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Nikon D7100, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, F/16, 1/13s, ISO 160, five frame panorama. It’s simple to make several pictures into one panorama, and I really think you should try it. Panoramas are usually wider than your average picture, and this is good because our daily view of the world is also very wide (just […]

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Years ago, if I was carrying a tripod, (and I was almost always carrying a tripod) it was a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod. Gitzo is top-of-the-line and expensive. Enter Induro. For about five years now I’ve been using Induro tripods on all my stills photo projects. They are every bit the high quality product that […]

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To inspire you to get the most out of your tripod, I’ve collected 10 quick tips.  Some of these belong to Scott Bourne while others are mine.  I hope they help you make better photos. Make transitions easy. Invest in a system (such as an Arca-Swiss style plate) that makes it simple to get the […]

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ƒ18.0 | ISO 200 
50 second exposure — walking handheld

I found myself with the perfect opportunity to shoot some long exposure shots.  Yesterday was the last night of a trip to Walt Disney World with my family.  The Magic Kingdom is filled with beautiful lighting and nighttime scenes.  For those of you who’ve never fully explored this style of photography… it can be A […]

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Article by Scott Bourne & Rich Harrington.  This is an update to some previous articles we’ve written on tripods. A lot of you have likely invested in a tripod…  that’s the good news.  Now let’s make sure you’re getting the most benefit from using it.  Here are a few practical tips to get the results […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich and Scott record a special podcast live from Alaska.  They breakdown […]

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A Ballhead from Really Right Stuff Post by Richard Harrington Here are five quick tips to get you up and running as a panoramic photographer:  For best results use a tripod. All the pros know that it’s better to use a tripod as a stable platform.  This lets you slightly move the camera to create overlap. […]

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I am a pragmatic guy. I work with the best tools I can get period. For me, gear is NOT a religion. Gear equals tools to me – nothing more. I shot Canon for 17 years and switched to Nikon. I’d switch back to Canon if it came out with a D3 killer and Nikon […]

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Part Two of Two – Techniques of the pros (NOTE: Part one of this tripod article can be found here.) Operation & Use Using a cable release (or your self-timer if you don’t have a cable release) will help reduce camera shake. Also, if you use an SLR camera, lock up your mirror at speeds […]

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Part One of Two – Techniques of the pros I was teaching basic photography tips at a workshop when a student asked me how to properly use a tripod. It occurred to me that no one had ever actually asked me that question before. I also realized that no one had ever actually “taught” me […]

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If you use a tripod, get in the habit of tightening and checking all the tripod and head knobs in exactly the same order every time you set up and break down your tripod. Practice setting it up and mounting a camera to it during times when you haven’t been shooting for a while. Above […]

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