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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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An on-camera monitor can be a tremendously valuable tool for professional video production. Most cameras have a built-in display, but often times a camera’s built-in display is rather small and—especially when it comes to shooting with HDSLRs—they are sometimes fixed in one position on the back of the camera. An on-camera monitor will provide a larger and higher-quality picture, and can be... READ MORE
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For astronomers, the cold, clear nights of winter present the ideal conditions for stargazing. The dry atmosphere doesn't cause the distortion that humid summer air does. Winter constellations, like Orion and Cassiopeia, are easily identifiable for beginners. Seasonal meteor showers offer awe-inspiring sights. And pre-dawn and dusk skies illuminate dozens of satellites streaking across the... READ MORE
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If you’ve ever seen a security guard, hospital worker, or even a store clerk in action, you’ve probably seen a two-way radio in use. Two-way radios are essential when closed communication is needed between employees; their use in service industries is widespread, but... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives and Prentis Thompson demonstrate two portable keyboards and two digital pianos, taking us through the differences and features of the Yamaha PSR-E243 and... READ MORE
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News
This week in the news: Zeiss confirmed that a new Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens was in the works; Lightroom was updated to version 5.3, with support for the Nikon Df and D610; Instagram announced a... READ MORE
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Multiple award-winning DP Kirk Neff shares his cutting-edge techniques using HD-DSLRs to create a beautiful cinematic look in the fast-paced world of long format news and documentary television. Neff has honed his skills during a 20-year career, shooting on five continents. Along the way, he has developed specialized tools to maximize creativity and flexibility in a variety of conditions, earning... READ MORE
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We use acronyms and generic product names daily, yet their origins have often faded into obscurity and we forget that a particular feature may actually live up to its name. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a case in point. How many of us are aware when we use the format of its universality? Computer peripherals such as hard drives and pointing devices that previously required various connectors and... READ MORE
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The image of some poor soul traipsing down the street struggling and juggling two or more cameras hanging haphazardly around his neck and shoulders has been the subject of countless cartoons, and is a spectacle all too often encountered in real life. There are many good reasons why a serious shooter, enthusiast, or pro would want to carry two cameras, but hanging each one from a conventional... READ MORE
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While the built-in speakers of some Mac computers, such as the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and iMac are sufficient enough for a portable audio experience, sometimes you have to plug in external desktop speakers to truly get a high-quality listening experience. Bose™ provides several options for you. The Computer... READ MORE
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With much of the focus on imaging nowadays being pinpointed solely on sharing online, much of the attention toward developing a fine, finished print has gone by the wayside. This is not to say, however, that printing is a thing of the past. A certain way to make a statement with your imagery, to provide an actual, finished gift, or to simply gain a new perspective on your photographs is to print them.

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Windows 8.1: The Return of the Start Button (sort of) When Windows 8 was released on August 1 of this year, its reception was fairly mixed. With a heavy emphasis on the touch capabilities of tablets and touch-enabled computers, Microsoft unintentionally alienated many of its desktop users. While the multi-touch controls and gestures integrated into Windows 8 worked well with touchscreens, they... READ MORE
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Join Vanessa Joy as she teaches the ins and outs of her wedding photography business. Everything from customer relations and product delivery to developing a studio system and getting your albums and products out on time to your clients will be covered in this jam-packed seminar. Marketing ideas and concepts that will help you get in front of more brides will also be covered. Learn how you can... READ MORE
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Some films are just meant to be seen in IMAX, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of them. When director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water for Elephants) took over the series, he knew right away that he wanted to shoot the 50-minute arena sequence using... READ MORE
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