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!
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!
As a note if anyone would like to contribute a story feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Making the older entry level DSLR’s compatible with the new AF-P stepping motor kit lenses announced at CES.
Being Canon Rumors, take it with a grain of salt, but their might be a 80D announcement from Canon at CP+.
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.
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.
Updates to the somewhat popular Phottix wireless triggers for Canon, Nikon, and Sony.
As the company that can’t seem to win this month the GoPro Hero 5… delayed.
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.
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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Honorable Mentions –
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.
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
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Regularly scheduled programming will return on the 16th. In the meantime checkout the winning photos from National Geographic’s kids photo contest.
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