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Why Photographers should use a NAS System for Storage

In Gear by Brent Huntley

Some photographers love being out in the field making images.  Some photographers love being on their computer making their vision come to life through their editing.  Some photographers even like the business side of it all.  No photographers like dealing with storage.  As photographers, we shoot thousands and thousands of images a year, or a …

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How to Pick the Right Camera Bag or Luggage for Travel

In Gear by Brent Huntley

Picking the right way to carry your camera gear while traveling is essential to have a good vacation.  Picking the wrong bag or luggage is a sure fire way to make your travel uncomfortable, burdensome or risky (for your gear).  I travel a lot, some within the United State, but a good portion of it …

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Dual Pixel Autofocus: What is it and what cameras have it?

In Gear by Frank Gallagher

Canon introduced phase detection dual pixel auto focus (DPAF) in 2013, with the EOS 70D camera, calling the technology “revolutionary.”  Since then, DPAF has been a feature on most new camera models released by Canon, from the $10,000 EOS C300 cinema camera, to the pro-level EOS 1DX MarkII, to Canon’s mirrorless EOS M6, to the …

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Grip & Shoot: The Best Accessory for Cell Phone Videographers

In Gear by Brent Huntley

Some of us old timers have resisted cell phone cameras for real photography, but the time has come to give in and embrace all the benefits that are offered by cell phone cameras. While I still use my “real” camera for my serious photography, I have turned to my iPhone for a lot of what …

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Hands on Review of the DJI Osmo Mobile 2

In Gear by Brad Goestsch

If you’re looking to up your video game and you enjoy shooting on a mobile platform you should give the Osmo Mobile 2 from DJI a serious look. It’s not without its flaws, but at $129 USD it’s one heck of a bargain. The Osmo Mobile 2 is the successor to the popular Osmo Mobile. …

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5 Great Photography Finds at Summer Garage Sales

In Gear by Andy Perkins

  Summer is a time to get outdoors. A time for camping, baseball, picnics, boating and beaches. School is out and family vacations are just around the corner.  It’s also a time to clean out your garage! That means garage sales (or yard sales, tag sales, rummage sales–depending on your locality) where your trash becomes …

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Review of the Lekufee Bracket Mount for DJI Drones

In Gear by Andy Perkins

Weary of the small, crowded visual space on your smart phone when controlling your DJI drone? If you’re looking to take your drone photographs to the next level, consider the Lekufee Bracket Mount for DJI drones coupled with a larger tablet display screen. The reality of done photography is that you aren’t behind the camera–not …

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DIY: A TrekPak Padded Divider System for $40

In Gear by Kirk Bergman

If you’ve ever wanted to upgrade to the expensive TrekPak system for your Pelican case but can’t justify the expensive cost, I’ll show you how I built a pretty good replica for about $40 with stuff you can buy from Amazon and Lowes. Ever since I picked up my Pelican cases to replace my camera …

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How to Be the Guy that Gives Drone Photographers a Bad Name

In Gear by Andy Perkins

Most drone photographers are courteous folks. Even though we interact with the public, we usually go out of our way to put people at ease. But if all of that friendly bridge-building is getting old, and you really want to be the guy (or girl) that gives drone photographers a bad name, here are some …