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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 BUYING GUIDES

Digital Photography

Accessories and Gift Ideas for Photographers


Digital Cameras


Lenses and Filters




Video Gear


Consumer Electronics


Don't see a guide for something you're interested in? Post a request in the comments below. We're still writing and posting guides, so come back here often.

 

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Accessories You Need For Macro Photography

Check out the numerous camera accessories available to improve your macro photography. Learn more about macro photography & its essential accessories. Updated for Spring 2014.

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, 13 days ago

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You're inspired to go out there and capture the world in miniature...now all you need's the right stuff. Here are the essentials—lenses, lighting, and accessories—that will help you produce that macro magic.

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TAGS: adorama,  macro,  macro photography,  ring flash,  clamp,  lens,  Focus on Macro Photography 

The Best MILCs for Spring 2015!

Mirrorless compact system cameras are revolutionizing how you take pictures

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 21 days ago

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At the dawn of this decade, the mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact digital camera didn’t exist. Now, there are hundreds of them, ranging from simple point-and-shoot affairs to cameras that pro shooters are flocking to. Find out if one’s in your future!

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TAGS: Panasonic,  samsung,  compact digital camera,  system compact,  interchangeable lens,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Pentax Q,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  Olympus OM-D EM-1,  Fujifilm X-A1,  Sony Alpha 7,  Fujifilm X-E2 

Top Lenses for Sports Photography

Want to catch the action? Here’s a quick guide to the gear—especially lenses--you need. Updated for Fall 2013.

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 28 days ago

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Whether you're shooting with a DSLR or a high-end Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact, there's a plethora of choices when it comes to lenses. Which are best for catching the action?

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TAGS: canon,  sports,  Lens advice,  lens 

Newborn Photography Gear Guide

Get the gear you need for starting a newborn photography business or capturing your own children's special first moments.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Danielle Lawler, January 30, 2015

Newborn photography can be a tricky task; those little babies often only offer you a split second to capture the perfect image. The right gear can really make a difference when trying to capture those early moments.

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An Event Photographer's Toolkit

Ready, in any event

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, January 20, 2015

Party shots? A simple point-and-shooter will do the job, right? Not if you are being paid to photograph a corporate party, a family life event such as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or an engagement party. 

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TAGS: DSLR,  professional,  flash,  power packs,  flash diffuser,  event photography,  full-frame 

12 Great Digital Cameras for Travel Photography

Cameras have gotten smaller and more portable than ever, while delivering better quality images. Updated for Winter-Spring 2015

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, January 19, 2015

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Planning a road trip? A new generation of cameras for the well-travelled photographer offers better image quality in smaller and lighter packages. Here's a look at a dozen cameras that we think are well-suited for travel photography.

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TAGS: canon,  camera,  DSLR,  Casio,  Fujifilm,  Olympus,  Panasonic,  pentax,  samsung,  ricoh,  cameras,  sony,  system compact,  Sony NEX,  Nikon P7000 

Essential Photo Accessories for Wedding Photography

Essential photo accessories that any photographer will need to capture a wedding. These camera additions will ensure beautiful wedding photos for a lifetime. Updated for 2015

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, January 16, 2015

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Essential photo accessories that any photographer will need to capture a wedding. These camera additions will ensure beautiful wedding photos for a lifetime.

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TAGS: digital,  SLR,  DSLR,  tripod,  flash,  seamless background,  light stands,  Focus on weddings 

What's The Best Travel Tripod?

These camera supports fit in carry-on luggage; updated for 2014.

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, January 15, 2015

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If you are traveling by plane and plan to bring a tripod with you, weight—and especially size—count. Which models fit in your carry-on bag? Here are our favorites.

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TAGS: buying guide,  travel,  carry-on luggage,  travel photography,  tripod,  carry-on bag,  Gitzo,  Giottos,  Focus on Travel Photography,  Benro,  Induro,  Slik,  Velbon 

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