HDR Expose 3 and 32 Float v3

HDR Expose has already proven itself as a go-to choice for high-dynamic range image processing, and with version 3 out the door, an already great app is even better.

Octa 30 Beauty Dish #6015

These modifiers, considered essential by many, are typically large, metal bowls that produce natural-looking, round catch lights and a unique, snappy quality of light that users love.

OWC Envoy Pro EX

Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are finally improving in quality and dropping in price to bring stunningly fast performance in a small package (not too different in size than an iPhone 5). Even after testing a number of storage brands and models that feature SSD drives, I wasn’t prepared for the unreal speed of OWC’s Envoy Pro EX: It’s a portable SSD solution that outperforms the desktop SSDs.

Piccure

Piccure is a plug-in for reducing camera shake blur, the same issue that’s addressed by the new Shake Reduction filter in Photoshop CC. As with Shake Reduction in Photoshop CC, the usual caveats apply: this won’t help images that were not focused correctly, and the more obvious the camera shake, the less effective it will be. In short, don’t expect miracles.

Nikon D7100

The D7100 is Nikon’s flagship camera in its DX-format DSLR lineup. If you’re just getting into DSLRs, or you haven’t upgraded your camera in more than 5 years, we highly recommend the D7100.

Manfrotto Snake Arm

Manfrotto’s Magic Arm has become standard issue grip equipment for photographers seeking a flexible, durable, jack-of-all-trades solution that MacGyver would be proud of. Fans of the Magic Arm are going to love Manfrotto’s new Snake Arm, an innovative, compact, reimagined take on the flexible grip arm.

LumoPro LP 180 Camera Flash

The latest camera flash by LumoPro, the LP180 Quad-Sync Manual Flash, comes in a padded carrying pouch, with a stand, specially cut Rosco color-correction gels, and a sync cable. It recycles in four seconds on NiMH batteries, and one second on high-voltage battery power.

Beauty Box Photo 3

Digital Anarchy recently updated its Beauty Box plug-in for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Aperture. It’s touted as an “easy and powerful way of smoothing out skin and removing blemishes.” That’s somewhat true.

Nikon COOLPIX A

The COOLPIX A marks Nikon’s introduction to the advanced, fixed focal length lens, compact camera arena, joining companies such as Ricoh, Leica, Fujifilm, Sony, and Sigma. Characteristics of this group include fast lenses, RAW file capture, and large price tags.

Lightwave 3D 11.5

In the world of 3D modeling (virtual or otherwise), NewTek’s LightWave 3D continues to be the standard for professionals. The latest update (11.5) takes this software to new heights, with features that are over-and-above many designers’ wish lists.

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