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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? If the wedding is elaborate, has an enormous guest list, is spread out geographically in terms of the ceremony and the reception or if it requires special lighting for formal on-location portraits or is a signature event that will be... READ MORE
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11 months ago
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When it comes to carrying your gear through a fast-paced, day-long event, there’s certainly no shortage of options. Backpacks and shoulder bags have long been the professional event photographer’s staple when they need to keep everything close at hand. In recent years, convenient and versatile belt systems... READ MORE
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11 months ago
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Wedding photographers carry a lot of gear. Multiple lenses, camera bodies, flashes and accessories are all part of the wedding professional’s kit. It‘s cumbersome (and risky) to try to balance the heft and awkward bulk of your equipment without the right carrying case. The most useful packs and tool belts are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, whether you book weddings across the... READ MORE
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11 months ago
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The holiday season is fast approaching, so now is the time to start shopping for your friends and family, (or dropping hints to them about gifts you want to receive). If you or someone you know has a compact mirrorless camera like the popular Sony NEX, ... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Stellar sea lions, South Marble Islands, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Southeast Alaska. Making sharp images from a moving ship requires shooting with a fast shutter speed and being prepared to capture the moment. It had been raining all... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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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. Nevertheless, videographers who know how to take best... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Every photographer has their favorite accessory, the one item that makes their work that much easier or interesting and that offers the simple pleasure of realizing how a little addition to your camera setup can make a big difference in your final product. This article is a kind of a mixed bag, touching on a variety of items, any one of which has the potential to be a photographer’s new, favorite accessory.

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2 years ago
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Commuting can be a drag if you let it get the best of you. You can stand on the train and stew over the guy bumping into you and stepping on your shiny new sneakers every time the train jerks to the left or right, or you can occupy your time listening to music, reading or even watching television shows and movies.

 
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2 years ago
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A bag is usually just a bag—unless it's a stylish camera bag. If you are looking for a holiday gift for a special photographer, or if a new camera bag is necessary for your own holiday shoots, here are some suggestions for camera bags for any photographer.

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2 years ago
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No matter what type, brand, or model your camera happens to be, you will inevitably need to find a way to store, protect, and carry it, along with all the other gear you may need. 

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Don’t you just love it when the forecast calls for sunshine and blue skies with a 42% chance that it will be rainy and miserable? When the day’s weather promises to be schizophrenic at best, photographers have some serious decisions to make.

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3 years ago
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Regardless of whether you’re a pro or a serious enthusiast, chances are you value the investment you’ve made in your photo gear and you try to keep it in tip-top shape, cosmetically and otherwise. Keeping your gear safe and protected when traveling can be particularly challenging, especially when your travels take you to places that involve trains, planes or automobiles, unpaved roads, steep climbs, sand, rain, humidity and other forms of wet and wild stuff.

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3 years ago