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6 Pro Tripods for Serious Landscape Photographers

In Gear by Jim Harmer9 Comments

Buying a high-quality tripod and ballhead is an important decision for any landscape photographer.  Everyone has their own personal preferences, so I want to share with you some popular options among serious landscape photographers. Keep in mind that this post is about the high-end professional tripods and ballheads on the market.  If you don’t have a huge budget or don’t …

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How To: Geotagging Photos (with or without built-in GPS)

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst8 Comments

Geotagging is the process of adding geographical coordinates to a photograph.  Geotags provide important information that allow the location of an image to be pinpointed on the globe. Landscape and travel photographers find this to be especially useful information to navigate back to a location or to provide details about where a photo was captured. There are a few methods …

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7 Drawbacks to Shooting Fuji Cameras

In Gear by Jim Harmer8 Comments

It’s no secret that I love the Fuji Camera system.  They are fun to shoot with fantastic controls, much lighter weight than my old Nikon full frame gear, and offer excellent color reproduction and low light sensitivity. However, if you’re considering a switch to Fuji, I want you to be aware of some of the pitfalls and drawbacks to the …

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BEST BATTERIES FOR YOUR SPEEDLIGHTS: A SHOWDOWN

In Gear, Portrait by Brian Pex14 Comments

Flash Photography today is an area within Photography that has never been easier to enter. With a vast array of flashes, from top brands that cost hundreds of dollars to Chinese knockoffs that are very inexpensive, the choices are great to say the very least.   What I wanted to test for this article is which rechargeable batteries performed the …

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What Is A Leaf Shutter?

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst2 Comments

The two main types of shutters in all modern cameras are focal-plane shutters and leaf shutters.  Focal-plane shutters are what you’ll find in most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras on the market today.  To learn more about focal-plane shutters, check out this excellent article written by Kevin Jordan.  This article will dive into the more mysterious and lesser-known world of the …