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Should I Buy Grey Market Items?

In Gear by Nathan8 Comments

I am going to start this off with a “I just got screwed” story. This is a story of how I got screwed not once, but twice, and possibly a third on grey market items. This is also a warning to you out there looking for new gear. This is also some advice on how …

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Review of the DJI Mavic Air

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst9 Comments

Since being announced on January 23, 2018, the DJI Mavic Air has been all the rage in the drone community. The “Adventure Unfolds” launch event unveiled this new drone to the world and it has been flying off the shelves since. I ordered the Mavic Air shortly after the release date and have now been …

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A Sneak Peek At The Brand New Lensbaby Burnside 35

In Gear by Tracy Munson2 Comments

Today, Lensbaby announced their latest bundle of joy, the Burnside 35. They were kind enough to send me a top-secret advance copy of the lens a couple of weeks ago so that I would be ready to share my thoughts with the readers of Improve Photography. Here’s my take on the Burnside 35. The solid …

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10 Tips for Traveling More Efficiently with Photo Gear

In Gear by Andy Perkins3 Comments

All great photography requires planning. Not just about the shoot, the weather, or the model. But about packing and transporting the gear, too. By concentrating on the goals of your trip, and learning to pack more creatively, it’s possible to take enough photo gear without over-packing or giving up the photo opportunities you want most. …

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14 iOS Camera Apps That Can Handle the Power of RAW

In Gear by Brad Goestsch4 Comments

If you’re like most people, you always have your smart phone ready to go at a moment’s notice. If you’re like me, you probably also have at least one DSLR, mirrorless or other dedicated “serious” camera system that you can access whenever the time comes. However, there are times when it just makes more sense …

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Product Review: Aurga Smart DSLR Assistant

In Gear by Michael Allen4 Comments

So you want to be a photographer, but you’re not sure where to start. Your photos come out blurry, not blurry enough, too bright, too dark, not focused enough, or any other slew of problems that can dissuade new photographers from really running the gauntlet that is a phenomenal hobby. This product is here to …

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Review:  NiSi Natural Night Filter

In Gear, Uncategorized by GregNoel2 Comments

If you are an astrophotographer or night photographer then you almost certainly have run into the horrible yellow glow of light pollution or the ugly yellow cast that street lights spread over urban nightscapes.   This light pollution and yellow cast can hide stars and mess with the white balance of your scene.    Thanks to the …