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Preparedness What do you think of when you hear the word “Preparedness?” It’s a subject that gets an increasing amount of attention. Popular entertainment has glamorized radical climate change, technology gone wild, and other "disaster" scenarios. While Hollywood has entertained us with these, the reality is that we are much more likely to have to deal with something more simple and common. In... READ MORE
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The ubiquitous flashlight is such a part of the modern world that few give it much thought. Except for select professions such as law enforcement, the military, or certain trades, most people only think about flashlights when a storm is coming and they realize that the batteries are dead. That there are so many configurations, switches, and uses, makes this common tool an excellent gift choice.... READ MORE
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As a grip, it’s your job to handle the lighting and rigging on the set. You’ll set up, take down, move and adjust dollies and cranes and will also be responsible for the non-electrical side of modifying the lighting. 

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2 years ago
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SureFire flashlights are among the best in the world, but they’re not for everyone. One reason is that they’re relatively expensive for flashlights. That’s because they’re built to last, in the United States, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty.

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2 years ago
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Crafted with military-grade specs, Fenix flashlights are industry leaders when it comes to LED illumination. One of their slogans is, “Fenix flashlight, sunshine in your pocket.” I’ve sampled several models and this is definitely true. 

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2 years ago
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As a working photographer, the center of the universe is your camera bag and its contents. Your cameras and lenses are the tools of your trade. As you may have noted, both are mentioned in plural because just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a backup parachute, you shouldn’t attempt to photograph an emotionally spiked, non-repeatable event armed with only one camera.

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2 years ago
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You can always go with roses, assorted chocolates and a greeting card, but a bit of imagination can’t hurt when it comes to making Valentine’s Day memorable. Here are a bunch of gift-giving ideas for her, for him and for the kids.

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2 years ago
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There’s a certain allure to turning a big knob on a high-end piece of audio gear, but sometimes the most useful tools are the inexpensive doodads. There’s an army of budget-friendly accessories that play a major role both in the studio and on set. 

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2 years ago
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Snatch the Guide 10 Adventure Kit from your jacket pocket, unfurl the solar panels, and you’re ready to charge the four included AA batteries or optional AAA batteries. This new arrival from Goal Zero, a manufacturer of portable solar-power products, frees you from reliance on an available electrical outlet and leaves no carbon footprint.

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3 years ago
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So you’re going on a photo shoot, maybe even shoot some video. Presumably you’re bringing at least one camera, some memory cards and maybe some extra lenses and a tripod. But what other items might be useful?

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3 years ago
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In recent years, flashlights have gotten smaller and have ejected the old D-cell batteries that used to power them. Manufacturers now opt for compact units that are powered by AA and AAA cells. Even more recently, brighter LEDs are taking the spotlight away from incandescent bulbs. Maglite’s XL100 flashlight combines AAA batteries with an LED lamp.

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4 years ago
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Back in your granddad's day, a typical flashlight contained two D-cell batteries. It was heavy and was not a good fit for a pants or coat pocket. And if you put that flashlight away in a closet or glove compartment for use in an emergency or power outage, the batteries were probably dead by the time you needed a light. Today there are numerous alternatives to the old-fashioned D-cell flashlight.

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