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A first look at the Platyball
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What is focus stacking?

When you buy a fast lens with a bright aperture, like f/1.8, you go crazy making photos with a super-shallow depth of field. You photograph flowers where only one stamen is in focus, and you shoot people with super blurry

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Platypod Twin Pack: A fresh opportunity

For the last several years, there’s always been at least one Platypod in my pack. I rarely carry a tripod for landscape and photowalks anymore, and I use a second Platypod to support my small lights for close-up work on

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A first look at the Platyball

While at WPPI, I was able to check out Platypod’s much anticipated tripod head, known as the Platyball. Available in two versions, Platypod aims to solve the headaches of traditional tripod heads through new technologies and rethinking how best to

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Platypod previews one-of-a-kind ball head

Platypod, maker of the world’s most compact mini tripods, has announced that its coming out with its first ever ball head. The Platyball is a new, revolutionary way to level. The product will be detailed Wednesday, January 15, 2020 on

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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