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Lavalier Vs Shotgun Mics
By Zac Henderson

Lav Vs Shotugn

Audio… The archenemy of any beginning (or experienced) video shooter. In all actuality, audio is its own discipline separate from photography and videography. It is equally challenging and requires its own skillset and workflow. Audio is non-negotiable, and can make or break a production.

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Focus Stacking: What, Why, and When
By Zac Henderson

It can be tricky to get everything you need to be in focus all the time. When all else fails, there is another option: focus stacking.

Focus stacking

Instead of expanding depth of field in one image, focus stacking relies on multiple images shot at the lens’s sharpest aperture to be combined later through software into a single image with perfect focus front to back.

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The Pro Photo Rental Academy Awards
By Zac Henderson

We saw a lot of our equipment go out and make some amazing work last year, and we want to recognize some outstanding performances: Oscars style. Don’t worry about long acceptance speeches, though. Gear can’t talk. (Yet).

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Zoom Vs Prime
By Zac Henderson
ZoomVsPrime

Wide or telephoto? Expanded space or compressed space? Once landing on a choice there, you then have to ask yourself if you'll be looking for a particularly shallow depth of field, and therefore a particularly fast lens, or if you'll be stopping down to f/8 or f/11 for more depth of field. There are a lot of factors that go into lens choice, but one decision you'll inevitably have to make is whether to use a zoom, prime, or both.

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The New and Improved Pro Photo Rental
By Jared Kohlmann
Ready For Launch

Can you believe it? We barely can ourselves. This day couldn't come fast enough, and I am proud to present the all new Pro Photo Rental website. Read on for more information on some of the changes.

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Mo Pixels Mo Problems
By Zac Henderson

Megapixels. That’s generally the buzzword new photographers harp on when buying a new camera. The more the better, right?

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Tilt Shift Demystified and Explained
By Zac Henderson

Tilt Shift (also called "Perspective Control") lenses are so named for their ability to do two separate things which are... you guessed it, Tilt and Shift. These "movements" are physical changes in position of a lens, or a body relative to a lens.

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Sensor Cleaning - Don't Settle for Dust Spots
By Zac Henderson

Sensor cleaning is not a subject camera owners like to think about. The thought of anyone touching that precious sensor is enough to make many go weak in the knees.

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Shooting Wide Open - Caution!
By Zac Henderson

Shallow depth of field. That magical look that gets the subject in sharp focus while everything behind the subject completely falls away into a buttery, creamy, silky smooth dream.

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Teleconverters: No Free Lunch
By Zac Henderson

Ever wish you could get just a bit more magnification out of your telephoto lens? Is 200mm sometimes just not quite long enough? You’re in luck! Teleconverters can extend your lens’s focal length up to 2x , meaning  you can finally fill your frame with that squirrel’s headshot.

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