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Is The $27 Takstar Mic Good as The Rode Pro?

Many photographers create video content to supplement their photography and they know by now that bad audio is a great way to destroy beautiful …


Audio Tip: How to Get Good Sound on Every Budget

One of the key ingredients of a good video is great sound. Here’s how you can get pristine audio on a variety of budgets.<p><i>Cover image via …


3 Tidy Checklists To Get Your Photography Gear Organized

Think You've Got Your Gear Looking Pretty Neat And Organized? Get A Checklist Anyway<p>Just <i>how</i> <b>prepared</b> do you think you are for that next photoshoot?<p>Is …


Beginners Tips for Night Sky and Star Photography

The best tips for doing star photography right in your own backyard. Pro tips on making your star photography look like magic.


Nikon 180-400mm Review: A First Test and Sharpness Comparison

So, here’s the story: Nikon announced its new 180-400mm f/4 lens, and I’ve been more than a little curious about it. However, I’m not 100% sold on it …

Nature Photography

$25 vs $299 - Takstar beats the Rode VideoMic Pro+ ? 😲


The Ultimate Carry-On Baggage Videography Kit

The last five years has seen huge advances in the consumer videography market, and it’s all getting smaller. It's so much so that one can now carry a …


What is USB OTG? Here’s how to use USB drives and more on your Galaxy S9

So you’ve bought a brand new shiny Galaxy S9. You’ve just finished setting it up, using Samsung’s Smart Switch to transfer all the data from your old …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Photos Companion app offers easy photo transfer from smartphones to PC

Microsoft has launched a new app to facilitate easy photo transfer from mobile devices to a Windows 10 PC, without using the cloud. Photos Companion …


Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

New York Times

Roundup: Back to Basics with Essential Camera Movements

Looking to master the essentials of filmmaking? Get back to basics with this short overview of key camera movements and their uses. Top image via …


Lightroom CC Dehaze tutorial - Create Lightroom dramatic edits in the Lightroom develop module


How to Make Precise Adjustments with the Gradient Filter on Lightroom

<b>Here’s a quick and useful tutorial that will teach you how to really, really, really use a gradient filter.</b><p>One of the most useful tools on your …


DS2-A Angled Gimbal Balancing Tutorial | Ikan Tech Corner


Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …


My PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP PLANNING Technique | The Landscape Photography Journals E11

Landscape Photography

The Exodus Debunked: A Ridiculous Story with Ridiculous Claims

March 3, 2018 by Jonathan MS Pearce<p>The Exodus account is one of the key stories of the Bible, creating a foundation upon what so much else in the …


The Best Guide On How To Take Pictures Of Mist And Fog

Mist And Fog Photography<p><b>Fog Photography</b> and <b>Mist Photography</b> (or both), it is one of the most enigmatic and atmospheric aspects of outdoor …

Landscape Photography

Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)

If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera’s menu, you’ll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact, many cameras have …

Long Exposure Photography

How to use moonlight when photographing stars

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Landscape Photography

How to Choose a Lens for Astrophotography

Many photographers, mesmerized by the night sky and the vastness of space, often tend to try to photograph it. Of course, if you’re one of those and …


What Everybody Ought To Know About Photographing Sunsets and Sunrises

[fancy_box id=3][content_upgrade id=254269]<b>Free Bonus!</b> Click Here to Grab Our Free Printable SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY CHEAT SHEET. You can fold it up and …

52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.

Gear & Gadgets

9 Things You Should Check Before Recording Audio

Sound can make or break your project, so be sure to work through this checklist before recording audio on your next shoot.


More than 50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.<p>Related<p>The number of U.S. mass shootings depends on how you count<p>Public mass shootings account for a tiny fraction of the …


Google Introduces PhotoScan, an App for Digitizing Your Old Photos

This week Google announced the release of its all-new PhotoScan app, a mobile app aimed at helping users digitize and archive their old photos. …


WATCH: Colbert's cartoon Trump delivers the State of the Union address from inside a ridiculous fire truck

“Our Cartoon President,” the new Showtime series created by Stephen Colbert, debuted on Sunday night and featured the animated version of President …

Jared Kushner

The Ultimate Gimbal Review Part 2

If you're in the market for a new gimbal you're probably overwhelmed with options. In today's video, I will compare the five most popular gimbals and …

U.S. Secretly Negotiated With Russians to Buy Stolen NSA Documents — and the Russians Offered Trump-Related Material, Too

The United States intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from …

Opinion: The Nunes Memo Fail Distracted From Trump’s Open Defiance Of Congress

The so called Nunes Memo, bombed by any measure. On a political level it was a disaster. Even conspiracy theory fans like Trey Gowdy called it a …

Donald Trump