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Black Friday Bargains

Every Photographer knows the drama that comes with shopping for new kit; particularly that moment of deliberating over whether it’s worth remortgaging the house or selling a kidney so that you can get a new zoom lens. Thankfully, Black Friday (23 November) and its geeky cousin, Cyber Monday (26 Monday), are upon us! With just a few days to go, retailers are falling over each other to offer the best tech deals for savvy shoppers. The only trouble is; do you buy now, or wait to see whether there’s a better deal on the big day?

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How to Photograph Fireworks Like A Pro

Bonfire Night is an absolute treat for photographers – hours of brilliant, visual displays that make for fantastic content, interspersed with touching images of families and friends enjoying the spectacle. As with all great photography, there’s a knack to getting your shots right. We’ve composed a quick and easy guide that’ll help you capture those epic moments and boost your night photography skills.

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Property Photography FAQs: What’s the best camera for property photographers?

The very fact that we have to remind ourselves to ‘never judge a book by its cover’ is proof that we automatically do.

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FocalAgent Expert Photographers on: the best piece of kit they've ever bought

In January, we introduced our first panel of FocalAgent Expert Photographers. For the next few months, you'll be hearing from:  Rob Buttle, expert on wedding photography  Neil Isherwood, expert on forensic photography  Laura Laws, expert on portrait photography Hennie Wellman, expert on editorial photography In their first panel discussion, they answer a question that every photographer answers differently: what's the best investment you've made with your kit? [Editor's note: Check out the official FocalAgent essential kit list for a property photographer]

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Photography skills vs kit: what matters most?

When it comes to taking great photographs, what matters most? A lot of professionals and hobbyists say it’s down to the photographer. Without the passion and vision of someone who knows their aperture from their shutter speed, there's only so much a good camera can do. There are still a few people out there who tend towards the equipment side of the debate. Granted, they’ll admit that the most skilled photographers can take decent photos using any camera, but they will also happily argue that a professional grade lens can be the difference between a mediocre photo and an extraordinary one. So which is it to be: the workman or his tools?

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KitMapper's top 5 pieces of kit for shooting interiors

Our friends at KitMapper have built the ultimate resource for any creative freelancer: a service that lets you lend and borrow photography and AV kit in your city.  It's pretty safe to say they know their photography equipment. Dave Charlesworth, KitMapper CEO, has worked with Deniz Gurzel, photographer  and KitMapper user, to give their top five pieces of kit for property photographers.

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The essential kit list for a property photographer

A good workman never blames their tools and that’s because the people who are outstanding in their field are also outstanding at selecting the right equipment for the task at hand.

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