Monthly Archives: July 2016

How to Use Two LED Lights to Achieve Moody Portraits

Any kind of light is a must for photography. You just cannot photograph without light. There are various types of light that no doubt you are familiar with: Natural light from the sun Ambient light (could be natural or manmade) … Continue reading

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Tamron Patents 20mm f/2 VC

According to the Egami Blog, Tamron has patented the optical forumla for a 20mm f/2 VC.  This lens would make a very interesting addition to Tamron’s recent releases, notably the 35, 45 & 85mm f/1.8 VC primes. A 20mm f/2 … Continue reading

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How to Boost Your Creativity by Including Props in Your Photography

Props: are they a blessing or a curse? In photography, props can often make or destroy a photo, and because of this some people try to avoid them, some are afraid to use them, and other people love to use … Continue reading

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Venus Optics Announces Laowa 12mm f/2.8 and Magic Shift Converter

 From Venus Optics: Featuring an ultra-wide 122° Angle of View and weighing only 1.34 pounds, this is also the world’s *fastest 12mm lens for full frame cameras. It is now on Kickstarter. Anhui China, Jul 30, 2016 – Venus Optics, the camera … Continue reading

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Engagement Photography Tips

Every couple is unique. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate to them being skilled at naturally interacting between themselves and relaxed posing during the engagement session. If you regularly shoot engagement sessions you likely look forward to sessions with attractive couples … Continue reading

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Refurb. Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens – $2,399.20 (Compare at $2,899.00 New)

The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens available for $ 2,399.20. Compare at $ 2,899.00 new. Factory refurbished lenses from the Canon Store come with a retail-matching 1-year warranty. Canon and Nikon News, Deals and What’s … Continue reading

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Lenses for selective focusing

Andy Westlake and Michael Topham take a look at a selection of optics that are designed to create attractive, distinctive or unusual blur effects For this shot, a single-glass Lensbaby optic was used to give an extreme selective-focus effect Andy … Continue reading

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How to Achieve Background Blur or Bokeh

If I show you two different portraits, one with a blurred background and one with a sharp background, you will automatically prefer the one with the creamy bokeh. Why? Because that’s just how it is. No, the bokeh effect is … Continue reading

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Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit – $44.95 Shipped (Reg. $74.95)

B&H has the Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit available for $ 44.95 with free shipping. Regularly $ 74.95. Product Highlights  75W Equivalent Light Beam Stepless Dimmer (0-100%) Daylight Balanced 5600K 4300K Warming Filter & Soft Diffuser Sony L-Type Li-Ion … Continue reading

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Pentax K-1 Camera Review

Gear Pentax’s first full-frame DSLR shines The Pentax K-1 is the perfect DSLR for those who want a full-frame body at a low price… Popular Photography

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Using Lightroom’s Transform and Crop Tools to Improve Composition

Everybody loves to get it right in camera. But if you don’t, you have plenty of tools to help you make it right. Lightroom is one of the best available, and the easiest to use. In this article I’ll show … Continue reading

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Tamron Patents 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 VC

According to the Egami Blog, Tamron has patented a 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 VC optical design. Patent Details  Published 2016.7.11 Filing date 2015.1.8 Focal Length 10.303 15.199 23.483 F-number 3.6 – 4.1 – 4.6 AOV 111.70 – 86.59 – 62.07 Anti-vibration (third group) … Continue reading

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