A good-quality tripod is one of the most important purchases you can make for your camera, but with so many new brands and options out there, choosing the right one can be a challenge. We’ve compiled a list of ten great tripods, below, that are sure to offer something for amateurs and pros alike.
Before we get into the list itself, let’s go over some tripod basics that will help you make an... READ MORE
When did it decide to get so cold? The planet has tilted away from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere and that means that it is holiday-shopping time! This week in the news, Sony rolled out the Alpha a7II, Zacuto announced the Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF, and you can pre-order your Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter.
Sony a7II Mirrorless Camera and 70-33mm G SSM II A-Mount Lens
It seems like the ink... READ MORE
Join Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, as he presents an overview of the Nikon D750 DSLR and focuses on its advanced feature set, along with some interesting additions that differentiate it from other Nikon DSLRs. Beginning with its most notable assets, Becker describes the FX-format 24.3MP CMOS sensor,... READ MORE
Heading out on the road or flying across the country for a video project isn’t exactly a paid vacation (as much as I’d like it to be!). It usually means I need to streamline my kit in order fit it all into baggage, and I always cross my fingers and hope that I packed everything necessary. One of the heavier collections of items, and often bulky, tends to be the extra batteries and specialty... READ MORE
With the release of the GoPro HERO4 Black, the company offers much anticipated 4K recording at a frame rate that is usable for video—... READ MORE
Traveling home for the holidays elicits images of comfy crackling warm fireplaces, plates full of mom’s home cooking, and nice, hot cups of tasty eggnog. But before you get there, you’ll probably be caught in the unavoidable last-minute crowds scrambling for gifts, luggage-packing nightmares, bumper-to-bumper traffic to the airport, never-ending check-in and security lines, only to end up sitting... READ MORE
In the last macro photography segment, we looked at three easy ways to get into macro photography: macro lenses, extension tubes, and close-up filters. As with most things photographic, there are many different ways to accomplish a single task, and... READ MORE
Whether you just started out in video production, or if you've been shooting for a while, this article will introduce you to some useful accessories that might come in handy one day, or possibly become something you use on every shoot.
First up is the budget-friendly Zeiss Jumbo Microfiber Cloth... READ MORE
One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to expand your photographic horizons is to use your camera to explore the world on a very small scale. Close-up, or macro photography, can turn everyday objects into visually interesting images and bring a new dimension to your photography... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives delves into the world of portable Bluetooth speakers and compares the features of some popular models from manufacturers like Creative Labs, such as the D100 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, and Jabra, such as the... READ MORE
Taking the wraps off of their long-rumored EVF, Zacuto announces the Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF. This compact viewfinder uses a micro OLED panel no bigger than your thumbnail, packed with more than 5.4 million dots, that displays HD video with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, producing true blacks... READ MORE
Chances are that most of you have a pile of family photo albums sitting in a box somewhere that rarely, if ever, get to see the light of day. We live in a world where photos are shared constantly through social media, text messages, and email. Wouldn’t you like to share those older family photos as well? Wouldn’t you love to surprise your sibling with a #TBT (throw-back Thursday) Instagram photo... READ MORE
Throughout the course of 2014, a number of notable SLR lenses were released, running the gamut from optically refined, fast primes to versatile and long-reaching zooms, with all other realms covered in between. While the lens releases varied from manufacturer to manufacturer and system to system, a number of distinct themes became recognizable, which act as foundation points from which to compare... READ MORE
Parrot, perhaps best known as the makers of the AR.Drone 2.0 smartphone-controlled mini quadcopter, adds an impressive new model to its fleet: "BeBop." Whereas previous Parrot drones were built for the... READ MORE
Whether you’ve snagged a used GoPro HERO 1, or you’ve got three brand-spanking new HERO4s in your gear bag right now, you probably know how awesome these little cameras are. Alone, they can be a bit of a novelty, and certainly don't provide as much versatility as a $5,000 video... READ MORE