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Vallerret Photography Gloves Review

I was sent a pair of Vallerret Photography gloves from one of the owners of the company who listens to our podcast and just wanted to give you all a quick review of what I thought of them. Features The two things that make these gloves especially suitable for photographers is: (1) Each glove has a small zippered pocket for …

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12 Reasons to Consider the Yuneec Typhoon H (And NOT a DJI drone!)

This is an exciting year for aerial drone photography.  DJI has owned drone photography for the last several years, but now competitors like Yuneec and 3D Robotics are giving them a run for their money with more feature-rich drones.  The most interesting development of 2016 in the drone war will be when heavyweight GoPro announces its upcoming drone. Oh, and …

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Real Estate Photography Pricing: How much should you charge?

A basic real estate photography shoot from a professional photography generally costs anywhere between $110 and $300 per shoot for photos only (no video).  Notice I said “from a professional photographer.”  There are always new photographers who are willing to test the waters in real estate for $80 or so, but most real estate agents tire of the issues that …

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Photographer’s Guide to Yellowstone in Winter

The only thing better than photographing Yellowstone, is photographing Yellowstone in the winter.  If you can brave the cold, you’re in for a very memorable photography trip where you’re sure to capture a few portfolio pieces. I’m just returning from another trip to Yellowstone this last week with a group of 40 readers of Improve Photography, so winter in Yellowstone …

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Nikon D500 Announcement: A crop sensor body that thinks it’s a pro body

For many years photographers loved the venerable Nikon D300s.  It was a pro-quality body with a crop sensor in it, and it was a very popular camera.  Then, Nikon killed it by failing to announce a successor for the last several years.  Today, that all changed when Nikon announced the D500. Specs 20.9 megapixel sensor Weather sealed Main body is …

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11 Practical Techniques for Better Long Lens Photography

Shooting with a long lens requires a very different set of skills and techniques than shooting at normal focal lengths.  Even advanced photographers struggle the first several times they shoot at the long focal lengths. This week I’m shooting in Yellowstone doing a free photography workshop with 40 readers of Improve Photography, and as I teach I’m remembering some of …