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Tips to get the most from your new action camera

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2015 02:20 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 02:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’ve just received a new action cam. Congratulations! You now have the number one way of recording the awesome, the stupendous, and the outright unbelievable… all yours to save, edit and upload to YouTube and Facebook without a second care. Want to get the most out of your action cam? Read on, true believer!

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Winter travel essentials for your next trip

by Blogger ‎01-08-2015 12:16 PM - edited ‎01-18-2015 02:20 AM

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If you love seeing the world as much as I do, then you won’t let cold weather get in your way of travelling in the winter. Besides, what’s not to love about hotel and airfare deals, as well as not having to fight through crowds everywhere you go? Even with a month away, I’ve already started gearing up for my month-long backpacking trek through Southern Europe—I’m too stoked! If you’re also making the most out of low season travelling, then it’s time to get organized. Get your trip off to the right start by ensuring you’ve crossed these winter travel essentials off of your packing list:

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CES 2015: Piper nv Security Camera Makes an appearance

by Blogger ‎01-08-2015 04:20 AM - edited ‎01-08-2015 09:57 AM

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Security cameras are popular at Future Shop; I’ve tried out more than a few in my day and I’d like to think that I’ve got a fair bit of insight into what makes a security camera a good buy. Taking a look at the new Ottawa-designed Piper nv today, I was pleased to see that they’ve got a great device with plenty of smart features. It’s an smart progression from the original Piper camera, and it’s coming to market soon.

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Now that you have your camera and you’ve read through our first guide on what to do with it, we’re going to get down to brass tacks. Let’s go have some fun, shall we?

 

Being a great photographer isn’t about following a recipe; creativity can strike at any moment and if you’re ready, looking for the right shot, you’ll find it, capture it, and be able to share it with friends, family, and the greater part of the internet that’s using the social media channel of your choice. 

 

That said, there are a few rules that can help you take better pictures. Here we go.

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You’ve got a new Camera! What to do next... Part 1

by Blogger on ‎12-29-2014 06:35 PM - last edited on ‎12-30-2014 10:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Congratulations: you’ve got a new camera. Here are the five things you need to do right now to get the most out of your awesome new hardware! 

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Four reasons why the GoPro Hero 4 is a gift you'll want too

by Blogger on ‎11-27-2014 09:52 AM - last edited on ‎12-01-2014 04:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Wearable technology is all the rage this year, with smart watches grabbing many of today's headlines. However, it's easy for me to point the finger at GoPro's Hero digital cameras line that brought the "cool factor" to the wearable tech category. These mini recording devices can be mounted on a user's head, helmet, chest, wrist and much more, including surfboards, ski helmets and automobiles—the possibilities of how they can record are endless.

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Review: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Wi-Fi Superoom Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 11:46 PM - last edited on ‎11-27-2014 04:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’re looking for a camera and you want something powerful, but easy to use. You’re not into swapping lenses, and you’re more interested in the picture you get than how you get there. You’re shooting stuff at a distance, you’re shooting action, you’re shooting friends and family. If you’re smart you’re checking out the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Wi-Fi 16.1MP 65x Optical Zoom Digital Camera, because it’s the perfect camera for you. Read on to learn about why. 

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Review: Lorex Wireless LW1742 2 camera Video Surveillance System with 7" Monitor

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 11:29 PM - last edited on ‎11-28-2014 10:31 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A few years ago I had my bicycle stolen right off my balcony; the irony is that it was only there because my new bike rack was being installed. The evidence that I had to present to the police? Precisely nothing. That’s why I like the stuff that Lorex has been putting out; I’ve done a number of reviews on their security systems over the past year or so, and each time I’ve been impressed with how easy they are to use. They’ve taken “plug and play” to a whole new level with the LW1742 Wireless Video Surveillance System, coming first to Future Shop in Canada. Read on and I’ll tell you why.

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Overview: A Selection of the Best Cameras of 2014

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 02:09 AM - last edited on ‎11-26-2014 04:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s been an evolutionary year for digital cameras in 2014, and some of the most common questions I get are “which camera should I buy for myself?” and “what’s the best digital camera?”. I’ve got five categories coming at you, making your end-of-year 2014 choices that much easier.

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Review of the Sony Action Cam including a video of a ride around Vancouver

by Blogger on ‎11-12-2014 11:20 PM - last edited on ‎11-13-2014 09:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It took me a while to wrap my head around how far we’ve come with action cameras. They’re smaller, tougher, and more usable than they’ve ever been… and prices incredibly low for what you get in the box. There are a number of Sony Action Cams on the market, but Sony’s HDR-S100VR POV HD Action Cam with Live View Remote is a perfect example: an amazingly capable device with a powerful accessory, coming in for less than half of what I paid for my first digital camera. The best part: it offers some of the best performance in an action cam on the market. Read on to find out more.

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There’s a movement afoot just about everywhere to make things more accessible to everyone. That’s a great thing in a lot of cases… but when it comes to artisan tools it’s not. Making things hyper-accessible can mean making them less powerful, and it takes a brave manufacturer to say “no, we want to make something incredible for a small group of people.” That manufacturer is Fujifilm, and that camera is the Fujifilm X-T1.

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Improve your portraits with the right lens.

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2014 01:01 AM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 09:17 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are many different types of photography, but none are as intimate and special as shooting portraits. Capturing the spirit of your subject, whether they’re friend, family, or otherwise, can be a rewarding experience; shooting the perfect smile, or the finding the sparkle in someone’s eye can create incredible photographs. Read on to learn more about three lenses that will help to perfect your portraits.

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Improve your landscape shots with the right lens.

by Blogger on ‎10-10-2014 11:24 AM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 09:21 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The lens of your camera is a beautiful way to connect to the places you visit and the majesty of nature while youre there. Landscape and nature photography is interesting because its so varied; the light on a given day of a season, at a given time of day is unlike any other throughout the year. With the right lenses you can capture these unique moments, framing your shot from wide to telephoto, making the perfect image to preserve what you see as your new favourite photograph.

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HTC unveils RE camera, upgrades coming to camera apps

by Blogger on ‎10-08-2014 04:55 PM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 11:56 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At its ‘Double Exposure’ event today in New York, HTC unveiled a new handheld pocket video camera called the RE, and announced coming updates and upgrades to the camera software for its phones. The focus of these announcements is on what HTC calls “redefining mobile imaging”, and for the first time, it is opening things up to both third-party developers and even iOS devices.

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Review: ThinkWare X300 and F550 HD Wide Angle Dash Cameras

by Blogger on ‎09-30-2014 10:32 PM - last edited on ‎10-01-2014 10:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The sickening crunch of the bones of your car giving way under force is a noise no one wants to hear. The moments after an accident are among our worst; did I have the right of way? I had the green! What… just… happened? Dash cams are on the rise around the world because these moments are far too common, and today we’re going to take a look at how ThinkWare’s Dash cameras can eliminate the doubt and make those moments after an incident a little bit easier.

 

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