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Markins Q3 Emille Ballhead Mount

Overview In my search for a ballhead mount, I ran across many brands that were highly respected and recommended.  However, some of them were very expensive.  I did find one brand that received very good reviews, but was moderatley priced (although not inexpensive) – that was the Markins brand. While researching Markins, it seemed like […]

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Review of Manfrotto 685B Monopod

The Manfrotto 685B Monopod I bought a Manfrotto 685B monopod several months ago in order to have a relatively stable platform in places that I couldn’t take a tripod.  I was looking for a monopod that was really easy to adjust, because I planned to mount a bracket made by Custom Brackets, which requires quite a bit […]

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Canon T1i Review

The Canon T1i I purchased my Canon T1i several years ago, soon after they came out.  I was primarily drawn to it’s 15.1 mega pixel sensor and large variety of additional accessories.  Now that I’ve had a chance to use the camera for several years, I appreciate the T1i for a variety of other reasons. Features […]

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Software I Use for Photography

Here’s a list of the software I’m currently use for photography: Lightroom 3.3 – developing photos and for orgaization. Photoshop Elements 9 – graphics and minor photo fixes.  I’ve considered upgrading to Photoshop CS5, but since I use Lightroom, I don’t see the need at this time. Photomatix HDR – developing High Dynamic Range photographs. […]

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Equipment I Use for Photography

Here’s a list of some of the equipment I use for Photography:  Cameras Canon T1i DSLR Canon SX200IS Lens Tokina 12-24 mm f/4 Tokina 16.5-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 Tokina 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 Tokina 100 mm f/2.8 Ballheads Markins Q3 Emille – mounted on my tripod Benro B-1 – mounted on my Manfrotto 685B monopod Tripod Cabela’s TriStand […]

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Canon Hack Development Kit

What is the Canon Hack Development Kit (CDHK)? Do you have a Canon point and shoot camera, and want to increase it’s capabilities? Have you heard about shooting in RAW format and want to give it a try, but your camera doesn’t support RAW format. Maybe you would like to try your hand at time […]

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