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9 May

To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade To The Mark IV

Canon's 5D series of DSLRs has been a cult favorite, serving full-frame photographer to a larger, wider audience while transforming the video market with Full HD video capture. Building on the features and performance of the Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV is really quite special. Here's how it matches up with the Mark III.                   1. Sensor There wasn't much of a difference in terms of resolution between the Mark II and the Mark III – from 21.1MP to 22.3MP – but the IV boasts a 31.7MP sensor that outputs images at an effective 30.4MP; and according to Canon, it's a brand new design. Worth the upgrade? Yes. 2. Expanded Sensitivity With a new sensor, the Mark IV has a slightly broader native ISO...
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17 Nov

Traveling For Thanksgiving? Here Are the Best Headphones To Take With You On the Road

Jam out to your favorite tunes on the way home for Thanksgiving. Here are our top picks broken down by category: Wireless Who wants to deal with a bunch of cords, especially while you're traveling. Harman Kardon Soho Wireless and Jabra REVO are a couple of super sleek, ultra crisp headphones that are easy to slip on and off fuss-free, and they look great. Super Comfortable A pair of headphones can have the greatest sound quality in the world, but if they're not comfortable, you're not going to use them. Audio Technica ATH-M50x and Sennheiser Momentum M2 are some of the cushiest headsets around! Noise-Canceling Sometimes you just want to drown out the rest of the world. Guy who keeps clearing his throat next to you? Crying...
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3 Nov

The Most Comfortable Headphones Ever

As important as sound quality and aesthetic is comfort. If your headphones are too heavy or push against your ears, there's no way you'll wear them all day. Here are our most comfortable headphones, tried and true, by our team. We have worn these on our morning commutes, all day at work, and then back home. Sennheiser’s fascination with detailed and precise sound is manifested in their Momentum headphones. Brushed stainless steel and fine leather round these out and add a perfect finish to their premium sound. Sony’s unique DNC software engine and Dual Noise Sensor technology reduces everyday sounds by up to 99.4% so it's just you and your music. Balanced and accurate sound reproduction allow for pure listening. Audio Technica ATH-M50X Contoured ear...
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26 Oct

50 Things You Would’ve Never Thought You’d Do With Your Drone

Every gear head has imagined all of the crazy stuff they would do if they have a drone. And while drones might seem like a novelty right now, they're only getting cheaper and easier to use - and easier to use in ways you would've never imagined. Soon, drones will be saving lives, acting as our own personal robots and stopping climate change. Don't believe me? Just check out this list of 50 ingenious uses for your drone. 1. Take a selfie. Let's start simple. Impress your friends and get a record breaking number of likes with a selfie shot from the air. That high point of view and key lighting might even make the selfie profile pic worthy. 2. Spy on your neighbors. Binoculars...
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29 Jun

How To Get Started With Travel Photography

PicsArt is a mobile photo editor that provides people with a canvas and tools for creating, collaborating, and exploring, so that anyone can be creative. Here, their resident photographer gives tips on how to start getting into travel photography. As a lifestyle photographer, I always found travel photography very daunting. From getting all the right gear (zoom lens, wide­ angle lens, tripod, etc.) to fiddling with filters to climbing steep mountains, travel photography seems to take a whole set of skills I wasn’t sure I had. However, I quickly realized something. Much like all other photography, travel photography is about telling a story. It’s about how different shots work together, and it doesn’t always mean that the most epic photo of a snow­capped peak is the best photo....
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6 Jun

The Perfect Camera and Lens for Every Summer Vacation

Summer is finally here, which, for many, means travel plans are right around the corner. Whether you plan on spending your summer road tripping across the United States or exploring a new country overseas, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to capture your experience on camera. Travel photography is not only a great way to document a trip and provide yourself with tangible memories, but it also offers an incredible opportunity to improve as a photographer. This summer, while you’re packing your bags full of bathing suits, hiking boots and sunscreen, don’t forget to pack the photo gear you’ll need as well. If you’re thinking about buying or renting a new camera body or lens for your summer vacation, look...
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23 May

Everything You Need to Know About Night Photography

Nighttime photography offers photographers the opportunity to capture a completely different world on camera, but the preparation and technical aspects of the long exposures can be daunting. In order to capture stunning star photos or other nighttime shots, you'll need more gear and pre-planning than you would when shooting during the day. But once you have the equipment and the settings down, you’ll be capturing beautiful star trails and midnight landscapes in no time.  Get your gear ready.  The Body - When considering what camera body to use, there are a few specific settings and features to keep in mind. First, you'll want a camera that can shoot on a high ISO. Although you’ll also be shooting with a shallow depth of field...
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9 May

Everything You Need To Know About Proposal Photography

Do Your Research  With proposal photography, you only get one chance to get the perfect shot, so it’s crucial to do plenty of research before the question is popped. Talk to the person who’s proposing about their plan for the evening. Will it be a private, intimate event with just the couple, or will family and friends be a part of the festivities as well? If the proposal includes more people than just the couple, be sure to coordinate with the family and friends and make sure everyone is clear about the plan, the time and the location. You don’t want little cousins popping up in the background of photos of the couple before the big question gets popped. Scout the...
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25 Apr

DJI Inspire 1 Review

In an age filled with selfies, Snapchat and Instagram, adventurists and photographers are looking for any edge they can find to capture that perfect shot or video. Up until now, photography has primarily been taken on the ground with both feet firmly planted. But who says that should stop us for reaching for the stars, or more realistically, the clouds in the sky? That’s where the DJI Inspire 1 comes into play; this drone is a photographer's, videographer's and hobbyist's dream come true. Pros The Inspire 1 is revolutionary - not only does it allow you to take 12MP stills and film in 4K, but users can also dual link two controllers so that while one person controls the drone's movement, another...
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