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Vallerret Markhof Pro 2.0 & Skadi Zipper Mitt Photography Glove Review

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst

Vallerret recently released two brand new photography glove models. Well, kind of. The Skadi Zipper Mitt is a brand new photography glove offering. The Markhof Pro 2.0 is an updated version of, you guessed it, the Markhof Pro Model Photography Glove. When one of Vallerret’s founders asked if I would like to try out these …

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Create Photography Retreat 2019!

In Uncategorized by Jim Harmer

Just wanted to send out a note that the Create Photography Retreat is happening in Vegas in late March, so now’s the perfect time to book inexpensive plane tickets (I usually find about 6-8 weeks out is perfect for domestic flights). They have a top-notch line up of speakers including Richard Bernabe, Greg Benz, and …

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Review of the the Oben CT-3565 Tripod with BZ217T Ballhead

In Gear by Brent Huntley

For a travel photographer, a sturdy, but light and compact tripod is absolutely essential.  I started using the Oben travel tripods several years ago when I got the Oben CT-3561, which I reviewed a few years ago. There were a few things I liked about the Oben CT-3561.  First and foremost, it folded up very …

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Saddleback Bags and the Slim Laptop Briefcase

In Uncategorized by Brian McGuckin

Quality and style. They’re not the same for everyone. As individuals we all have our own sense of style, but quality is quality and it’s hard to deny admitting good quality when you see it. To me, that’s what I think of when I think of a Saddleback bag and the Slim Laptop Briefcase is …

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Time Lapse Photography Equipment Needed for Pro Results

In Gear by Nathan Goldberg

You can find time lapse videos just about everywhere you look.  You’ve probably dabbled with it a little bit, or seen it on different websites, YouTube videos, even in TV shows or ads.  Making time lapses is much easier these days, with all the new digital tools and software that is available to make the …

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Photo Techniques to Capture Sports and Action

In Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

There’s a thrill to catching the peak moment of a sporting event or other action, capturing an instant too fleeting for the eye so you may later study and appreciate it in a photograph. Let’s take a look at how you can “up your game” when shooting sports and action.

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What is the focal length of an iPhone Camera and Why Should I Care?

In Gear by Frank Gallagher

In order to get the most out of your smart phone camera, whatever the brand, there are a few things you should know, one of which is the focal length of the lens you’ll be using.  Sure, you could leave everything on auto and snap happily away, but you’ll be disappointed with some of your …

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My Top 10 Photos of 2018

In Photo Basics, Photo Locations by Rick McEvoy

Hi and a Happy new Year to everyone all over this wonderful planet of ours. I hope 2019 is going to be a great year for all of us. To start 2019 I am going to write about my Top 10 Photos of 2018. I like to look back at the photographs that I have …

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12 Tips For Better Drone Pics

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl

Drones are amazing to get a new perspective from up above. If you buy a drone as a photographer you the expectation, that you make amazing photos just because the perspective is great. If you are photographing for a while with your drone you will come to a point where you get frustrated because the …

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So you got a new camera for Christmas…Now what?

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst

If you happen to be reading this on the day it is published, then Merry Christmas! We are fully engulfed in the holiday season and hopefully you have found some new photography gear and gadgets under the tree or in your stocking. On the other hand, maybe all you’ve found is a lump of coal, …

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52 Weeks to Becoming a Stronger Photographer

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The New Year is a time when resolutions are made.  What if with a program of weekly “photo exercise” you could grow your photo skills tremendously by this time next year?  That’s the objective of a “Project 52” and you can use such a discipline to get better and better as a photographer. Seven days …