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Westcott X-Drop Pro
Here’s a lightweight and compact background system that lets you easily switch backdrops. The stand keeps the backdrop material taut, and you can choose from wrinkle-resistant, printed fabric, matte vinyl, or lightweight canvas. Starting at $174.90 fjwestcott.com
Matthews Studio Equipment Gatorbuddy
The Gatorbuddy makes working with bounce and fill panels a snap. The four caster wheels can be locked in place so you can use it to move panels and V-flats or make it a mobile workstation. It’s compatible with professional grip equipment and supports up to 50 pounds. $1,099 gatorbuddy.com
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Xencelabs Pen Display 24
This drawing display has an edge-to-edge tempered glass drawing surface, two pens, quick keys that attach anywhere on the display sides, and a tilt stand. It delivers 1.07 billion colors with 4K ultra-high-definition resolution. It even allows pen control of multiple displays. $1,899 xencelabs.com
Denny Mini Apple Box Set
Apple boxes are a classic of posing tools, used to elevate subjects, create different angles, and add visual interest to photos. The Mini set features heavy duty reinforced centers and easy-to-grip handles on each end with a matte brown stained finish. You get one half size apple box at 9.6x11.6x4.3 inches and one quarter size at 9.6x11.6x4.3 inches. $94 dennymfg.com
LexJet Elements Maldives Recycled Semi-Gloss Canvas
A revolutionary canvas that brings art to life while actively reducing plastic waste, Maldives Recycled Semi-Gloss Canvas is made from 100% recycled water bottles in an 18 mil thickness and 340gsm weight with a semi-gloss finish that adds depth and dimension to prints. It features a durable 2-over-1 weave and is compatible with aqueous ink printers. Starts from $79.34 for a 17-inch x 40-foot roll lexjet.com
Manfrotto TetherGear Mouse Deck
Designed for the TetherGear Laptop Deck, this addition provides a solid support for an external mouse or track pad with infrared mouse compatible neoprene. Use in left- or right-hand configuration in multiple positions and adjust the sliding arm for reach. It’s made from hardwearing but lightweight aluminum and measures 32x15 centimeters (12.59x5.90 inches). $99.99 manfrotto.com/us-en
Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige II 340gsm
With the aesthetic of a traditional darkroom paper, achieved through a coating of barium sulphate added prior to the inkjet receiving layer, Baryta Prestige II is a heavyweight paper with no optical brighteners. Prints reveal excellent black density and a wide color spectrum and retain the crisp sharpness and detail expected from a fine art paper. It comes in sizes 8.5x11 through 60-inchx50-foot rolls. Starting at $22.68 canson-infinity.com
Wacom Cintiq Pro 27
Seamlessly switch between touch gestures and pen strokes with this pen display. The screen has a reflection-reducing coating, and the textured glass adds friction for a drawing-on-paper feel. The weight, grip thickness, pen buttons, and center of balance are customizable. $3,499.95 wacom.com
Tether Tools TetherGuard Cable Management
Secure a cable, remove cable stress, and protect your ports. The design improves on the JerkStopper by adding a magnetic release that offers a breakaway or locking option for the cable. The kit includes one camera support and one cable support. From $23.99 tethertools.com
Samsung Pro Plus microSD and SD Cards
Optimized for professional use, the new Pro Plus microSD and SD cards allow users to seamlessly capture 4K ultra-high definition and Full HD videos and photos. They boast increased read and write speeds of up to 180 MB/s and 130 MB/s, a 12 percent and 8 percent increase, respectively, over their predecessors. The cards support a video speed class rating of V30, enabling quick transfer of large video files while editing. Pro Plus SD Card 256GB $37.99, Pro Plus microSD Card 512GB $59.99 samsung.com
PhotoBiz Mini Sessions Booking Feature
The mini sessions booking feature makes scheduling and booking sessions easy for photographers and clients. Create mini sessions with specific dates, times, and locations that clients can book online. Customize session duration and pricing, enable calendar syncing, and send automated email reminders to clients. It’s mobile-friendly for clients. The PhotoBiz platform is $29 per month or $300 annually. photobiz.com
Vanguard VEO CP-65 Kit
A VEO CP-65 clamp, large support arm, and smartphone holder with cold shoe mount let you add an array of extra gear to a tabletop, rail, or tripod. The clamp opens to 2.6 inches with molded rubber grips and features three threaded holes for attachments or support arms. $189.99 vanguardworld.com
Fundy Social Design App
The Social Design App allows photographers to upload images, logo, and script text and have visually stunning full social media carousels and stories in seconds. After you create your initial designs, Fundy’s drop zone technology makes it easy to change colors, drag, scale, and adjust elements with an easy-to-use interface and dozens of templates to choose from. $8/month fundydesigner.com
Joby Beamo Studio Deluxe Lighting Kit
Get ready to create content with this one-stop lighting solution. It comes with an LED key light with built-in diffusion and color temperature control as well as a background light with 12 color options and 10 brightness levels. The phone mount is supported by a GorillaPod arm. $99.95 joby.com
Epson SureColor P-Series (P6570E, P6570DE, P6570D, P8570DL)
SureColor P-Series photo and graphics printers are designed for photo fulfillment, retail photo labs, and poster and graphic art production in a compact package. The 24-inch SureColor P6570E, P6570DE, and P6570D and the 44-inch P8570DL feature a flattop design with complete front operation. Produce vibrant prints with smooth gradations and neutral black-and-white images comparable to 8-color printers. From $3,795 epson.com
Moab Entrada Rag Natural Coldpress 300
The Entrada Rag has a rich feel combined with a heft that conveys you’re holding a paper worthy of fine art. Its texture complements and elevates images in color or black-and-white. Resolution delivers sharp results along with accurate colors, incredible detail, deep shadows, and brilliant highlights. It’s 100% cotton with a warm tone, available in 8.5x11-inch sheets through 60-inchx75 foot rolls. Starting at $51.97 moabpaper.com
Datacolor Spyder X2 Ultra
This lens-based sensor enables color and brightness range calibration on modern HDR and other high-brightness monitors. It’s ideal for pro photographers and videographers who run multiple displays. Computer-connected TVs and projectors can also be calibrated. $299.99 datacolor.com