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Gear Review: TVC-24L: Versa series 2

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To really take your photography to the next level, a stable base is a must. With all the options out there, it can be difficult to choose the right photo platform to fit your needs. In my quest for a new tripod, I sat down an listed the qualities that I wanted in one because I knew this was going …

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NAS – Networked Attached Storage

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Every photographer should know the mantra 3-2-1 backup. Three copies of the backup, 2 different locations and 1 should be offsite. The trick is how to obtain this automatically. I did a post awhile back and I have been getting a lot of questions about the NAS component of the backup so I thought I would provide a bit more …

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Gear Review: TASCAM DR-40 Linear PCM Recorder

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I recently read a blog post by another photographer who used recorders to interview subjects, dictate notes and simply record ideas when out in the field. I have used other recording devices in the past, but they all seemed to fall short when it came to sound quality and their ability to upload the files. Enter the TASCAM DR-40 Linear …

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Gear Review: Mindshift Rotation180 Horizon 34L Backpack

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Mindshift Gear was founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltra. There slogan “Engage with Nature” is what drove them to create a leading line of photo backpacks. Finding myself in need of a quality backpack, and already being thrilled with Think Tank products, this seemed like a good place to begin my search. I …

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Gear Review: Karma WiFi Hotspot

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Traveling and finding reliable WiFi is sometimes often difficult. While I was in the market for a dependable hotspot, I did not like the long term contracts from the major carriers and I did not like the price tags for their portable WiFi devices. There are other alternative out there and the one that I settled on is Karma. Originally …