These days, MP3 players have become extremely capable devices that can accomplish a variety of tasks. Indeed, this versatility can provide greater convenience to the user. If you're unfamiliar with what you can do with these gadgets, here's a quick rundown to keep in mind.
Part of the creative lighting process is knowing how to make the best of what you have. If you already have some on-camera strobes, but want to modify the way the light hits your subject, you're in luck—you can do it without smashing open your piggy bank.
From within the deep, dark corners of B&H comes a very-little-known item. The Bushnell Trophy Cam Digital Trail camera is used to capture photos and video of wildlife, without scaring off the critter. Perfect for the creative-thinking wildlife enthusiast on a budget, it is very easy to install.
Whether you're totally new to photography or have been a veteran for many years, we all have someone or something that inspired us to begin this journey. Let us know how it all began once upon a time in the comments below. Me—it all began with New York Newsday photographer John Conrad Williams and his photojournalism class in college. He pushed me to create better pictures and unlocked my passion for documenting human life: the emotional, the intimate, the unusual, etc. Listening to his stories and the way he pushed me to strive for perfection made me addicted. Now tell us your story in the comments below.
One eye in the viewfinder, one hand cupping the lens, breathe in and at the top of the breath release the shutter. It's a mantra that was taught to me when I first started shooting. Before getting to that point, there needed to be preparation done beforehand. These pre-shooting rituals are performed by many photographers that need to either get a serious shoot done, or just want to improve themselves. Here are a couple of rituals to experiment with before you release the shutter.
Do you put all your eggs into one basket? Let's clarify—are all your memories on one memory card? They really shouldn't be. Nothing can be more painful than losing a lot of those great moments from parties and the kids' soccer game, or the evidence from your car accident. Here are some ideas on how to protect those memories.
Remember the very first bread-and-butter lens that you bought or received? Joining it to your camera, and seeing some of the first photos from that union, most likely made your eyes light up with joy. Remember when you took it out of the box for the first time, and realized that you and that lens just bonded? Perhaps you loved the feel of it in your hands, or how the different rings on it turned. That's also probably the moment that you told yourself, "I really got my money's worth." Tell us about your baby in the comments below, and visit our used store to see if it's still available.
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