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Simplifying the Complexities of Lighting in Photography

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As someone who teaches workshops tailored to lighting, I’m always reminded how many people have a gross misunderstanding of how light travels and is used within photography. And while I usually start my workshops with an open lesson on the reality of how light functions. I’m frequently reminded, how, even the most experienced photographers, don’t […]

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First Impressions of the New Sony a9

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There is no doubt that Sony has changed the game with their camera systems over the last few years – particularly with their mirrorless systems. Last month, Sony unveiled their newest in their pro-level cameras, with the Sony a9 – and we were among the first to be able to get our hands on it […]

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The Biggest Product Announcements at NAB 2017

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Every year the National Association of Broadcast (NAB) holds their conference in Las Vegas, netting over one hundred thousand attendees, and those lucky enough to attend, get an exclusive look into the upcoming gear and tech within the video market for the next year and beyond. In layman’s terms, this is where the newest gear […]

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The Biggest Photography and Videography Announcements So Far for 2017

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Already this year, we’ve had no shortage of trade shows and new product announcements. For those keeping count, we’ve already seen CES (Consumers Electronic Show), Imaging USA, WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photography International), and Gulf Photo Plus’ Photoweek. Many manufacturers use these trade shows to show off their latest and greatest tech being developed with […]

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Front Element Lens Protection Revisited

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The internet is an interesting resource. Once you’ve put a reference up, it’s there forever. Over time, things may change, but that 10-year-old article doesn’t. A few weeks ago someone used some old articles I’d written (1, 2, 3) as a reason why he doesn’t use protective UV filters. They claimed I had said there was no need […]

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