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How many frames per second is best when shooting video? This depends on the look you are going for. Here is a basic primer on FPS and what it means for your project.
There are few better places to take pictures than in a National Park. And, if you’ve been to a park recently you many have seen a lot of people taking a lot of pictures! However, quantity does not equal quality. With a little thoughtfulness around how you approach the art and technique of photography you will be surprised not only with the quality of your shots but also with your relations with other park visitors, the animals that live in the park, and the feeling you may develop for your subject matter.
Many think the biggest decision when buying a camera is between professional or entry-level but that isn’t always the case. There is an entire class of high-end crop sensor cameras out there that will do some jobs as well as, if not better than, their full frame counterparts—and they’ll do it for less money. Canon’s 70D and 7D Mark II are two cameras that straddle the line between beginner and high end.
Lens compression. You’ve probably heard that phrase used before, along with “flattening” of an image with a telephoto lens. So what is it and why would you want to use it? Let’s demonstrate the benefits using the moon.
When it comes to DSLRs, full frame cameras are the gold standard. Most professional photographers prefer full frame cameras for their ability to capture more light, show more detail, and perform better in dimly lit situations. The Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 6D are excellent full frame options but which one is right for you?
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Which Canon DSLR is the best for you depends on factors like how you plan to use it, your current knowledge of photography, what features are important to you, and of course, your budget. In this article we’ll take a look at the best Canon DSLRs on the market in 2016, outline which camera is ideal for you, and give you a rundown of our favorites.
What you need to know about shooting in National Parks, including what gear to bring, composing your shots, travel tips, and the best time of year to go.
It can be a challenge to transfer your experience of this incredible time of year to the camera sensor. The feeling of being there can overwhelm the senses and when you return home it can be disappointing when you do not feel as though you captured the essence of what you saw in person. With a few techniques, and timing the weather correctly, you can create photos that reflect your vision.
The Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the most anticipated cameras from Canon in recent memory and I am going to take you through some of my favorite features and share some of my files for you to download and see the quality for yourself.
Photographing strangers candidly can be extremely intimidating. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you capture the world around you.
An environmental portrait is defined as a portrait executed in a subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. Here are 7 tips for portraits that express character and context.
A camera loaded with all the features won’t be much good in the hands of someone who doesn’t know how to use it. There can be a steep learning curve when it comes to photography! In this article we’ll talk about some things to consider when buying a camera and give you recommendations on some of our favorite cameras for beginners.
The word “photography” is almost synonymous with the word “still”. Photographers take stills. Videographers capture motion. This may be a prevailing thought but it isn’t true of creative photography. Cameras are set up for almost any vision to become reality. This is especially true when illustrating artistic motion in photography.
The Canon 80D is loved by by photographers and videographers alike and it strikes a perfect balance between entry-level DSLRs and pro-sumer cameras. We took a hands-on approach to this popular camera and reviewed how it held up across build quality, speed, battery life, video performance and more.
A good DSLR can take high-quality video, operate well in low light situations, accept external microphones, and, of course, also take high-quality still photographs. While most modern DSLRs have video capabilities, some rise above the rest when it comes to specific features that videographers want.
As team photographer, my role consists of photographing every aspect of the team from practice to games, corporate-sponsored events, to headshots and community service events – anything the PR team throws my way. The first major assignment for the team was to photograph training camp and here’s how I kept it creative.
Nikon’s D3300 and D5300 are high quality entry-level DSLRs that are very similar but with a few key differences. Discover the best option for beginners.
Here’s a list of tips that will help you make images you’re proud to share with your friends and family – images that tell the story of your event rather than just being snapshots of it.
Kyle Seidler is a skateboard photographer based in the Long Beach, CA. His works can be seen in Thrasher and Transworld Skateboarding. Currently, he’s a staff photographer for Sole Technology which is a collection of skate brands such as Etnies, Emerica, Altamont, and éS. He also stays busy as a freelancer, traveling with brands and working with magazines pitching articles. We sat down with Kyle to talk about his work, his process, and what it takes to break into the competitive skateboarding community.
Digital video aspect ratios have caused a little bit of confusion among beginner filmmakers. Learn the difference between DAR, PAR, and SAR and how they affect HD video.
We’re now renting cameras converted for UV sensitivity, standard IR, full spectrum IR, and H-Alpha. Learn what each of these unique modifications can do for your imagery.
There are some important things to consider when deciding which wide angle lens is best for you. Here are our recommendations for Canon shooters.
I visited incredible locations while traveling the American West in an RV. I’d like to share my favorite areas for landscape photography, including a few little-known areas so that you can capture unique shots.
The more challenging the shooting environment, the better the camera needs to be. Photography is all about capturing light and situations with very little light can provide a challenge for even the best of cameras. Here is some info on what makes a good low light camera and some recommendations for the best ones on the market.
Aquatic photography requires a new approach on almost all levels, from learning how to adapt to new gear to customizing your camera’s menu and buttons and dealing with a different set of rules for how light behaves in water. Set started with this essential guide.
Arts-based community programs have a profound effect on productivity and embarking on personal projects improve creative quality of life. Discover the importance of a making art for yourself through the inspirational work of Michael Paul Smith.
With so many options on the market, picking the perfect portrait lens can be a challenge. We’ll talk about some of the things to look for when choosing a lens for portrait photography and recommend a few of our favorites.
Find out what beauty and fashion photographer Daryna Barykina uses to shoot studio-like strobe portraits in the mid-day sun.
If you notice dust on your lens that you want to clean, use the following cleaning methods to prevent damage.
Today’s digital cameras now allow us to record night sky scenes that escape our naked eyes. Here are some valuable tips to know before you head out to photograph your first star time-lapse, including what to set your interval at, when to use manual modes, and how to combat flicker.
Correctly taking advantage of a backlit situation has the potential to unlock eye-catching images with its inherent atmospheric and artistic quality of light. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you begin experimenting.
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