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Review: Sony Alpha A6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 09:47 PM - last edited on ‎08-14-2014 01:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


The box for the  Sony Alpha A6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera is deceptively small, just like the camera itself. I’ve been in the Sony Alpha family since the A350, and even my most recent purchase (the A35) is a hand-filling device. The A6000, on taking it out of the box, had me first asking “where’s the rest of it?”


I suppose I should be used to this by now: camera manufacturers are packing a hell of a lot of camera into a small packages. With that in mind I pulled the A6000 out of the box, sorted the accessories, and got to work on finding out what it’s like and who it’d be great for. Read on, true believers.


Compared: Canon's Rebel T5 and Rebel T5i Digital SLR Cameras

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 10:36 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2014 01:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


The letter i has been an important distinction for many brands over the past few years; notably adding it to “Pod”, “Phone”, and “Pad” has been a recipe for success for a certain brand. Canon has had “i” added to their Tx line of cameras since the venerable T2i, and the T5i was the latest in this line-up in 2013. 


In early 2014 Canon announcing the upcoming release of a new camera in the Tx family: the T5. It was like the T5i - better in some feature categories, while the T5i was better in others. Suitably confused yet? Yeah, me too. That’s why we’re taking a look at these cameras today and deciphering who they’re for, because there’s an audience for both. Let’s get moving and find out which one is right for you, yeah? 



Learn some great photography tips and you may win a new Nikon D5300 camera

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎07-07-2014 10:54 AM - edited ‎07-07-2014 10:55 AM


Would you like to take some of the guess work out of your photography?  Participate in this contest and you’ll be well on your way to learning some new tips and tricks for taking better pictures. You may also win the amazing new Nikon D5300 HDSLR.  Read on for more details:


Summertime - How to Get it Right Up Close and Far Away.

by Blogger ‎07-04-2014 07:47 PM - edited ‎07-07-2014 03:40 PM

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High in the sky (like the killer fireworks shot up above). Low on the ground. If you're out this summer, point your camera in some new directions to get some unforgettable shots.


Overview: Nikon's D810 HD-SLR Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎07-01-2014 12:11 PM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 02:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Nikon’s HD-SLR line continues to evolve with the announcement of the FX full-frame D810 HD-SLR camera. It’s big news for professional photographers and videographers out there, with one cool new feature that’s making the rounds in high-end cameras. Let’s take a look at what the D810 has to offer.



Untangled: Cameras and WiFi.

by Blogger on ‎06-30-2014 05:02 PM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 03:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



WiFi. Camera. For a long time, these were two separate things in search of a solution. Things are different today. Here's what you need to know when it comes to WiFi-enabled cameras.


How to Care for Your Photo Gear in Summer

by Blogger ‎06-19-2014 03:13 PM - edited ‎06-21-2014 07:08 AM

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Who doesn't love a day at the beach? Your camera, that's who. (Yes I know your camera isn't a "who," but a "what" -- until you spend some time falling in love with it, then it's a who.) Here's how to protect and care for your camera equipment this summer.



5 Tips for Summertime Shooting.

by Blogger on ‎06-15-2014 08:21 AM - last edited on ‎06-16-2014 08:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Summer is hhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeere! Here's how to take amazing photos.


Vancouver artist and Future Shop customer Paul Burgoyne receives new gear

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 07:05 PM - last edited on ‎06-13-2014 02:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



You may have heard about the amazing story about a Vancouver-based artist, Paul Burgoyne being reunited with his shipwrecked camera that was lost at sea in 2012. In addition to being reported by just about every major news outlet across Canada, he made international news too.  The story caught Future Shop's attention too. Read on and watch the video produced by the Vancouver Sun.



The Kit You Need to Shoot a Wedding

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2014 12:38 PM - last edited on ‎05-02-2014 01:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Wedding season! It's coming for you my friends. If you're a photographer, here's what you need to get great shots.


The 3 Best Cameras for Destination Weddings

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2014 11:15 AM - last edited on ‎05-05-2014 02:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Destination weddings are an exciting thing. You’re going somewhere that’s usually exciting, accompanied by friends and family, to bear witness to an event that can be the most life-changing thing to happen to a couple in their lifetimes. If you’re going to be part of something that momentous, you owe it to yourself and to the happy couple, to take the very best pictures possible. 


What camera should you have with you? I’ve got three suggestions that I think you’ll like.


How to: Spring Clean Your Camera

by Blogger on ‎04-30-2014 07:19 AM - last edited on ‎04-30-2014 10:15 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Winter's over –– time to get outside and snapshoot something. Here's how to make sure your gear is in tip top shape.


How to Read Your Camera's Meter (It's Easier Than You Think!)

by Blogger on ‎04-18-2014 09:32 AM - last edited on ‎04-24-2014 01:29 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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See that...that thing with the numbers - 3, 2,1? That's your camera's meter -– and it could make a huge difference to your photography. (Bonus: It's simple to understand).


Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 35x Optical Zoom Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎04-16-2014 09:15 PM - last edited on ‎05-16-2014 10:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


You’re in a weird place: your smartphone takes snaps that can only be described as “alright” and your point and shoot isn’t really fitting the bill. You want something easy – easy to handle, easy to use. You’re not keen on a DSLR because they’re a little more complex than you want (and you don’t feel like carrying extra lenses with you) and you’re looking for solid value for your dollar. 


In short: you’re looking for something like the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300. Let’s take a look at it together.



How to understand camera lens names

by Blogger on ‎04-13-2014 07:48 AM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 11:19 AM by Blogger



Ready to add a lens to your next camera? Learn what all those little letters on the side of the lens mean – and what you should be looking for.


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