Old Color Footage Shows What London Looked Like Back in 1927

May 15th, 2013 by Michael Zhang

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.

Some Favorite Quotes on Creativity

May 14th, 2013 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

Yuca and White

“My future starts when I wake up every morning…everyday I find something creative to do with my life.” – Miles Davis

Gear:30 – Westcott 40″ 5-In-1 Reflector

May 10th, 2013 by Clay Cook

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.



Today, we have the Westcott 40-inch 5-in-1 Reflector. This is an essential tool for all photographers. This reflector can increase specular highlights and diminish shadows for great portrait and product photography. The reflector contains a translucent white disc and a removable zippered slipcover which can be used in gold, silver, white and black. Grab a Westcott 40-inch 5-in-1 reflector at Outdoor Photo Gear for just 40 bucks.

Derby On, Sunday Off – Tales from the Red Carpet and More

May 10th, 2013 by Clay Cook

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 – The Walkstool

May 9th, 2013 by Clay Cook

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.


Hi, on Gear 30 today, it’s the Walk Stool. The Walk Stool is light, compact, and extremely comfortable. The telescopic legs give you two seating positions and the leg tips resist, so you can get in mud or sand. These leg sections can be disassembled for cleaning and collapse for dense travel. The Walk Stool can withstand weight over 440 pounds, and it’s available for only $75 at outdoorphotogear.com.

Gear:30 – LensCoat Combo 66 Memory Wallet

May 8th, 2013 by Clay Cook

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!



On Gear 30 today, it’s the Combo 66 Memory Wallet from LensCoat. This memory wallet allows easy access without the loud Velcro rip. It’s made from the same lightweight, waterproof nylon as the LensCoat raincoats. The Combo 66 holds up to six compact flash cards and six SD cards and is available in black as well as this Max 4 camouflage. Pick up the Combo 66 Memory Wallet for only 20 bucks at outdoorphotogear.com.

Gear:30 – Gura Gear Anansi

May 6th, 2013 by Clay Cook

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.



Today at Gear 30, we’re featuring a brand-new Anansi from Gura Gear. It has to be the most versatile bean bag currently on the market, from safari to the studio. It can be used on safari to lay flat on the roof of a Land Rover or it can be used in the studio as a ballast sandbag for your light or tripod stand. The zipper’s conveniently located right here at the top, so it’s easy-fill. And it also has a leak stop tab. The bag is handmade here in the USA, and you can get it at OutdoorPhotoGear.com.

Gear:30 – Aquatech Oli Cape

May 3rd, 2013 by Clay Cook

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. 



Our gear for today is Aquatech Oli Rain Cover Poncho. The poncho is made from a blend of nylon and polyurethane that is light weight and breathable to protect you from the elements outdoors. A fastener tab is at the back of the hood, which prevents the peak, right here, from falling down over your eyes or from covering the camera’s view finder. In addition, there’s an adjustable belt right inside, to keep the cape down for high winds. It weighs less than 14 ounces and one size fits all. You can buy the Oli Cape Rain Cover from outdoorphotogear.com for less than $70.

MeFoto BackPacker Travel Tripod Review

May 3rd, 2013 by Bret Edge

Benro MeFoto Tripod BallheadThere 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.

Scott Goldsmith: The Kentucky Derby

May 2nd, 2013 by Chris Klapheke


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!