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My (Un)Typical Review Of The Platypod Max
Photographing a Dangerous and Extreme Force of Nature, Wildfires!
Get Ready to Remote, Part 2: Advanced Camera Traps
Get Ready to Remote, Part 1: Simple Camera Traps For Wildlife
InFocus Interview Show | Photofocus Podcast May 26, 2017
Platypod Ultra – The Best Alternative to a Tripod
Photofocus Products of the Year – Levi Sim
Don’t Bring a Wide-Angle Lens, Just Make Panos
How to Compensate for a Lightweight Tripod
Platypod Pro Max – Hiding a Big Light in a Small Space
Get a Grip with Platypod Pro Max
Photofocus – The InFocus Interview Show | Photofocus Podcast June 21st, 2016

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Get Ready to Remote, Part 1: Simple Camera Traps For Wildlife

Go out into the great outdoors. Find a place that animals like to hang out when people aren’t around. Set up your camera to automatically a photo of them when they do show up. Leave it there. Come back tomorrow and see if you got any shots. Repeat it all over again until you get the shots you need. Welcome to Remote Camera Traps!

In previous articles I’ve shared the different ways I’ve used Platypods in my photography. Possibly one of the best uses I have found is in helping set up a successful remote camera trap. The Platypod adds flexibility to the placement of your camera and lighting equipment that can make your trapping endeavors much more likely to pay off with great images.

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Photofocus Products of the Year – Levi Sim

Editor’s Note: It’s time for something new. In the past, Photofocus has made it a practice of acknowledging a specific camera and/or lens as the “camera/lens” of the year. This year several of us are putting together a list including

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How to Compensate for a Lightweight Tripod

Maybe you’re on a trip and you only brought a lightweight tripod, or maybe you were seduced into buying that cheap tripod that came in a package with your camera. Either way, you’ll find that using a lightweight tripod often

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Get a Grip with Platypod Pro Max

Whenever I see a new piece of photo gear, one of the first things I ask myself is “what else can it do?” You’ll find great reviews of Platypod Pro Max by my fellow Photofocus authors extolling it’s virtues as

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Field Review: The Platypod Pro Max

Oh Platypod, I’m not going to lie. I love my platypods. I received their original version last year and it quickly replaced using a tripod 90% of the time. Yes, 90%. I still needed a tripod if I wanted my

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The Pacific herring spawn: A photo essay

Each Spring, vast schools of Pacific herring migrate from offshore waters to the waters close to shore. They come to these protected areas for one reason: To spawn. At this time, the females’ eggs (roe) are at their peak maturity.

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Tamron announces compact 150-500mm for Sony full-frame cameras

Tonight, Tamron announced a new 150-500mm f/5-6.7 ultra-telephoto lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens marks Tamron’s first entry into ultra-telephotos for the Sony E-mount system. Marketed as “compact enough for comfortable handheld shooting,” the lens features Tamron’s VC

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Traveling with non-photographers

Whether you’re a serious hobbyist, semi-pro or pro, traveling and going on outings is part of our lives with our friends and loved ones. As a photographer, this can sometimes hinder our efforts to getting the shots we want but

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Canon announces two new inkjet photo printers

Today, Canon announced two new PIXMA printers: The Canon PIXMA TS3520 Wireless All-in-One Printer and Canon PIXMA G620 Wireless MegaTank Photo Printer. Designed with specific uses in mind. Each printer is equipped with features that help create the high-quality prints

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One tip for great family portraits

All it takes is one tip. Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, closeups, flowers or horses; someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and

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Where does video fit into your workflow?

Ever since 2008, when the Nikon D90 was released, photographers have had the power of video at their fingertips. But just because you CAN do something, SHOULD you? Join Levi Sim as he sits down with full-time videographer Andrew Diamond.

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