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A review from National Geographic Creative Photographer Jonathan Kingston

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The Acratech GP ballhead and its little brother the GP-S are - in my opinion - the finest tripod ballheads ever created. I have been using the GP ballhead for nearly a decade. In that time it has been accidentally doused with salt water, inadvertantley dropped into fine beach sand, ridden for miles and miles in the back of open pickup trucks getting covered in talcum-fine dust — and it has NEVER jammed or operated less smoothly than the day I unboxed it. The pure genious of this ballhead is the open design of the ball itself. There is simply nowhere for sand, dirt or water to get stuck and gum up the mechanics. The knobs are designed so they cannot rattle out during long bumpy rides, and it is ultra-light and ultra-strong. It’s as if a zen master met an industrial designer that understood photography - and birthed the GP.

Jonathan Kingston, National Geographic Creative Photographer, www.jonathankingston.com

National Geographic Creative photographer, climber and diver Jonathan Kingston captures images of the natural world and vistas of life on the edge. From arresting photographs of vibrant tribal dances to underwater scenes of elephants swimming at sea to silhouettes of climbers scaling rock, Jonathan’s penchant for travel and love of the wild have taken him to some of the most remote and unmapped corners of the globe. His work has appeared in print and online in National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. A passionate teacher, Jonathan has received multiple honors from the prestigious Communication Arts and PDN Photo Annual competitions. Johnathan has taught for National Geographic teaching young adults and children in underserved communities around the world to develop their own voices and tell their stories. Jonathan’s work is represented by National Geographic Creative and the National Geographic Fine Art Galleries.

​Come join us for some fun and flower and macro photography.

Come join us for some fun and flower and macro photography. We will be at Descanso Gardens on Saturday January 13th at 9:15 AM for our free flower and macro photography meetup (you will have to pay $9.00 to get into Descanso Gardens). It is for all levels of photographers and we will provide some instruction for beginning and intermediate [...]

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Ballhead comparison by Bing Chow on DP review.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60503636Here is an excellent ballhead comparison on DP review. The review is by Bing Chow. Check it out.

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We had our first Acratech Photo Meetup

We had our first Acratech Photo Meetup and we had a great time. About 20 people showed up and I want to thank everyone who attended. For our next meetup we are considering the Huntington Library and Descanso Gardens. Our next meetup will be mid January. I will let everyone know as soon as we finalize the date and [...]

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Come join us for some fun and some macro and flower photography

We will be meeting up at the Los Angeles Arboretium on December 2 at 9:15 AM. https://www.meetup.com/Acratech-Photo-Meetup/event...

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Choosing an SD Card for your DSLR of Mirrorless Camera.

https://youtu.be/0Kgp347eZz0What is the best SD card for your camera? The truth is it can be very confusing. There are so many numbers and codes on SD cards, it can be baffling. There is an easy way to determine the right SD card for your DSLR or mirrorless camera. In this video I will show you a simple way [...]

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Will we all be shooting smaller sensor cameras in the future?

Will we all be shooting smaller sensor cameras in the future? We can see what amazing strides have been made in cell phone cameras that have tiny sensors (about 1/3”). Of course, they are not up to DSLR quality. Next, I was looking at the new Sony RX10 IV it has a 24-600 2.4-4.0 lens [...]

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Time to make your plans for Fall colors.

There is still about a month of summer left. For many of us, that gives us about 6 weeks until fall colors are at their peak. Now is the time to make your reservations for hotels and airlines. According to research by cheapair.com the best prices for air fare is 54 days before departure. The exact amount of [...]

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New video "How to Choose an Acratech Ball Head"

When I meet people at trade shows, the first question I am often asked is "what is the difference between the Acratech ball head models". I admit we have had too many models that were too similar. We have recently eliminated some older models. I put together this video to simply explain the difference between our current models. I [...]

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Shooting the Milky Way with Sean Pierce at the Create and Communes workshop

On Saturday night we were able to meet up with Sean Pierce at the Create and Communes Milky Way workshop in the Eastern Sierras. We had a great time showing off our Acratech gear to the group. We really enjoyed meeting everybody and appreciated Sean’s expertise. I shot this image on our Sky Watcher, Star Adventurer.

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