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Gear Reviews

The Best SLR Lounge Photography Gear Guides of 2013

By Tanya Goodall Smith on December 29th 2013

As your go-to resource for everything photography, SLR Lounge provides suggestions for the best gear for every type of photography. Here’s an overview of our popular gear guides from 2013. Is there anything you would add to the list?

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR AND ACCESSORY GUIDE

The biggest challenges newborn photographers face is how to pose the newborn and keep the mess to a minimum. In this guide, we touch base on the camera gear that we recommend, as well as useful accessories and props that can help you have a great newborn photo session. More information about all the gear in this guide is included in our Newborn Photography Workshop.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DSLR PRIME LENSES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE

With so many different styles of photography out there, Wedding Photography equipment can vastly differ from one photographer to another.
Regardless, we’ve narrowed down our list of recommendations to what we think the majority of wedding photographers should own. For this particular article we focus on prime lenses only.

 

 

 

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DSLR ZOOM LENSES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE

For more versatility in your kit, you might consider zoom lenses. Read our Prime vs. Zoom arguments and discover our zoom lens recommendations in this complete guide.

 

 

 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DSLR CAMERA BODIES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Our recommendations for the best DSLR cameras available for the professional wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer.

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY – THE COMPLETE GUIDE FROM LENSES TO BODIES

Sports Photography is a fast paced niche of photography where your subjects are constantly moving and you don’t get “do-overs”. The gear you select for your kit will have a direct impact on your ability to “get the shot.” Select the wrong gear and you may find yourself up a creek without a paddle. This guide takes you through the various options you have and help you make an educated decision based on your needs and budget.

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY ULTRA WIDE ANGLE DSLR LENSES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Landscape and general outdoor photographers usually worry about one thing when it comes to their wide-angle lenses: Sharpness. Other things to consider when choosing a lens are overall lens quality, general reliability and weather-proof construction. Read our complete guide for choosing the right wide-angle in this helpful article.

NATURE & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA BODIES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Nature photography is a broad category that can range from landscapes to seascapes, or from wildlife to flowers and bugs. With such a broad range of subjects, the required camera equipment is equally broad. Your exact setup will depend on your style of photography, as well as the type of nature photography you intend to pursue, not to mention your budget. This guide will help you choose the best camera body for you.

DSLR VIDEO CAMERA EQUIPMENT GUIDE | LENSES

Choosing a lens is one of the most important decisions you make as a filmmaker. Your depth of field, distortion, and overall composition are dependent on the lens you choose. But how do you go about shopping for camera lenses with so many brands and options out there? We’ll break it down for you in our Video Camera Equipment Guide.

DSLR VIDEO CAMERA EQUIPMENT GUIDE | BODIES

The ability to record High Definition Video through a DSLR camera has changed the industry and the history of Cinema. Now, consumers have the ability to get professional quality video, without having to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. Although it is now more affordable than ever, careful consideration must be taken into account when shopping for a DSLR camera for video. We’ll help you figure out what you need in this handy guide.

COMMERCIAL AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERAS

The world of fashion and commercial photography is very diverse. Unlike some other genres of photography, your camera gear and lighting requirements can be as simple as a camera and natural light, or it can be as complicated as a high-caliber production shoot complete with multiple strobe lights and a high-end camera tethered to a computer. This guide walks you through the different cameras and lenses typically used for fashion or commercial photography.

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Tanya Goodall Smith is the owner, brand strategist and commercial photographer at WorkStory Corporate Photography in Spokane, Washington. WorkStory creates visual communications that make your brand irresistible to your target market. Join the stock photo rebellion at workstoryphotography.com.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for sharing.

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