The Bridal Tide – trends in wedding photography style

Picture: Michael Sewell

Are clients' tastes shifting as brides seek to have the most unique images? Wedding photographer Michael A. Sewell explores the trend.

What Google Trends says about the photographic lighting industry

Google trends

Many Western lighting brands face declining interest as Chinese companies emerge, according to search queries.

Sony QX1: clunky contraption or model for a modular future?

Sony QX1 pop-up flash

Is Sony's QX1 a clunky toy, or will phones and cameras get more configurable as time goes on? Who wants bokeh and softbox lighting from their phone?

5 weird and wonderful photography lights that break the mould

Paparazzo Light for iPhone

A few photographic lights have bravely dared to experiment with unconventional form factors. Did they succeed?

Smart photography lights you can control with an iPhone

Elinchrom WiFi

A round-up of pro studio lighting systems and fun LED accessories you can adjust with a smartphone.

Mind over matter

Picture: Robbert Dijkstra

The thought process of a photographer is much more important than his gear, says Robbert Dijkstra.

You’ve Been Flashed: why flash beats continuous lighting

Godox ThinkLite TT660

Boyd Johnson discusses some advantages flash has over continuous lighting.

Ricardo Gomez: what to expect and what I hope for in 2014

Ricardo Gomez

What can we expect to see this year? Our newest writer Ricardo pens his thoughts.

Built-in TTL and its implications for the photo accessory industry

Market pyramid

What effect will 2013's introduction of 'ready to use' flashes have on future manufacturing?

Standardise this: Vivitar swaps hotshoes for USB

Vivitar ViviCam IU680

The Sakar ViviCam "lens camera" accepts micro-USB flashguns and links with your smartphone.

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