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Showtime! « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

When it comes to splash, color and the unabashed exuberance of the stage, it’s hard to beat Vegas, and its coterie of wildly diverse, talented, athletic, sensual, magnetic performers. Luckily for me, I know a few, none more vibrant than Joli Irvine, who has dazzled many a Vegas goer from numerous stages on the legendary strip. We have happily been involved here at our studio in a two month, all-consuming series of shoots which occurred in January and February of…

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A Look at Two Decades of Progress – Photography Article

Twenty years. They have gone by fast. I can remember the first time I saw a camera with a screen on the back of it at a sporting venue, and now a camera without one is considered vintage. However, the look of modern cameras is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes. Spending time with the Nikon D1 to create the piece on it really opened my eyes to what it was to take a photo…

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Working One Room, Two Athletes. « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

Thrilled that Nikon USA is starting to roll out a series of stills and videos roughly titled “Performers.” I came up with the notion to address the multi-faceted capabilities of the Z camera mirrorless system. Z7 is hi res, handles action, but is the camera I would think of for a set piece. A posed portrait. A defined moment that is, to a degree, under the control of the photographer. The Z6 is more of a photojournalist’s camera, lower res,…

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Who is the King of Compacts? Ricoh GR III vs Fuji X100F – Photography Article

If you’re going to get serious about shooting all the time, the best camera you can buy yourself is a quality compact. High-end DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras can be intimidating to shoot with for the everyday photos, not to mention an unnecessarily heavy load to carry. A compact is a camera you can take everywhere that will distinguish you from other “phonetographers” in both improved control and image quality. There are two premium compacts that I was stuck…

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Canon Unveils the PowerShot G7 X III and G5 X Mark II – Photography Article

Canon has announced two new PowerShot G-Series point-and-shoot cameras, the G7 X III and G5 X Mark II. The cameras are successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X, respectively. Both cameras feature 20-megapixel 1-inch stacked CMOS sensors backed by DIGIC 8 image processors. They can shoot at up to 20fps with a maximum ISO of 12,800. For video recording, both cameras can capture 4K/30p, 1080/60p (and 120p), HDR, and high frame rate movie with no crop.…

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I Switched from Canon to Sony 4 Years Ago. Here Are 8 Things I’ve Learned. – Photography Article

I switched to Sony from Canon on December 31, 2014. Since then, I’ve cranked through over 50,000 frames on my Sony cameras in the past 4+ years of shooting. I upgraded to the Sony a7 III in October 2018, following a brief stint where I considered a switch to Fujifilm or Olympus. So now’s a good time to take a look back at the pluses — and minuses — of my switch to Sony from Canon. Let’s start with something…

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What’s your favorite camera? – Joel Heffner – iPhone Photography Article

Over the years I’ve used a 4×5 view camera, Kodak Instamatic cameras, a variety of Nikon 35 mm cameras, Mamiya C330, Hasselblad, several iPhones, several digital cameras, and other cameras that I’ve forgotten. My favorite is also the camera I’ve used least often! Why? It’s very slow to use. You have to add film one (4×5) sheet at a time. Because it shoots at f/109 (that’s not a typo) I have to carefully calculate the exposure time. I don’t do…

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