear Anansi. The Multi Use Bean Bag Sack was designed on safari, perfected in the forests of North America and refined in the studio. Check it out below.
Gear:30! The Aquatech Oli Cape. Made from nylon and polyurethane, the Oli Cape is a lightweight and breathable rain cover that shields you from the elements.
There are times when a big, burly tripod just isn’t necessary or even practical. Fortunately, there’s a new tripod line on the market by MeFoto (a Benro brand) that provides many of the same benefits of a full-size tripod but in a lightweight, compact package: the MeFoto Travel Tripod with Ballhead.
I’ve been using the MeFoto BackPacker, the smallest tripod in the line, for several months and have found it to be a useful addition to my camera kit. When not in use the legs fold up and around the center column and ballhead to create an extremely compact package measuring about 12.5” in length. At its widest point, it’s only 3.75” across when folded and the whole thing weighs less than 3 pounds. Toss it in a suitcase or backpack and you’ll hardly even know it’s there until you need it. And yet, for a tripod that packs down so small, the BackPacker tops out at a respectable 51” at maximum extension.
Our hometown of Louisville, Ky is going crazy right now. Roads are clogged with traffic, restaurants have long lines, and limousines are everywhere. Tourists are everywhere, getting ready for the huge party that is dubbed "the most exciting two minutes in sports". Talk about photo opportunities!