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30 Must-Have Landscape Photography Accessories

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer10 Comments

Atmosphere Aerosol Atmosphere Aerosol is an awesome product!  It’s a can of smoke that you can spray to add fog into your landscapes.  It’s not enough smoke to fill an entire landscape, but if you shoot smaller intimate landscapes, you could easily go spray the fog in the area and then go shoot the awesome …

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Sony Unveils the a7r iii, and I’m buying it.

In News by Jim Harmer10 Comments

Sony surprised the industry this morning with the release of the a7r iii full-frame mirrorless camera.  Not only was the timing a surprise (the rumors sites have not been reporting this). The a7riii uses the same 42.4-megapixel sensor, and supercharges it to capture a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range, a slight ISO boost, and crazy …

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Meet the Writers of ImprovePhotography.com

In Features by Jim Harmer1 Comment

Andy Perkins I am primarily a hobbyist photographer from Indiana, though I also am available for real estate and commercial photography at www.atlasphotoguy.com. Landscape and nature photography are great ways to be out in nature with a purpose. I really don’t see the point of taking a vacation—or even a long weekend–without a camera. I’d …

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Lightroom Changed Today: What you need to know in 5 minutes

In News by Jim Harmer17 Comments

What Happened? Adobe announced that Lightroom, as we know it, will now be known as “Lightroom Classic CC.”  There is a new version called “Lightroom CC” and it’s completely new and cloud-based. If you decide to continue using the regular old Lightroom Classic, then not much will change for you.  The new version has a …

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Rhino Camera Slider: A hands-on, long-term review

In Gear by Jim Harmer4 Comments

I spent the last few months researching motorized sliders for timelapse photography. I debated between many different models, but finally decided on the Rhino Slider. I started this review the day I bought it, and I’ve been coming back to this article nearly every day for many weeks as I’ve learned more about the slider …

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How to Get Pro-Quality Sports Photos in a School Gym

In Sports Photography by Jim Harmer5 Comments

High school gymnasiums can offer a multitude of photographic opportunities – basketball games, crowd shots and other school events. But they can also have the most abysmal lighting conditions around.  Just how do you get a clear photograph in a dark, often mixed lighting environment?  With a little bit of know-how and preparation you can! …

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Top 10 Best Interchangeable-Lens Camera Brands

In Gear by Jim Harmer6 Comments

  If you’re new to photography or if you haven’t followed the photography industry for long, knowing what camera brands are best is actually an important question.  Only a few years ago, almost all serious photographers shot either Canon or Nikon, but today, that’s not true at all.  There are lots of excellent camera brands …

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Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D IV: Is Canon getting walloped?

In Gear by Jim Harmer8 Comments

  Nikon took the wraps off the Nikon D850 early this morning and it didn’t take long for photographers to wonder how it compares to the Canon 5D Mark IV.  In short, the D850 beats the Canon on nearly every spec. Looking at a specs-only comparison is not fair, and not always indicative of real-life …