How To Use Your Camera, Part 3: Getting Inspired

by Blogger on ‎02-08-2016 12:16 PM - last edited on ‎02-09-2016 01:54 PM by Editor in Chief

architecture.jpgWhether you shoot nature and wildlife, architecture or people, there are principles that can be applied across all genres of photography that can help you to become a better photographer. Today in part 3 of our 'How To Use Your Camera' series, we're going to try to help you find inspiration for your journey in photography. 


Sony unveils its new a6300 camera featuring world’s fastest autofocus

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2016 02:33 PM - last edited on ‎02-10-2016 09:39 AM by Community Manager

a6300.0.jpgSony has introduced a new camera into its repertoire with the Alpha A6300, a successor to the A6000 released in 2014. The new model, while trimmed down in size, boasts more under the hood, making it one of the more compelling mirrorless cameras to hit the market.


Fuji introduces stylish, classy, powerful X-Pro2 mirrorless camera

by Blogger on ‎01-18-2016 11:59 PM - last edited on ‎02-09-2016 01:55 PM by Editor in Chief

X-Pro2_Front.jpgThe Fujifilm X-series has won acclaim from technology critics and photographers alike; it’s a camera that focuses uniquely on image quality first, while also building cameras that exude style. The X-Pro line’s latest entry—the X-Pro2—was announced today, delivering a drastically improved image processing engine along with quality-of-life features like weather resistance. Read on to learn more.



How To Use Your Camera, Part 2: Light

by Blogger on ‎01-17-2016 08:59 PM - last edited on ‎01-18-2016 01:51 PM by Editor in Chief

Justin-Morrison-Photography-7-2.jpgToday in our beginner series on photography we're looking at light, and how to make the most of any lighitng situation in order to make the best possible photograph.


CES 2016: What's new with GoPro?

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2016 05:19 PM - last edited on ‎01-19-2016 12:53 PM by Editor in Chief

 underwater.jpgGoPro's been tantalizing customers and video buffs alike with hints about new cameras, and a drone.  What was revealed at CES 2016? We were at their booth, and listening to their CEO to find out.


How To Use Your Camera, Part 1: Basic Equipment

by Blogger on ‎01-11-2016 01:54 PM - last edited on ‎01-13-2016 12:16 PM by Editor in Chief

camera-systems.jpgToday is the first of a four part series that aims to help you learn more about photography so that you can go out and create some amazing images in 2016. In part 1 we're looking at the basic equipment you need to get started.


CES 2016: Nikon announces KeyMission 360º Camera, new HD-DSLR and DX DSLR Cameras

by Blogger on ‎01-07-2016 09:48 PM - last edited on ‎01-13-2016 12:22 PM by Editor in Chief

image2.JPGCES is always a great time for Nikon; this year is no different. They’ve hit the ground in 2016 running with three great new cameras, each excelling in the own category, along with a cool new connectivity piece that makes it easier than ever to share your pictures from a Nikon camera to your social networks. Let’s take a look!



Keep your New Year’s Resolution to Learn a New Skill

by Blogger on ‎01-06-2016 09:49 PM - last edited on ‎01-07-2016 11:25 AM by Editor in Chief


Now that 2016 is here, it’s time to honour all those resolutions you made when the clock struck midnight. There’s no better time than the present, but don’t worry, we’re here to give you some support in keeping those promises. So, if your New Year’s resolution was to learn a new skill, read on for how to actually make it happen in 2016.


Teaser.jpegThe New Year is fast approaching, and resolutions are being made left, right, and centre. If you break your resolutions more often than you make them, then maybe it's time for a motivational push this year. Whether you want to eat healthier, trim down, or spend more time with the kids, you can achieve your goals with a plan and some extra effort.


Review: Show the world your latest adventures with the 360Fly action camera

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2015 07:44 AM - last edited on ‎12-21-2015 02:37 PM by Editor in Chief

360-fly-review.jpgWhat do you do when you’re asked to test out the 360Fly panoramic 360-degree HD video camera? You take it heli-skiing of course. As you’ll see in my review and video, thanks to this action camera, anyone, even someone not along on the trip, can take in spectacular views.


