Category: Reviews

ACDSee 2018 Ultimate Review

In this video, I compare and review ACDSee 2018 Ultimate to Lightroom, PhotoMechanic, and touch on Capture One. Can ACDSee replace Lightroom?  

Camtasia 9 Review

In this video, I review Camtasia 9 and compare it to the quality of video from a free solution. * There is a slight audio issue with the video which I realized after editing is […]

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Review

Like many other photographers, I’ve had it with Adobe’s subscription model. It’s time to jump ship! I’m done paying them a monthly fee for software that hasn’t really improved much in years. The newest CC […]

Rode VideoMicro vs Rode VideoMic Pro Plus

Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of YouTube videos comparing the two of these mics. The ones that did are giving the nod to the Rode VideoMicro – this wasn’t my experience. I favor the Rode […]

SmallRig Cage for the a6500 and Zomei CK-30 Tripod Review

There are a a multitude of reasons to have a cage for your camera: Stabilization when carrying around – like a Fig Rig. Low carry option (i.e. top handle). Multiple mounting points for accessories. Ability […]

OBS vs XSplit Broadcaster

OBS is a free program used for screencasting and recording of tutorials, vlogs, podcasts, etc. It works, but it’s got issues and the audio and video tend to fall out of sync under heavy load. […]

First Real World Test of the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 and Rode VideoMic Pro Plus shot on the Sony a6500.

Uncle Anthony is visiting this week, and we celebrated his 31st birthday last night. This was the first time I really I had a chance to shoot some stills (other than test shots) with the […]

Photolemur 2.2 Spectre Video Review

Post processing is my least favorite part of photography. It’s time consuming, takes a lot of time, and did I mention how long it takes? Quite often I shoot events with hundreds photos to be […]

The 2017 Northwest Chocolate Festival

This past weekend was the annual NW Chocolate Festival. It’s a wonderful event and the best place to go and “try before you buy” chocolate. Honestly, I can’t see buying chocolate any other way. As […]

Herschel Supply Co. Little America Mid-Volume Backpack and Koolertron Camera Insert Review

I originally learned about this bag and got the idea from John Barbiaux over at You can see his article here. He’s got a wonderful blog and is very responsive to questions. I recommend […]

The best blog theme developer!

If you’re a blogger / photographer like me, you’d rather focus on your writing and photos than coding. I’ve tried a few themes — both free and paid. Most of the time, the support has been HORRIBLE. […]

My Leica 75mm f/2 Summicron ASPH arrived – Thanks Ken Hansen!

I’ve been looking for a good deal on one of these and ended up getting my used copy from Ken Hansen out of New York. Steve Huff Photo has recommended Ken for years, and so I […]