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A cameraman’s man-camera

  I’m a DSLR guy, after all it’s what I make my living with. But they’re not for everyone as this humorous video from Sony Thailand shows.

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“I gotta have more cowbell”

The Pacific Pep Band, part musical group, part cheerleading squad,  perform at men’s & women’s basketball games, playing tunes such as “Eye of the Tiger” and “Hey Baby” and doing chants and cheers to rattle opposing teams. For as long as I can remember, there has always been at least one person playing the cowbell. […]

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(Don’t) Take my picture

Here’s a little chuckle found on YouTube. Often people will see me with a camera and say: “Take my picture!” Occasionally there are some don’t want to have a photo made of them. And then there are those who can’t seem to make up their minds.

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Hey Rube!

There are some photographers who have more photography equipment than they know what to do with. They’re often people with a lot of disposable income making up for their limited skills by buying a lot of fancy equipment. The shooters at the Toronto, Canada-based commercial studio 2D Photography aren’t in that category. A quick look […]

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Pictures, brick by brick

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 105mm macro. Exposure: 250th sec. @ f/22 w/ Dyna-Lite strobes. ISO: 100) British photographer Mike Stimpson, aka Balakov, is a fan of classic photographs. He’s also nuts about Legos. He’s combined his love of photography and a passion for the plastic building blocks and made a series of re-creations of […]

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But I digress: Light my fire

This doesn’t have to do much with photography other than you need light to take a picture. A company called Wicked Lasers has introduced its new Torch flashlight. The company boasts that its the world’s brightest and most powerful flashlight. The Torch looks like an ordinary Maglight flashlight, encased in a black cylindrical metal body, […]

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But I digress: Don’t try this at home

Photographer Peter Gregg has an insane little video of a modification to a Nikon SB-800 strobe. The flash head on a normal SB-800 will turn 90 degrees to the right and 180 degrees to the left, but it won’t do that Linda-Blair-360-degree-spin all the way around. Gregg gives a tutorial showing how to break modify […]

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Straight shooting

Ralphie – “I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!” Santa – “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” – from A Christmas Story (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 24mm. Exposure: 1/250thsec. @ f/8. ISO: 100) My 10-year-old son got a Nerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Blaster for Christmas. Like the […]

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From champ to chimp

(Camera: Canon 20D.Lens Canon 300mm. Exposure: 1/50th sec. @ f/7.1. ISO: 200) Hi, I’m Clifford and I chimp. “Chimping” refers to the reviewing of the monitor on the back of digital cameras soon after the picture is taken. The term has been attributed to USA Today photographer Bob Deutsch who used it to describe not […]

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The myth of beauty

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” –  Sophia Loren Have you ever seen celebrities or supermodels on the cover of a slick magazine? Have you ever asked yourself, “I wonder how they stay so thin?” Or “how do they keep their skin so flawless?” […]

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