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How to Paint with Light on the Cheap

Light painting or painting with light is as old as photography itself. Taking a long exposure while moving a light source around in the frame, creating very artistic and dramatic results should be a trick in every photographer’s arsenal. From Picasso to modern Instagram images – all utilize this technique to great effect and the

Tips for Finding the Best Natural Light for Portraits

Recognizing good light is one of the foundation skills for any photographer. Setting up ideal lighting situations in the studio is one thing, but being able to capture quality, natural light brings its own set of skills. Carrying over lighting set-ups in the studio is going to help a lot with translating things like key

The Best GoPro Accessories You Should Own

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‘Accessorize’ is the name of the game when you own any type of GoPro. There are a few ‘bits’ that come with the camera, but you will soon be wanting for the plethora of add-ons, even inventing ways to use a certain piece of kit (or an excuse to buy something). There’s a huge array

The 6 Best Drones for Beginners

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The drone market is a great example of how quick advancements in technology can bring down prices and increase functionality. In the early days of drones, it felt like you needed years of RC piloting experience, but not anymore. Even at the cheaper end of the market, drones are easier than ever to fly and

Best Waterproof Cameras for 2019

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In many ways the terms ‘waterproof’ and ‘camera’ are completely opposite in application. The majority of the time a camera and its owner will react to water like the Wicked witch of the West, but it doesn’t have to be this way with the right equipment (unless your into that green make-up thing.) Today’s waterproof

How to Make an Instant Camera Drone

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There are plenty of drones on the market these days that can take stills and video to a high-quality. However, if your needs are more specific or you want to shoot with an instant camera, then you may have to resort to a self build. This approach clearly has its plus and negative points, but

The Best Travel Lens for Canon & Nikon

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The type of camera kit you travel with can be completely different from equipment used for regular day-to-day photography work. Depending on the job, a variety of equipment from different cameras bodies, lenses and lighting gear lets you choose the appropriate items for shooting a certain subject in a certain scenario. However, when it comes

Camera Battery Life Hacks

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Battery life, and how much performance we can get out of our devices, is front of mind for everybody these days. Especially important for us photographers is the battery life on our cameras. We’re not quite there yet with battery technology which will allow us to take images all day long, with everything switched on

Tips for Buying an Old Film Camera

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In 2019 it seems counter intuitive to be considering using film cameras for your imaging needs. Almost like your next car being one with a carburetor and leaf spring suspension. However, with brands such as Kodak producing classic film stock which gives a distinctive look to the images replicated by many smart phone filters to

The Best 3 Lenses You Will Ever Own

Photography can become in time a collector’s sport. This meaning, like any endeavor you start acquiring more and more gear over time and start to thinking you need to use it all the time as well. This is especially true when you’ve paid a king’s ransom for a few high-end prime lenses and you must

The Best Gear of 2018

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The year 2018 brought a few releases which were significant in the camera and lens world. Mirrorless designs are proving ever more popular and lenses which can take advantage of these new designs are now popping up. If you also want to lump in camera accessories and even the latest smartphone cameras, you’ve got quite