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Los Angeles Zoo Day

We spent a very enjoyable day at our Acratech booth at the Los Angeles Zoo Day with Paul’s Photo . There were lots of companies demonstrating and loaning out their camera gear to the participants. Participants were able to borrow everything from large telephoto lenses to our Acratech Long Lens Head to put them on. There were workshops to [...]

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Sometimes ISO is all you have.

For this image we were just playing around using some low power solar camping lights to light the image. They provided very little light but, that was all we had. I sat there with my guitar and Patty shot the image. The first decision was how much of the image needed to be in sharp focus. I wanted [...]

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​Fall Color Links

We are officially in our first days of Fall. Like wildflowers in the spring, photographers are captivated with fall foliage. There are tons of resources on the web that can steer you in the right direction. Here are a few to get you inspired, let the hunt begin. Check out the Farmers almanac prediction for peak dates by state This [...]

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Arca Swiss vs Bogen / Manfrotto camera plates?

We often have customers ask if they can use their Bogen / Manfrotto quick release plates in an Acratech quick release clamp (Acra-Swiss style).Unfortunately the Bogen /Manfrotto plates will not work in an Arca-Swiss style quick release clamp. Here's why.... The Bogen on the left and the Arca-Swiss style on the right don’t appear to [...]

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Creepy Close Ups

With Halloween displays already in stores, we thought we would share some creepy close up photos.These are a bit different than your regular Halloween fare, but creepy none the less.These were some old black and whites images taken by Scott back in the 90's. The portrait below is the tattooed torso of a model.A close up of [...]

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

It’s that time of year again: the Perseid meteor shower is anticipated to hit its peak during the wee morning hours of August 11 and12. Although the Perseids are an annual event, this will be an especially good year for viewing them, even better than last year. The amount of meteors be hour is [...]

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Macro Monday - Exploring the possibilities in you own home.

We are always looking for new places and things to shoot. Today we are going to take a step back, and look for things we can shoot in our own backyard. This is a shot of a mini spider plant and my plant mister:There is really nothing special about this plant, but add just [...]

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Fuji Sneak Peek

The Fuji XT2 w/ VPB grip. They also have a new flash. Fuji XT2 BodyFuji XT2 W/VPB XT2 gripPlates Available Now.‪#‎FujiXT2‬

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​"Working the Clutter on the Beach"

"Working the Clutter on the Beach"The beach is a great place to find cool macro subjects like feathers, driftwood, odd critters and sea shells, Here is an area on the beach that has a mass of piled up sea shells. Not a pretty picture, and just to much chaos for the mind to take in.Now lets work in a little [...]

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Get Out Early for Tiny Critters - Macro Mondays

The best way to capture shots of small bugs, critters, is get up at daybreak on a cool morning with no wind, and search the little guys out in open field grass. When the temperatures drop at night, the critters body temps go down and in the morning they stay perfectly still and unable [...]

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