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Best Camera Gear for Weddings, Vacations, Filmmaking and More

Picking the perfect camera or lens can be overwhelming. Here is a list of our special gear collections with cameras, lenses, and accessories hand-picked for specific uses. Whether you’re shooting the Northern Lights or looking for gear with a particular feature, like WiFi or stepping motors, these collections will help narrow down your search and save you time!

How to Handle Your Camera’s Metering in Snow

When we photograph snow, we need to pay closer attention to the light meters in our cameras. While all manufacturers have different terms and technologies for what their in-camera meters do, all of them basically function the same. Here is a breakdown of what they are and how to use them properly for great winter wonderland shots.

What is a Telephoto Lens and Why Should I Use One?

Telephoto lenses are incredibly popular among both amateur and professional photographers. Zooming in safely on far away subjects, taking flattering, bokeh-rich portraits, and creating the “compression” illusion are among the many benefits of telephotos. A good telephoto lens can help you take your photography to the next level. Here are some of the reasons photographers love telephoto lenses so much and a few of our recommended lengths.

How to Edit Video for Beginners: A Step by Step Guide

Editing video is more accessible to the amateur videographer thanks to the availability of free software and the sharing of information on the web. While it can be daunting to learn how to edit videos without professional-level training, it is possible to edit everything from a family vacation montage to a pilot episode of a web series. To help, we created a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to edit videos even if you’ve never touched editing software before.

Sony a9 vs Canon 1D X Mark II for Action/Adventure Shooting

I’ve always been a Canon shooter but Sony is making such huge strides in quality and versatility that I had to reassess my preferences and try out the a9. I shoot action/adventure work and need something somewhat portable but also rugged without sacrificing shooting speed or ISO sensitivity. Here, I compare the 1D X Mark II against the Sony a9 – check out what I discovered.

An Introduction to Frame Rates, Video Resolutions, and the Rolling Shutter Effect

Gain some historical context for frame rates, learn how to quickly combat rolling shutter effects, and prime yourself on the basics of resolutions. As a photographer who has transitioned to including video work for clients, I understand how daunting all this can seem. Let this introduction be your guide for confidently exploring your settings for more natural looking footage – even for a beginner!

Intro to Portable Power for Photo and Video

Battery technology has greatly advanced in recent years and prices have come down markedly from where they were just a few years ago. I will demystify portable power in this post and arm you with the knowledge to make the right selections from the many options available for powering your gear on the go.

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