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A DSLR Guide to Photographing Christmas Lights

bokeh in christmas photo

Christmas lights create wonderfully evocative scenes for photography, whether they are the main subject or the background for festive portrait photography.

But they’re not easy to shoot, especially in low light situations. Having a DSLR helps you capture the essence of Christmas lights, but there are still certain settings that will help you perfect the shot.

The […]

How to Shoot Festive Christmas Portrait Photography

Man cutting roast at Christmas family dinner

Christmas is a fantastic time to put some of your photography skills to the test. You have interesting decorations to serve as props, great settings, and all the family together. 

But photographing your Christmas shots aren’t always easy, especially if you’re shooting in those situations that create a truly festive atmosphere, such as at the local […]

7 Christmas Camera Gift Ideas for Under $100

Man wrapping presents on table.

In this list, we’ve given a rundown of the best Christmas gifts for camera lovers that will set them up for a delightful hobby – or even career! – in photography. 

These camera gift ideas are all under $100 and cover every photography level so there’s a little something for everyone.

1. LensPen Pro DSLR Kit

Every new […]

Get Creative with Your Family Christmas Card Ideas

A parent with their child next to the Christmas tree.

We wouldn’t be surprised if your phone was filled with cute photos of your family members. But how often do you actually take the time to get everyone together for a family portrait and then keep the results in a hard copy?
Christmas is an opportunity to get a little fun with your family snaps. Here, […]

What Is the Best Lavalier Microphone in 2020?

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What’s not to love about lavalier microphones? Easy to conceal, lavalier microphones, also called lav mics or lapel mics, can be clipped onto your subject’s clothing to isolate and record their voice. 

This makes them the better pick over shotgun microphones when it comes to interviews, conversational vlogging, conferences, or where the speaker needs more flexibility […]

The 6 Best Slow Motion Cameras for 2020

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Slow motion footage enables you to capture incredible detail in a scene but you need technology to slow the action. Specifically, though it sounds like a contradiction, slow motion recording requires you to have a high speed camera. 

A high speed camera is capable of recording many frames per second so that more action is captured […]

How to Photograph Lightning During the Day & Night

Wooden hut on open ground with lightning beyond.

There’s something incredibly evocative about lightning photography. And the act of taking pictures of lightning can be thrilling. 

But the real joy hits once you’ve grasped the settings and know exactly how to photograph lightning. Then you can enjoy the storm and reap the benefits of your knowledge when you review the stunning photos afterwards. 

Whether you’re […]

The 8 Best Microphones for YouTube Vlogging in 2020

A person holiding a camera with a microphone mounted on top.

You can’t beat a dedicated external microphone for audio quality. The built-in microphone on your camera, computer, or phone is designed to record everything around it, meaning your audio can be distracting with background noise. 

On the other hand, a lav or shotgun microphone is specifically designed to capture the right audio you need and tune […]

What Is the Best Panasonic Camera in 2020?

A panasonic lumix camera amid a jumble of video equipment.

Panasonic has made a name for itself with its range of compact mirrorless and digital compact cameras. 

Most Panasonic mirrorless cameras use the Micro Four Thirds mount and have a huge range of options when it comes to interchangeable lenses.

Panasonic mirrorless cameras are among the best in the world but the brand also has an impressive […]

How to Use a Lavalier Microphone in 4 Easy Steps

A lavalier microphone, also called a lav mic or a lapel mic, is a small and discrete external microphone that can be clipped onto a subject’s clothing. 

It’s best used when you need to gather dialogue from one or several specific subjects without getting interference from cross-talking or distracting background chatter. 

In videography, lav mics help capture […]