How To Choose The Right Lens For Your Camera

by Blogger on ‎12-11-2015 09:03 AM - last edited on ‎12-29-2015 03:28 PM by Editor in Chief

lens-collage.jpgIf you're thinking about upgrading your lens, or expanding your current lens collection, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the options available to you. Today I'm going to give you some tips to help you find the lens that's right for you.


A brief history of instant photography

by Blogger on ‎11-21-2015 01:40 AM - last edited on ‎12-21-2015 02:38 PM by Editor in Chief


Did you know that you're not supposed to shake a Polaroid as it dries? Yup, it's true! Despite what you see in the movies, waving around a modern Polaroid does nothing to help it develop, and it can actually cause blobs in the image if you wave it around too aggressively.


Mirrorless vs. DSLR

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2015 01:19 PM - last edited on ‎12-21-2015 02:39 PM by Editor in Chief


As the mirrorless camera category continues to grow and improve, we take a look at one of the most common questions consumers are asking: 'Which is better, mirrorless or DSLR?'.


GoPro announces its new Hero+

by Blogger on ‎09-30-2015 02:26 PM - last edited on ‎12-21-2015 02:40 PM by Editor in Chief

gopro.jpgGoPro has just announced its latest model - the Hero+ . No more waiting till you get home to see what footage you've captured, now you can review, edit and share your footage right from your phone or tablet.


Review: Narrative Clip Wearable Camera

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2015 06:40 PM - last edited on ‎09-01-2015 01:53 PM by Editor in Chief

narrative.jpgIt’s amazing to see how cameras have evolved over the last 20 years. Remember the days when you’d have to load a roll of film into your camera and then take that film in to be developed after only 12, 24, or 36 snapshots? Those days are long gone. Now we can capture the ins and outs of our daily lives with our smartphone cameras and share those moments with the world in an instant via the touch of a button. The Narrative Clip wearable camera takes this concept of chronicling our lives­—or “lifelogging”—to a whole new level by snapping a picture every 30 seconds, and I recently had an opportunity to take one for a spin.


5 tips for better selfies

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2015 07:08 PM

10328189.jpgThe art of the selfie isn’t something new, despite what you might think. The French photographer Louis Daguerre, inventor of the first publicly announced photography process, sat for more than one of his “daguerreotypes”, making them the very first selfies.


Nowadays you don’t need to polish sheets of copper or treat them with mercury vapour, you just need to point your camera or your smartphone at yourself. It’s a great way to include yourself in your memories as you share them with others, so here are five tips for better selfies!


Catch Full-frame Fever - The Sony A7II Review

by Blogger on ‎08-14-2015 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-26-2015 01:25 PM by Editor in Chief

The Sony A7II is one of the most coveted mirrorless cameras on the market, because it carries a full-frame sensor capable of producing incredible image quality. Today we're going to look at some of the pros and cons of this groundbreaking camera and ask - are the professionals about to start ditching their DSLRs? 



Last week I took a look at the Sony Sonnar 35mm f/2.8 and found it to be a lens of exceptional quality. This week I’ve been fortunate enough to get the opportunity to test another lens from the Sony ZA line-up; the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA. This is another high-end lens manufactured to the exacting standards of German optics company Carl Zeiss, designed for use with Sony’s full-frame A7 range of cameras.


Review: Should you upgrade to the high quality Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA camera lens

by Blogger on ‎07-27-2015 11:35 AM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:28 AM by Editor in Chief

Tcarl-Zeiss.jpghe Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA is a high-end lens designed for Sony’s E-mount compatible cameras like the A7 II, the A5000 and the A6000. It’s a lens which aims to satisfy the needs of professional photographers and serious enthusiasts. But for many readers of the Plug-in blog the question is: "Is it worth upgrading the kit lens that comes with my camera?" Today I’m going to attempt to answer that question in a totally unbiased manner.


Review: Sony FDR-AX33 4K HandyCam Camcorder

by Blogger on ‎07-26-2015 01:30 PM - last edited on ‎10-09-2015 11:55 AM by Editor in Chief

bestbuy-sony-fdr-ax33-camcorder.jpgIf you have a 4K TV you have a few options out there for getting the most out of your display … but if you’re like me there’s nothing more satisfying than creating your own content. Whether you’re shooting beautiful nature vistas, capturing exciting downtown life, or creating memories with friends and family at events that you won’t forget, shooting your own video in 4k is pretty awesome—and it’s more accessible than ever. Coming in at a reasonable price and packing a powerful 4k punch, the Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam is the portable video camera that’s makes it possible.  I had a chance to take it out for a spin: here’s how that turned out.



