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Time Lapse Photography Equipment Needed for Pro Results

In Gear by Nathan Goldberg2 Comments

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

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst7 Comments

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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Think Tank Shape Shifter Review

In Gear by Brent Huntley3 Comments

The Shape Shifter backpack from Think Tank is a really unique camera bag.  It is designed to expand and contract, and stores your camera bag in a system completely different from anything I have used before.  When I first got the backpack, I was very leery of its design, but as I have been using …

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Put this Lens on Your Wish List!

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman12 Comments

Perhaps you’ll be one of those lucky photographers who’ll open a new camera as a gift this holiday season.  Or maybe you’ve decided to buy one for yourself, perhaps as a brand new photographer or maybe as an upgrade to an existing camera.  So how much thought have you given to the lens you want …

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15 Tips for protecting your gear from the Weather

In Gear by Frank Gallagher11 Comments

Imagine a trip of a lifetime to Iceland.  You’re at the imposing Seljalandsfoss, a 200’ tall waterfall that you can walk behind.  The sun is low on the horizon and you have a marvelous composition.  You go to take a picture and . . . nothing.  The mist from the waterfall got into your lens, …

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GoPro – Good enough for an advanced Photographers

In Gear by Bastian Bodyl6 Comments

Nearly every photographer has one or wants to buy one, a GoPro. But is a GoPro good enough for an advanced photographer? Is the 400 $ investment worth it? The short answer is no. A GoPro is a nice toy but not good enough for an advanced photographer. This does not mean you cannot make …

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Where to Find Photography Deals and Save Money?

In Gear by Bryan Striegler5 Comments

Happy Friday to everyone, and I’m sure we are all aware that next week is Thanksgiving and we are one week away from Black Friday. This is a good time to save money on everything out there, photography related items included. I’m am not the type to wait in lines for days to get those …

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Teleconverter – good enough for an advanced photographer?

In Gear by Bastian Bodyl1 Comment

A teleconverter is a small piece of glass that extends the focal length. You can put it between the lens and the camera body. Most teleconverters have a zoom factor of 1.4 or 2. The disadvantage is that the aperture decreases by the same factor. Teleconverters also have a bad reputation, because many photographers associate …