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Professional photographic gear and other electronic equipment are expensive and often equally delicate. But you already knew that. Handing off your gear to someone else—taxi drivers, airport baggage handlers, overnight couriers, and the like—the only thing safeguarding your gear is the case you use to transport it.

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Most of my clients prefer at least some color studies during their session, and I love working with the complete palette that life has to offer. The process of selecting backgrounds to bring out a child’s eye color, or using color to create harmony between siblings, fuels my artistic passion.



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Indoor photography is always challenging. But standing head and shoulders above the rest in difficulty is the challenge of photographing large indoor events well. Rare is the well-lit auditorium, cafeteria or high school gym. Even most college sports venues aren't lit well enough to make life easy. In this article, I'll give you some tips on how to record events indoors effectively, whether they are your kid's sports, a concert, an exhibit or tradeshow that you need to chronicle...

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People ask, "What’s your favorite place to shoot?" As a landscape photographer, you might expect me to name one of our National Parks—which I do love—maybe Yosemite. Could it be the beautiful ocean right in my back yard? Perhaps my favorite place on Earth, the Anza-Borrego Desert? No, I like all of those quite a lot. But my favorite place to shoot is…The Salton Sea.

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 Thank you for all the reads on our “Bare Tube Flash Head 101” article. This one is the obvious follow-up story. Without the power pack component, the flash head has no fuel. The pack’s the control panel for the system.

    



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In the last few years, I've taken a number of photographs I'm pleased with.  Even the best of those, though, can't compare to the photographs I didn't take.



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The good news about your DSLR's pop-up flash is that it's right there whenever you need it. The bad news is the light it produces is harsh, prone to weird shadows and red eye and seldom—if ever—flattering. To right these wrongs, Light Scoop has introduced a pair of mirrored bounce attachments designed to soften the blow of your pop-up flash.

 
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Just as image stabilization can make the difference between a sharp handheld picture and a blurry handheld picture, remote controls can make the difference between sharp and not-so-sharp pictures taken with a tripod-mounted camera. And that's because even if your tripod weighs more than your neighbor's Great Dane, manually pressing the shutter button can makes things move and things that move can easily result in shaky-looking pictures.

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Panasonic has added a trio of new guns: a Lumix G 14mm/2.5 ASPH wide-angle, a Lumix G Vario 100-300mm/f4-5.6 OIS super zoom and most intriguing of the three, a "two-eyed" Lumix G 12.5mm/f12.5 3D lens designed to capture 3D imagery when used with Panasonic Lumix G series cameras.

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People love National Geographic magazine, the TV specials on PBS and the many different TV programs on the National Geographic Channel for the fabulous photography and videography. Perhaps, if you carry your gear in a National Geographic camera bag, a bit of that National Geographic perfection will shine through in your own work. 

 
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Though video capture has become a standard feature in many DSLRs, capturing decent video remains elusive to many newbies simply because shooting video requires more thought and practice than shooting stills. A key to successful  video capture is a proper support system.

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Nikon's new AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2 ED VR II is the latest in a series of 200mm f/2 optics that Nikon has been producing for many years, and pros who need glass that's long and fast will truly appreciate the latest incarnation of this Nikkor classic.

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For photojournalists, wedding photographers and others who often find themselves shooting stills or video under less than desirable lighting conditions, the new Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.4G completes the trifecta of Nikkor high-speed hotties that include Nikon's previously released AF-S 85mm f/1.4G and AF-S 24mm f/1.4G.

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Lots of great new prosumer cameras have been announced recently, and if you thought you had settled on the one to buy, think again—it's time to add the new Canon PowerShot G12 to your short list. Had you decided to buy a Canon G11, but haven’t yet made the purchase? You're in luck, because Canon took the already fabulous G11, polished it just a bit and announced the new PowerShot G12.

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Olympus has cranked up the performance levels of its professional camera lineup in the form of the Olympus E-5, a solid, magnesium-alloy FourThirds-format DSLR that can capture high-res stills (JPEG, RAW or JPEG+RAW) at up to 5 fps of continuous shooting as well as HD 720p video with PCM linear audio (mono on camera or stereo via 3.5mm output jack and optional stereo mic). 

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