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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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8 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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9 months ago
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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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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful tool for managing, optimizing, and sharing your digital photos. At times, however, you may need a more powerful tool to really make the most of your photos. Photoshop is exactly that tool and, in this informative and entertaining session, Tim Grey shows you a variety of ways you can use Photoshop and Lightroom together. You’ll learn the optimal workflow for... READ MORE
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Tether Tools is a line of cleverly designed products and accessories that provides tethering and workstation solutions for photographers in the studio or on location. It all started with the Aero Standard Tether Table. Fabricated from T6 Aerospace aluminum,... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, reviews the Nikon Df DSLR. He explores the camera’s fusion of high-performance digital capabilities, retro form factor, and control dials. The video also showcases the unique features of the Df and provides a few... READ MORE
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Holiday time is when we’re all kids again, and we get gifts. I recall back sometime in the late 1970s I received a Polaroid Sun 600 Camera from my mom and dad. They gave me two packs of film, and I shot everything, from my poodle Michele Ma Bell to GI Joe action figures. When I finished my two packs of film (20 shots total) I was in shock to find out just how out of reach Polaroid 600 film was... READ MORE
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  The beauty of using lens filters is being one step closer to a final product before the image leaves the camera. These little modifiers allow photographers to capture a desired effect in the field, rather than sitting at a computer desk. Some, such as the coveted circular polarizer, employ corrections otherwise impossible to achieve in post processing. From the subtle to the extreme, here are... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses several camera accessories that can enhance the functionality and handling of your point-and-shoot camera. Among the products mentioned, Becker highlights Flipbac’s stick-on camera grips and a... READ MORE
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