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Smartphones are the cameras that most people always have on them; making the smartphone their best camera. And the best can get so much better. The industry has accounted for this major shift toward mobile imaging platforms and has created amazing tools to help elevate the simple smartphone...
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Leave it to the world of photography to confuse size and speed. In lens speak, the term “fast glass” refers to lenses with large apertures. The aperture is the opening of a lens. Its size is expressed as a number that shows the ratio of the opening to the size of the lens. This number is...
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With the deluge of new cameras hitting the market, it has been easy to miss the latest studio tools that have been released over the past few years. Never fear! We’ve rounded up the most-wanted studio gear from our holiday wish lists so you can treat your favorite photographer—...
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When you're a videographer on the move, portability is everything. Whether it's an outdoor action shoot, a multi-location shoot with interviews and b-roll, or a car video that requires riding around a track a few times, the key to building up your videographer kit is a combination of quality, portability, and preparedness. Honestly, it's not too different than the military, so you can't go wrong...
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Camera accessories: not only can they be entirely practical for the types of photography you enjoy, they can also give your camera a unique look and feel, while boosting performance. Fujifilm’s nice lineup of accessories, and an array of third-party accessories, allow Fujifilm photographers to get the most out of...
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When I was younger, 360° films/video meant a huge rig with nine cameras pointing outward in a circle. 360 divided by 9 gives you 40, so each camera had a 40° angle of view, horizontally. The film would be made using these monstrous rigs, sometimes slung from helicopters to get travelling shots of packs of animals hunting in Africa. Of course, you would only have the chance to see this if you were...
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As the year winds down, the gift-giving season is upon us. Along with the holiday season comes another year-end best-of list. So, if you’re looking to get a new TV for yourself, or as a gift for your loved ones, the models on this list are the least likely to be re-gifted. Sony A8G 65" Class HDR 4K...
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The festive season is here and it’s time for that perfect gift for those who use a smartphone to vlog or run a YouTube channel. The easiest, most cost-effective way to improve the quality of your videos is to add an external mic to your phone. Viewers are more forgiving of camera mistakes than they are of poor sound quality, and while your phone has a great camera, the built-in microphone just...
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Whether you just picked up your first mirrorless camera or you’ve been partying with your Canon DSLR for years, there are always a few toys you haven’t managed to add to your collection and a couple you haven’t even thought of yet. Here are a few I would recommend to anyone who is looking to fill out their wish list for the coming holidays, for nearly any type of photographer. Protective Cloths/...
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Ah, Google. From its humble beginnings as an Internet search engine to its monumental metamorphosis into one of the biggest names in tech, Google’s impact on our lives cannot be understated. And lately, that impact has grown, thanks to a slate of new products. Whether you need a laptop, smartphone, or anything in...
5 Great Gift Synthesizers for Less Than $100
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Despite what you may have heard, even synth nerds love the holidays. If the special someone in your life thrills to the bouncy analog chords in Paul McCartney’s “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time,” they may appreciate getting one (or more) of these electronic audio stocking stuffers. Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Isn’t building your gift part of the fun? Korg puts you right on the factory floor with...
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So, your dad plays guitar. Also, it’s time to get him a gift. Don’t let these things be mutually exclusive! Get him a pedal he’ll love, or a tool he needs. Read on for some guitaristic ideas for your axe-swinging dad. 1. The Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Buy dad the MEL9 Pedal for two reasons....
12 Great Gifts for Emerging Filmmakers
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Video is getting bigger and better every year, and I’m sure nearly everyone knows at least one aspiring filmmaker. I love filmmaking and photography, but the main problem I have with it is the amount of equipment one needs to get the job done. This can mean big, important pieces such as a camera or lights as well as tiny, essential accessories that make life a whole lot easier. If you are looking...
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Landscape photographers are a contradictory bunch. Always on the quest for gear that is simultaneously lightweight and substantial, landscape photographers, as well as travel and nature photographers, are always in search of equipment that can get them a new look, serve a distinct purpose, or be flexible enough to handle a variety of conditions. If there’s a landscape photographer in your life to...
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When you think of photography accessories, of what do you think? Cameras? Of course, they’re not. Lenses? No, too integral. Tripods? I feel they are their own item, not an accessory. Flashes? I say yes, because what good is a flash without a camera, but Nikon lists flashes as their own category, not an accessory. Can we all just agree that straps and caps are accessories and if not, how do you...
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