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Luke Combs Talks Second No. 1 Single, Ryman Shows & Fan Support After Route 91 Shooting

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:22am
Luke Combs has had a pretty red-letter 2017, as far as his music career is concerned. The 27-year-old country singer started out his year...
Categories: Music Industry

11 Funniest Moments From Blake Shelton's 'Texoma Shore' Sirius XM Album Release Party

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:12am
If you’re a country fan or if you’ve watched even a single episode of The Voice, you’re aware that Blake Shelton is quite the...
Categories: Music Industry

Madame Gandhi Rallies TT The Artist and UNIIQU3 to Bring Remixed 'Future Is Female' Video to Life: Premiere

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:00am
When Kiran Gandhi put out her debut EP Voices under the moniker Madame Gandhi last October, it was intended for a different world -- one in...
Categories: Music Industry

The First Billboard: All That Was 'New, Bright and Interesting on the Boards'

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:00am
On Nov. 1, 1894, Billboard published its first issue … one that's vastly different from today's magazine (and Billboard's expanded...
Categories: Music Industry

Liam Payne Shares Teaser of 'Empowering' Video for 'Bedroom Floor' Starring Bella Thorne

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:48am
Liam Payne has teased a revealing clip of his upcoming video for his current single "Bedroom Floor." Revealing, for one, because we...
Categories: Music Industry

Expert Advice: Wireless Tethering with CamRanger

A Photo Editor's Blog - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:47am

Alex Subers, Wonderful Machine

Tethering can be quite the nuisance. Limited mobility, minimal space on set, crashing laptops, and fickle cables to name a couple of reasons why.  Now depending on the scale of the shoot, tethering with cables and a digital tech station is necessary. But what about those shoots that don’t have the budget, space, or time to allow for an on-site digital tech and station? That’s where the CamRanger comes into play. It takes all of 2 minutes to connect to your iPhone, iPad, and camera, and but will save you hours on every shoot.

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What does it do?

The CamRanger can work in multiple capacities:

  • Remote Shutter Release/Camera Adjustments
  • Wireless Downloading of Images (great for pumping out real-time social media posts)
  • Live View
  • Time Lapse/Bracketing

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Remote Shutter Release/Camera Adjustments

After linking the CamRanger with your phone or tablet, you will be able to wirelessly trigger your shutter straight from the app, along with being able to control the majority of the camera settings you need while shooting, such as exposure, aperture, ISO, white balance, etc. The main benefit of this comes when you’re shooting photos that prohibit you from touching the camera, such as low shutter speeds, multiple exposures, or cameras out of reach (architecture, time lapses/long exposures, and any other photos requiring compositing).

Wireless Downloading of Images

This is the feature I tend to use the most due to the timely nature of the images I’m shooting. When I’m shooting games for the Sixers, getting the team photos throughout the game for their social media platforms is extremely important. One of the challenges has always been trying to beat out the competition, Getty Images. Since Getty photographers have a proprietary wireless software built-in to their cameras, they can get photos out real time. The CamRanger has leveled the playing field by creating a wireless network between the device and your phone, giving you the capability of browsing through your CF card straight from your phone and downloading high res images right on the spot. Although it’s not quite as quick as the Getty software, it’s 100x faster than walking to the press room after every quarter and uploading/exporting images. Here are a couple of popular photos I’ve been able to deliver real time.

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Live View/Time Lapse/Bracketing 

These features are pretty straightforward. The live view capability is beneficial when the camera is out of reach, such as, in high or overhead angles, when you need to adjust the placement of items within the shot (particularly useful in food and still life shoots). The time-lapse feature is essentially a built-in intervalometer, allowing you to choose how many frames you want to shoot with how much time in-between. The bracketing feature, as you can see in the image to the right, allows you to set your initial shutter speed, the size of the incremental bracketing steps, and how many shots you want to take.

Here is an architectural photo that I used the CamRanger for when bracketing and triggering the shutter.

