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After Adobe Creative Cloud came to full fruition in mid-2013, much discussion arose surrounding this new cloud-based subscription service versus the previous model of issuing perpetual licenses. In many regards, this new business model provoked a sense of insecurity in many users who were accustomed to owning a piece of software rather than having to rent it. On the other hand, Adobe CC’s merits... READ MORE
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Light is what makes photography possible, and precise, nuanced lighting control is what enables photographers to capture truly professional-looking images that showcase and enhance whatever is in front of their cameras. Some of the primary tools knowledgeable photographers employ to control the lighting precisely for everything from sports and nature images shot outdoors to events, portraits, and... READ MORE
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This year’s International Consumer Electronics Show saw thousands of exhibitors showcasing the latest gadgets to which the public can look forward in the immediate or near future. The conference, which takes place annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, provided the photo and video community with good news from Vanguard, with their announcement and showcase of three new tripod series that... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, presents an overview of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens and covers its features, design, and its distinction of being the first constant f/1.8 zoom. Learn about this lens's overall performance, including its specifications, ability to produce notably shallow depth of field, auto-focus attributes, as well as build quality and operational... READ MORE

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The differences between the Nikon Df and D610 are many; however, they don’t differ in capability, but rather, in their fundamental approach to photography. With these two recent releases, Nikon has... READ MORE
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When I first learned about the Nikon Df, I have to admit, I was pretty excited. Still primarily a film-based shooter, and a relatively recent new owner of a digital camera, I thought the Df would satisfy my desire to remain simplicity oriented while still offering me the digital capabilities required by the photographic world of today. The real question is: as a D800 owner, would the Df win me... READ MORE
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Until recently, my only experience with Capture One was using it for shooting tethered on photo assignments. Every pro that I’ve assisted has used it during their shoots so that art directors, assistants, and anyone else who needed to, could review images while they were being made. Capture One is definitely the... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker discusses the Pentax K-3 DSLR and presents an overview of some of its most desirable assets and unique features. The video explores all aspects of the camera at a glance, including the sensor and low-light performance, high-speed shooting capabilities, HD movie-... READ MORE
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Lumos appears to have finally found the quality needed for professional LED lighting by offering full-featured lights with some of the highest color rendering indexes at this time—98 on the highest end. So, with Lumos lights, you can be confident in their quality while you benefit from the advantages of LED lighting. Color Rendering Index (or CRI) is a measurement for determining how good... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera and  its features, such as its high-resolution full-frame sensor. Becker compares the a7R to the a7, especially in regard to its 36.4MP full-frame sensor, as well as its... READ MORE
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The lens market is a broad one, and building a collection for wedding work is not always easy. After factoring-in your shooting style with opinions from professional colleagues and resources, it becomes clearer as to what kind of quality, long-lasting glass you’ll want in your kit. As one of the pioneers in imaging and optics, Nikon offers its customer base an extraordinary selection of hard-... READ MORE
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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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Lens selection is a highly personal choice for most photographers. Client base, shooting style and cost all factor in directly when you're deciding how to build a kit intelligently. Wedding photographers need a diverse assortment, given the expectation that they must cover such a broad range of subject matter in one day’s work. As a working professional, the natural progression is to begin... READ MORE
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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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As a professional photographer, you have many options for printing the photos you shoot. The kind of printer you choose is based not only on the type of photos you make and who your clients are, but on how you want to present your work and what style of personal promotion interests you. As a wedding photographer, you might want to present acceptable work prints to your clients and have a lab... READ MORE
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