Pictureline Blog

This week we are excited to feature timelapse photographer, Jamie Scott. Jamie has been a customer with us since 2019 and isn't our typical local customer. Jamie lives in New York and trusted our expertise on what gear to use, camera settings, maintaining focus over week-long camera exposures, and other timelapse-related questions. Jamie recently completed his film WINTER and when he sent it...
The Sony A7Cii is the latest of two cameras in the A7C line, along with the A7Cr. Offering compact, more fashionable-looking versions of other pro-Sony cameras. Now we did a big comparison between the A7Cii and the A7iv, so if you want to see the differences, or rather lack of differences between those cameras you can check that out on...
This week, we are featuring a customer who is the owner of a specialty camera movement company and has worked with some of the largest brand names around. He's found huge success and we are extremely excited to introduce, Jordan Overman and his business Override Films. We were lucky enough to dig into Jordan's story and how he got to where he is now. So...
As the curtains draw on another year, we've curated our top 10 staff selections of this year's most groundbreaking product releases. As we take a moment to look back at this year's memorable moments, we embark on a journey to explore the remarkable features and innovations that have left an indelible mark on the photography and film industry. 1. Fujifilm...
The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread joy than by giving the gift of cutting-edge technology? Whether you're shopping for a photography buff, a vlogging enthusiast, or an adventure seeker, this holiday gift guide has you covered. Dive into the world of innovation with these five must-have gadgets that are sure to make this festive...
Switching from a traditional DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera to a mirrorless camera offers a range of benefits that cater to the evolving needs of modern photographers. Many DSLR users are reluctant to make the switch to mirrorless cameras due to concerns about a steep learning curve, the investment they have made in their existing DSLR gear, and the familiarity...
This week we had the pleasure of featuring passionate wildlife photographer, Andrew Seegmiller! Growing up right in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, we are excited to learn more about our local friend and his work. We've asked Andrew a few questions below, so let's get started.  1. What started your passion for photography? As a kid I always had a point-and-shoot camera with...
So you know you want a small Sony mirrorless camera, but do you go for the latest and greatest? Or do you save some money and get the lower end? The answer is more complicated than you might think. We're going to go in-depth in comparing two Sony crop-sensor camera options: the Sony a6700 vs ZV-E10. Now this might seem...
We had the opportunity to try out some of the highly anticipated new lenses from Canon. The Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens, the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM Lens, as well as the game-changing Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z Lens. Needless to say, it was quite the, "stop the presses" moment when Canon said...
This week, we are pleased to feature landscape photographer, A.J Rich. A.J. started his art journey as a graphic designer and eventually transferred his art skills over to photography. We are so excited for the opportunity to learn more about A.J. and his work. Of course, we had to ask him a few questions and he was gracious enough to answer. So...
We are extremely pleased to feature a customer that has been near and dear to pictureline for quite some time. His images have been featured by clients like Adobe Lightroom, National Geographic, Nissan USA, Adidas Terrex, and Native Peoples Magazine, just to name a few. His photographic journey is inspiring and we can't wait to get an inside look at...
There are certainly many brands in the world of photography that are well known. And among those brands, there are plenty of customers who are very passionate, or act as defacto “brand ambassadors” for them. You’re probably thinking of your favorite as you read this. But the one thing that all can agree on, is that in the photographic community,...
The Sony a7C II and a7 IV look very different at first glance. Most people would probably see them and wrongfully, though understandably, think they are very different cameras, but much like humanity, they have much more in common than they don't. Indeed, their differences are largely skin deep so to speak. One card slot, a viewfinder in a different...
If you read that headline in a Seinfeld voice, we should be friends. But seriously what's the deal with Global Shutter? If you've been following photo gear news you may have seen a whole bunch about the new Sony A9III and its brand-new global shutter. Chances are you had one of two reactions. Either "Huh, what's so cool about that?"...
One of our favorite things about being a camera store is getting to interact with and support local creators. Today we are excited to feature a stellar wedding and couple photographer based right here in Salt Lake City! We are pleased to spotlight Haley Carver!  We've asked Haley a few questions about her photography journey so let's find out more about...
I had the opportunity to shoot with the A7C II and A7CR to cover day one of our Digital Fest. These cameras are the latest in the new Compact (See what they did there?) camera line. The new entries offer a more affordable option to take advantage of Sony's latest technology in a deceptively small package. I do have to...
We got our hands on two fun new lenses from Tamron. The Z mount version of the wildly popular Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 lens and the brand new Sony FE mount 17-50mm f/4 lens. So to test these lenses I used them to cover Pictureline's Digital Fest. Some of you may have even attended, but if you didn't it's basically a trade...
One of the challenges of shooting outdoors is the lack of control. Time of day, weather, sun, and shade all change what sort of light you have to deal with. Adding just one light to your kit gives you back some of that control. My Process When working with a strobe outdoors you have to remember that you’re working with...
The Panasonic G9ii is here with 8 stops of image stabilization, so say goodbye to tripods! Okay not really, but the G9ii is packing some seriously powerful image stabilization. Read on for the full scoop on our first impressions of the Panasonic G9ii. We got our hands on a pre-production G9ii, a micro-four-thirds powerhouse from Panasonic, to try out some...
When it comes to balancing a gimbal, most people feel intimidated and ultimately become frustrated when they can't get it right. We find ourselves walking people through the balancing process here at the store on a daily basis. For a quick tutorial, DJI Rep, Brett shows us how it's done on the DJI RS 3 Mini.  So let's get started:  Prepare...
In July of last year, Profoto announced the A2 monolight, a powerful and travel-friendly flash the size of a soda can. Complimentary to its compact size was an array of light-shaping tools known as the Clic system. With features such as a magnetic mount and compact design, the Clic system was a perfect option for on-location photographers.  The first of the...
On September 28th, Sony announced the latest addition to its Cinema line—the FX30. The perfect balance of high-performance cinema technology and affordability, especially for aspiring filmmakers. This new camera follows suit after the Sony FX3 which was launched back in February 2021. Sony has been making huge strides in the cinema game and the FX30 is just a testament to...
There is one season in particular that offers the most picturesque moments of the year—Fall. When Fall comes around each year, there's always a window of opportunity to capture the autumn foliage at its peak. Sometimes that window varies in length depending on the season. It's our job as a photographer to do the research and capture the foliage before...
Profoto recently announced the first ever monolight to its A-series system— the Profoto A2. This new light weighs only 500g and is approximately the same size as a soda can, making it the ultimate light to take on location. We decided to test the Profoto A2 for ourselves and took some urban portraits downtown Salt Lake City. Made to Last...
As June brings warmer weather, most of us spend our time outside to catch some rays, firing up the grill for backyard BBQs, and getting ready to celebrate the special father figures in our lives. This Father's Day, no matter what type of dad he is, we've got the camera gear he needs. We’ve narrowed down the best gifts for...