Nikon D3300 SLR Review

I was a Nikon shooter back in the days of film, but went with Canon when dSRLs started to get affordable. I’ve been wanting to check out Nikon’s newer bodies, and I found a great deal on a used Nikon…

range extender

Range Extender for Phantom 3 Standard

If you’re phrugal like me and snagged a DJI Phantom 3 Standard at an amazing blowout price, you’ve probably noticed that in populated areas there is a lot of wireless interference that stymies the performance of the drone > controller…

Phantom 3 Backpack / Case Review

So you’ve got your crazy-cheap and excellent Phantom 3 Standard (my review is here) on a blowout deal, but now you need some kind of case to carry it and all the related accessories around. There are a ton of…

Available Light

Some Thoughts On Available Light Photography

I’m a huge fan of available light photography. That’s probably because when I got started, I was a college student. I had no extra money for studio lights, softboxes, backdrops, flash triggers, and all the gear that goes with even…

mini tripod

Altura Tabletop Mini Tripod Review

It’s tiny. It folds. It can hold a prosumer dSLR and nice lens without falling over or wobbling. Behold, the Altura Tabletop Mini ┬áTripod. Weighing in at about $15, this little tripod is a great grab-n-go option that won’t take…

Canon 6D Full-Frame SLR Review

Full-frame SLR cameras are generally pretty expensive, especially the latest models. So getting into the full-frame SLR game on the cheap means you have do two things: 1) buy older models, 2) buy used. Buying a used Canon 6D, which…

Attack of the Drones!

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: A Great Intro Drone

I’m new to the world of good drones, but I’ve owned a few of the cheaper offerings as well over the past few years. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is currently a serious bang:buck winner for anyone looking to add…

Cheap Drone

Cheerwing U42W Drone: The Best Cheap Drone?

There is a seemingly endless sea of options for cheap drones for photography these days. Among them is the Cheerwing Petrel U42W that offers FPV video, altitude hold, and one-button takeoff, among other features. And at under $50, it definitely…