ARC is Ready for NAB 2015, Are You?

We will be showcasing the Latest Broadcast and Video Equipment From‪ Canon‬, ‪‎Sony‬, ‪‎Arri‬, ‪Atomos‬, ‪Litepanels‬ and More at the 2015 NAB Show April 13-16th. Visit us at booth C1321 in the Central Hall, for an inside look at the hottest cameras, lenses, tripods, monitors, lighting, and video accessories; Enter Adorama’s NAB 2015 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes […]

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Reviews

One of the most anticipated lenses in the past year, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is already being referred to as “the unicorn” of lenses by photographers everywhere. To find out why, check out these reviews: Bryan Carnathan: Many were referring to 2014 as the “Year of the Lens” and the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Photography Business

With the decline in cost for quality camera bodies and equipment, we’ve seen an increase in emerging talent. Unfortunately, there has also been an equal amount of increase in photography related businesses. From portrait and wedding photography to street and documentary photography, it seems there is a new photographer born every day. However, if you really […]

Tips and Tricks for Hybrid Photographers via Sigma Photo

I recently shot and wrote for a two part blog series with Sigma. For the video/photography portion of the posts, I had to write the scripts, shoot stills and videos, record soundscapes, tweak sound, edit and grade everything. It was literally a one-man crew project. It was a wild experience but an extremely rewarding one. […]

Six Reasons to Dust Off Your Trusty Lightmeter

I was talking with a friend about how some technologies change so quickly and drastically while others seem to survive the rapid pace of “progress”. On the topic of photography, the lightmeter comes to mind. I purchased my first Sekonic lightmeter when I was getting started in photography. Right after school I did a lot […]

In-Depth Product Demo: Get Your Hands On a New AJA CION™ Production Camera – RSVP Today

Join Adorama Pro on Wednesday, February 11th to see the launch of the highly anticipated CION™ from AJA Systems up close and personal. At the free event, an AJA product rep will take attendees through an in-depth product demo with time to get hands-on with the CION™ 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. Click the image […]

Traveling with Photography and Video Equipment

I have always been fascinated with how photographers and cinematographers pack their gear. I remember reading the equipment lists of National Geographic photographers when I was younger and wondering how they could crisscross the world with so much stuff. Those times, as you might have noticed, are pretty much over. Nowadays, we need to deal […]

First Impressions & Comparison Reviews of the New Sony A7II

A few first impressions of the New Sony A7II via Planet-Alpha: Build: The A7 II feels much better in the hand than the A7. I am fairly ham-fisted and the A7’s grip was a tad too small for my mitts. The A7 II’s more pronounced grip is a godsend. The A7 II is slightly heavier […]

Additional Thoughts On Camera Movement

Unlike still photography, filmmaking is a medium defined by motion. Motion is the action within the frame but also of the frame itself. Even a series of well-lit and nicely composed shots can be perceived as a slide show, as opposed to a story in motion, if they remain stagnant. Nowadays we are hard-pressed to […]

Why Camera Movement is (Often) Important

Production Value What’s the point of shooting video if the frame never moves? A sequence of locked off shots is really not all that different from a slide show and does not take advantage of one of the most powerful cinematic tools: Motion. Infusing your work with camera movement can often seem like a daunting […]