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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