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Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, […]

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Lumix GH4, Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, f/3.2, 1/50s, ISO 1000. Crank the ISO and extend battery life.

One of the best reasons to go to trade shows is to get your hands on new gear. I’m not talking about the latest camera or lens from Nikon or Canon–you can hold that and try it on at the camera store any time you want. No, the best gear to get your hands on […]

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While GoPro cameras offer awesome point of view shots, they don’t have the best battery life.  I went into the test labs to see which battery lasted the longest.  Learn how close the third party (and much cheaper) batteries were to the expensive GoPro batteries.  This tutorial will help you decide which battery is best […]

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Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear. My space is an open floorplan and I already have plenty of stuff on casters, including my edit desk. I’d never thought of something like […]

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This is a guest post by wedding cinematographer Ray Roman, but it applies to all photographers.  Ray’s currently on tour helping photographers expand their job opportunities by adding video. Let’s suppose 80% of weddings are low- to mid-budget weddings. For the vast majority of weddings, that means brides are booking average caterers, florists, and videographers for their special […]

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Drones are a hot-topic right now, since the FAA released proposed regulations on commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). For most people, these rules won’t apply. We’re hobbyists, using these drones for personal use.

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Light stands aren’t something I get terribly excited about. But inexpensive light stands that offer great bang for the buck do peak my interest. Adorama just announced the Flashpoint Auto Stand, available in both 7’ (http://www.adorama.com/FPLS7AS.html) and 9’ (http://www.adorama.com/FPLS9AS.html) models. At $50 and $70 respectively, these stands are affordable by even the most frugal photographer, […]

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