Video: How To Get Kids To Smile For A Photo And why bribery gets hilarious results.

Ok, confession. I find it challenging to get a good photo of my kids smiling at the camera. As much as I love photojournalistic images of them, sometimes I just want them to look at me with a natural smile, darnit!

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Video: What I Do When I’m Photographically Overwhelmed Pick one thing to focus on!

Often when you’re out shooting the photographic possibilities might feel a bit overwhelming. I get it!

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New tutorial on VIDEO is here! Learn how to shoot awesome video today

Happy news! Our newest tutorial How to Shoot Awesome Video! is finally here!

We’re so excited for you to see how much love we’ve put into this latest guide.

Want to see how you can add video to your growing list of skills? Then you should definitely check out the tutorial here.

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger: 13″ vs. 15″ A comparison of the two sizes of the crazy popular bag

Ever since the Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag came out, it’s been our go-to choice when we have to pack up the cameras for the day. (Check out our full review of the original bag here.)

With features like a quick-adjust strap, a top access zipper, and a snazzy one-handed magnetic opening system, it’s a blast to use (and looks spiffy too).

My biggest complaint, however, was that it was just too big for me. The original bag was made to hold a 15″ laptop and all of your DSLR gear. As a 5’6″ gal, it was pretty giant on my frame, and so I just admired it longingly while Rob toted it around. Darn him and his giantness.

So when the team at Peak Design announced that they were making a smaller version? Yep, sign me up.

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Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test: Costa Rica Watch out, you might want to switch...

I just posted a big fancy review of the new Fujifilm X-Pro 2 camera! I spent two weeks shooting with it in Costa Rica, and have a ton to report!

But it’s a whole page, not just a little post, so click here to go check it out! There’s a video, tons of sample photos, and I’ll tell you what bugged me about the camera, but why I still loved it anyway!!

It’s a fun review, so go check it out now!

DJI Phantom 4 Preview A Quick Look From Costa Rica

 

We just got back from Costa Rica! You’ll be seeing a lot more blog posts about the trip in the next few weeks. In the meantime the above video is a quick preview of some pretty footage I captured with the Phantom 4 on a beach near our house at sunset.

DJI Phantom 4 Unboxing & First Look

Sooooo Rob got a shiny new gadget! He’s been dying to get a Phantom drone for years, but held off because each model was missing some key feature that he just had to have. Then the Phantom 4 was announced and BOOM! It had everything and he went for it.

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