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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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Professionals in the photo and video community put a lot of stock into finding portable, easy-to-set-up equipment, and that’s exactly what Bescor aims to provide. Their Field Pro Lighting brings user-friendly versatility to the forefront with several kits designed especially for videography professionals. The LED-700 series ... READ MORE
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Whether you shoot in the studio or on location, Limelite offers an LED, tungsten, or fluorescent lighting solution to suit your needs. Increasingly popular LED technology is represented by Limelite's Mosaic lights. These 1x1' panels employ 576 LEDs with a CRI of >85 for accurate color rendering  and output up to... READ MORE
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A legendary lighting company is refreshed and repositioned to achieve its rightful place in the US imaging marketplace: Bowens International Ltd., based in the UK, has been a leading manufacturer of advanced photographic lighting systems for well over half a century, and has been a top-selling brand among professional photographers and serious enthusiasts worldwide, for many years. Until recently... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera and covers its features in respect to its position as a compact, lightweight, entry-level model. Information is presented about how this camera's imaging assets perform, including its 24.2MP DX-format CMOS... READ MORE

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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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