Category: Gear Review

Gear Review
Colby Brown

An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

There is no doubt that Sony has the photo industry talking lately. While you can certainly purchase a very capable Canon, Nikon or Fuji camera, it is Sony that seems to be the most innovative these days, both in sensor and lens technology. So when Sony announced the a7 & a7r last year, I (like

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Mini Review: Updated 2014 Toshiba 13″ Kirabook

In August of 2013, I wrote a in-depth review of the new 13″ Toshiba Kirabook laptop that was one of the better Windows travel laptops at the time. However while it was lightweight, portable and contained a gorgeous 2560×1440 screen, it wasn’t perfect. Battery life was ok but not great, Windows 8 didn’t support high

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: A Photographers Take on The HTC One M8 (2014)

Last year HTC released their latest flagship phone known as the “HTC One”, which took much of the Android photo industry by surprise. While the Android OS has caught up and exceeded IOS in terms of features and functionality over the last few years (in my opinion), it was the first time that an Android

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Camera Awesome for Android Released – The Best Camera App on the Market?

While the Android mobile ecosystem has no shortage of photography related applications (i.e. SnapSeed, Sun Surveyer, Touch Retouch), there is one area that it has always seemed to fall short, camera apps. Now before I upset Android fans, Android does have a handful of well built camera apps such as Camera 360 and Camera Zoom

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Front Media Photo of the HTC One
Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: A Photographer’s Take on the HTC One

As technology has increased over the years, the devices that we carry with us have gotten smaller and more powerful. In situations where we might of once reached for our trusty point and shoot cameras, we are now reaching for our smart phones and tablets instead to capture the world around us. The Apple iPhone

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From the Field
Colby Brown

An Adventure Through Tanzania with an IQ260 from Phase One

As many of you know, I enjoy the business side of photography almost as much as the creative hands on time I get with my cameras year after year in some of the most amazing locations on this planet. Through this combined love of what makes photography special and unique to me, I have found

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: Toshiba’s Ultra Resolution 13″ Kirabook Laptop

In May of 2013 Toshiba announced their new flagship 13″ ultrabook laptop, the Kirabook. Their goal was to create a premium laptop for Windows users that not only competed with Apples Macbook Air, but also their Macbook Pro laptop line. With a retina like touch display (2560×1440), i7 processor, 8GB of ram and a solid

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Welcome to the New SmugMug – A True Game Changer

As photographers, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve how our images are viewed on the internet. While many photographers have begun to choose to use Facebook, Google+ or 500px as their photo hosting site of choice, nothing beats having your own website. Unlike Facebook, a website is the one piece of the

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onOne Software’s Perfect B&W Review

At the Photoshop World Expo in Las Vegas back in September, onOne Software officially announced their new Perfect Photo Suite 7, which is now available to purchase as of today. While it contains many improvements, layout changes and general fixes to the highly popular Perfect Photo Suite 6 (Perfect Effects, Perfect Layers, Perfect Mask…) it also introduced

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Adobe Releases Photoshop CS6 – 10 Videos Demonstrating Its Features

  Adobe recently announced the release of Adobe Photoshop CS6 after a short beta period. After having spent the last month digging through the BETA version, I am happy to report that CS6 is a very worthy upgrade to the Photoshop program. Between the increase in speed, ability to save while managing other tasks and

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