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Manfrotto BeFree Tripod

Why the Manfrotto BeFree Tripod is the Right Tripod for You [Review]

Typical uses for a tripod revolve around achieving a crisp image when your camera’s settings require a longer exposure.  For example, let’s say you want to use a low ISO setting when photographing a static object, and additionally a tight aperture for a fuller depth of field. In that case, unless you have studio lighting with strobes or continuous lamps, you have to employ a tripod. Simply put you can’t hold a camera still enough for a sharp image and a long exposure. The blurring may be apparent, or only show up after reviewing images on a computer, but it’s going to be there.

4k Ultra HD

Top 5 Digital Cameras that Shoot 4k Video [Comparison]

  4k digital cameras are taking the world by storm. You don’t need to be an expert to use one, but you certainly could be. This video resolution is generally defined as 4096 pixels x 2160 lines in the digital cinema realm. It is quickly becoming the standard for high-quality video content.  If you are on track to becoming the next Steven Spielberg, then find out which cameras can take you to the next level.

Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate takes Extravagance to the Next Level

The Biltmore Estate is one of the most well known historic mansions in the United States. It is the largest privately owned house in the country at 178,926 square feet. The estate was built between the years of 1889 and 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II of the famed Vanderbilt family. It is now a tourist attraction for all to see.

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle: A Coastal California Mansion on a Hilltop

Many people have heard of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina but a lesser known gem in San Simeon, California is Hearst Castle. About a 6 hour drive from San Diego, Hearst Castle was commissioned to be built in 1919 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Construction ended in 1947 when Hearst stopped living at the estate due to ill health. It now exists as a state park and tourist attraction for thousands of visitors each year.