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Mind Your Own Business: Larry Becker discusses how to look great on camera
Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat...
Why are there so many lens choices?
Why are there so many lens choices for your camera? The simple answer is that every photographer sees the world...
Oben CTM-2500 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod
Anything carbon fiber is freakin awesome and this Oben CTM-2500 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod is no exception to that. If anyone...
How to get your color spot-on with the Illuminati color/light meter
Having the ability to accurately capture an image's color in-camera is a powerful one. How many times have you taken...
The Traveling Photographer: Photographing People: Using Flash
This is the third and last post in a series on Photographing People while you are traveling. The first article...
How to D.I.Y. a Snoot & Grid
What is a snoot? A snoot is just a funny name for a piece of equipment, generally a tube or...
What are the most popular used cameras and lenses?
Our friends at MPB.com keep track of which cameras and lenses are the most purchased over the course of the...
The Traveling Photographer: Planning for a Laptop Ban
There is a lot of buzz about the “laptop ban,” a general term used to describe a requirement that electronic devices...
Vello White Balance Disc
The Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc is a hand-held disc placed in front of a camera lens to manually...
Custom White Balance
Light has color. The low angle of the sun at sunset creates warm tones. A cloudy day, with the lack...

Why are there so many lens choices?

Why are there so many lens choices for your camera? The simple answer is that every photographer sees the world differently requiring the use of different focal length lenses. Different photographers, different lens choice For example, landscape photographers typically use

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Oben CTM-2500 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

Anything carbon fiber is freakin awesome and this Oben CTM-2500 5-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod is no exception to that. If anyone is looking for a super lightweight, durable and sturdy stick to either hold your camera up, hold your lens up,

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How to D.I.Y. a Snoot & Grid

What is a snoot? A snoot is just a funny name for a piece of equipment, generally a tube or similar objects such as a conical, cylindrical, or rectangular shape, that fits over a studio light or portable flash. It

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Vello White Balance Disc

The Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc is a hand-held disc placed in front of a camera lens to manually set white balance. It is very simple to use. Just hold the disc up to the lens, pointing your camera

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Custom White Balance

Light has color. The low angle of the sun at sunset creates warm tones. A cloudy day, with the lack of sun, creates cool tones. The color of light is also affected by objects reflecting the light. So, if you are

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How to D.I.Y. a Snoot & Grid

What is a snoot? A snoot is just a funny name for a piece of equipment, generally a tube or similar objects such as a conical, cylindrical, or rectangular shape, that fits over a studio light or portable flash. It

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Vello White Balance Disc

The Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc is a hand-held disc placed in front of a camera lens to manually set white balance. It is very simple to use. Just hold the disc up to the lens, pointing your camera

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Custom White Balance

Light has color. The low angle of the sun at sunset creates warm tones. A cloudy day, with the lack of sun, creates cool tones. The color of light is also affected by objects reflecting the light. So, if you are

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Vanessa poses at Kevin's studio

New Gear, Need it? or Want it?

First, let me admit that I am a gear hoarder. I have whatever I could possibly want in cameras, lenses, grip and lighting. When an idea hits, the gear to make it into a photograph is right at hand. Here’s the thing.

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Headshots on Location

Headshots can be tricky when shooting on location, near home or when you are traveling. The light can be all wrong. Lighting equipment can be bulky or heavy to carry. An “assistant” may be needed to help hold reflectors. There may not

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Gear Review: Vellos Ringbox Flash Adapter

I am slowly getting hooked on my new Vellos Ringbox Flash Adapter. Not only do I get beautiful on-location headshots and portraits with my flash when using the Ringbox, but it makes my life a lot easier, and I like

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Enter to win a new camera, an education bundle, plus much more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, Xpozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away an educational bundle, with. courses from Joel Grimes and Serge Ramelli. You’ll also get a free one-year membership to ThinkTAP Learn!