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Your best odds to win Viewfinder

If you dont have a Z-finder or can’t even afford a LCDVF, here is a great opportunity for you to win one. Hangrip will be giving one away in a raffle at the end of the month. So far, the odds are very good, with only 44 participants at the time of writing but I have a feeling this number ...

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Backup strategy: updated

As some of you may remember, a few weeks ago I discussed the backup strategy/workflow outlined by Chase Jarvis and promised a tutorial on how to use GIT to add versioning & multi computer sync to your workflow. While I havent completed the GIT tutorial yet, I decided to git a shot to Dropbox to take care of the multi-syncing ...

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Ravelli AVTP Professional 75mm Tripod Review

This time, Jemery is looking for a cheaper alternative to the ‘official’ Manfrotto tripod. One misconception that rookies might have is thinking that their old tripod will work just fine for shooting videos with an HDSLR… please don’t make the same mistake I did. If you are going to get serious about shooting video, there are things you will have ...

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Lightroom 3 Review: part 2

This part 2 of Jon Lightroom 3 review. You can see the introduction in is first post. Import Dialog One of the first things you’ll notice about LR3 is the new import Dialog, which is largely different than previous versions. The simple dialog box of old is gone and replaced with a full screen window complete with a large preview ...

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The Case

This is Jeremy third post. While he provides a cheap solution to the carrying case problem, read until the end to see my suggestion. I had a shoot out in NY, and discovered that having the proper case makes all the difference in the world. I was almost in hysterics when my case was tipped over by a stranger running ...

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Lightroom 3 Review: Pt 1: Overview Of What’s New

Since Adobe created Lightroom 4 years ago the software has changed the way photographers work in such a profound way that many have wondered if this little gem might just someday replace the need for Photoshop all together- for most photography needs. Anyone who has used Lightroom extensively as the de-facto front line in their digital workflow can attest to the power of the program as not only an essential digital asset management tool, but also as a potent developing and publishing tool.

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The Rookie: Purchasing a camera

This Jeremy second post where he explains how he moved from HDV video camera to embrace HDSLR. While I bet a lot of you already prefer HDSLRs over video camera, I am sure a lot of readers could tell the same story, hence the reason I wanted to repeat it. When I was looking at getting into the video production ...

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The Rookie

A few weeks ago, I was looking for contributors to the blog and Jeremy was one of the selected few. Jeremy will publish periodic articles about the life of a rookie HDSLR worker. I am sure his experiences will connect to a bunch of readers. My goal is to cover the spectrum from both end: Jeremy is the “Rookie” and ...

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Canon Wonder camera, wonder what?

This week big news was Canon announcement of their wonder camera. If you have not see it yet, here it is. You know what this reminds me of? Videos from the 60s saying everyone would own a flying car in 2000… Some of the technologies highlighted in the video already exists and I am sure they are working hard on ...

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Macro Kingdom II

For various reasons, I rarely post videos from others on the blog, focusing instead on creating original content. Yet, I can’t resist the urge to show you this clip from Clemens Wirth. The guy is super creative and mix 5DMrkII footage with visual effects perfectly. I asked Clemens to share some tips and he gladly accepted. He shot almost everything ...

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A better backup strategy

Last week, Chase Jarvis published a very popular article about his workflow/backup strategy. The article was retweeted and by many and commented by Vincent Laforet who gave it his nod of approval. Well, I am not the kind of guy who is impressed by cool charts and I found two flaws in Chase workflow. Flaw 1: Archive the cards, not ...

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