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Toby and Christina are out this week on another McKay Photography adventure to New Zealand and will be back for the Feb.16th live show. While they are gone these are your highlights of the week in article format. Follow Toby (@photorectoby) and Christina (@christinabernales) on Instagram for updates on the journey. For more photos of the trip check out #mckaylivenewzealand2016.

In Case You Missed It!

Sony A6300 4K for the Massesa6300-5-532x357

The a6000 has always been the goto for a starter travel camera, and now it’s got a new version in the a6300. Check out Toby’s article in the link above for more info.  

Vlogs Are Back!

News

As a note if anyone would like to contribute a story feel free to send an email to photorecnews@rm3.me.

 

Announcing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

As the best technology always starts at the top and works its way down Canon’s flagship is always a good place to look for what’s coming down the line.

This is the Canon 1D X Mark II Shooting at 16FPS

Nikon D5300 and D5500 firmware 1.01 adds support for AF-P DX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lenses

Making the older entry level DSLR’s compatible with the new AF-P stepping motor kit lenses announced at CES.

EOS 80D to Be Announced in February

Being Canon Rumors, take it with a grain of salt, but their might be a 80D announcement from Canon at CP+.

Apple’s ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ to sport dual-camera iSight array built on LinX imaging technology

Two cameras better than one? Two cameras allowing for ultra high-resolution photos? Being Apple it’ll be a wait to see but this may be the trick to make their iphone camera’s a step better.

Manfrotto Introduces Carbon Fiber Version of Its 190Go Travel Tripodmanfrotto_mt190goc4tbus_190_go_cf_4_1446127577000_1193921

In their attempt to carbon fiber everything they make Manfrotto announced their 190Go travel tripod got the same treatment. Priced accordingly at $399 without a head.

Phottix Unveils 2nd Gen Odin Ii Flash Triggers, Sekonic Announces 2 New Light Meters

Updates to the somewhat popular Phottix wireless triggers for Canon, Nikon, and Sony.

GoPro Hero 5 Reportedly Put On Hold Until October

As the company that can’t seem to win this month the GoPro Hero 5… delayed.

DJI Is Giving Away Free Microphones to Fix the Osmo’s Audio Issuescover_365x219____-1

As the audio in the DJI Osmo wasn’t great they’ve announced an attachable FlexiMic free to all current owners and shipping with new units.

Instagram

With Toby and Christina being on the McKay Photography trip this week’s assignment was #PRTV_juxtaposition. A bit trickier challenge then last week, this left you trying to find subjects that worked well together or were opposites. As Toby and Christina are gone to keep the challenge going this weeks winner and honorable mention have been picked by the patreon group, join today at http://photorec.tv/support/.

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Winner-

#prtv_juxtaposition

A photo posted by Angela Redmon (@aredmon48) on

Honorable Mentions –

Caelan and Grandpa…#prtv_juxtaposition #prtv #grandpasboy #grandson #love #nikond5500 #sigma1770

A photo posted by Tim Rosenthal (@trosenthal636) on

Next week’s challenge is Derelict, join the challenge by tagging your photos on instagram with hashtags #PRTV and #PRTV_derelict . Left a bit to interpretation this could be something old like an abandoned house, an old rusty car, or a leftover item like a random shoe that’s been left to age in the sun.

Tips

Just don’t randomly buy a hard drive to throw photos on and call it a day. As Seagate is being hit with a class action suit over its faulty 3tb drives make sure you buy a reliable brand for storing those photos. If you’re going to buy a drive, Western Digital and HGST (formerly Hitachi) are the best brands to get in terms of reliability.  Even now you can get Western Digital USB 3.0 external drives that will run RAID which is a system to mirror your data over multiple hard drives in case one of them fail.

McKay Photography Academy

Join us in 2016! Well more exactly Toby, Christina, and the McKay Academy. You get a great vacation, photography trip, mentors, and great company. See unique places with hands on learning to take the best photo possible on your journey. One spot left for the New Zealand trip, sign up now!

Find out more at mckaylive.com and on Facebook at McKay Photography Academy & Vision Culture

 

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 I doubt many Amish have seen the movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off but I can't get this quote out of my head "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." On our last day in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania we were treated to a beautiful sunrise, an Amish dairy farm tour, a buggy ride and beautiful blue skies. I had a few Amish buggy photos and wanted to try a panning shot - I talk about how to capture shots like this in my popular Shutter Speed Explained video - Watch at http://photorec.tv/shutterspeed/ *  Captured with the #Sony #a7RII and #Canon #70200L at 70mm and 1/30 second
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 They all had dreams. They all had family. They died for us. Arlington National Cemetery is a heavy place, I can't help but think about all the pain and suffering when presented with row upon row of a headstone representing a fallen soldier and my mind boggles that this still happens today. On this little planet hurtling through an incomprehensible ginormous space - some people think it is ok to kill each other. :( p.s. You should google Cornelius H. Charlton - his story is interesting p.p.s My grandfather is buried in Arlington- my Mom's father was instrumental in designing and implementing early radar systems for the Navy in WW2. Captured with the #Sony #a7RII and #Canon #70200L at 200mm and f/3.2


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