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Tamron announces the launch of the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD (Model F017) for Sony mount
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Tamron announces the launch of the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD (Model F017) for Sony mount

Rebirth of a classic with a legacy of superior optical performance August 18, 2016, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD (Model F017) for Sony mount. […]

Kenko REALPRO C-PL and ND500 Filters
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Kenko REALPRO C-PL and ND500 Filters

Kenko provided me with two of their new RealPRO filters – an upgrade in quality and materials from the PRO-1 series. I tested both filters on the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC on my Nikon D810 and came away very surprised with how well these Kenko filters perform. […]

PERFECT TRAVEL COMPANIONS
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PERFECT TRAVEL COMPANIONS

Recently, Vanguard Professional Elizabeth Gadd dropped us a line.  We were happy to hear that she’s been loving a particular couple of products we offer, as they especially came in handy on her recent trips to Medicine Lake and Brandywine Falls, BC. In her own words… “Absolutely loving the Sedona backpack! […]

Michael H. Davies' Studio in the North
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Michael H. Davies' Studio in the North

Passion drives art, the sort of passion that compels someone living in the Canadian Arctic to go out in -40º during the two and a half hour daylight, 50km south of the arctic circle, knowing that you may not get the shot you want. Michael Davies has all kinds of […]

Shooting with the new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 VC
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Shooting with the new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 VC

Recently, I had the opportunity to test the Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD lens, which would be considered a standard wide angle lens on a full-frame sensor camera like my Nikon D750. In preparation, I scrolled through my library of pictures and noticed that I rarely shoot at […]

No two are alike
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No two are alike

How many stars are there in our Universe?  How many grains of sand are there on Earth?  These are common questions that people ask.  But one that is seldom heard is, “How many snowflakes are created each year?”  I wouldn’t even attempt to answer that regarding even just a handful […]

How to get the most from a car shoot
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How to get the most from a car shoot

AVOIDING UNWANTED INTERFERENCES Depending on the circumstances, such as at an auto show, it is simply too difficult to shoot a car without getting the next car in the frame or impossible avoiding annoying background interference. Instead, shoot close-ups. Ask yourself what draws you to the car. Then shoot the […]

Pet Portrait Photography
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Pet Portrait Photography

I love animals. Pet portraits are very similar to kid portraits … lots of running around and chasing tails and wiping drool and amazing expressions. Pets young and old have a character that can shine through in their portrait. I’m going to share an easy and effective setup I use […]

GET TO KNOW VANGUARD PROFESSIONAL MICHAEL CARVER
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GET TO KNOW VANGUARD PROFESSIONAL MICHAEL CARVER

We are proud to announce that Michael Carver has joined the Vanguard Professional team. Michael Carver is a photographer living and working in the Scottish Highlands. He likes all kinds of photography and will try his hand at anything. However, his main interests lie in capturing the beautiful scenery around […]

Photographing cars at auto shows
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Photographing cars at auto shows

A car is a reflection of our social, economic and psychological psyche. It is a statement, a time capsule, of history. At interior auto shows, special models are placed on pedestals like goddesses, draped in spectacular lighting and roped off from the goggle-eyed masses. What is so frustrating is the […]