Why do photographers sometimes need an assistant ?

Every week, we receive emails from people asking us for advices about how they could improve their photography/videography. Most of these people are already at what I would call ‘serious amateur’ level and want to move to the next step. To these people, my answer is always the same: get an assistant!…

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Talk with customers – don’t be a bad photographer

Do you take pictures of people? Are they really happy with your work and performance? There are too many bad pro photographers out there. How do I know? Simple: I talk to customers who had bad experiences and didn’t like what they had to pay for.…

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Camera captures 1 trillion frames per second

This is just a public interest post, if you are a geek like me, I am sure you will like this video. It over simplify the process and the title is a bit misleading but it is still impressive technology. The question is: when will the 5DMrkII be able to shoot more than 30fps?…

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Protect your Canon 5D mini-HDMI input & cable

One of the problem of shooting with the 5D and other members of its family is the mini-HDMI port. While it is technically usable, when you are in the field, you quickly realize how precarious the wire is plugged into the mini-HDMI slot.…

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2011: setting goals

I read this a while ago on Marc Andre Cournoyer blog (A Montreal based Ruby developer)

Knowing where you’re going greatly increase your chances of getting there.
and loved the idea of setting yearly goals. Since posting them on the internet would increase their odds of success, here is my list for 2011:

Double daily traffic on this blog

While this blog has a steady flow of traffic, I would love to see it grow even more.…

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The Rebel 550 4K Hack…

In case you did not know, there is a guy pretending that he hacked the Rebel 550 to record 4K clips. More info on Planet5D here. When I initially saw the teaser video, I discarded it has some hoax and did not act on it, given my very bad track record with rumors.…

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2011: products to watch for

Now that 2010 is almost over and 2011 is closing by, I think it would be a good time to step back and take a look at what we should expect for the next year, gear wise.

Red Rock Micro – Micro Remote/Sonar

When it was first presented, it was an instant hit.…

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