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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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In the following video, Larry Becker discusses how the Metabones Speed Boosters and Lens Mount Adapters can benefit your photography. This video shows off the great advantages Speed Boosters can provide when shooting... READ MORE
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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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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, but lenses... READ MORE
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5 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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Don’t let your old film negatives sit around collecting dust. Some of your best memories are there and they deserved to be shared or, at the very least, preserved in a more easily accessible format. In comes the Wolverine Super F2D 4-in-1 Film to Digital Converter. This simple tool will... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of Kelby Meida, discusses the Canon PowerShot G16 digital camera and presents an overview of some its most notable features and specifications. Becker explores the core technologies and highlights some of the improvements over its predecessor, the... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker discusses the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera and presents an overview of some of its most notable features and specifications. The video explores the camera's physical design, its shooting assets, and briefly... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 digital camera and presents an in-depth overview of its video-related assets. McCormick explores the camera's basic features, including its imaging and focusing capabilities, and then... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, reviews Nikon’s latest APS-C sized DSLR camera, the D5300. By adding a 24MP CMOS sensor and upgraded EXPEED 4 processing engine, the D5300 is capable of 5 fps continuous shooting and Full HD recording at 60 fps. Thanks to a 25600 maximum ISO, 39-point AF system, and no... READ MORE
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Want a durable, yet beautiful print that you can show off to your friends? Aluminyze is the way to go. This service will print your images on a sheet of aluminum, giving you all of the advantages that go along with it. Besides the “cool” factor associated with having your photos printed on aluminum, there are huge benefits to the Aluminyze process. The most significant of these advantages is the... READ MORE
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What a difference seven years makes. When the digital flood stepped up the process of sweeping aside film since the turn of the century, the never-ending technological race among camera manufactures sped up, and with no sign of that race ever slowing down, some runners dropped out, and the order of who was leading and who was lagging changed in ways that surprised photographers everywhere.

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