Saramonic SmartMic being used to record audio at the beach

Review Saramonic SmartMic Mobile Condenser Microphone

I came upon the Saramonic SmartMic (also called the i-Mic) by accident, while window shopping at FotoTrade. I mistakenly thought it was similar to the Rode SmartLav+ and was quite surprised to find a similar product at that price point….

What dSLR Camera Should a Beginner Buy? – Tiny Tips 21

Most first-time dSLR camera buyers ask around a lot, and do a lot of research before making their first (or second) camera purchase. They’re justified in their concern that they should not buy something that turns out to be a…

Is this the future of the compact camera? Sony's new Cybershot QX100 and QX10 lens-style cameras

Is this the future of the compact camera? Sony’s new Cybershot QX100 and QX10 lens-style cameras

Sony has just announced something that is probably revolutionary to the compact camera market, but when you think about it, seems like an obvious step in its evolution. It’s a stabilised zoom lens, that has a 20Mpx sensor, battery, flash…

The Death of Google Reader & How To Stay Subscribed to Beyond Photo Tips

Everyone is talking about it … the imminent death of Google Reader on July 1st … and a ton of you are still using it. It’s time you did something about it, or you’ll lose all the RSS feeds you’ve…

Renting stuff – Borrowlenses for 17 days

It’s always nice to use equipment that you’ve not had access to before. You could ask a sympathetic (and well-off)  friend to lend you his stuff, or you could rent a specific lens or camera that you’ve been meaning to…

1 Trillion FPS. Photographing Light Itself

Who would ever have thought that we’d be able to see how light travels through our world? Yet here’s a video of a pulse of laser light travelling and dispersing through a bottle. Ramesh Raskar from MIT’s media lab talks…