Author: Dan Carr

Profoto A1 Vs. Regular Speedlight – Why Would You Buy One?

Every now and then a product comes along that raises some interesting questions, and the new Profoto A1 is just such a thing. Profoto are known for their high-end studio strobes and pricey portable lighting solutions like the B1X TTL monolight, but the A1 is their first foray into the world of hot shoe speedlights. At $999, this is a considerable price for a small flash and I’ve seen a lot of people laughing at that price. I must admit that I had a little sticker shock when I saw it too at first, but then a did a...

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Building a Camera Tether

Just a quick post today! Over on Shutter Muse I wrote a detailed post about constructing a camera safety tether. It’s a handy thing to have for climbing photography, and other adventure sports work. Also a necessity with some aerial photography work. If you think it might be something that’s relevant to your own photography, head on over and check it...

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How to Mount a GoPro onto an Aquatech Underwater Housing

I thought it might be fun to put my GoPro on my Aquatech underwater housing to record some clips to share on social media, and probably here on the blog. Initially I figured I’d probably have to MacGyver something together to mount a clamp to the top of the housing, but it tuns out that Aquatech are one step ahead of me and they actually make a specific adapter that screws to the top of the housing. At $70 it’s kind of pricey for what it is, but I also value my time and it would save me a...

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Behind the Shot: Just Keep Swimming

For those of you that are following these posts in order, I realize there has been a bit of a gap since the last BTS post. I’m going to try and keep things a little steadier from now on, but I got a bit sidetracked with things like the backpacking gear series. Ooops! Sorry. Equipment Used for this Shot Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 8-15 f/4 L Fisheye Aquatech Elite 5D water housing¬† PD-85 dome port English Springer Spaniel Lexar Professional 128GB CF Cards Adobe Lightroom CC Click to view larger images. I wanted to share this photo with...

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Canon Launches New 85mm f/1.4 L IS at Surprising Price!

Canon added a new lens to the lineup today in the form of an 85mm f/1.4 L IS. The lens doesn’t replace the 85mm f/1.2 L, but merely offers another option that’s even more capable in low light conditions. It might be a stop slower than the f/1.2 version, but it has a four stop image stabilization system in it! Naturally the f/1.2 lens will still be a better option if you need a fast shutter speed in low light because IS can’t help to freeze motion, but it can help you shoot at decreased shutter speeds. This will...

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