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If you shoot any imagery that contains glass you’re likely to run into the problem of reflections. Find out how to deal with reflections in post in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window course by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete […]

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This brief tutorial showcases how you can use the three axes of motion in your time-lapse shoots. Watch more athttp://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. You can catch Keith Kiska along with Rich Harrington and Ron Risman for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of Fire | October 19—26th. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting a […]

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Timelapse photography is an absolute passion of mine.  I’m excited that I’ll be joining Ron Risman and Keith Kiska for a workshop in Nevada’s Valley of Fire (just a short drive from Las Vegas). Intimate Dark-Sky Timelapse & Photography Workshop for All Skill Levels October 19-21, 2014 & October 23-26, 2014 http://www.timelapseworkshops.com  The workshop helps folks […]

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There’s a lot of buzz about the new full-frame cameras from Sony.  Thanks to LensRentals.com I got my hands on the cameras and really put them through some real-world challenges.  I focussed on their video capabilities (but be sure to see Mark Morrow’s excellent review for stills). The Sony Alpha a7R is a high-resolution, full-frame […]

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In this tutorial, explore the Flow-Mow and Camalapse.  These are accessories for the GoPro and compact cameras that rotates the camera 360 degrees. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. Thanks to LensRentals.com for gear support. You can catch Rich Harrington, Ron Risman, and Keith Kiska for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of Fire | October 19—26th. This […]

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Where to start? “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Hmmm. Like New Zealand, parts of Iceland certainly feel like Middle Earth; more on that in a future post. I suppose, like Bilbo, it is best that I start at the beginning. Some months ago, my friend Geoffrey Orthwein told me he […]

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One of our friends here at Photofocus, ThinkTank Photo, recently sent me a bag to review: the CityWalker 10 in blue. Because I had recently purchased the Fuji X-T1 camera, I am on the prowl for the “perfect” bag to carry around on a daily basis. I thought that the CityWalker 10 would be a worthy competitor, […]

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GoPro just announced a new mount today primarily designed for those into the “other” kind of shooting.  The mount is called the  Sportsman Mount but it looks useful to photographers as well.  It’s designed to clamp to any object that’s between 0.4” to 0.9” (10mm to 23mm) in diameter. This look to me like it may be well-suited […]

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Reflections should be on your short list of images to make every time you go shooting. These are the steps for making a reflection picture like the one above. Step 1: Frame Your Mind Firstly, you’ve got to have photography on your mind, you’ve got to be looking for a picture. I was wandering around […]

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Leica M Monochrom

First things first; this is not a technical user review. Anyone can look up facts about the nuts and bolts of this (or any) camera, therefore I’m not going to waste time with that. I’m concerned with the user experience, which happens to be unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I’ve wanted to review the Leica […]

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In a recent conversation with Chase Reynolds over at LensRentals, we couldn’t wait to talk about all the new “hot gear”. As you now know, the LensRentals.com team sees quite a bit of inventory come and go from their warehouse so it’s always interesting to hear about the different products that are being moved on […]

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There are all kinds of marvelous filters out there that can help you create photographs. In this case, I’m talking about the kind that you attach to the front of the lens. I’ve got several polarizing filters, neutral density filters, variable neutral density filters, graduated filters, and even UV filters. If you don’t already have […]

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The Thecus N2560, is a two-bay NAS targeted for the prosumer. What does that mean in layman’s terms for someone like me? Simple, I have more storage space. My Need for More Space I’m not a tech person. Just ask Richard Harrington who shakes his head at my MacBook when I can’t figure why my […]

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Nikon D7100, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, f/8, 3 frame HDR, ISO 800. Ultra-wide angle lenses can add a lot of motion and engagement to your images. However, images may lack impact if you don’t have something in the foreground. When I say ultra-wide, I mean shorter than 18mm on cropped sensor, or shorter than 24mm on […]

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Did you know that your GoPro camera can be set to record stills and video at the same time?  This means that while you’re recording footage you can also have it occasionally shoot still frames too (at a much higher resolution). This workflow is great when you have a camera mounted in a hard to […]

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If you’re a Canon body owner, you might think that getting some good spare batteries for cheap would be a great idea! That would mean hours upon hours of shooting, right? Well, those hours could be substantially cut down and could cause some other frustration. The horrible keyword is “cheap.” Ya dig? I love saving […]

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Lumix GH4, Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, f1.8, 1/5000s, ISO 200, JPG straight from camera. I’m working on a post that will explain why I’m in the market to replace my D800. In the meantime, I’ve been utilizing LensRental.com’s excellent service to try out some of the hot cameras on the market right now. This week […]

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Image from Panasonic.com New cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and the Fuji X-T1 are capable of utilizing the latest SD cards with U-3 specifications. Personally, I’m not really that interested in the specifics, but these new cards are really really fast. Fast means that the picture gets from the camera to the card quickly, and […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Zack Arias who discusses big changes in his work and professional life.  We then check in with Chase Reynolds about two hot new pieces of gear.  When that’s done, find out about our latest contest (with big prizes). Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a […]

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Batteries. Seems a creative professionals life runs on batteries.  The ability to work on the go, anywhere, any time. My phone, tablet, laptop, cameras all run on batteries. The Problem with Rechargeable Batteries Over time, rechargeable batteries wear out and need to be replaced.  I’m not talking about losing a charge, rather the total number of […]

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When I first got into photography, everything was a personal project. A walk in the woods became a wonderland of images popping into my mind, a vacation became opportunity to do something exotic, a fun night out with friends a way to seek my inner photojournalist. Somewhere along the way, that fun turned away from […]

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