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If you see what looks like a deal at a local store, that deal is likely also available at one of the online retailers we work with.
Shopping at one of our primary retailers will allow you to avoid driving in traffic and waiting in long shopping lines.
Spend that extra time photographing or sharing ever-fleeting moments with your family. Better yet, do both, documenting your family togetherness time.
Along with purchasing items to use personally over the holidays or to gift to someone else, this is a good time to consider renting something fun for recording the holidays.
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A high quality tripod is a must-have tool for any serious photographer. If you want the best image quality, don't skimp on your tripod and head investment (but do take advantage of savings opportunities when they present themselves).
A nice selection of Lexar SDXC/SDHC, CompactFlash and CFAST Memory Cards have been significantly reduced for Black Friday. You'll find the same prices at B&H and Adorama, but... Adorama has a special page dedicated to the deals, so it's a bit easier to find what you want.
Take this opportunity to put a backup memory card in each of your camera bags. At some point, you'll be glad you did. [Sean]
From the Daniel Norton Photographer YouTube Channel:
It’s not always convenient or even possible to place your camera on a tripod when creating time-lapse shots.
In this short video I show you how to build a small rig that will allow you to hang your camera from a drop ceiling, keeping it out of the way of the situation you are recording.
Pro Tip- get yourself a few 1/4 20 nuts to use as spacers so you don’t need to screw the tripod head tight to the scissors clamp each time.
The images we shoot are vulnerable to drive failures, whether by a corrupted hard disk in our desktop computer or physical damage (house fire, flood, etc.).
If you want your images protected, it's important to use an off-site solution that includes cloud storage and/or portable hard drives located at a friend or family's house.
For the latter, rotate the drives regularly to ensure your most recent images have been backed up off-site.