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Sony Camera Factory Tour

Sony Camera Factory Tour

Richard Sibley from Photo Gear News recently visited the Sony factories in Japan and Thailand. He was allowed into the Japan factory where the A9 sensor is made, as well as inside the Thailand factory where the A9 is assembled. Of course he wasn’t allowed to film in certain areas, nor document certain proprietary processes […]

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Night or Low Light Photography Tips

Night or Low Light Photography Tips

Twilight is a magical time. Just because the sun is down doesn’t mean you should put away your camera. When the sun sets, a different looking world exists for photographers. Colors don’t appear the way they do in daylight. Instead, colors display based on your camera’s white balance setting and how that setting matches the […]

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Freeze Action with Strobes Tutorial

Freeze Action with Strobes Tutorial

Fast action photography is mostly associated with sports and wildlife. Shutter speed matters a lot in these genres. However, photographers can also use action as a creative source using strobes. Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens discusses ways to freeze action using strobes: There are two things that you can do in order to […]

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Top 10 Sports Photography Tips

Top 10 Sports Photography Tips

Meet Sam Todd, a London-based photographer who’s photographed some of the world’s biggest competitions like the Tour de France and the Rugby World Cub. Sam’s developed a sports photography style that not only captures the epic passes and scores in a 90 minute game, but the story and personalities behind the game, too. Read on […]

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Portrait Photography with a Beam of Light

Portrait Photography with a Beam of Light

Portrait photography is usually associated with complex lighting equipment. But that’s not always necessary. Photographer Gavin Hoey from Adorama believes that sometimes less is more. He demonstrates how to create a beam of light for a portrait shoot using a cardboard tube and some tape: To achieve the thin slit of light for the portrait […]

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New: Photography Action Cards (& Special Deal)

New: Photography Action Cards (& Special Deal)

Just released, 65 beautifully designed & printable project sheets that will give you over 200 photography assignments, covering everything you can imagine. The response has been so big that we asked them to extend their launch sale just a little bit longer for our blog readers, currently 88% off today if you want to try them […]

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How to Use a Hand-Held Light Meter

How to Use a Hand-Held Light Meter

Light meters are hugely underrated in photography. Pros love them, but amateurs and enthusiasts find them a bit of a redundancy, especially with all the on-board clever metering modes in modern DSLRs. So, does the humble external light meter stand a chance facing the deluge of modern DSLRs? Yes it does, and for the simple […]

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Better Photo Tips: Flash Points

Better Photo Tips: Flash Points

It is human nature when taking a photo of someone’s face to look them in the eye. Most built-in flashes are only about one inch or so above the viewfinder. So if you are looking your subject in the eye and they are looking you in the eye, it stands to reason that the flash is […]

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5 Ways to Leverage the Power of Instagram

5 Ways to Leverage the Power of Instagram

Instagram doesn’t need an introduction. It has become as much a part of our daily lives as a hot cup of coffee. For many photographers, it’s the daily dose of inspiration that they can’t live without. But if you’ve simply been skimming through your Instagram feed, you’re not using it to its fullest potential. Joe […]

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How and Why to Diffuse Your On-Camera Flash

How and Why to Diffuse Your On-Camera Flash

I was recently asked a great question about how to diffuse an on-camera flash. This is an important concept to understand—not just how, but why! Today’s photo tip will explain diffusion and how to create and use it. Here is the question I was asked: “When using flash inside a room with a low ceiling […]

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