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The Steadicam Air is a $500 Monopod That Uses Gas Lift


Tiffen, parent company of Steadicam, has just announced the Steadicam Air. It’s a “revolutionary” new pneumatic monopod for photographers that does height adjustments using gas lift. The carbon fiber monopod features a rubberized foot on the bottom that provides non-slip operation. When you’d like to adjust the height, instead of ...

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How Apple Created Portrait Lighting


Apple just released this 1-minute video that offers a short and sweet behind-the-scenes explanation of how the company created the Portrait Lighting feature found in the latest iPhones. Apple says it started out by studying the art of portraiture through the history of art, from paintings to photographs. After doing ...

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Kodak is Bringing Back T-MAX P3200 Film


The film renaissance marches on. Kodak Alaris just announced today that it will be bringing back Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 TMZ, the multi-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film. P3200 TMZ has a nominal film speed of ISO 800, but the “P” designation means that it’s designed to be push-processed to EI ...

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10 Tips for Shooting Waterfall Photos


Here’s a straightforward guide on how to get something more out of your waterfall shots. The idea to this guide came to me when I recently visited Iceland again and kept seeing everyone taking the same shots at the famous waterfalls. Even the ‘professional’ photographers with very expensive gear were ...

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Sigma’s New 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens Costs Just $1,299


Sigma has just announced the pricing and availability of its new 14-24mm f/2.8 Art lens, and the new details won’t disappoint. The lens will be available next month with a price tag of just $1,299. Sigma’s Art lenses are highly acclaimed for matching (or often exceeding) the optical quality of ...

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