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Today, we are excited to be featuring local Utah Landscape and Astrophotographer, Chance Allred. Chance has been a customer of ours for some time now and we are always amazed by his work. We decided to get to know Chance a little better and find out more about his photography journey. So let's begin!   Why did you decide to shoot landscape...
Recently, three video-centric cameras have emerged within the last two months—the Canon EOS R5, Sony A7S III and the Canon Cinema EOS C70. Each camera has its own unique features that make it the perfect video camera depending on what you're using it for.  Below, we'll explain why all three of these cameras have made a huge impact in the videography and...
Today, Canon announced a groundbreaking new cinema camera—the EOS C70. The C70 fuses that of the EOS cinema series with the EOS R mirrorless system. At first glance, it almost is similar in size to the 1DX Mark III but packed full of video-centric features. It comes with exceptional image quality boasting a Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor...
Ever wish there was an easy way to control your lighting with just a touch to the screen of your smartphone? Now there is! Profoto presents the A10, the latest in their A1 series of round-head speedlights. Preceded by the A1 and the A1X, the Profoto A10 features many functions similar to the A1X, but with Bluetooth and AirX technology...
It’s no secret that Breakthrough filters have made a real impact on the market since they arrived on the scene in 2015 thanks to a groundbreaking Kickstarter campaign. They create filters that are unquestionably well-built, sharp, and easy to use, with a reputation for superior color neutrality. But once you’ve decided to purchase from Breakthrough, should you go with the...
You’ll be seeing things a lot differently with two brand-new lenses just released from Nikon. Both additions to the manufacturer’s line of full-frame mirrorless Z series of lenses, Nikon’s latest offerings include a 14-24mm f/2.8 zoom and a 50mm f/1.2 prime marketed as the fastest AF lens that Nikon has ever made. Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Smaller and...
Today, GoPro announced the latest version of its most popular action camera—the GoPro Hero 9. GoPro pulled out all the stops with this new version and continues to amaze us with how many features they can pack inside such a tiny camera.  The HERO 9 Black comes with a 23.6MP sensor for 5K 30P video and incredible 20MP RAW photos with smart photo...
Mirrorless cameras are known for their compact design and smaller size when compared to DSLR cameras. Camera manufacturers continue to make smaller and smaller mirrorless models and the recently announced Sony a7C is evident of that. The a7C is the world's smallest and lightest compact full-frame mirrorless camera with In-Body Image Stabilization. It's the ultimate hybrid between the Sony a7III and a6600, in...
If you’re an “auto” mode junkie, you may be missing out on all the creative potential available to your images by making the switch to manual. Always letting your camera select your settings, though, can take the fun out of photography. If you’ve been hesitant to try out your camera’s manual mode, we’ve simplified the basic settings into four easy...
Introduced as an entry-level addition to Panasonic’s full-frame line of cameras, the new Panasonic Lumix S5 features a 24.3-megapixel sensor capable of 14+ stops of dynamic range, making it an ideal candidate for those who need to capture as much detail as possible in highlights and shadows. Although smaller and lighter than the other full-frame offerings from Panasonic, it shares...
In the world of photography, the term “kit lens” has not always been met with positive feelings. For many of us, these kit inclusions brings words like cheap, soft and slow to mind. You may not be aware, however, that over the last decade or so camera manufacturers have been introducing higher-end lenses into kits alongside their premium camera offerings....
“Hi there! I would like to schedule an engagement session with you in that amazing field I saw on your Instagram Feed but...we’re super busy and the only time we have available is 1:00PM on Saturday afternoon. Can you make that work?” A quick check of the local forecast and it’s just as bad as you suspected: not a cloud...
Finally! Set up your Sony and ditch that default webcam with the all-new Sony Imaging Edge Webcam utility. Compatible with more than 30 of Sony’s cameras, this free downloadable software works with live streaming and video conferencing programs to make sure all your online calls and creative content stay Sony-level sharp. Free to download from Sony’s website, simply click on...
Any photographer in the know has no doubt heard the news. Yes! Another new format of memory card has arrived. If you’ve been a photographer for 15+ years, your studio space likely contains the likes of Compact Flash, Memory Stick, XD, MMC, Mini SD, Micro SD, SD, SDHC, SDXC and SD UHS-II memory cards (Who else is crossing their fingers...
Photographing birds and other wildlife is my obsession. Here are some things I’ve learned while indulging my wildlife photography addiction that enrich the experience: Subject Get to know your subject. Study its habitat, habits, behaviors, etc. Want to photograph owls? Figure out when they are active, and where they like to roost. Want a photo of elk in the rut?...
Blackmagic recently announced the ATEM Mini PRO ISO switcher joining both the ATEM Mini and the ATEM Mini Pro. So what is the difference between the three? Below, we'll familiarize you with the key differences between the three models and hopefully help you decide which one is right for you. 1. ATEM Mini The ATEM Mini allows you to live stream through your...
Dark skies are becoming increasingly rare. From 1947 to 2000, we've seen an increase of approximately 6% in light transmission per year. This light pollution has made it hard for astrophotographers to get true shots of the Milkyway and even though street lights produce the majority of light pollution, even wilderness areas are becoming affected.  The Bortle Scale  The Bortle...
Earlier this month, Canon announced some incredible new products including the EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, four new lenses, two telextenders and the Canon image PROGRAF PRO-300. Today, we are going to dive into the new imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Photo Printer.   The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 will sit just above the PIXMA PRO-100 which is your entry-level into the pro printing market. There is...
After five years of anticipation, Sony finally launched the updated version of the a7s II—the Sony a7s III. The Sony a7s III features an entirely new 12.1MP BSI sensor which was designed to offer larger pixels at 8.5 micrometers, making it more sensitive to light and better in low-light situations. It also comes with a new BIONZ XR processor which is 8x...
The latest lens from Fujifilm was just announced, and this well-designed, lightweight lens does not disappoint. Designed specifically for Fujifilm’s GFX system, the Fujinon GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR provides photographers with a wide-angle option for shooting everything from landscapes to environmental portraits. Fitting nicely between the current 23mm and the 45mm, the GF 30mm f/3.5 lens features a 35mm...
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....