The 5 Best Laptops For Photographers: 14″ and Below (Mid 2017)

The laptop market, and computing in general really, is constantly changing with new processors, updated batteries, more color accurate displays. It can be hard for a photographer to wade through all of that when it comes time to purchase your next mobile photo processing machine, and so today we have decided to take a look at the current state of the market to make some recommendations regarding what options out there are currently the best options for photographers.

There are a lot of laptops out there though, and not everyone is looking for the same things, so for this post we are focusing our attention on laptops with a screen size of 14-inches or less. These laptops are the most common for photographers who travel with their gear, as larger laptops are usually more of an issue to travel with. So with this one caveat about size (we plan on talking about 15″ and up in another post), here are our selections for the top laptops on the market right now for photographers.  Continue reading…

The LaCie 2big Dock Offers Up to 20TB of Storage For Your Photos

Lacie is offering a brand new, two bay RAID offering designed for the photographer that really needs a whole ton of connectivity in the form of the LaCie 2big Dock. This new RAID option uses Thunderbolt 3 and lets you connect SD cards, CF cards and other devices directly to it, effectively acting as a port between your computer and your media.

Of course, it’s also fantastic for videographers. More specs and details are after the jump.

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Review: Priime Lightroom Presets

The folks over at Priime have been doing some really interesting stuff over the years. They’ve had tutorials and tend to focus in some way or another on the fashion industry; but their newest Lightroom presets are expanding on the company’s iOS app and bring presets to the world’s most famous photo editing software: Lightroom. Now, I know what you’re thinking: not some more film-emulsion based presets. In fact, that’s not the case.

Priime CEO Arthur Chang tells us these aren’t based on film emulsions, but instead on just getting pleasing looks. “The presets are a set towards creating a set of modern day presets, stuff that is actually seen commercially and not strictly film based,” he says in an email to the Phoblographer. To that end, they’re named after some cool locations and hubs for photographers to go shoot.

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Review: LaCie Rugged Raid Thunderbolt 4TB Hard Drive

There are certain products that I believe can’t be reviewed properly in a month, and the LaCie Rugged Raid Thunderbolt 4TB drive is one of them. Sometimes drives fail after a while, sometimes they start to slow down, and sometimes they can really put a damper on the needs of a photographer. For years though, LaCie drives have been very popular with many photographers and they continue to be. Considering that many of us are Apple users too, you’ve got access to something as awesome as Thunderbolt. LaCie’s Rugged RAID Thunderbolt 4TB hard drive has been around for a while, and if you’re a power user and use a Mac, you’ll want to grab this one.

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Review: Sequence a Mac Time Lapse Compiler

Sequence App Review

A few months ago I found myself looking for an easy way to compile all the images I took into a timelapse. I browsed the web and found ways to compile using an older version of Quicktime which I no longer had. I knew I wanted an app that would “deflicker” my footage so into the Mac App Store I went hunting around until I found Sequence. The app stood out as the premium app to transform images into a timelapse.

Trusting brief user reviews in the store was tough for me so I headed over to the Sequence’s homepage to download a trial. Sure enough this turned out to be the one stop app for getting my timelapses ready for editing.

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Kuuvik Capture Lets You Tether Your Canon DSLR to Your Mac

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Previously we saw the Nikon tether loving folks get some love with DigiCam Control. However that was freeware and for Windows. Canon DSLR owners though can spring for Kuuvik Capture, a brand new software meant for tethering and that looks a lot like Lightroom. First off, this isn’t freeware, but you can get the software for a 30 day trial if you wish. Now if that hasn’t deterred you, the software offers loads of features to help with composition, focusing and the evaluation of proper exposure (e.g. split screen live view zoomed in to multiple image areas, focus peaking, RAW histogram, and unitary white balance). The software is Mac-only, and currently supports newer Canon DSLRs from the 5D Mk II and on.

Depending in which package you go for, it can run you $79.99 or $99.99. For the money though, we still support Lightroom–which is going for a price smack dab in between these two right now.