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    The New Buyers' Guide To Graphics TabletsGraphicstablet preview newpre
    Graphics tablets are a creative-industry staple for a wide variety of tasks involving precision computer input. They're recommended for every photographer and designer, and pretty much a requirement for any kind of digital artist or painter. How, though, are they used? What makes them so indispensable in the industry? And what features are you supposed to look for when shopping for one?Read More…
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    4 Alternative Camera Strap SystemsCamerastrap zs pre
    Aftermarket camera straps have been available for a long time, however, poor quality and unnecessary features have made market options difficult for users looking to purchase a strap. Beyond your stock camera strap, the choices available were limited to leather, neoprene and canvas “fashion” straps. None of these options did much to help distribute the weight of a larger camera body and a 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens hanging around your neck. Modern options have changed things up, and the results are great!Read More…
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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Your CameraBracketing 7d image pre
    As digital SLR cameras become more and more popular, features that used to reserved for professionals are now available to everyone. More and more technology is being squeezed into our cameras. You don't need to use every feature on your camera for every photo, but when you're struggling with a certain effect or situation, chances are there's a setting or mode that can make your job a lot easier. Here's ten examples of helpful features you might not know about!Read More…
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    Building an Advanced Video Slider with Electronic Motion ControlTimelapse ss prelg
    In this tutorial, we are going to create a motorized slider. It could be used for time lapse work or other types of video. I'll breakdown all the parts and tools you need, and then show how I constructed it all into a functioning slider. If you want to build your own slider, we recently published a tutorial on how to make a basic video slider using awesome open source CNC products that may also suit your needs.Read More…
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    Building a Basic Video Slider with Open Source CNC PartsVideoslider preview retina
    A video slider is a device that allows you to mount your camera on moving platform and slide it smoothly in one direction. It's used in all sorts of applications, and offers a stable and portable solution for adding movement to your shots. We'll be building our own slider that features a rugged, simple design.Read More…
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    A Quick Start Guide to 6 Specialty LensesSpecialtylenses prelg
    Often, lenses in the photography community are similar in design. Each brand has similar focal length ranges and speeds for their popular lenses (all major brands make a 24-70mm and 70-200mm for example). However, many lenses are also specialized, with features such as macro and tilt shift. Here is a breakdown of seven of these lenses and their practical purposes.Read More…
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    Building Your Own DIY Camera Stabilizing RigStabilizertut prelg
    In this tutorial, we are going to create a cheap and effective steadying rig for shooting video. It is quick and easy to build. I'll cover all the parts and tools needed to build it.Read More…
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    How to Sell Your Used Photography EquipmentSellyourgear prelg
    It's called "Gear Acquisition Syndrome," and photographers all over the world are being diagnosed with it. It's a disease, that effects us all at one point or another, and causes us to desire new and upgraded camera bodies, lenses, lights, and other various piece of gear. So when you get the bug, what do you do with your old gear? In this tutorial, I'll try to help you get the most out of selling your used gear.Read More…
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    How to Safely Clean Your Camera and LensesCleanpre lg
    In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to effectively and safely clean your camera, lenses and sensor. We are going to break down all the needed tools to take care of your equipment and explain how to properly use them in order to achieve the best results.Read More…
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    Freezing Action With an Einstein MonolightEinsteinaction preview retina
    Introduced in 2010, the Paul C. Buff Einstein has been rapidly growing in popularity as tales of its capabilities spread via the popular photography blogs. It's a monobloc strobe, a monolight, with some very clever tricks up its sleeve for specific subject uses. In this quick guide, I'm looking at its action-stopping capabilities.Read More…
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    Build a Long Lasting Battery Pack for Your Compact CameraBatterypack stefan prelg
    Compact point-and-shoot cameras are wonderful for time lapse photography. You can leave them out for hours or even days without tying up your main camera, even the lowest resolution point-and-shoot creates images big enough for high definition video, and if they get stolen or destroyed you haven't lost thousands of dollars. Their one flaw in this application is battery life. Luckily with this DIY project, you can build a battery pack that will allow for your camera to stay on far longer than with the normal batteries.Read More…
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    Build A Triflector for Only $50Triflector preview retina
    Triflectors are a staple in beauty shooting and are applicable to a variety of studio applications in the headshot and portraiture area. Instead of a table with a bounce board on it in front of the model, a triflector is mounted on a stand or arm and used to generate a much fuller, wrapping bounce light. This is thanks mainly to the two wing reflectors at either side of the main reflector, for which the triflector gets its name. These change a flat bounce into a more parabolic shaped reflector, collecting more light from the source and distributing it more evenly around the neck and chin.Read More…
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