Announcing the new GoPro HERO4 Session action camera

by Blogger on ‎07-06-2015 11:22 AM - last edited on ‎07-10-2015 10:55 AM by Editor in Chief

Hero4Session_0_PIU.jpg_10667127_master.jpgThere’s a new member of the GoPro family that’s mixing it up. It’s lighter, smaller, and more colourful than its companions, while maintaining the level of quality and compatibility that GoPro is famous for. Want to learn more? Meet the GoPro HERO4 Session and read on!


A brief history of the selfie

by Blogger on ‎06-26-2015 05:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-08-2015 03:42 PM by Editor in Chief

Right now, the “selfie” trend is all over news sites, social media, blogs, and forums -- but did you know that selfies (and internationally-renowned “selfie artists”) have been around for hundreds of years?



Essential camera lenses To capture summer fun

by Blogger ‎06-18-2015 01:03 PM - edited ‎06-18-2015 01:44 PM


Summer is upon us, and that means lots of long, fun-filled, worry-free days ahead. If you’re anything like me, most of your favourite memories of youth revolve around the summertime. Today I’m going to give you some advice on choosing the best lens to help you get more from your photography this summer.


GoPro cameras are perfect for outdoor adventures

by Blogger on ‎06-17-2015 10:30 AM - last edited on ‎06-17-2015 10:45 AM by Editor in Chief

gopro.jpgToday I’m going to look at some of the features that have kept GoPro at the top, and a few tips on how to capture some awesome photos and videos this summer.


GoPro releases a new camera with LCD screen

by Blogger on ‎06-01-2015 06:00 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2015 12:01 PM by Editor in Chief

gopro_LCD.JPGGoPro has stayed at the top of the game in the action camera market by constantly delivering better cameras with more features. And today we can announce the GoPro+ LCD  which is no exception, with it's touchscreen and wireless capabilities. It looks like GoPro has another winner on their hands!


A Beginner's Guide to Dashcams

by Blogger on ‎05-28-2015 01:03 PM - last edited on ‎01-15-2016 10:50 AM by Editor in Chief

Dashcam.jpgHave you been curious about dashcams and wondered what all the fuss was about? Let's take a look at them and why you might want one. 


A brief history of cameras

by Blogger on ‎05-05-2015 09:02 PM - last edited on ‎05-06-2015 09:13 AM by Editor in Chief

camera-history.jpgYou’ve probably snapped a picture in the last few days, right? With cameras in our phones, in our tablets, on the front of our computers and … well, in actual dedicated cameras, we’ve taken more pictures in the last ten years than in the previous hundred years put together. You might be curious as to when we started taking pictures. Read on to find out.


How to create amazing portraits for every room in your home

by Blogger on ‎05-04-2015 10:04 AM - last edited on ‎05-07-2015 02:07 PM by Editor in Chief

BBY_05082015_DI.jpgRemember when you were growing up and people used to hang family photos all over the house? Well I think it's time to revisit that tradition and start framing some photos for our walls. Today I'm going to give you some ideas to help you get started.


How to create a great portrait gift

by Blogger on ‎04-30-2015 03:24 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2015 03:28 PM by Editor in Chief

BBY_DI.jpgPortrait photography is a remarkable way to connect personally with your subject. As such, portraits can be some of the most wonderful gifts you can give. If you’re interested in learning how to create better portraits that you can use as gifts, read on.


Best Buy Kiosks - Electronic Vending Machines Surprisingly Effective!

by Blogger on ‎04-27-2015 10:14 PM - last edited on ‎06-23-2015 12:08 PM by Editor in Chief


I’ve done a fair bit of traveling already this year, and couldn’t help but notice Best Buy Kiosks in quite a few airports that I ended up in. I never imagined buying electronics out of a vending machine, but actually it is a brilliant idea. Having done hundreds of business trips over the years, I inevitably had occasions where I forgot my headphones or an important cable. I hate arriving at the airport too early so I usually don’t have much time to spare. A kiosk is a perfect solution because it is a quick and secure way to quickly pick up important necessities.


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