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15 Support and Grip Devices for Smartphones + Tablets

Despite the fact smartphones and tablets were designed first and foremost to be used as handheld devices, unless you’re taking pictures under bright sunny skies, you should mount your phone or tablet on some sort of support device if you want truly sharp results. Support devices for smartphones and tablets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in this roundup we will take a look at some of the options.

The Still Photographer's Starter Video Kit

Thanks to the DSLR (and now mirrorless) revolution, video shooting has become extremely accessible to more and more individuals, especially the still photographer. Cameras today are emphasizing a combination of photography and video capabilities that produce images that are perfectly suitable for a gallery or movie theater. With many still photographers looking to dip their toes in the motion pool, we have put together the follow list of tools that can help greatly improve video quality.

Filmmaking Test: How Format Size Affects Your Focal Length

Without a doubt, your focal length choice affects the impact of your image, whether you are shooting video or stills. With the rise of digital imaging, there has been an uptick of available formats in which you can shoot. To help clarify the relationship between format and focal length, some have coined the phrase “35mm equivalent.” This term has value when you are planning a shoot, your lens package, and as an aid for anyone who began their careers using 35mm film and has transitioned to shoot in a new digital format.

Vlogging for Beginners: Essential Gear

Vlogging—or video blogging—is becoming more popular by the day, with seemingly everyone seeking to become the next YouTube sensation. You may be thinking that with the right subject matter and your winning personality, stardom is right around the corner. And who knows—maybe it is! But if you’re really going to give it a go, then you’re going to need a few essential pieces of gear to get your vlogging career up and running, and looking good. I mean, let’s face it: viewers are brutal. Bad audio? Dislike! Lousy video quality? Double dislike!

Magnus Tripods Offer Support and Versatility

Offering versatility and a wide breadth of designs and functionality, Magnus Tripods are support systems that provide an array of options to suit many photographic applications. Ranging from small tabletop tripods to full-size models, these tripods are well situated for use with most consumer-grade cameras, and provide functionality to match any working scenario.

Introduction to Video Tripods and Heads

This video from B&H provides viewers with an introductory course on video tripods and heads. Mia McCormick discusses some of the more advantageous features of a video tripod system, which include fluid panning and tilting, tension controls, and counter balance.

Holiday 2012: Awesome Gifts for Students

Do you need ideas for some awesome holiday gift ideas for students? When you cornered them and asked what they wanted, did you draw a blank? Perhaps they offered to send you a list of gift ideas later, when something came to mind. In the likely event that the list never arrived, we’ve compiled that list of student-friendly suggestions for you.

 

Holiday 2012: Video Gifts and Gear

Holiday shopping for a professional photographer or videographer can be hard to do without breaking the bank. Most professional grade gear is justifiably very expensive, and you probably don’t want to buy someone an inferior version of something they already have.

 
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