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Sony Alpha 7R IV: What’s up?

I've personally owned every iteration of the Alpha 7R series so I shouldn't have been surprised that roughly 2 years after the R3 we're going to get an R4... but I was. I've spent hours pouring over all the press... Continue Reading →

Night Photography

The problem with shooting at night is that we need light to make a photograph and, well, it's dark at night. There are three ways to increase the light and we will need to do all three to make our photographs bright... Continue Reading →

My Heroes of Photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson

I thought I'd try something a little different for this blog.  If your a follower of our blogs here at Action Camera you probably have come to know me as a tech oriented blogger.  Either actual tech or tech as... Continue Reading →

Shooting in Harsh Sun: Solutions for a problem every portrait photographer faces

It's the middle of the day and the sun is pouring down creating insanely harsh shadows on your model; so you do what most of us do, look for a shady spot.  Well you wouldn't be shooting outside if you... Continue Reading →

Photoshop Tip #2: Give dull hair a quick & easy boost

In the image below we have a situation that comes up a lot; dark hair over a dark background and the hair just doesn't pop.  Start looking at portraits and you'll see it time and again.  I'm going to show... Continue Reading →

Photoshop Trick: Remove creases & wrinkles in clothes with the heal brush

Super fast and simple step by step Photoshop method to remove creases and wrinkles from clothing. First take a look at the short video to get a head start and to see how easy it is; then follow the simple... Continue Reading →

Tips on how to shoot your safe and sane fireworks.

4th of July is getting close.  Not all of us will be going to Disneyland or Cal Expo or some other big fireworks show.  Even if your just shooting good old safe and sane fireworks it doesn't mean that you... Continue Reading →

Street Photography Workshop

As most of our followers know here at Action Camera we offer a wide variety of classes and workshops.  Our classes are typically held at our location, while workshops consist of an "in-class" lecture at our store in Roseville with... Continue Reading →

Neutral Density filters for portraiture?

Most of our customers at Action Camera know the value of a UV filter.  They can tell you it's a good idea to put one on to protect your exposed outer lens element.   Most know it can also add some... Continue Reading →

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