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It wasn’t an ideal environment, but as you can see, I was able to change exposures straight from my phone, without having to touch the camera, making the post-processing a breeze to piece together.

The CamRanger is essentially a $300 investment that turns your phone/tablet into a portable digital tech station time and time again, without fail. In my opinion, this product is a MUST in any photographers camera bag. Check out the CamRanger website here, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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Categories: Business

Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture Is Now Available as a Book

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:11am
The past year has been such a tortured whirlwind that it’s very possible you have forgotten about two things, or at least, that they seem...
Categories: Music Industry

Umphrey's McGee 'Want What They Cannot Have' on New Single 'The Silent Type': Exclusive First Listen

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:00am
On Jan. 21, 2018, Umphrey’s McGee will play their third consecutive night at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, marking 20 years to the date...
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Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:00am
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The Canon 85mm F1.4L, announced at the end of August, updates the company's series of 85mm primes with a useful new feature: image stabilization. The lens isn't as fast as the 85mm F1.2L II that came before it, but should offer the ability to shoot handheld at slower shutter speeds.

True to its L-series branding it's dust- and weather-sealed, and it ships this month for $1600. DPR staffer Carey Rose and friend of the site Michael Bonocore have been shooting with it on the road and closer to home – take a look at some sample shots.

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Ariana Grande & Mac Miller, Zayn & Gigi Hadid & More Star Couples Who Dressed Together For Halloween

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:39am
Halloween 2017 can officially be dubbed the year of the power couple, as dynamic duos took to their socials to share their coordinated costumes....
Categories: Music Industry

NYC Votes to Repeal 91-Year-Old 'Cabaret Law' Banning Dancing In Bars

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:35am
Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city...
Categories: Music Industry

Derek Hough Talks Mental Health, Shares Emotional 'Hold On' Video: Exclusive Interview

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:17am
Derek Hough has stepped out of the glittery haze of the mirror ball on Dancing With The Stars to shed light on men's mental health...
Categories: Music Industry

Facebook, Twitter & Google Defend Security Measures in Senate Judiciary Hearing

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:09am
As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, tech giants Facebook, Twitter and...
Categories: Music Industry

CBS 'Looking Into' Jeremy Piven Sexual Harassment Allegations

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:59am
Jeremy Piven is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of sexual harassment. In a series of tweets Tuesday (Oct. 31), actress Ariane Bellamar...
Categories: Music Industry

Kelly Clarkson Tells Jimmy Fallon He's 'So Lucky' To Have Known Her For 15 Years, Performs 'Whole Lotta Woman'

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:47am
Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon revisited their first meeting and joked about how long they've known each other when the singer appeared on...
Categories: Music Industry

New York City Terror Attack: Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift Send Their Love

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:31am
An incident that left 8 people dead and at least 11 injured when a man drove a vehicle onto a busy Manhattan bike path on Tuesday (Oct. 31) has...
Categories: Music Industry

Residente Talks Globetrotting Ancestral Countries, Launching a New DNA Podcast & Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:45am
René Pérez Joglar, also known as Residente of Calle 13, spent all of last year globetrotting new terrain and tracing the links to his lineage. The...
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17 Great Aussie Songs For Australian Music Month: Kylie, Nick Cave, Go-Betweens, AC/DC & More

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:00am
November is a glorious time Down Under. It’s stinking hot, though afternoon storms bring welcome relief. The cricket season hits off, surf...
Categories: Music Industry

Niall Horan Dedicates 'Flicker' Performance to New York Terror Attack Victims at NYC Show

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:42am
“This is the most beautiful room I’ve ever seen,” Niall Horan told the crowd at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Tuesday...
Categories: Music Industry

Watch 'Stranger Things' Star Millie Bobby Brown Recaps Season 1 With a Rap

Billboard.com - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:22am
There’s apparently no limit to Millie Bobby Brown’s extraordinary powers.  The teenage European actor dropped by The Tonight...
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