12 Tips for Taking Awesome Holiday Family Photos

It’s that time of year – the weather is starting to get a bit cooler, stores are decked out with holiday decorations, and family gatherings are approaching. With families coming together from near and far, many will attempt the annual dreaded family photo. While it can be frustrating, we have some tips to help you take better photos and survive this holiday season. (Note: These tips can also apply to general group photos) Planning the Image 1. Notify everyone of group photo – Before everyone meets up for the holidays, make sure to let everyone know that you’re taking photos [...]

November 15th, 2016|

Powered By Ikan – Behind The Scenes With Red Feather

What do you get when you combine Jeeps, horses, bandits, a plane, and explosions…an action movie? No, actually you would get the scenes of a promo video that we at Ikan got to experience. A couple of weeks ago, we got a chance to go behind the scenes with Red Feather while they were shooting a promo video in Texas. Red Feather is a full service creative and production house that describes themselves as a close knit family of makers, thinkers, and doers. We were fortunate to have Red Feather invite us out to join them on their promo video [...]

November 8th, 2016|

PhotoPlus Recap: Gimbals and NiSi Filters

Famed American Photographer and Environmentalist, Ansel Adams, once said, “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” Fortunately for us, we got to spend a few days in a convention hall full of photographers and got to get their perspectives on photography and chat about where cameras and other technology are headed. Our team recently traveled to New York City for PhotoPlus, a conference and expo specifically for photographers. It is the largest photography and imaging event in North America with over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, and more [...]

November 1st, 2016|

Ikan Introduces Bright Mylo LED Lights

We would like to introduce a bright new addition to our line of LED lights: the Mylo. Available in either Bi-Color (MB8) or Daylight (MW8), Mylo LED lights offer a wide variety of lighting options within a compact package for cinematographers. The Mylo boasts 800 LED lights with 45 degree lenses on top – double the amount of LEDs in past lights. Made out of heavy duty construction, the Mylo is extremely portable and packs a punch, allowing you to have a bright light in a very small package. With a big yellow knob on the back of the light, you [...]

October 27th, 2016|

What’s it like to work in photojournalism?

Ever wonder what it would be like to work in photojournalism? Capturing photos to tell a news story is something that sounds interesting to many, but only some pursue it as a career. It can be tough and competitive, but well worth it for those that love photography. We did a Q&A with CBS News Photojournalist, Jake Barlow. See what he had to say about being a photojournalist for a news division of a major broadcast television network: 1. What’s it like to be a photojournalist and producer for CBS? Producing and shooting stories for CBS is the coolest gig [...]

October 25th, 2016|

Ikan Adds Blitz 400 Wireless Transmitter Video System

We are excited to announce the addition of the Blitz 400 wireless transmitter and receiver system to our line of products. The Blitz 400 is a wireless uncompressed zero delay HD video system that has a 400 foot range. Made out of durable machined aluminum, the Blitz 400 is an easy-to-use lightweight system that offers a reliable connection which is less susceptible to interference. The transmitter comes with accessories so that you can easily mount it to a camera’s shoe mount, rig, or tripod leg. The Blitz 400 system delivers 100 feet more range and is about $1,000 less than its [...]

October 20th, 2016|