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‘Gear discussion’ Category

July 11, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

A battery-powered flash with plug-in power   This is a small review of the 200-watt Visico Pocket 2 battery-powered flash. I used this flash in a full-fledged studio setting and enjoyed the experience. In this post, we will look at why I loved it so much. This was achieved by using two Visico Pocket 2 [...]

June 14, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Should you use a flash? Should you use an LED:   Without light, there is no photo, plain and simple. Therefore, choosing a proper lighting setup can greatly change image quality. Photographers often consider continuous and flash lighting options in photo studios when preparing for a photo shoot.    In this blog post, let's look [...]

May 28, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Gimbal stabilizers - Converting your phone into a cinema camera     Our smartphones can deliver better and better video. They capture great photos and HD footage; most are now equipped even to deliver decent 4K video. We love our phones and seem to be able to do anything with them. This includes great video and [...]

February 27, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

This is my Fujifilm X-H2S impressions blog post   This blog post is about my first impression of the Fujifilm X-H2S. This is not a review.  But if you want to know my thoughts about this camera the three times I used it so far, keep on reading.   To get a more specific review [...]

August 21, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

Filming the Festival d'été de Québec   In 2018, before all the COVID nonsense, I had the opportunity to film a live show event in my area. This event was sponsored by a huge national telecom service provider Bell Canada and a venue owned by one of the largest festival organizations in North America - [...]

August 6, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

What is the Feiyu Pocket 2?   The Feiyu Pocket 2 is a miniature stabilized hand gimbal. It is the newer improved version of the Feiyu Pocket (Version 1). The Feiyu Pocket 2 aims at giving you stabilized high-quality footage in a package that you can easily stow away in a purse, packsack, or glove [...]

July 29, 2021

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by: Jacques Gaines

5 essential actions that can save you money   I have a great deal of experience with new camera shopping under my belt. But all experience comes with the accumulation of mistakes and lessons learned. Although I have already made a video and a blog post on 5 things you need to consider when buying [...]

December 27, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

The Fujifilm lenses I love   On September 16th, 2017, I bought my first Fujifilm Camera. At the time, I saw this move to Fujifilm as a move toward a stills photography workflow only. However, since then, I have completely switched to Fujifilm for photography and video production. From Fiji’s old school dial system to [...]

November 10, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

[ultimate_modal modal_title="Subscribe to the JGP Newsletter" modal_on="onload" onload_delay="3" modal_size="medium" modal_style="overlay-fade" overlay_bg_opacity="80" img_size="80"][mc4wp_form id="10986"][/ultimate_modal] Fuji’s new camera body-lens combination for portraits   Making great portraits is an art. Getting the right portrait involves many factors. Most notably, 4 factors need to shine when making a portrait that stands out. In this blog, I want to talk [...]

October 26, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

Fujinon XF200mm: proof Fuji takes lenses seriously   In the past years, Fujifilm has produced some amazing cameras. My favorites are their X-pro and X-T series of cameras. But where I believe Fujifilm outshines many camera manufacturers is with their amazing lens offerings. I have had the pleasure and opportunity to review great classics like [...]