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Build a kit of essential gear for shooting on location

What does it take to get pro results practically anywhere? This on-location shooting guide covers all the bases for shooting outdoors, at events or in your subject’s home or office. Much of this gear also is useful for creating an instant studio at home. Harbor Digital Design’s Ultimate Light Box Kit transforms your flash to create a soft,... Read more

Power To Go

When I first started my career as a photographer, many of my assignments required weeks in the field.

When I first started my career as a photographer, many of my assignments required weeks in the field. And when I say "field," think remote tropical beaches or high Arctic wilderness in Alaska. Since I was using film cameras, all I needed was a big bag of AA batteries, and I was good for a month without power. Now my long assignments are a... Read more

Accessories

Billingham L2 Bag BAGS, CASES & STRAPS Crafted from Stormblocker dual laminate waterproof canvas with a solid brass clog bolt and harness locking system, the Billingham L2 Bag holds a small SLR with an attached lens, two additional lenses, flash and accessories. The quick-fold top allows for access to your gear while still attached to Read more…

Billingham L2 Bag BAGS, CASES & STRAPS Crafted from Stormblocker dual laminate waterproof canvas with a solid brass clog bolt and harness locking system, the Billingham L2 Bag holds a small SLR with an attached lens, two additional lenses, flash and accessories. The quick-fold top allows for access to your gear while still attached to your shoulder.... Read more

Tools For Video

With amazingly shallow depth of field, price points that make filmmaking affordable and camera bodies far smaller than camcorders, video-capable DSLRs have changed the world of video forever. Video capabilities were added to still cameras almost as an afterthought, so while the video quality in still cameras continues to get better and better, there are Read more…

With amazingly shallow depth of field, price points that make filmmaking affordable and camera bodies far smaller than camcorders, video-capable DSLRs have changed the world of video forever. Video capabilities were added to still cameras almost as an afterthought, so while the video quality in still cameras continues to get better and better, there... Read more

Essential Accessories

Figuring out the right camera and lens probably takes up most of the time you spend thinking about gear.

Figuring out the right camera and lens probably takes up most of the time you spend thinking about gear. But the smaller stuff, like a fast memory card, special-effects filter or cleaning gadget, often can make the time you spend shooting more productive—and even just more fun. B-GRIP An alternative to a camera neck strap, the b-Grip EVO belt... Read more

Video Microphones

Sound presents unique challenges to both photographers and videographers alike, especially when working with the limited capabilities of a DSLR’s built-in microphone system.

Sound presents unique challenges to both photographers and videographers alike, especially when working with the limited capabilities of a DSLR’s built-in microphone system. On-camera mics are generally a low-cost, single-channel system that are lacking in professional features like balanced XLR inputs, multiple mic support and manual control... Read more

Water Armour

Hanging out at the pool or on the beach is a rite of summer. It’s also a perfect time for expanding your photographic creativity as long as you have the right kind of gear for protecting your camera.

Aquapac SLR Camera Case Hanging out at the pool or on the beach is a rite of summer. It’s also a perfect time for expanding your photographic creativity as long as you have the right kind of gear for protecting your camera. The deeper your relationship is with the water, the more specialized your needs become. There are many options to... Read more

Get Mic’d Up!

It’s no secret that when shooting video with your DSLR, you need an external microphone if you want to capture quality audio in the field.

It’s no secret that when shooting video with your DSLR, you need an external microphone if you want to capture quality audio in the field. So you’ve purchased an ultradirectional shotgun mic or a wide-angle stereo model with a camera-shoe mount and an 1?8-inch audio output that attaches directly to your camera. And with dozens of offerings... Read more

The DSLR Microphone Guide

If you’re a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera owner, there’s a good chance that your camera also can capture high-definition video.

If you’re a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera owner, there’s a good chance that your camera also can capture high-definition video. The modern DSLR is capable of amazing picture performance, but the internal microphone isn’t in the same league as the rest of the camera. The camera itself can record decent-quality digital audio—typically... Read more

Sound Advice For Video

Audio can make or break a video, and it’s especially important for photographers who are using the more limited sound capabilities of a video-capable DSLR to understand audio and to know how to capture great sound.

Audio can make or break a video, and it’s especially important for photographers who are using the more limited sound capabilities of a video-capable DSLR to understand audio and to know how to capture great sound. A dedicated audio interface with an XLR input is what video pros use to record top-level audio directly to video on a camcorder. DSLRs... Read more

Intuos4 Wireless

We love Wacom tablets for photo enhancements. Pressure-sensitive pens give you unmatched control and efficiency with common retouching tasks like cloning and painting layer masks.

We love Wacom tablets for photo enhancements. Pressure-sensitive pens give you unmatched control and efficiency with common retouching tasks like cloning and painting layer masks. Intuos4, Wacom’s professional tablet series, was introduced last year and featured several innovative enhancements and conveniences. The new Intuos4 Wireless... Read more

Memory Cards

Given the constant innovation in digital cameras—from super-high-resolution capture to full HD video and the constantly shrinking form factor—it’s increasingly important that media cards continue to get physically smaller, store more data more reliably and do it all blazingly fast.

Given the constant innovation in digital cameras—from super-high-resolution capture to full HD video and the constantly shrinking form factor—it’s increasingly important that media cards continue to get physically smaller, store more data more reliably and do it all blazingly fast. To choose the right media card for your needs, there are three... Read more
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