Canon

New Canon Camcorders: the XA25/XA20 and VIXIA HF G30

Canon has recently announced three new camcorders. The Canon XA25 and XA20 are ultra-compact, professional camcorders designed for run-and-gun videography and ENG. They feature a 20x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, wireless FTP transfer and dual SD card slots to support a variety of recording modes.

New from Canon: A Pair of Rebel DSLRs, a Zoom Lens and a PowerShot Camera

Canon has just announced two new Rebel DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T5i and the EOS Rebel SL1, both of which are poised to be compact DSLRs that will deliver impressive imaging performance. Additionally, a new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens has been announced.

B&H Wedding Guide: Off-Camera Flash Systems

When you photograph a wedding, you are faced with a wide array of lighting conditions, ranging from bright sunlight to dimly lit interiors. Using ambient light as your main source is often preferable; however, in a situation such as a wedding, where time is of the essence, you will need to know how to properly expose all of these varying scenes using both natural and artificial light sources.

HDSLR 101

A few years ago, HDSLRs revitalized the wedding video industry. Today, the second generation of HDSLRs offers a variety of great new features for shooting HD video. The most serious decision you can make as a wedding videographer, which will have an effect on both your workflow and style of shooting, will be your choice of camera.

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Working with a Photo Assistant

Some wedding photographers work without an assistant; others say they can’t do their job effectively without one. How do you decide if or when you need an assistant?

Hands-On Review: Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20 Camcorder

The Canon Vixia HF G20 is the company's new top-of-the-line consumer camcorder, and in this review, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, praises it for its color accuracy, crisp 1080p video capture, and low-light sensitivity. Indeed, the Vixia HF G20 offers improved low-light performance.

Macro SLR Lenses with Image Stabilization

A macro lens is an important tool for a wedding photographer. Perhaps not as crucial as capturing the kiss at the altar or the daddy-daughter dance, a close-up of the rings, flowers or candle being lit is considered part of the standard package. These moments may very well be situated in less than ideal lighting conditions, so a fast macro lens is needed to guarantee you get that shot.

Essential Gear for Savvy Wedding Pros

Wedding photography has become an extremely popular and lucrative specialty. First and foremost, a wedding is a grand, unrepeatable, emotionally charged event at which expectations run high, and second best won't do. Being a wedding photographer requires dedication and talent, but having the right equipment is crucial.

Video Gear

Wedding videography, like event videography in general, is an art form in full bloom. Relatively recent advances in video technology have arguably raised the wedding video's potential to equal that of still photography. To be fair, perhaps the burgeoning popularity of Internet videos is equally responsible for the medium's newfound stature.

 

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Lens Selection for the Wedding Photographer

Many hobbyists reach a turning point in their craft when they decide to pursue wedding photography seriously. With the transition to pro comes the task of updating your lens kit accordingly, and most photographers would agree that investing in quality glass is essential.

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