Showy Savings

April 25, 2013 by Larry 2 Comments

Here’s how to come up with AMAZING deals at trade shows!

A “Cheap Shots” Tablet Doesn’t Mean Settling for Less

April 9, 2013 by Larry 3 Comments

This time Larry tackles a great tablet solution for editing images in Photoshop. But just because it’s affordable, it doesn’t mean you’re settling for lower quality. Larry also covers a cool product that’s a battery charger AND a charging station all in one. (LINK to charger mentioned.)

NOTE: My apologies to CheapShots fans everywhere (and thanks for your emails)!! With a couple recent changes I have taken over 100% of the production of Larry’s Cheap Shots and since it’s not officially part of my day job, sometimes it gets put on the backburner. For example, I recorded this episode BEFORE WPPI with the intent that it go live while I was at WPPI. As you can see, it’s past that date so please ignore the WPPI reference in it. I’m doing what I can to get back to weekly posting though. So enjoy this (belated) episode and we should see you again next week!

Adding A High-End Feature to A Mid-level DSLR

March 6, 2013 by Larry 1 Comment

Larry’s recent use of top-of-the-line Nikon and Canon cameras made him wish his D7000 had a particular feature. So he added it, and you (probably) can too! And even though he has a DSLR and a good camera in his phone, he picked up a great, high-end point and shoot. He’ll tell you which one and why.

NOTE: This week’s video is silent for the first 10 seconds, so don’t turn up your volume.

A Free Softbox Intro Class (and other stuff)

February 26, 2013 by Larry 1 Comment

This week we talk about a 10 minute free intro to softboxes class that’s available online, some great battery savings (not rechargeable though) and a hint about next week’s show.

Link for the B&H Softbox video starring yours truly

Dirt Cheap Clamps, Viewer Tips, and A Lighting Preview

January 29, 2013 by Larry 7 Comments

This week Larry talks about a grip-gear deal that’s practically stealing it’s so cheap, plus he covers some GREAT viewer tips and there’s even a lighting preview from his upcoming DIY tutorial.

Free Photo Gear Insurance (kinda)

January 23, 2013 by Larry 4 Comments

Depending on what you take on a shoot, this tip can save you hundreds! Enjoy.

Custom Photobooks Cheap Shots Style

January 15, 2013 by Larry 5 Comments

This week Larry shows you custom photobooks in a whole new way, mentions a couple photography-related sale items, asks for a little help from viewers, and lets you know who won last week’s contest.

An Affordable Speedlight/Gear Case and A CONTEST!

January 9, 2013 by Larry 57 Comments

The Cheap Shots Show returns for 2013 with a great hard case for speedlights or other similar size gear that’s surprisingly affordable and there’s a giveaway this week too. So watch and save and (maybe even) win!! Of course anybody who watches Larry’s Cheap Shots is a winner already. ;)

Hotwire Your Speedlight

December 18, 2012 by Larry 2 Comments

This week Larry’s Cheap Shots covers hotshoe flashes. Sure, top-of-the-line strobes come with all the bells and whistles, but some flashes don’t. Larry will show you how to add features to your flash, and you don’t need to know electronics, soldering, or rewiring. And since it’s Larry’s Cheap Shots, the solution is affordable!


By the way, last week’s contest winner was Bruce Feingold and the Hoodman is on the way.
Congrats Bruce!
— And a new contest is coming up next week!!

Making A Video Commercial the Cheap Shots Way

December 13, 2012 by Larry No Comments

While this isn’t necessarily a still photography money saver, it definitely will be interesting to some folks out there who need a video or commercial for their business.

I use ScreenFlow to capture my Mac screen for some software training tutorials I do and it’s a pretty strong editing environment, so I did the whole commercial in this software. I used my D7000 to capture some video and I used Garage Band (the Mac app) to create a little music. Then I uploaded the finished MP4 video file that ScreenFlow generated, to my VimeoPro account so I could embed it on my OutriggerShelf web site. Feel free to go there or just watch the embedded video below.

Look, I know this isn’t network quality but I wanted to pull together something in a couple hours over the weekend so my Outrigger Shelf site would have some video instead of just still shots because it helps display the product better. I’m amazed that a $99 program and the DSLR I already own, can be combined to make something like this. I can’t imagine how much better it could be if I had a free day or two!

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