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Photographers are a tricky bunch to shop for, especially those avid shooters who seemingly already have all the gear they need. Cameras, lenses, bags, tripods, and so on, it’s a tough task to find a photo-related gift for the photographer who already has it all. Here are 10 ideas of some not-so-common gift options sure to please all types of photographers. 1. Lensbaby Special Effects Lens Sure,...
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One of the most daunting aspects of stepping up to an interchangeable-lens camera is the startup cost of purchasing a camera body and a lens. Fortunately, camera companies and retailers, well aware of this financial deterrent, often team up on a solution: the “kit” lens. While technically kit lenses come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and price points, for the purposes of this article I am...
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Echoing the attention currently given to mirrorless cameras, lens releases in 2020 also primarily went the mirrorless way. With mirrorless camera systems becoming more mature, tiered, and solidified among various brands, lens development is also reaching a point where nearly all manufacturers have a well-rounded lineup. This year saw a number of foundation releases, as well as a handful of...
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What do street photographers really need? Give them a streak of sunlight across a bustling intersection, reflections in a store window, contrasting characters walking toward them, and a stealth camera to capture it all, and they’re happy. I can’t think of too many purchasable items that would make or break a street photographer’s ability to create, but there are always certain things to make your...
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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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For photography enthusiasts seeking to expand their horizons from pictures made with a mobile phone or a point-and-shoot, the major benefit in of upgrading to a DSLR or mirrorless camera system is the ability to swap out different lenses to fit your specific needs. Prime lenses are available in all lengths and varieties and offer numerous advantages in performance when compared to their zoom-lens...
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Looking for a light stand? Seems like a simple task, until you head to the category and find that there are hundreds of options, each with its own set of features and specifications, which can make the whole experience a little overwhelming. We are here to help. Whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer, choosing the right light stand comes down to answering the same set of questions...
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Who doesn’t love food? And, come the holiday season, your social media feeds are likely overflowing with mouthwatering images of festive feasts. If you or one of your foodie friends is looking to begin cooking up a new food photo project, or if you have someone in your life who already snaps some sweet photos, you’ll want to check out this gift guide. 1. A Smartphone Lens Whether you are far into...
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How many times have you looked at something and said, “Why didn’t I think of that?” That’s exactly what I said the first time I saw a miniature tripod made by JOBY. They’re brilliant, they perform as advertised, and they’re as popular among shooters as ice pops on a hot summer day. Designed to handle a range of weight loads and...
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The holiday season is a time for lights, but it can also be a time to delve into lighting as a tool, especially if you’re a photographer. Photography is all about light, and knowing how to use it, shape it, and control it gives you that much more command over your photo practice. Especially during wintertime, when the days are shorter, it’s the perfect time to hone your lighting skills or help...
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Birds are among the most challenging subjects to capture well with a camera. In spite of this fact—or perhaps because of it, bird photography has a gigantic, dedicated following. The suggestions that follow are for photographers who already have the major purchases (...
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Considering the amount of video content now consumed daily by most people, it’s becoming harder and harder for photographers to isolate themselves fully from video. It’s an asset, and practically every DSLR and mirrorless camera made in the past five years not only has video recording but has near-cinema-quality video. Whether you are learning video for work, want to use your best camera for...
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To answer the question posed by fellow writer Todd Vorenkamp in his article about the venerable 50mm prime, the lens I would choose if I were to be stranded on a desert island would have to be a 35mm prime. Sure, the 50mm is an old and reliable choice that should cover...
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It was clearly more of a camera year for Sony, with the releases of the a7S III and a7C, among others, but that didn’t stop this company from also releasing a trio of exciting lenses for its E-mount mirrorless cameras. Sony’s lens system is already pretty expansive after several years of consistent growth, so this year felt more like Sony was taking a step back and filling in some gaps in the...
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