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Taking a Photo Trip to Antarctica

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When I found out I had the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, I couldn’t quite believe it. I should really start this story by thanking my mother: she’s had the travel bug her entire life, and eventually created a career for herself selling her experiences and knowledge. The same bug ...

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Meike Unveils the 85mm f/1.8 MF Lens for Sony FE

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The Hong Kong-based gear manufacturer Meike has unveiled its new 85mm f/1.8 lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. The manual-focus lens features a 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful bokeh and is great for portrait photography. Features and specs include a minimum focus distance of 2.8 feet (0.85m), 9 elements in ...

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How to Make a Rifle Stock for Your Camera

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Want a camera stabilizer that’s sure to attract (perhaps unwanted) attention? Just add a rifle-style stock to it. Alex over at I did a thing made this humorous 5-minute video showing how he built such a stabilizer for his own DSLR. Alex says he was inspired to create the stock ...

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Randomizing Photo Shoots to Stretch My Creativity

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I am a fan of light (honestly what photographer isn’t?). Hard light; reflected light; dappled light; low-key light; colored light — I love it all. Light makes or breaks not only my images but my mood. I’d venture to say that light is sandwiched between “belonging” and “safety” on my ...

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