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The Ultimate Photography and Consumer Buying Guide Compendium

By Adorama Learning Center Editors - November 14, 2013

As part of Adorama's mission to provide practical information to help our customers choose the best products for their needs, the Adorama Learning Center's team of world-class photography, video and consumer electronics experts have put together buying guides covering a wide range of products for you.



Digital Photography

Accessories and Gift Ideas for Photographers

Digital Cameras

Lenses and Filters

Video Gear

Consumer Electronics

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6 Ways Of Protecting Your Valuable Digital Camera From Rain

Learn about the different products available to keep your digital camera waterproof. Six great ways to keep your camera dry when it’s raining out.

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 2 days ago

Keep your camera dry when it's pouring out

Raining again? There’s no reason to ever leave your camera exposed to the elements. There are plenty of protective coverings available and they’re surprisingly affordable.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  rain,  covers,  Focus on Travel Photography 

Keep Shooting In The Cold with These Gloves Designed for Photographers

Shoot in the cold of winter with gloves designed for Photographers. Keep your gloves on when operating a camera. Updated for 2014

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 3 days ago

In the cold of winter, photographers may not want to take their gloves off to operate their cameras’ external controls or touch-operated LCDs. Let’s elminate that excuse.

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TAGS: accessories,  winter 

Tripod Head Buying Guide: What To Look For and Top Products Available

For those looking for a tripod head, here’s a guide into what makes a good product. Also find out about the best tripod head products available.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jon Sienkiewicz, 4 days ago

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It all comes down to aligning your camera into the exact position you want, repeatedly, with ease, accuracy, and precision. Not a small task. We're talking about Tripod Heads here. Some are designed to hold a camera rock-steady; others allow fluid movement through a smooth arc. There's at least one that will satisfy your specific needs.

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TAGS: adorama,  tripod,  comparison 

Buying guide: Photo Studio backdrops

It's what's in back that counts

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, 4 days ago

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Background information about muslin, velour, canvas, and seamless backdrops. (UPDATED FOR 2014).

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TAGS: canvas,  studio,  portrait,  backdrop,  muslin,  seamless,  velour,  stand,  focus on portraiture 

9 Great Gadgets That Will Give You More Flattering Flash Photos

Our Favorite Portable Flash Light Modifiers (UPDATED FOR 2014)

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 4 days ago

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These flash modifiers can control and shape light to reduce or eliminate harsh lighting from your shoe-mounted flash, resulting in more pleasing portraits.

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TAGS: LumiQuest,  light,  flash,  lighting,  flash diffuser,  lighting technique,  Flashpoint 

Essential HD Video Accessories for DSLRs

Over thirty accessories that will help you shoot better HD Movies! UDPATED FOR 2014

ArticleDigital SLRs Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 8 days ago

HD video: To get the most out of this must-have DSLR feature, you’ll need a few well-chosen accessories. Here's our buying guide.

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TAGS: accessories,  DSLR,  video,  hdslr 

What To Look For In A HD Digital Camcorder


ArticleCamcorders & HD Video Gear Guides & Reviews - by Josh Lehrer, 8 days ago

Buying a camcorder does not have to be a complicated process. With some key information, you can get exactly the right one for your needs.

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TAGS: video,  camcorder 

Which Nikon 85mm Lens Is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

Gear Guide and Lab Test. Updated for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 9 days ago

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If you own a Nikon DSLR, you may be thinking about buying a portrait photography lens. This may help you determine which one is best for your budget and needs.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  portrait,  buying tips,  Lens advice,  lens,  portrait photography 

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