Badlands VanFest 2022

 By Ryley Smith

 

Make your way out to the Alberta Badlands for an unreal festival, Badlands VanFest! From July 29th – 31st, 2022, celebrate the great outdoors at the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre in Drumheller, Alberta! With concerts, hikes, events and workshops all day and night, including our Fashion Portraiture – Badlands Workshop, it will be a weekend full of fun in one of Alberta’s most beautiful and unique landscapes! 

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What’s In My Jeep: See This Outdoor Adventurer’s Epic Kit For Overlanding Photography

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Hey guys, my name is Lawrence Leyderman (@overlandingphotography) – I’m a photographer, explorer, overlander, outdoor junkie, and part-time nomad. The feeling I get from being out in nature is second to none. Exploring the great outdoors, and inspiring others to do the same are my passions. The challenge of getting to and capturing remote, yet exquisite landscapes in a dramatic fashion has been and always will be my dream!

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Firmware 2.10 For Nikon Z9

 By Ryley Smith

 

We love a firmware update, and Nikon has released one for the outstanding Nikon Z9. The camera of the year just got better with Firmware 2.10! With upgrades for both video and photo, Firmware 2.10 has something for all Nikon Z9 users!

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New Lensbaby Kit

 By Ryley Smith

 

Flower and macro photographers rejoice because Lensbaby has created the new Soft Focus Optic Swap Macro Kit! This optic swap collection combines two of Lensbaby’s most popular and best-selling creative effects optics, the Sweet 50 and Soft Focus II, plus the award-winning Composer Pro II tilting lens body! It is the perfect kit for macro photographers with ever-growing creativity! 

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Nikon’s Newest Mirrorless Camera & S-Line Lens

 By Ryley Smith

 

Nikon has excitedly announced the new Nikon Z 30 mirrorless camera, specifically designed for video content creators, vloggers and streamers! Small, lightweight and packed to the max with outstanding features, the Z 30 is giving creators ultimate flexibility to produce the video content they are dreaming about. Nikon also announced the new Nikkor Z 400MM f/4.5 VR S super-telephoto prime lens! The Z 400MM f/4.5 VR S is compact, and lightweight, with superior sharpness and clarity and perfectly designed for full-frame/FX-format Nikon Z mount mirrorless cameras. 

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Behind The Shot: Removing Distractions & Creating Visual Pathways In The Badlands

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Sapna Reddy (@sapnareddy) is a landscape photographer based in Northern California. The Alpha Collective member is currently pursuing dual careers as a photographer and a physician. As a radiologist she analyzes images in an attempt to establish diagnosis to achieve cure. As a photographer she aspires to generate images that are both a creative expression for the artist as well as a therapeutic visual for the viewer. Her work has been awarded in competitions run by National Geographic, USA landscape photographer of the year, Lonely Planet, Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer amongst others. We recently came across this photo of Sapna’s, titled “Bare Beauty” that won Grand Prize for the 2021 Nature’s Colors Contest run by Outdoor Photographer. We connected with Sapna to learn more about how she made the image with her Sony Alpha 7R III and Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master – see what she had to say below.

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What’s In My Bag: A Content Creator’s Kit For Logging 4,000 Miles In The Wilderness

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Elina Osborne (@elinasborne) is a visual storyteller rooted in telling tales of hiking and adventure. A creator on YouTube, she says of her works, “I make content in the form of documentary-style films. While I place focus on capturing video, photography has also always been something I love to capture – particularly when it involves people in new environments.” Osborne says to cover her bases, her gear could vary immensely, but for her YouTube Channel, she’s taken an approach to be as minimal as possible. “It’s usually trial by fire on a long-distance hike,” she says, “navigating what I can justify carrying, with what I think will capture the journey I’m trying to portray.” After some 4,000 miles on the trail and many sprained ankles later, she has settled on a Sony Alpha 7S III camera and a tight collection of Sony lenses to document her adventures in YouTube films and vlogs. She walks us through her gear in detail below.

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The Must-Have Instant Photo Printer

 By Ryley Smith

 

Do you love everything about instant photos, but want even more freedom and creativity when printing? Then the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 is the must-have printer for you. Not only can you pick your favourite pictures to print from your Smartphone, but you can also use a bunch of fun features, like instaxAiR, to make each print unique! The mini Link 2 is the perfect way to add a little fun and create lasting memories.

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