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Gift Ideas for Photographers

November 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Gift Ideas for Photographers

Gift shopping for a photographer can be tough. It's hard to know what gadgets a shutterbug already has in their huge toolkit. Worse yet, you may not even know what half of the gear is

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Smartphone Video 101: Recommended Accessories

November 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Smartphone Video 101: Recommended Accessories

It's a reality that smartphone cameras are getting better and better with each release. Some photographers are even speculating that DSLRs will soon be replaced with smartphones. One way that photographers can start to set themselves

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Hidden Video Features of the Samsung Galaxy S8

October 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Samsung is arguably the world's best smartphone maker next to Apple. The newest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S8 which is available at Verizon, comes packed with all of the high-end stats that make it a worthy

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Minimalist Travel Photography Gear

December 30th, 2016|2 Comments

Photographers are perpetually looking for minimalist travel photography gear that allows them to capture and deliver high-quality images. I've talked a lot about ideal travel photography equipment on this blog, but pretty much every scenario

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Best Waterproof Digital Camera

December 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Best Waterproof Digital Camera

When it comes to compact travel cameras, what's the best waterproof digital camera? Here's a hint: it's not a DSLR or mirrorless camera, such as the wildly popular Sony a6000. And it's not a GoPro either.

  • Sony a6300 versus a6000 mirrorless camera

Best Lens and Accessories for Sony a6000

December 16th, 2016|4 Comments

Earlier this year, I invested in my first mirrorless camera, the Sony a6300. Not knowing anything about Sony lenses or accessories, I should get to accompany my new purchase. After a few weeks of shooting

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4 Reasons Why the Canon 6D May Not Be the Camera For You

December 15th, 2016|47 Comments

Having a second, backup camera body is essential for starting a photography business. I spent months debating which camera to get as a complement to my Canon 5D Mark III.  I looked at the Canon

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Best Camera and Lens for Food Photography

December 14th, 2016|3 Comments

If you want to learn how to take pictures of food, you have to start with the best camera gear. What's the best camera and lens for food photography? Chase Jarvis says the best camera

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Review: Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera vs a6000

November 22nd, 2016|9 Comments

Revered for its compact body and superior image quality, the Sony a6000 is a best-selling camera for professional and hobby photographers alike. Within the professional realm, DSLRs are still the industry standard for services such as concert

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Best Photography Light Stands

November 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Best Photography Light Stands

One of the most important parts of starting a photography business is getting equipped with the best camera gear. Depending on the type of photography you specialize in, camera lighting may be something to invest

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Review: Moto Z Force Droid and Hasselblad True Zoom

October 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Moto Z Force Droid and Hasselblad True Zoom

As a professional photographer, mobile phone photography has always been something I've shied away from. Thanks to cameras with built-in Wi-Fi, such as newly acquired Sony a6300, I rarely use my smartphone's camera since the

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Review: ReachNow Luxury Car Sharing Service

August 30th, 2016|1 Comment

If you've ever aspired to drive a BMW but weren't quite ready to commit to owning one, there's a new transportation service that can help fulfill your luxury car driving dreams. ReachNow is a car-sharing service

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Review: MIOPS Smart Trigger for High Speed Photography

June 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Review: MIOPS Smart Trigger for High Speed Photography

Today's digital cameras come jam-packed with so many features, you'd think they also had the ability to automatically take photos for you. While cameras themselves aren't quite at that stage yet, there's an accessory out

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Gear Guide: Best Camera and Lenses for Concert Photography

April 15th, 2016|5 Comments

Concert photography is one of the most exciting fields of photography out there. After all, who doesn't dream of capturing iconic images of their favorite pop stars or rock stars? Thanks to the plethora of musicians and

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The Best Women’s Leather Laptop Bag for Work and Play

December 28th, 2015|Comments Off on The Best Women’s Leather Laptop Bag for Work and Play

From the boxy vintage briefcase to the modern laptop bag with wheels, style options for modern business bags seem endless. And yet the perfect feminine and stylish women's laptop bag appears ever elusive. As my freelance business has grown

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Review: Think Tank Shape Shifter Camera Backpack

June 25th, 2015|3 Comments

I have a thing for bags. Not fancy, name-brand purses or handbags, but functional bags. From REI to Kelty, to Timbuk2 to Swiss Gear, I have rather large collection of functional bags for a variety of

  • Black Rapid DSLR camera straps

What’s the Best Lightweight Travel-Friendly Camera Bag?

June 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on What’s the Best Lightweight Travel-Friendly Camera Bag?

A reader recently wrote to me asking about what kind of lightweight travel-friendly photography accessories I like to use. Whether you're a professional, amateur, or hobbyist, some of this gear may appeal to you to

  • Solo travel packing list

Minimalist Travel Packing Tips

March 28th, 2014|2 Comments

Minimalist travel is a hot topic today and there are a plethora of reasons to embrace traveling with less. As a self employed freelancer and travel addict, I typically spend a total of 2-3 months

Packing Photography Gear For Travel – Deluxe

October 16th, 2013|1 Comment

I'm probably one of few people who actually LOVES packing for travel. I find packing to be like a massive puzzle, and I love the process of laying my stuff out, trying to figure out

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Product Review: Think Tank Change Up Belt Pack

October 7th, 2013|3 Comments

Fanny packs are a thing of the 80's, right? As a child of the 80's and 90's, that's always what my impression of fanny packs and belt packs were, especially pertaining to photography. I'd see

  • Cameras for event photos

Event Photography Equipment

September 10th, 2013|Comments Off on Event Photography Equipment

Having the right event photography equipment is one of the first steps to becoming an event photographer. I've been making a living as a freelance event photographer since 2012. Over that time, I've learned that

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Product Review: Manfrotto Maxima as a LED Light for Photography

September 10th, 2013|2 Comments

When I was first looking into lighting gear for product and studio photography, my boyfriend suggested using a continuous lighting source, such as a LED light panel. At first, I scoffed and opted to go

  • Event photography camera gear

What’s In My Camera Bag?

August 27th, 2013|1 Comment

Who doesn't love seeing what kind of camera gear someone else carries in their bag? I've always been a big fan of The Photo Brigade's "In My Bag" column in which they highlight the contents

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