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Jason Schneider served as Pop Photo’s Editor-in-Chief for over 15 years before coming over to Adorama to start what was then called the Adorama Academy (now known as the Adorama Learning Center). Prior to that, Schneider was Editorial Director of Modern Photography, where he joined the editorial staff as Assistant Editor in 1969.He is now a freelance writer and a frequent contributor to the ALC.
 
A lifelong photo enthusiast, Schneider has managed retail camera stores, operated his own professional photo studio, shot over 100 weddings, and covered a variety of photojournalistic assignments. He is an acknowledged expert on camera collecting and has written four books on the subject, as well as hundreds of Camera Collector columns for Modern and Popular Photography. He has also written scores of camera tests and technical articles on a wide variety of photographic subjects, as well as articles on practical picture taking, and the aesthetic and creative aspects of photography. He has made numerous appearances on network and cable TV, and has been interviewed on all the major morning shows.
 
A native New Yorker, Schneider attended New York University, where he majored in English Literature and minored in Classics. He was graduated Magna Cum Laude and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

 

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Ready, Steady, Go: Why Monopods are A Great Solution for Travel Photography

Primer and Buying Guide: Updated for Holidays 2013

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, October 21, 2013

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A look at the world's most versatile camera supports and why they're ideal for sports, wildlife and travel photography.

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TAGS: travel photography,  sports photography,  monopod,  wildlife,  support 

Optical Filters You Still Need for Professional Digital Photographs

Yes, filters are still relevant. Here's why. Updated for Fall 2013.

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, August 8, 2013

Perhaps the single greatest thing about optical filters—those transparent, usually round, usually glass light modifiers that screw onto your lens—is that they allow you to add creative effects easily at the moment of exposure.

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TAGS: filter,  color,  soft focus,  polarizing,  optical 

10 Top Lights For Digital Video Production

Top kits for video production. UPDATED FOR HOLIDAYS 2012.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, November 1, 2012

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For the best image quality when shooting HD video indoors, you need to supplement the light. Here are some top kits.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  light,  light stands,  lighting,  digital SLR,  buying tips,  hd video,  Focus on HD Video 

Nikon D3200 DSLR Product Review

Field and lab test results

ArticleDigital SLRs Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, August 1, 2012

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It’s the highest-resolution entry-level DSLR in current production; can it deliver best-in-class image quality?

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TAGS: DSLR,  digital SLR,  APS,  Nikon D3200 

Sony Alpha SLT-A57 Product Review

Can serious enthusiasts love a broad-spectrum DSLR?

ArticleDigital SLRs Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, June 19, 2012

The sleekly styled new Sony Alpha A57 is billed as the successor to the Sony A55, the iconic best-selling Sony SLT that put Translucent Mirror Technology on the map. Think a consumer-level DSLR is inadequate for your needs? You're in for a surprse!

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TAGS: SLR,  DSLR,  sony,  APS,  hdslr,  Sony Alpha A57,  SLT 

The Golden Age of Wireless Photo Flash

Today's wireless flash systems for digital photography do a lot more than eliminate cords and cables

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, March 15, 2012

"Wireless" is in. It covers everything from Internet hot spots to sending digital images wirelessly to your printer. But before these cutting-edge capabilities were possible, there was wireless flash for off-camera flash for your camera.

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TAGS: flash,  slave,  wireless 

The 14 Most Influential Cameras of All Time

But what about...?

ArticleFilm and Collectible Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, September 15, 2011

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Selecting the all-time best of anything is always a daunting task, and that’s especially true of cameras, which have undergone a seismic paradigm shift in moving from film to digital. It’s also a great way to start arguments, generate irate letters and e-mails, and tick off your buddies at various camera companies.

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TAGS: camera,  film camera,  collectible,  film,  collectible cameras,  cameras,  used 

Camera Test: Fujifilm Finepix X100

Cool tech in a classic retro package

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, June 28, 2011

One of the most anticipated cameras in recent years, the Fujifilm X100 promises a classic camera experience with a high-tech twist. Can it deliver street-savvy performance and resolution in the lab and on the street that justifies the high demand and nosebleed price?

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TAGS: digital camera,  Fujifilm,  system compact,  APS,  Fuji,  Fujifilm X100,  Focus on Street Photography 

Camera Test: Sony Alpha A-580

A mid-range DSLR with a starter DSLR price tag

ArticleDigital SLRs Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, May 16, 2011

It’s impressive in terms of features per dollar and ease of use, but how well does the Sony Alpha A-580 perform in the real world?

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TAGS: DSLR,  digital SLR,  D-SLR,  sony,  high ISO,  APS,  Sony A580 

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