The GoPro Hero 4 Black edition is an action cam for recording video but it’s also a very powerful stills camera if you’re interested in getting super wide angle shots on a budget, especially if you want to shoot underwater. If you are into shooting video of the 4K variety, don’t overlook this tiny but […]
If you’ve ever wondered about the effects of using a tilt-shift lens this video with host Vincent Laforet will show you some of uses such as: Correcting distortion caused by wide lenses and converging lines Create stitched images without distortion Creating miniature looking scenes by shifting the focus plane Achieving maximum focus on your subject using […]
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Close-up and macro photography continue to be popular with shooters of all levels. Practical applications include product detail shots, food photography, and technical illustration (see image below). But the fun and artistic motivations are undeniable; flowers, insects, creative abstract, and the excitement of discovering the hidden worlds found in everyday objects. If you’ve been […]
Do you want a sharp and well built lens? Of course you do. Everyone does. Think you can’t afford great glass? Think again. You may not be looking in the right place. If you’re like me, browsing through latest high-end lenses can be a little depressing. The cost of luxury grade glass can easily peak […]
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Your First DSLR For whatever the reason, you’re ready to buy your first DSLR. It could be that your point-and-shoot isn’t cutting it anymore in regards to features, speed, or image quality, or it could be that you’d like to turn photography into more than a rarely-touched hobby. DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras are […]
Even though the prices of digital photography equipment continue to fall significantly, it can be a tough to dole out a thousand plus dollars on a brand new camera or lens. On the positive side, camera gear (especially lenses) retains its value really well. As a result, there’s almost always a surplus of used camera […]
Like many beginning photographers, I’ve been a long-time fan of zoom lenses throughout much of my four year photography career. This past year, however, something in my brain shifted and I began to first accumulate and suddenly prefer using prime lenses. I began with the humble Canon 50mm f/1.8, eventually adding a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. For […]
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The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 APS-C sensor lens is without a doubt my favorite lens in my camera bag and it also has some great reviews throughout the photography community. But is this lens for you? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Ultimately, what kind of photographs can you take with it? Who is the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for? On the […]
Canon introduced the new 7D Mark II recently to a lot of fan fair and hype. But does it live up to all of that? Some of the things that are really exciting include: 10 frames per second burst rate Extra large buffer to allow shooting 31 RAW files, or 130 full JPGs using burst […]
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