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Clik Elite Contrejour 40 Camera Bag Review

In Gear, Landscape/Nature by Nathan2 Comments

Probably most of the audience out there have never heard of or seen the brand Clik Elite. This camera accessories company that mostly produces backpacks is located right here in my home town of St. George, Utah. With the testing grounds of Zion National Park and the other rugged environments of the region, Clik Elite has come up with some …

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Best Lenses for Real Estate Photography

In Gear by Kirk Bergman4 Comments

Just like shooting weddings or landscapes, real estate photography has it’s own set of requirements to get the best images.  And the lens you use for shooting portraits or the Milky Way might not get you the best results if you are shooting real estate.  I know, like you need another reason to go out and buy more photography gear.  Thankfully, …

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DJI Soars as All Major Competitors Experience Layoffs and Meltdowns

In Gear by Jim Harmer3 Comments

Last week’s announcement from DJI of its lower cost $499 Spark drone only promises to add fuel to a hot drone market.  Research Firm Gartner predicts this year’s drone sales to exceed 3 million units and 6 billion dollars–a 34 percent increase year-over-year. However, the dramatic rise of the drone market appears not to be equally distributed.  Chinese firm Yuneec, as …

The 20 Best Tripod Options Under $500

In Gear by Mark Morris11 Comments

  Several month ago I read an article by Jim Harmer that highlighted 6 Pro Tripods for Serious Landscape Photographers.  That’s an awesome article, and it covers 6 amazing tripods, but as a very serious photographer, it didn’t actually cover the tripods that I would seriously want to know about.  It really got me to thinking – there are an overwhelming …

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How to Switch Camera Brands Without Losing Money

In Gear by Jim Harmer15 Comments

I have switched camera brands multiple times over the last 10 years, and have always had the latest-and-greatest gear.  I shot a Canon camera system first, switched to Nikon, then went to Nikon full frame, then I shot Fuji for two years, and this week I bought a Sony a7rii to play with for a while.  Yet, I’ve spent next …

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In Gear by Frank Gallagher6 Comments

It’s time to start packing for that once-in-a-lifetime photography trip or family vacation.  There are plenty of gear lists out there, but this comprehensive packing list for travel photography is for people who want to make sure they have all the essentials for a photo adventure, from the camera to creature comforts.  You don’t want to carry 100 pounds of …