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Sigma 10-20mm Lens Review!

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For those of you who want to take some great landscape shots, the Sigma 10-20mm is a great lens to start out as it allows you to take those wide-angle shots and take in everything.

Especially in video, this can come in handy where your zoom lens is too close to your target object such as a small room or action shots where you need to stay close to your subject but take the whole shot.

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Best Booth Babes of CES 2011!

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Of course, CES 2011 can be a bit mind-boggling after watching hundreds of gadgets.  Starting this year, I decided to take some photos of the booth babes at CES 2011.

Surprisingly, most of them “wanted” to pose for the camera.  I didn’t get enough photos but the following 4, let me know which one is your favorite.  My favorite is the first one.

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100 Feet Tall Christmas Tree!

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I spotted a “real” 100-feet tall Christmas tree at The Grove in Los Angeles the other day.  Pretty cool huh?  Used Canon 7D, Sigma 10-20mm lens.

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Wedding DIY – How to Make a DIY Portable Wedding Photo Booth!

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I remember going to my friend’s wedding and having a lot of fun at their wedding photo booth.  I know it must cost them a ton to get that setup with their wedding photographers.

Well, if you own a DSLR camera like I do, you probably can do it all yourself with DSLR Remote Pro, which allows you to make simple customized screens for your guests.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a 3D Stereoscope Photo/Video DSLR!

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Here’s a great idea for converting your DSLR camera into a 3D stereoscope photo/video DSLR.  This one is using a Canon 7D, which can shoot 1080P HD videos, I bet it’s an awfully cheap yet effective hack to bring your DSLR up to 3D world.

The 3-D photos would be easy to reproduce on any color printer as long as you have Photoshop or any software to size the prints at about 6 or 7 inches wide. When you shoot video (ideally 16 x 9 HD) with this device, you should be able to open the video file on your computer or iPad, size the image width to about six or seven inch

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DSLR/Camcorder DIY – How to Make a Skater Dolly Using PVC Pipes!

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Ever since I started hanging (I mean actually visiting them at job sites) out with my plumber friends at Sewer Specialists, they’ve been teaching me awful a lot including how easy it is to get some PVC piping together.   Well, here’s a cool skate dolly you can use for those action reels you are working on and save a bunch of money over retail.

Just like any other camera movement, using the table-top dolly takes a little practice to get smooth. Use it to circle, or describe an arc, around or past an objec

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DSLR Microscope Adapter Hack!

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Wanna take some really crisp, DSLR high-res photos of your latest finds on your microscope?   You might want to refer to this DSLR hack that involves using a microscope adapter to take some brilliant photos of magnified objects.

In order to attach the camera to the microscope, I found this microscope->Nikon adapter that I had built years ago. The barrel fits inside the microscope tube and provides a Nikon lens mount. I got the lens mount from a very old, very broken lens. I have a m4/3->Nikon adapter, so I can attach this to the GH1.

The first problem that I not

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DSLR Hack – How to Scan your Old Negatives using a DSLR and Toilet Paper Rolls!

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Do you have old photos in negatives that you want digitized? Your best option is probably get one of these Film Negative Scanners on Amazon.

OR, if you prefer and you own a $1000 DSLR camera lens, grab some paper rolls, polarizing filters and do it DIY style.

Now slides can be “scanned” into any DSLR relatively quickly provided that there is a good even light source behind the

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How to “Not” do Wedding Photography!

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Check out this poor guy who balances himself into a small fountain at the wedding. And why is there the fountain there?

This guy must have just wetted at least $10K worth of camera equipment, not to mention getting wet for the rest of the day he’s paid to do photos.

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Photography 101 – How to Use Rule of Thirds to Take Better Photos!

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Well, it’s been about 7 months since I bought a Canon 7D, my first DSLR camera.  Today I learned something new, there’s this thing called “Rule of Thirds” where you divide your subject into 9 equal rectangles.  Now, try fitting your objects into these imaginary lines to take better photos.

I wish I had learned about this earlier.  Well, I will definitely try this out and feel free to leave comments on this subject.

Here we have come to one of the cornerstones of photography, the rule of thirds. This introduces a science to this art. The human

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