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Craig Beckta
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Improve Your Portrait Lighting With 3D Software

If you have ever struggled with portrait lighting in the past or could not decide on what lighting modifier to use on a shoot. Then you need to check out this 3D portrait lighting software, it is pretty cool.

Moza Air 2 Review: Balance and Setup Guide

If you are on the fence about choosing a gimbal then the Moza Air 2 is worth a serious look. Not only is it more affordable than its rival, the DJI Ronin S, but it also has some different features that may interest you.

How To Set up the Sony a7 III Eye Autofocus

If you have never experienced how cool Sony’s eye autofocus feature is, then you need to check this out. Once it is enabled, you will find when you are photographing people, you will rarely miss a shot because of missed autofocus.

Simple DJI Ronin Hack To Speed Up Your Balancing

If you are searching for a way to capture smoother video footage and to make your videos look more cinematic, then a gimbal will definitely help you, provided you have it set up and balanced correctly. In this article, you will discover a simple hack to get your DJI Ronin S setup and balanced fast.

Is The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 The Best Value Zoom Lens For Sony?

If you have been searching for a more affordable zoom lens for your Sony mirrorless camera, then you should definitely check out this video and article. You are about to discover a real world comparison between the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens in the wilds of Arizona.

A Beginner's Guide to the Best Camera Settings for Portraits

If you have ever wondered how to set up your camera for shooting portraits, then make sure you read every single word of this article in order to discover the best camera settings for natural light and flash portraits.

Capture One 12: A Re-Designed User Interface, New Tools, and More

Capture One is a professional raw image converter which offers you beautiful rich colors and precise detail for getting the maximum out of your camera's raw files. In its latest release, Capture One 12 reveals a newly re-designed user interface with ease of use and speeding up your workflow at its core.

Sony A7 III Video Struggles And How To Fix Them

Have you struggled with a few of the Sony A7 III video challenges in the past or some of the video shortcomings are stopping you from switching to Sony from another camera system? In this article, you will discover a simple workaround that makes the Sony A7 III a much more versatile video camera.

Atomos Ninja V Review: What No One Else Is Talking About

If you’ve ever had trouble viewing your camera’s LCD screen on a sunny day, or if you’ve ever missed critical focus on a video shoot, then you’ll want to read this. Even if you have previously thought an external monitor recorder was unnecessary in the past, you may be in for a surprise.

Sony Video Hack: How to Unlock 6K And 8K Raw Video

If you have ever wondered how you to get higher video resolution and more dynamic range from your Sony camera, then you are in luck, because Josh Yeo has come up with a creative approach for getting 6K and 8K raw video from your Sony camera that you owe to yourself to check out.

Seven Reasons Why Flash Portraits Are Better Than Natural Light

If you're serious about improving your Portraits, then pull your seat in a little closer. Because in this article you’re about to discover 7 compelling reasons why, using flash is much better for your Portraits than just regular natural light. But first, can I ask you a question?

SEO Tips for Photographers Using WordPress

In this article I will share with you some SEO tips for those of you who are using WordPress as their content management system. For visual learners I have created a quick video tutorial that will walk you through the steps in this article.

Does the Mola Setti Beauty Dish Live Up to Its Hype?

In this article we will take a closer look at the Mola Setti Soft Light reflector and compare it to a few images taken with a Silver Deep Parabolic Reflector. The goal of this article isn’t to choose a winner, it is more of a comparison of different types of light modifiers that are available to you. I will leave it up to you to decide which one of these light modifiers best fits your style of photography.

How To Create Complementary Colors In Your Images

As a Photographer you will often find yourself in a situation where your color palette is less than ideal. For example, you show up on location for a Portrait shoot and your subject is wearing dull, dark clothing on a dark background. What do you do? If you happen to find yourself in this kind of situation, here’s what you can do to add a little life to your images and broaden your color palette.

Speed Light Comparison: Can You Spot The Differences?

Let’s be honest, there are a lot of advantages to using speed lights. They are light, portable and they run on batteries. Speed light modifiers that accompany them are also usually quite light and portable as well. But speed lights do have their draw backs and they can be a real pain to use when you encounter issues, such as a painfully slow recycle time between flashes and a lot less power then you need on a bright sunny day. If you have a love hate relationship with speed lights then this article might just have a solution for you.