Bag lovers news: New ThinkTank backpacks!

Quick access means less missed opportunities! 

Quick access means less missed opportunities! 

Hey, just some quick news for my fellow photographers and bag lovers. ThinkTank has just released a new set of camera backpacks – The Trifecta 10 is designed for DSLRs, and the Trifecta 8 is designed for mirrorless. 

I love ThinkTank products because they are obviously designed by working photographers who use, test, and refine the products. The Trifecta series will sling around to your side for easy side-access to your gear. You don't have to remove the pack to get to it. You can also dig through the rear panel when you want full access. Quality of all ThinkTank products is, as always, second to none. 

Deal alert: Use this link to get a free gift and free shipping when you order one of these slick packs.

kumu, the studio management software you’ve been looking for...

Wonder what that weird little alien-looking guy is all about? We know getting your business organized can be tough, so we try to inject a bit of fun into the process!

And because Kevin loves to teach and hails from Hawaii, naming his studio management software kumu, the Hawaiian word for teacher, just came naturally.
This studio management software, developed by Kevin Kubota, is now available as a subscription for only $10/month.
LEARN HOW kumu STUDIO can help you grow your business.
Try kumu STUDIO now for 15 days for FREE!
*If you already own kumu STUDIO and want to know how this pricing affects you, click on the FAQs tab here.

Using high-speed sync to seamlessly blend flash and day light

Click the image to read the article on Nikon's website

Click the image to read the article on Nikon's website

I just completed an article for Nikon about using HSS, or high-speed sync, with speedlights to give you the edge when existing light is just not quite cutting it. HSS is amazing technology, but you have to understand it's limitations and how to best use it. 

Follow this link to the article.

One of the lessons I learned in writing this article was to keep detailed model releases easily accessible for all your images! Fortunately, I use an ipad app to record my model releases, so most all my records were easily accessible. I did have one model in Puerto Rico that I had to track down to re-sign a release, but she was happy to do so. 

Nikon is very particular about being legit with everything they post in their media (understandably so). They even needed me to get officially notarized releases from any images that included children in them! This is not the norm, but I can see how they want to cover their derrières. Fortunately, I was still able to get a hold of my past clients and convince them to make a trip to a notary public to sign the releases.