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Best Camera Strap: We reviewed 17 and picked our favorite

In Gear by Brent Huntley29 Comments

We spent weeks talking with all the major camera strap manufacturers, testing more than 17 camera straps hands on, testing them in the field, and analyzing every angle of each strap.  In the end, there are a lot of great straps on the market filling every niche from the leather strap for hippies or vintage-lovers, …

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How to Get Pro-Quality Sports Photos in a School Gym

In Sports Photography by Jim Harmer4 Comments

High school gymnasiums can offer a multitude of photographic opportunities – basketball games, crowd shots and other school events. But they can also have the most abysmal lighting conditions around.  Just how do you get a clear photograph in a dark, often mixed lighting environment?  With a little bit of know-how and preparation you can! …

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How Photography Business Owners Can Stay Focused

In Marketing/Business by Bryan Striegler6 Comments

What should you be accomplishing right now? Were you working on something and then randomly decided to read this article? Now, don’t run off and go back to work quite yet. I was just trying to make a point. If you’re anything like me, when you’re working on your computer you often find yourself distracted …

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Turning your iPhone into your back up camera with Pictar

In Gear by Brent Huntley5 Comments

I am the very definition of a hobbyist photographer.  I work a full time job, doing photography mainly on the weekends and when I travel and do not do paid shoots, although I have sold some images through stock websites.  Because of that, I try not to spend too much money on my camera gear. …

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How to find focus at night: A simple step-by-step guide

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst21 Comments

One of the biggest challenges when photographing at night is capturing images that are in sharp focus.  The reason is really pretty simple and should come as no surprise.  Our cameras have a much more difficult time ‘seeing’ when it is dark, just like we do.  Depending on how dark it actually is, and the …

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Lens Filters: Which filters do photographers actually need?

In Gear by Pete LaGregor12 Comments

What filters do you need and how do you figure out what size is best? These are certainly questions that many new (and some experienced) photographers, who have never used filters, ask all the time. It can get a little complicated but it really just comes down to a couple that you really need. I’ll …

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4 Ways To Do Sky Replacement

In Landscape/Nature by Nathan0 Comments

This article is not an actual sky replacement in the truest of terms. When I think sky replacement, I think of removing an ugly sky and replacing it with a better one I photographed on a different day. This is not that article. Mind you, you can do this with what I will teach you. …