Pictureline Blog

Creative minds from time to time hit creative blocks, where we’re not learning or discovering new things. As a photographer trying to push your own boundaries, it can be frustrating at times. I want to share some ideas on how to overcome creative blocks and get yourself in a mindset to create better images. 1. Find a new perspective. Set...
Today, Nikon announced the latest addition to its full-frame mirrorless lineup—the Nikon Z 5. The Z 5 is now the third full-frame mirrorless camera joining the Z 6 and Z 7 and is specifically designed for those looking for an entry-level camera. The Z 5 comes with a 24.3 MP sensor which is similar to the Z 6, only it doesn't...
Last week, Canon added quite the addition to its mirrorless lineup with two new full-frame cameras and six new lenses. Although most of the excitement has been geared toward the new EOS R5 and R6 cameras, we want to spotlight the recent lens additions and what they add to the current RF lineup. Canon so far has been an overpowering...
Recently, we helped sponsor the Navajo Nation Relief Project where photographer, Meg Bronson, used her photography to help boost the morale of the Navajo Nation residents amidst the distress of the Corona Virus. We wanted to know more about the relief project and what role photography played in providing service and relief to those living down in Monument Valley, Utah. Here's what we...
The camera industry has been buzzing lately with the recent release of the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6. These new cameras come to a huge advantage to the Canon brand. Before this launch, Canon seemed to be late to the game with their mirrorless cameras but now they are rising to the top, especially with the new EOS R5....
It’s not too late to step-up your live-stream content quality! Introduced earlier this month, LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) offers some significant enhancements over the earlier version of the software to help improve its usability. This beta software for Windows is based on LUMIX Tether Version 1.7, and provides an additional display option specifically for live-streaming. Originally designed for tethered...
Looking for a way to stay shooting while still social distancing? If you’ve ever wanted to get serious about your wildlife and nature photography skills, then we’d suggest considering the Nikon COOLPIX P900, P950, or P1000. The unprecedented super-telephoto power of these cameras will put you right in the center of the action—even if you’re nowhere near it. So, I...
With Father's Day just around the corner, we decided to spotlight landscape and action photographer, Kaylor Dastrup. Not only is Kaylor a talented photographer but he's also a father of two. We love seeing Kaylor in the store and we decided to get the scoop on what dad life is like for him. 1. Tell us a little about yourself....
It’s that time of year again! Warmer weather has us heading outside to catch some rays, stoking up the grill for a summertime feast, and getting ready to celebrate the special father figures in our lives this Father’s Day. It doesn’t matter if you call him Dad, Pops, or Pa, you’ll find the perfect present for him at pictureline. Adventure...
Still in quarantine? Starting to go a little stir-crazy? Don’t let your creativity lag, even if you’re stuck home alone. But self-portraits aren’t limited to the ubiquitous front-seat selfie or boring bathroom mirror imagery. Whether you’re using a DSLR, a film camera, or even a smartphone, you can create dramatic photographs of yourself by thinking outside of the box. 1....
Today, we would like to introduce you to the Lume Cube 2.0. This is a small, professional-quality, fully-featured LED light. It packs a ton of power and has a ton of options, and is ideal for both photo and video work. Its rugged and waterproof construction will provide great light in even the most demanding situations. The Lume Cube 2.0...
Today we are going to discuss a common question we get here at the store – What microphone should I use for my video? Good audio is often more important than good video when it comes to filmmaking. So, how do you choose the best microphone? The best microphone for you will greatly depend on what you shoot, where you...
PC users rejoice—Fujifilm has just released free software that enables you to easily use your Fujifilm camera in place of your built-in webcam, significantly stepping up your video-conference quality. The Fujifilm X Webcam utility brings medium format quality to popular platforms like Zoom and Skype that have seen a surge in popularity since many folks continue to work remotely. It’s...
If you feel like your work-from-home setup was created a little too last-minute, there's no better time than now to invest in an upgrade. With the right gear, it’s easier than you think to improve your online content, your live-streaming sessions or even your next FaceTime call with your family. Check out these simple solutions to get things going: Video/Audio...
Today, we're looking at Zoom’s portable audio field recorders the H4n Pro, the H5 and the H6. No matter what version you get, all three will record at your standard professional rates. So, let's check out some key differences. Removable Capsules The H4n Pro comes with two XLR inputs for two mono channels as well as a fixed stereo mount...
Put Your Best Face Forward Still struggling with your work-from-home setup? Looking a little lackluster on your video conference calls? There’s no need to despair—many Nikon mirrorless or DSLR cameras are already equipped with everything you need to increase your image quality in time for your next online meeting. Why Nikon? Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras feature high-quality optics that...
Wedding photography is one of the most profitable and enjoyable types of photography. There are ways to ensure that your first professional wedding photography session goes well by taking the necessary steps. You will get the best results for your brides and for yourself through your own portfolio by following the wedding photography tips below. You should know, though, that...
This week we are featuring award-winning director, cinematographer, editor, and photographer, Eric Bunch. Eric is a regular here at the store and we are always happy to see him when he walks through the door. He recently started his own YouTube series all about his journey with photography, so we thought we'd tag along for the ride. Below you'll find...
Mother’s Day may be right around the corner, but you still have time to find that perfect gift for your favorite photographer. Whether she’s your mom, the mother of your kids, or even the best dog mom you’ve ever met, you won’t go wrong with a purchase from pictureline. Gear There’s no better gift for your favorite gal than brand-new...
Look Good While Live Streaming Like many of you, we’re facing new challenges of working from home, and trying to stay connected with family and friends—from a distance. But it’s easy to increase the quality of your on-screen image by using your Canon camera or camcorder instead of your default webcam. These built-in “cameras,” found on most modern laptops, are...
Over the past 20 years, digital cameras have absolutely revolutionized the photo industry. The accessibility, prevalence, and relatively low cost of entry have exposed an unprecedented number of consumers to making photographs, whether it’s with a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or simply a cell phone. With more people than ever making photos, there are often questions about why you need certain...
Today, we go behind-the-scenes with food stylist/photographer, Suzy Eaton. With so many of us cooped up at home, food photography is an excellent way to express your creativity.  My Journey with Food I’ve always drawn and painted since I was young, and I knew I wanted to do something creative in my career. I’ve had a lot of jobs in...
Aputure fans rejoice! A new bi-color version of the LS 300D is now available. The LS 300x is the newest flagship product in Aputure’s popular Light Storm series and is one of the brightest chip-on-board LED lights on the market. It’s also the first bi-color Bowens mount light fixture that is compatible with optical lens modifiers. Just as bright as...
If all this time at home has you bouncing off the walls, try channeling your energy into a profitable project and finally get that home studio underway! Whether you’re shooting products, food, pets or your kids, at pictureline we have everything you need to get set up for success. Find Some Space In an ideal world, we’d have all the...
Whether you’re worried about germs or just want to give your digital imaging equipment a good spring cleaning, here are some good guidelines to follow: Whatever device you’re working on, make sure it’s turned off, batteries are removed, and it’s unplugged from any power source. Wear protective rubber gloves, if available. Make sure you are cleaning your gear in a...