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FASTEST CHEAP Video Tripod— E-Image 2 Stage Tripod In-Depth Review

Aaron unboxes and reviews the E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head. It is supposed to be the fastest inexpensive video tripod on the market. He talks about this tripod vs the expensive Sachtler Flowtech tripod. Is the Sachtler worth the extra $1000? Aaron talks about that. He demonstrates how the E-Image tripod opens, what the bag weighs, and everything you need to know. Setup speed comparison of E-Image vs Bogen Manfrotto tripod. This may be the fastest inexpensive video tripod on the market. It has a pan bar, bag, 75mm ball head, removable spreader, foot spikes, spirit level, and
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Categories: gear, How To, photography, Podcast, Reviews, and Travel.

How to Copy an SD card to a Hard Drive using only an iPhone iPad iOS 13 NO LAPTOP

Aaron shows you how to use an iPhone through a powered USB hub to copy an SD card to a HDD/SSD without a laptop. It is now possible to use only an iPhone to copy or backup an SD card to a HDD (hard disk drive) through a USB hub without using a laptop. This is huge for travelers, backpackers, adventurers, and film makers. Having all of your footage on a single SD card is scary. Losing or having the card fail can be catastrophic. Often it’s not possible to have a laptop while backpacking or traveling. Aaron shows how
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Categories: gear, How To, Mac, photography, Podcast, Reviews, Travel, and World Beyond.

Sony RX100 VA Review and unboxing – Best pocket camera

Sony RX100 VA Review The Sony RX100 VA is one of the best portable pocket cameras on the market. It’s great for Vlogging and adventure filming, too. Aaron took it on his expedition to Antarctica and filmed his entire documentary for 3 months with this camera. The camera shoots in 1080p and does amazingly well for a small camera. The flip screen is a nice addition. Aaron has filmed several shows with it and used the camera on multiple continents and countries with this camera. People rave about it. Aaron does an unboxing and talks about the overview of the
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Categories: gear, photography, Reviews, and Unboxing video.

Canon Vixia HF W11 In-Depth Review—Waterproof Camcorder—The GoPro Killer?

Canon Vixia HF W11 In-Depth Review There is a new waterproof camcorder on the market. It’s the Canon Vixia HF W11. It claims to be 16ft/5m depth capable, waterproof, able to handle drops from up to 4.9 feet, can handle saltwater, and it has a built-in LED illuminator. Aaron has been looking for an adventure camcorder that goes way beyond the GoPro 5/6/7. The Canon W11 may be the GoPro killer. In this video, Aaron covers: Filming in SALTWATER and FRESHWATER! Canon W11 overview and Hidden Secrets and Features  of the camera that aren’t in the manual. Some features are
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Categories: photography and Reviews.


This weekend is the full moon. Big deal. But what makes this weekend special is it’s the last LUNAR ECLIPSE of the decade on January 20. If you have a clear sky, you’ll be treated to a blood moon, a somewhat rare spectacle. Aaron will talk about it, when it’ll happen, and what to expect. He also compares it to the total eclipse coming in 2024. Check out the definitive eclipse guide for the upcoming 2024 total eclipse at this affiliate link. Texas Total Eclipse Guidebook: New York Total Eclipse Guidebook: Other states are available at: More
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Categories: photography.

Unboxing: Is this studio light kit Gold or Garbage?

I bought a studio lighting kit from Amazon for a super cheap price because I wanted to try it out and I know a secret about lighting. Light doesn’t care how much you spend. Light is light. The only thing that’s a difference is how long the gear will last and how efficient it will make you. If you’re not worried about owning ProPhoto or can stand for a little time lost, then this kit may just be for you. I’m using this for quick client demos, product reviews, and my Youtube channel. Other light kits on Amazon cost $120-$220-$1500.
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Categories: gear, photography, and Unboxing video.

Speaking in Driggs, ID

Eclipse Photography Talk I will be speaking in Driggs, Idaho, on August 9, 2017, at 7pm about the total eclipse in eastern Idaho. This eclipse will streak all the way across America. My inspiring talk will focus on photography, viewing, and safety. This won’t be a boring science and photography talk. Instead, I will entertain, educate, and inspire the audience. Toilet Paper Why does toilet paper matter to someone watching the total eclipse on August 21, 2017? Attend the talk and you’ll find out. It’s more important than you think. I’ll add fun, laughs, and guidance to what the totality
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Categories: book and photography.

Speaking in Driggs

I’m excited to be speaking in Driggs, Idaho on August 9, 2017, at the senior center. I’ll talk about how to view, photograph, and enjoy the total eclipse on August 21, 2017. You want to make sure to attend this talk if you’re in the area. How will you safely view the eclipse? What’s the best way to avoid damaging your camera or your eyes? I’ll tell you how! This will be an exciting and entertaining talk. As a motivational speaker, I’ll add energy and excitement to the presentation. No boring stuff here!
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Categories: photography and speaking.

Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide

I’m super excited for my new book to come out this month: Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide, the Commemorative Official Guidebook. It’s loaded with eclipse photography specifics, safety info, and locations to shoot from. If you want to photograph the eclipse over the Grand Teton, this book has specific locations to shoot from. It has specific locations to be in on August 21, 2017. This book is a keepsake. Get a copy for each of your family members. Each can write down their emotions and remember this unique and once-in-a-lifetime event in Grand Teton. The back of the book has prompts
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Categories: book, misc, and photography.