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A Used Camera Buyer's Guide: What to Look Out for when Shopping for Pre-Owned Cameras and Gear

While we might be eager to start with a professional camera and associated gear, our budget may not be so forthcoming on the subject. For those moments, it’s a very good idea to go and look for used gear and camera kit, especially the sweet deals where the equipment in question is sparingly used and in good shape. A lot of enthusiasts and consumers buy new camera and gear only to realise they don’t really use it much and are willing to part with their former passion for a fraction of original... continue reading

Choosing Your New Camera

There are so many cameras out there nowadays, and in all budgets, too. Used, new, entry level, prosumer, professional and everything in between. And in a perfect world, every camera would have it all. Every camera would be small, easy to carry and yet easy to hold. They’d have perfect sensors that are capable of producing billboard-sized images in one exposure. They’d offer image stabilization and they’d all have articulating LCD screens. In short, they’d all have all the bells and whistles... continue reading

They Say Pocket Digital Cameras Are No Good For Stock

I've seen a post or two from people saying how difficult it is to get images accepted with low end cameras. Your ability with what you can do may be limited, but the truth is, low-end cameras take excellent pictures. There are a few of you out there where photography is in your blood, you're always out taking pictures, but you just don't have the means to purchase a good SLR. You've tried submitting images but keep getting rejections for quality issues. It could be that you've just never learned one... continue reading

What I Bought With My First Dreamstime Earnings

I've already gotten paid a couple times now since I joined up in Draemstime back in May but at first did not have a clue what I wanted to get with the money I earned through sales.A couple of weeks ago I finally decided I really should buy my self a Monopod because the weight of my lens, body and flash has been starting to get really heavy for me when I am out taking photographs.For over 3 years now every thing has been hand held which has been fine for me but after getting the Nikon D300 I noticed... continue reading

Traveling with Camera Equipment

It's the age-old dilemma, at least for me when traveling:Do you dare to check anything?Are there items that you must check?For my photo safari to Africa, I debated these questions for a long while.I would have only once chance to arrive in Africa with the right gear, and losing my luggage was not an option.At the same time, I didn't want to try to carry anything on that would be disallowed.In the end, I decided to pack my monopod in my hard-sided suitcase.I have heard that... continue reading

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