The original Polaroid Model 100 Instant film camera was released by Polaroid in 1963. Less than 10 years later, in 1972 Polaroid released the SX-70 fully automatic, folding Polaroid camera which was selling over 5000 per day within a year of it's release. A company named "Impossible" bought the last Polaroid factory in 2008 days before it closed.
In my latest video on YouTube I unbox and briefly talk about the Sandisk iXpand which is a flash thumb drive made for your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch with a lightning port. I have another video coming up where I compare this product with a couple other similar products. If your looking to add more space to your iPhone or iPad you may want to checkout this video.
Why do we take photographs? For most of us it's simply to record memories. Special occasions, travel, the amazing lunch we had yesterday with our friends, milestones in our lives. As a photographer for more than 30 years, I've spent my share of time behind the camera. My only regrets are the photos that I've missed.
ShootLighter is all about lighter, mobile friendly photography. Lugging around less gear can enables a mindset change to a "less is more" approach to shooting. More time focused on what's around you and less time wrestling with large or excessive gear. Recently I discovered a product called Narrative Clip from a company out of Sweden. Narrative Clip is a wearable camera about the size of a U.S. silver dollar that captures an image automatically every 30 secs as long as you're wearing it. As a street photographer I immediately saw the potential not only for street, but for wear-it-and-forget-it travel documentation as well. I ordered one right away and just received it yesterday. I'll post a review after I've tested it for a week or two. This should be interesting.
Adorama recently released the Flashpoint 180 Monolight for a very affordable price of $199.00. This price includes the battery pack! Inexpensive portable (battery powered) lighting has been one of the remaining holy grails of photography, so while skeptical I was excited to get my hands on one of these and try it out. Full review to come.