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Although professional aerial photography has been around for years, the new consumer market is now rapidly expanding. Radio-controlled aircraft are not a new phenomenon, nor is the concept of mounting cameras on RC aircraft. What is new and exciting for videographers and photographers who wish to add aerial images to their portfolios is the introduction of budget-friendly aerial technology—in... READ MORE
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The emergence of long zoom cameras as a legitimate multi-purpose digital camera option continued in 2013. Bridging the divide between conventional point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, these compact cameras offer portability similar to their mirrorless cousins with more novice-friendly interfaces than advanced interchangeable-lens cameras. A defining characteristic of long zoom cameras is their... READ MORE
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Most of us have smartphones with built-in cameras, but many of us just point and shoot without much consideration about how we want our pictures to turn out. This video introduces several versatile video and photography accessories that can help you capture better images with your smartphone camera. These include ... READ MORE
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The iPad has about as many uses as there are apps available for it in the Apple App Store, so whether you're a small business owner preparing your store for the rush of holiday traffic, practicing the piano for a holiday recital, preparing to travel home to visit family, or you're getting ready to entertain guests for the holidays, chances are good that an iPad may be involved.

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Creative minds love flexibility, and photographers are certainly no exception. Over time, both amateurs and professionals alike tend to amass an impressive collection of gear. What happens when you inevitably come across a beautiful lens that isn’t compatible with your camera system? An adapter can come to the rescue. Lens adapters are a fairly simple concept. A fitted, threaded ring allows you... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses a range of inexpensive USB DJ controllers with built-in audio interfaces. The video explores DJ controllers by Numark, Hercules, and Native Instruments, including  the Hercules DJ Control Air with infrared control and the expandable... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, introduces three new PIXMA all-in-one inkjet printers from Canon: the MG7120, MG6420, and... READ MORE
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I love tough cameras. Nowadays so much sophisticated, high-tech finery is protected by a thin plastic casing and when that casing breaks—and it will—the whole system risks collapse. “Tough" cameras fly in the face of adversity and have earned a category unto themselves with a simple and befitting name to match. Sure, these cameras share core features—underwater capability, shock and cold... READ MORE
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With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor, the Canon PowerShot G15 is a formidable little shooter that fits in a coat pocket. But don't take my word for it. When you're looking for an objective opinion about how good (or bad) a product... READ MORE
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The past decade has seen a sea change when it comes to how we consume entertainment. Just a few years ago, most of our entertainment came in the form of traditional home entertainment, but the inescapable influence of smartphones and tablets, as well as the ever-expanding world of Android and iOS mobile apps, has created an entire new industry around the idea of portable or mobile entertainment... READ MORE
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Most of us have smartphones with built-in cameras, but many of us just point and shoot without much consideration about how we want our pictures to turn out. This video introduces three basic shooting concepts that can help you capture better images with your smartphone camera. After addressing light, composition, and technique, the video goes on to cover twelve more shooting tips for creating... READ MORE
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Sometimes having a second pair of eyes on a situation is a good thing. Whether it's for keeping tabs on who's using your stuff in the dorm, which of your siblings is snooping around in your room, or even more seriously, whether your child or elderly charge is being taken care of properly, personal surveillance equipment is more popular than ever. We’re not talking about high-tech cameras, an... READ MORE
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Nikon AF-S 58 f/1.4 Busted, because my wife just got me this killer lens! I love f/1.4, but only with a few focal lengths. This just happens to be one of them. History books, WWII aviationLike our English teachers taught us in the beginning, to write about a subject, you've got to know it. For... READ MORE
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Let’s face it, most TVs can benefit tremendously from adding an external speaker system. While there are exceptions, typical TV speakers are simply not large enough to produce grand, well-defined sound. As TV bezels decrease in size, the speakers these TVs incorporate tend to get smaller as well. Soundbars are a great way to get a “bigger” audio experience without sacrificing much real estate.... READ MORE
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New camera messenger and shoulder bags from Tenba, Think Tank, Domke, Ruggard, and Crumpler make thoughtful and practical holiday gifts for your favorite photographer or photo enthusiast. The bags present a variety of specialty features, some of which include silent touch fasteners, quick-access top zippers, expanding compartments or pockets, and extra protection in the form of water-resistant,... READ MORE
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