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How to Photograph Fireworks

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What You Need to Photograph Fireworks This Summer

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Tis the season. Summers are often filled with relaxing, beach fronts, vacations, and of course fireworks. With Independence Day fast approaching, we’re getting calls and emails inquiring about how to photograph those annual fireworks displays properly. The conditions, from a photography standpoint, are always a little bit of a challenge – dark environments, fast moving […]

Testing UV Filter Quality

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My Not Quite Complete Protective Filter Article

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Well, I’ve written (with some misgivings because it has a tendency to create rioting in the streets) several articles about protective filters. Articles that say sometimes you shouldn’t use protective filters, and others that say sometimes you do need to use protective filters, and most recently, one showing how cheap filters can ruin your images. Because […]

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Camera Gear to Take on Your Next Vacation

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As a photography or videographer, vacationing is an excellent opportunity to recharge your proverbial inspiration batteries, and take a moment to get off the grid and just enjoy living while documenting. However, the challenge we always face is that if we’re going to vacation, even if it is to separate ourselves from the craft, we […]

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Building an Effective Workflow with RED Camera Systems

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With RED’s lower-cost RED Raven and RED Scarlet-W arriving, more budget-conscious and beginner filmmakers are finally going to be able to work within the RED ecosystem. That’s great news if you’re getting your first chance to shoot 4K, 5K, or 6K RAW, but excitement can quickly turn to abject terror when it comes time to […]

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Lensrentals.com Guide to Digital Recorders for Video Production

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It’s possible you’ve navigated to this page because you find the in-camera recording capabilities of your favorite camera to be inadequate or altogether non-existent. Maybe you stumbled in looking for someone to tell you that elevating from 8-bit 4:2:0 to 12-bit 4:4:4 will finalize the transformation from amateur to auteur. There are many reasons one […]

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