Vello

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Remote triggering devices are more than a convenience. In the right hands, a remote triggering system can expand the parameters of what’s possible when planning a complex, multifaceted photograph, or for that matter, add new twists to less complex subjects you’ve photographed countless times. Available hard-wired for shorter distances or wireless configurations for greater working distances,... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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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 if you expect to achieve sharp, well-composed, well-lit images that depict... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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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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9 months ago
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When you first hear it, the phrase “extension tubes” can conjure up many connotations, none of which accurately describe their purpose and function. In principle, extension tubes are very simple tools used to overcome a specific challenge, often while offsetting a number of other difficulties in order to perform in the most convenient way. An extension tube’s sole function is to provide an... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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Creative minds love flexibility, and photographers are certainly no exception. Over time, both amateurs and professionals alike tend to amass an impressive collection of gear. What happens when you inevitably come across a beautiful lens that isn’t compatible with your camera system? An adapter can come to the rescue. Lens adapters are a fairly simple concept. A fitted, threaded ring allows you... READ MORE
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11 months ago
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Vello provides an array of versatile hot-shoe adapters with PC sockets for connecting off-camera flash units and studio strobes with cables. These solution-oriented devices add a PC sync connection to cameras or a shoe-mount flash.

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1 year ago
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Who likes taking pictures of bugs? Who doesn’t?! Then what do you do if the lens you are using does not focus close enough to clearly capture these creepy subjects in all their glorious detail? Well, there are a couple things you can do. One option is to buy a macro lens that offers at least a 1:1 magnification ratio.

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1 year ago
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If you’ve held on to all the lenses you’ve acquired over the years, this is the article for you. Maybe your T-mount lens is collecting dust in the attic or your Leica R series lens is rolled up in the sock drawer. If this is the case, break them out! It is a new day, as the advent of mirrorless camera systems has made these lenses relevant again.

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1 year ago
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Most of us wouldn't want a blue dog, red horse, or purple parents, but we've all had them at one time or another in our cameras. Like wearing polka dots with plaid, the light balance and your subject were just a bad match. This is where custom white balance comes in handy.

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1 year ago
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The greatest challenge in travel photography and in photography in general is capturing the essence of a person or place. The world is smaller than ever and almost everyone is traveling and taking pictures. So how do you separate yourself from the pack? We are often told that the best time to photograph is during the magic hours of dusk and dawn. The lighting can be very gentle, even, with... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Most photographers keep their camera safely suspended by a protective neck strap, ensuring that they don’t drop it. They go wherever they have to in order to get the shot they’re after. But some photographers have to operate multiple cameras, sometimes mounted far out of reach, triggering them remotely when the time is right.

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1 year ago
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Vello LCD screen protectors shield your camera's display against dirt, dust, scratches, moisture, and smudges. Additionally, they can block UV light rays. Protectors are a simple and cost-effective way to extend the useful life of your LCD monitor.

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1 year ago
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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.

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1 year ago
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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. 5D Mark III The Canon... 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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