Pictage Offers New Subscription Plans


Pictage, which serves pro photographers in marketing and selling photo products, has introduced a three-tier subscription service.  The three plans, Starter, Premium and Pro, will run you $19, $49 and $99, respectively, per month.

Details on the features and services available under these plans can be found in the press release below. [Read more…]


Mitsubishi CP-9810DW Photo Printer

Mitsubishi CP-9810DW Photo Printer

Mitsubishi has launched the CP-9810DW photo printer, which offers a 300 dpi high-density, highly efficient thermal head for large volume printing.  The CP-9810DW can print a number of print sizes, such as the popular 3.5 x 5, 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 sizes, and also offers the ability to print with a matte finish.

More details about the CP-9810DW in the press release below. [Read more…]

Lenses and Gear for Shooting Events


Some of us that read this blog make a living or some extra income from shooting events. These events require specific tools: such as good, fast lenses at certain focal lengths. Today I received a question from someone that wants to go into event photography but wants to know what type of gear to get.

Hey Chris,

I’ve got a Canon 40D now and friends, people I meet and family are all asking me to shoot their events. They want anything from their parties, bbqs, baby christenings, etc. What equipment should I look into? Should I stay with my 28-135mm kit lens? Will I need a flash? I don’t want to spend too much money either.


First off Mike, congratulations: while the fact that you have a nice big camera will encourage everyone around you to constantly bother you about taking their photos and then uploading them on Facebook and other sharing sites, you should be able to make some sort of profit from it all. There are a couple of factors and things that you need to keep in mind before going out there and shooting on top of buying equipment. [Read more…]