Transcend 500S SDHC and 300S microSDHC Review

Earlier this year, Transcend released their new high-speed SD and microSD cards in the form of the Transcend 500S and 300S. Today, we finally got our hands on it and we’re going to dissect everything you need to know about these cards. We’re also going to determine which card on this series is the best fit for your needs and your gears. MY EARLY BREAKDOWN Pros: Great read speed and decent write speed, Durable and can work on extreme conditions   Cons: Lower tier cards don’t have Video Speed Class…

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Yunteng YT-1288 Bluetooth Selfie Stick Review – The Best Selfie Stick!

I know selfie stick is probably not for everyone, others may think it’s silly or embarrassing to be used in public, on the other hand, others may argue that it’s a necessity when traveling. Either way, to each his own. I myself, haven’t tried using a selfie stick, first, because I don’t want to put my valuable smartphone on a flimsy selfie stick and second, I haven’t had any chance to use one since I always bring a tripod with me for group shots and whatnot. Selfie sticks can be…

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Acer R230H IPS Monitor Review – Budget Editing Monitor

For the past few years, I’ve been using my old monitor that has a resolution of only 1366×768 with a TN Panel. While it’s good for normal use like browsing the web, watching videos, productivity stuff, and casual gaming, it is terrible for editing photos and videos. The colors are not accurate, the contrast is bad and the viewing angle fades like your old worn-out jeans. And since I’ve started this blog and my youtube channel, I figured it’s finally time to upgrade. My target is to get a monitor with…

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How to Assemble a Softbox Light Kit + Unboxing and Review

If you ask me what’s the most important thing when it comes to photography and videography I would say without any hesitation that it’s Lighting. You can use the most high-end camera out there but if you don’t have an ample amount of light for your subject chances are the result will be mediocre. But on the contrary, if you have a good amount of light, natural light preferably, you can use even just your smartphone and get pretty decent results. See below example of the difference between a good lighting…

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Top 5 Reasons why you need to back up your files – No Excuses

Have you been in a situation where you lost your sanity for a while because you’ve done so much work and then you suddenly lost it? I know that feeling. It’s so frustrating especially if you don’t have a back of that long hours worth of work and the only thing you can do is to start from scratch and by that time you’re already exhausted and the quality of your work will potentially get compromised. Let’s try to avoid that, shall we? and to help you realize the importance…

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How to Shoot Indoor Macro Photography – No Excuses!

If you have checked my about page you may have known by now that I love photography, I’ve been shooting as a hobbyist photographer since 2012 and I’ve tried a lot of different genres. I’ve tried portraiture, landscape, architecture, street, food, product etc.. I’ve been shooting for our cake business as well for a couple of years now, but the one closest to my heart is macro photography. You can check some of my works on my flicker account here.  Due to personal reasons and busy schedules I was not able…

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How to use the Universal Clip Lens for Smartphone

I recently made a review about the universal clip lens here and I promised to make a follow-up tutorial on how to use it, so here we are. As I’ve mentioned in the review, There are three lenses on this package, the fisheye lens, the wide angle lens and the macro lens. but for me personally, the macro lens is practically the only usable lens among all the lenses.  but that doesn’t mean the two other lenses are really useless. for some, they can be useful in different types of scenario,…

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Universal Clip Lens Review – Useless, except for one

I bought the universal clip lens for my smartphone because one, it’s now incredibly cheap. before there is only a few available smartphone lens out there and one of them is the popular olloclip lens that is much more expensive. but now, we have many cheap alternatives and the universal clip lens is one of them. Second, I needed a fisheye lens for a short film project that I made that requires me to shoot from a corner of a street and get the two perpendicular streets in one frame…

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UPCOMING REVIEW | Universal Clip Lens for Mobile Phones

This Universal Clip Lens has mixed feedback among it’s buyers, some says it’s garbage and some says it’s usable. I got this for a while now and to be honest, it’s actually usable. You just have to use it the right way and don’t put too much expectations from it. Remember, this is just an accessory to your main optical lens, the quality also depends on the smart phone you are using. And of course, as with anything about photography, there are a lot of factors (e.g. lighting, subject, composition, etc.)…

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