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How to choose the right tripod
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Fotopro T-Roc MAX Tripod features solid, lightweight construction
How did I choose my night photography tripod?
First Look: Fotopro X-GO Max tripod
Unboxing the Fotopro Eagle L6 tripod
Using a lightweight tripod for wildlife photography
Use a gimbal head for landscapes

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First Look: Fotopro X-GO Max tripod

I recently was sent a Fotopro X-GO Max tripod for review. If you have been following my gear reviews over the past few years, you know that I have several Vanguard tripods. They’ve served me well. They’re stable, easy to

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Unboxing the Fotopro Eagle L6 tripod

Fotopro sent me an Eagle 6L tripod and gimbal head to try out. Last month I wrote an article on Lisa Langell’s experience with the Eagle tripod. I first saw this tripod on the tradeshow floor at WPPI and was

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Using a lightweight tripod for wildlife photography

FotoPro Ambassador Lisa Langell is a fabulous wildlife and nature photographer. I asked her about this stunning brown bear image she made in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. “Bear photography requires a nimble, light, trustworthy and versatile tripod to support

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Use a gimbal head for landscapes

FotoPro Ambassador Lisa Langell is a fabulous wildlife and nature photographer. I asked her about this mountain landscape image she made in Kenai Lake, Alaska. According to Lisa, Alaska’s ever-changing weather produces fog and reflections that appear — then are

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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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DIY bokeh shape photography

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to take out your camera and make some fun images. I thought I would share how I take pictures of out of focus highlights and change them into different shapes using cardboard,

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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