Around the Adoramasphere
Around the Adoramasphere is our weekly roundup of the internet goings-on of the Adorama family.
On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, we covered Nikon’s announcement of the long-anticipated competitors, the J1 and V1, in the already crowded mirrorless compact camera space, and weighed in on its prospects; we highlighted some new positions we’re creating at ARC to meet expanding demand here and here (if you are interested or know of anyone who might be, please share!); and, as usual, we highlighted the week’s photo and video events in New York City.
On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Mark Wallace has some tips about setting up a studio in small spaces and working with speedlights; Mark interviews wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas on his techniques; Diane Miller takes you through the creative possibilities of Corel Painter 12 for photographers; Mason explains how to teach children to take pictures and suggests some cameras to look consider for each age group; and Bryan Peterson demonstrates a creative portrait technique using just a sheet of fabric to enhance color in any scenario.
On the Gear Guides and Reviews blog, Mason Resnick takes the Ricoh GXR with 28mm APS out for a street photography stress test; Mark reviews the Westcott 28″ Apollo Flash Kit; and he also reviews the instructional lighting iPad app from Rick Sammon.
On Tech Tock, Mason attempts to decipher who Nikon’s 1 system was designed for, based on its unusual spec list; and Sandy Ramirez summarizes his feelings about the Pentax Q mirrorless system after he used it throughout Fashion Week.