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Charloux : The Motocross Photographer

As a former motocross rider, I could only share a bit of my passion here through photography. Instead of showing you some of my own portfolio pictures, I thought I’d introduce you to one of the best professional photographers in this field. And one of the reasons I chose him was because he works for several big motocross magazines and pro-teams to cover the US outdoor championship and the world championship too.

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Charloux mostly uses a Canon 5D MarkIII but he also owns a 1D and a 7D.

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First Impressions – The Sony A5000 with the Kit 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

I recently hit a wall with my Sony A7 while doing a guerrilla fashion shoot in a busy supermarket. The camera had on a hot-shoe flash and a manual focusing Leica 35mm (the widest lens I had at the time). The results still came out great but I was struggling with the gear all night. A MF prime lens in a fast moving shoot really slowed things down. The non-TTL flash required constant readjustments. I didn’t have the right tools. Something was missing.

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Terry Richardson with Penelope Cruz holding onto the strap of Terry’s Panasonic Lumix GF1

I needed a camera that was even simpler and more inconspicuous. I needed a camera with pop-up flash. I needed a camera with go-anywhere capabilities without worrying about the choice of lens or a lack of image quality. I needed a modern day Yashica T4 Super D, a snapshot point and shoot.

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12 Gift Ideas for Photographers

Happy holidays our dear readers. With two weeks left till Christmas, you’re probably either looking forward to having some time off from work, to finishing your exams and going home during your winter break, or to having your family gather under one roof. Maybe you have all your holiday shopping done. If you’re like me, maybe you haven’t quite finished with your shopping list and are starting panic.

Here are 12 holiday gift ideas for your photographic loved ones or significant others. Maybe you just need an excuse to spend that annual bonus on yourself. We tried to recommend quality items rather than trinkets to be thrown away before the new year. That being said, these suggestions range from $9,995 to $0, so there’s bound to be one to suit your budget.

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