Month: April 2017

VIDEO: Paul Nicklen – Sea Legacy

RED Digital Cinema just posted this great feature with National Geographic wildlife photographer, Paul Nicklen. Well worth a few minutes of your time! Paul is one of the best wildlife photographers on the planet and his conservation efforts with Sea Legacy are to be...

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How to Revive a Camera That Got Wet

Did You Drown Your Camera? It can happen. A careless moment by a lake, or overly prolonged shooting in the rain without a rain cover and then… ERROR. I recently got a message from a photographer friend of mine in Australia, Colin Levitch. Colin is and outdoor and adventure photographer from the East Coast and he was out shooting a cyclocross race in some truly torrential condition. After shooting a portion of the race, his camera (Canon 5D Mark II) gave him the dreaded error message and shut itself down. Colin did the smart thing and immediately powered the camera...

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Creating the Ultimate Camera Tether for Climbing and Aerial Photography

I recently began to learn how to climb with the intention of using those new skills to capture some interesting imagery for my portfolio. Learning how to climb isn’t something that can be done overnight, but I’m gradually finding the time to get out into the mountains to practice. My climbing skills and my rope skills are improving every month, and I’m beginning to figure out the necessary systems to rappel into previously inaccessible places, and ascend and descend ropes to put me into positions for capturing the images I’m after. While I was trying to figure out how...

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Breakthrough Photography Universal Arca Quick Release Plate Review

Hopefully nobody is still screwing their cameras directly onto a 1/4″- 20 stud on their tripod’s ball head? For speed and simplicity, a quick-release clamp is a must-have item for any discerning photographer. Using a QR clamp means that you also need to have a compatible QR plate on your camera, or whatever else you are trying to mount onto the ball head. Some manufacturers like Really Right Stuff make camera and lens-specific plates, which is a nice option to have if your budget isn’t restricted, but sometimes you just need to have a cheaper solution, or a universal...

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Fuji Lens Terminology and Abbreviations

Hello photography fans! Welcome to the latest in our series of manufacturer lens guides, where we take a headfirst dive down the rabbit hole that is lens terminology and abbreviations so that you don’t have to! Today ladies and gentlemen we will be attempting to unravel the nomenclature of stalwart industry giant Fujifilm! Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd was founded in 1934 with ambitions to become Japan’s first manufacturer of photographic films. In the 1940’s, having achieved their initial objective the company expanded into the optical glass and equipment industry, manufacturing various products including X-ray and printing equipment. Fuji...

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