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Macro Photography Hits Home

Macro Photography Hits Home

Tokina ambassador, Harry Collins, shows how you can capture amazing images in your own backyard with the Tokina atx-i 100mm Macro lens.

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Music Video Stills - On Set with the 50mm f1.4

Music Video Stills - On Set with the 50mm f1.4

I’m a natural light shooter most of the time so when I was asked to shoot on-set stills for a music video for the musical artist, Party Favor, I was both excited and nervous. Being on the set for “Reach for Me” posed two big challenges: I had to work with the light I was given, which was usually pretty low, and my subjects were constantly moving, so the potential for motion blur was significant and not the look I was going for. I can’t use flash, I can’t use a tripod, I can’t ask the model to pause or...

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Crop sensor vs. Full frame camera <br> What is it and how do you decide what’s best for you?

Crop sensor vs. Full frame camera
What is it and how do you decide what’s best for you?

The Basics The term “full frame” or “crop” refers to sensor size. Full frame sensors have the same dimensions as 35mm film or 24mm x 36mm, which is the standard size. Crop sensor refers to any sensor smaller than the 35mm film frame. The common types of crop sensor include APS-C and micro 4/3 systems. Aside from the difference in physical size of the sensor, there are several other differences between a crop sensor and a full frame sensor that you should consider. When considering a camera system, whether crop-sensor or full-frame, it’s not just the size of the camera...

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