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The Best Canon & Nikon Lenses for Portraits in 2021

a selection of nikon prime lenses

Your camera is nothing without a quality lens. This is even more the case in portrait photography, which often demands creamy backgrounds and high performance in low light. 

So what are the best lenses for portraits? Naturally, it all depends on the type of camera you have. So we’ve broken this post into two parts: our […]

What Are Megapixels & Do They Matter?

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When you’re shopping for a new camera, one thing you’re likely to consider when comparing cameras is the number of megapixels the camera has.

It’s natural to assume that the higher the pixel count, the better the camera. But do megapixels really matter? It turns out they only matter if you plan to do certain things […]

The 5 Best Zoom Cameras of 2021

old camera with big zoom

Superzoom cameras, often called bridge cameras, feature the best of both compact cameras and mirrorless cameras. They’re lightweight and ergonomic but feature the best optical zooms of any compact camera.
They’re easy to use with smart automatic modes but still produce high-quality shots that will impress your family and friends. 
In 2021, there’s an impressive array of […]

The Best Gimbals to Stabilise Your DSLR, Mirrorless, or Smartphone in 2021

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If you’re a dedicated videographer, you’ll soon want a gimbal in your camera kit. Gimbals or camera stabilisers help keep your camera level and suppress vibrations and camera shake so your footage turns out smooth and cinematic every time.
The best gimbals can adjust your camera’s position fluidly so your footage won’t suffer the disruptions that […]

What Is the Best Lavalier Microphone in 2021?

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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 […]

What Is Macro Photography & How Can I Master It?

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While it’s become far more accessible thanks to improvements in digital camera tech, macro photography still requires a particular skill set and special equipment if you want to capture the finest detail of the tiniest subjects. 

Yet mastering the art is hugely rewarding, helping you create captivating snapshots of the microscopic world around us – and […]

The 6 Best Slow Motion Cameras for 2021

Slow motion of water in glass

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 […]

Polaroid or Fujifilm Instax: Which is the Best Instant Camera for Me?

There’s nothing like the click and whir of an instant camera. Press the shutter button and you’ll enjoy a satisfying buzz as your film emerges from the camera. The results may not be as instantaneous as a compact camera, but instant cameras are in vogue once more thanks to their old-school ways and their vintage […]

The 5 Best Podcast Microphones for High-Quality Audio

best microphone for podcast

If you’re planning on making a real go of your podcast, it’s time to invest in a quality podcast microphone. 

Australians have never been more interested in podcasts with more than 1.6 million Aussies tuning in to catch up on their favourite series. 

And for businesses, podcasts offer an exciting new revenue stream, with the Australian podcast […]

Prime Lenses vs Zoom Lenses: Which Should I Buy?

man holding prime lens

To get a zoom lens or a prime lens for your camera? That is the question that haunts many budding photographers looking to expand their lens collection. 

It’s a hard decision and there’s no right answer. Prime and zoom lenses each come with their own unique advantages so the decision ultimately comes down to what works […]