Thursday, November 26, 2015

BLACK FRIDAY Photography Special

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I decided to try and get a Christmas Light Show this year

I decided to try and get one of those cool light shows this year.  I ended up getting the Show Box Christmas light show from Lowes it looked awesome.   However after using it I am not so impressed with it.

Check out my video review on it.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

BloomSky Weather Station

The folks over at where nice enough to sponsor me and send me out this awesome Weather station.

I have used the station for about a week now and first impressions are very good. I mounted my BloomSky weather station on my roof which you can see here. 

The station has some cool features that I really like. The Time Lapse camera is awesome throughout the day the camera takes pictures every 5 minutes. At the end of the day all the images are made into a quick video. You can download this video and share it with your friends or whoever. 

One thing I don't like about the Time Lapse feature is the fact the camera turns off at dark.  They did this I am sure to save battery power and half the time the camera wouldn't capture a lot in the dark so it made since but I would like to have seen an option to control the camera more and allow more user settings. I think it could have a chance at capturing lightning.  The BloomSky is a new product so I bet in the future they will update the app to allow more control.  

Another thing I would like to see is more weather features and custom settings. The station needs WX alerts from the national weather service that are pushed to user's phones.  It also needs a low temperature and high temperature warnings that is custom so a user can get alerts when a temperature is reached.  I would also like to see some social interaction features below each users station. It would be awesome to comment on someone's station or give them feed back. The station is off to a great start but currently I feel that it's more of a gadget then a weather station. 

This shouldn't put you off from buying it.  I highly recommend it I would expect major updates in the near future that will solve most of this.  It's rumored BloomSky will be adding a Rain & Wind gague to the station at some point so product support will be long term. 

My experience overall has been great I am very excited about this product. It's nice to share my BloomSky station on my Facebook page. I highly recommend if you love weather and neat gadgets you pick one up. 

If you want to order a BloomSky visit the website. 

Here's a time lapse video from my BloomSky that I captured yesterday. 

Here's an Unboxing video of the BloomSky Package 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Affordable Photography Backgrounds

  A few years ago I bought two 8x8 backgrounds from this eBay seller hoyafotoworld. 

 I did have a few problems with the photography backgrounds.   After about a year the seams came apart I was able to fix this with some heat tape from Hobby Lobby. Also the backgrounds started to get some odd fading in a few areas. This was easy to fix in photo shop. Aside from these issues I am still very happy with the backgrounds.

I paid roughly around $40 per background.  I found this to be a pretty good price compared to other places that wanted about $100 per background.  

I decided it's time to order some more backgrounds.  So I purchased three new backgrounds which will be arriving soon.  The backgrounds come from China so it takes awhile to receive them.  I normally get 8x8 backgrounds but this seller only offered 10x10 in the backgrounds I wanted on two of them. I am not sure what to aspect. It's been over 2 years since my last order and I am sure a 10x10 will have more seams.  

I will try and do a video review on the new backgrounds and older ones soon. It would have been nice to have found some reviews on some of the backgrounds before purchasing them when I was shopping, so I am sure it will help someone else.

 Below are some photos I have taken with the first two 8x8 backgrounds I purchased a few years ago so you can see the results.

 I will give a update on this soon. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Loot Crate Villains 2

I have been a subscriber to Loot Crate for over a year now. It's been a great monthly subscription box.  

If you are into Geeky stuff give Loot Crate a try. If you use the link below you will save some money on you're subscription.  This months theme looks pretty awesome.  Villains 2 it's suppose to be the biggest LootCrate yet.