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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