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Microphones: finding the right DSLR mic

Microphones: finding the right DSLR mic

Our modern DSLR cameras can shoot amazing video. This has been the biggest change in digital photography in the last 5 years—quality video is now possible with a modest investment in gear. But getting quality results requires some additional equipment, mainly in the form of a different tripod and some decent microphones. Today we’re going […]

Kathleen Flynn wins regional Emmy award!

Kathleen Flynn wins regional Emmy award!

Remember that post I wrote last week about all of the great video being done these days by newspaper photographers? One of the pieces I used as an example was the heartwarming story by my staff photographer at Nola.com and The Times-Picayune, Kathleen Flynn…

Amazing video work by ‘still’ photographers

Amazing video work by ‘still’ photographers

One of the big transformations that has taken place within newspaper photojournalism over the past 5 years has been the emergence of video…

What Photo Gear to Take Backpacking

What Photo Gear to Take Backpacking

Picking the right photo equipment for a backpacking trip can make the difference between success and failure when weight considerations play such an important role in your choices. Read here for how I decide which items to bring on a multi-day trip.(Includes video)

How to Photograph in the Rain

How to Photograph in the Rain

Shooting photos when the rain is coming down requires a few special techniques to keep your gear dry and you shooting. Read more here to see how The Discerning Photographer handles this challenge…