Gear:30 – LensCoat BatteryPouch DSLR 2+2

June 26th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30 is back in action this week! Today we have the LensCoat BatteryPouch DSLR 2+2!  If you’re anything like me, you may have DSLR battery’s all over the place, keep those things safetly stowed with this cool new product from LensCoat!



Hey, Gear 30 fans, today it’s the LensCoat BatteryPouch DSLR 2 + 2. These compact pouches snap together to hold four DSLR batteries for easy storage and retrieval. They’re made of lightweight and waterproof material that’s completely durable in the field. It’s compatible with all standard size DSLR batteries, including the Nikon D800, the Canon 5DMKIII, and the Sony A77 and similar cameras. As with all LensCoat products, these pouches are made right here in the USA. Check them out at

Gear:30 – Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus

June 25th, 2013 by Clay Cook

We took a week off from Gear:30 with the MindShift Gear release! But we are back at it! It’s time to clean that dirty sensor with Sensor Swab Plus from Photographic Solutions, don’t be afraid!



Hey, there. On Gear 30 today, it’s the Sensor Swab from Photographic Solutions. So many photographers are simply afraid to clean their sensor, but it couldn’t be easier with this set, Sensor Swab Plus. Two swipes and say sayonara to those annoying black dust spots. Sensor Swab Plus comes in packages of four individually wrapped swabs and is sealed with the highest purity cleaner available. Grab a set at and clean that dirty sensor.

Carry A Macro Reminder List

June 25th, 2013 by Mike Moats

There are many things that we have to remember every time we go out to shoot, whether it be camera functions, composition, subjects, etc. Type up a list of reminders and each time you go out to shoot, read the reminders to refresh your memory. Type it in a small size, trim the paper down to a compact size, have it laminated, and place it in your pack. Here are a few suggestions for your reminder list.

    MindShift Gear Has Arrived!

    June 21st, 2013 by Clay Cook
    Mindshift Gear Now Available
    Be ahead of the “pack” and get your a MindShift Gear Rotation180° before anyone else. Outdoor Photo Gear is pleased to bring you this state-of-the-art camera bag before it hits the worldwide stage. You won’t find it anywhere for weeks. But we only have a small limited supply, so grab one while you can!

    What Does It Mean To Be Humble?

    June 20th, 2013 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

    © Robert Rodriguez Jr. Photography

    © Robert Rodriguez Jr. Photography

    Landscape and nature photographers often talk about being in wonder and awe of nature, and of being humbled by the beauty, power, and majestic qualities of the natural world.

    The term “humility” comes from the Latin word “humilitas”, a noun related to the adjective “humilis”, which may be translated as “humble”, but also as “grounded”, “from the earth”, or “low”, since it derives in turns from humus (earth).

    5 Critical Travel Tips for Photographers

    June 17th, 2013 by Joey L.

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    I’ve read too many lists online of “traveling photographer tips” that don’t actually appear to be written by actual photographers. Some things work in the real world, others simply do not. Here’s some collected tips shaped from 7 years of travel experience on the road. I don’t think you’ll find most of these anywhere else.

    Gear:30 – Honl Photo Color Effects Filter Gel Kit

    June 14th, 2013 by Clay Cook

    Gear:30 today! The Honl Photo Color Effects Filter Gel Kit, add artistic and theatrical color to your images, whether lighting your subject or a background.



    Today on Gear 30, we have the Honl Photo Color Effects Gel Kit. You can add artistic and dramatic color to your lighting and images using these quality polyester gels. Red, blue, green, frost, and yellow are included in the kit. They are pre-cut with velcro strips attached so they can be quickly fastened to any speed light with a strap. The Honl Photo Color Effects Gel Kit is 120 bucks at

    Gear:30 – Hoodman Compact Collapsible Hoodloupe 3.2

    June 13th, 2013 by Clay Cook

    Gear:30! We have the Hoodman Compact Collapsible Hoodloupe 3.2! A must-have! Glare-free, accurate LCD viewing in a collapsible form, saving space in your bag.



    On Gear 30 we have the Hoodman Collapsible HoodLoupe 3.2. Some may say is one of the most important accessories in any photographer’s camera bag. This collapsible loupe from Hoodman gives you accurate LCD viewing with precise German glass optics. Check out your histogram, your composition and focus easily outdoors without annoying light glare. Pick up your Hoodman Collapsible HoodLoupe 3.2 for right under $100 at

    Troy The Turkey & Danny Darkside Return – X1.1 Brian

    June 13th, 2013 by Clay Cook

    When Danny Lenihan CEO of 3 Legged Thing, comes into our town, we can’t help but make a informational video for the world to see. In this video we break down the X1.1 Brian and show just how versatile this tripod really is. You can’t take life too seriously.



    The trouble with travel tripods is that once they fold up really small, they don’t do very much. They certainly don’t hold very much, until now, that is. Most travel tripods from 1.3 to 1.5 meters tall, so wouldn’t it be nice, just for once, to have a travel tripod that went over two meters? That’s right, seven feet! I know that you’re thinking. “What kind of idiot wants a travel tripod that’s over seven feet with anything more than a compact camera on it?” We cannot think of everything.

    Ca-ca! Ca-ca!

    So, if you can’t run it at seven feet with anything more than a compact camera on it, what’s the point? Modeling can be hard, but not when you’re working with a pro. Oh, work it Troy! Oh, that’s good! Oh, I’m loving it. I’m loving it. Oh, that’s beautiful. Yeah, work it Troy. Oh you’re gorgeous.

    Like most travel tripods nowadays, it comes with a detachable monopod. Wouldn’t it be nice, on occasion, if you were able to go to a second camera without having to put it down on the floor? Wait, I need to get closer. The trouble with very tall tripods is that they come with their limitations. I mean, what’s the use of having a seven-foot tripod if you have to be five inches off the ground? Is that even possible? Let’s be honest, size does matter. I mean, some guys can only dream of five inches.

    Macro photography is my passion. Being able to get down to five inches really helps me to photograph my favorite subject, wild life. Work it Troy. Oh, you’re a beautiful subject. I’ve never seen such gorgeous navel now. Give us a gobble. Gobble, gobble. I love it.

    A 3 Legged Thing, X 1.1 Brian, winner of the innovative image project of the year 2013, the world’s most capable and functional travel tripod. Isn’t it time your tripod made more sense?

    Gear: 30 – Westcott Deflector Plate

    June 12th, 2013 by Clay Cook

    Gear:30 tonight! The Westcott Deflector Plate! A must-have for every Rapid Box owner. Change the output of the light by installing this lightweight, all-metal highly reflective plate and create a large, stunning Beauty Dish.



    On Gear 30 today, we have the Westcott Reflector Plate. For all those Westcott Rapid Box owners, you can create the ultimate mobile beauty dish with this small attachment, right here. Screw the plate into the center column of the Westcott Rapid Box and you create highly reflective output and make some really beautiful light. The Deflector Plate is compatible with the Octo, Octo Mini and the Street and fits right into any Rapid Box carrying case. Grab the Westcott Deflector Plate for under $20 at