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Olympic photographer reveals what’s in his kit bag for Tokyo 2020

Professional photographer Jeff Cable has revealed the camera kit he’s taken to Tokyo to cover the 2020 Olympic Games (yes, that’s still the name!).

As a seven-time veteran of the Olympics, covering the Games for Team USA and the US Olympic Committee, Cable is better qualified than almost anyone when it comes to assessing the best professional cameras, so to get a glimpse into his camera bag gives a real insight into what a working pro at the highest level relies on to get the job done.

Thanks to Jeff’s brilliant blog, that’s exactly what we’ve been privileged enough

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Instructor Bans Kit Lenses From Photography Course

Kit lenses frequently get a bad reputation as it is, but one photography instructor took things to the next level and banned them from her course. As is typical on the internet, outrage ensued.

A photography instructor at a university in North Carolina included a statement in the syllabus that they will not allow 18-55mm kit lenses in the course and students must find another lens to use or buy. It is explained in the syllabus that student work from past semesters has been licensed commercially and says that the kit lenses are low quality and will put students at 

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Photography Instructor Bans Kit Lenses

It’s often said that “the best camera is the one that’s with you,” but one college photography instructor doesn’t seem to agree: she has banned the students in her course from using kit lenses.

In case you’re not familiar with camera equipment, entry-level cameras are often bundled with cheaper (generally 18-55mm zoom) lenses that allow aspiring photographers to immediately start shooting photos without having to buy a separate lens for their new camera.

These starter lenses usually feature a weaker plastic build and have a more limiting variable aperture range, but they offer a flexible focal range that allows users

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Professional mountain bike photographer reveals what’s inside his kit bag

Martin Bissig has a created a successful career by combining his three passions of mountain biking, traveling and, of course, photography. He’s currently one of only two Swiss ambassadors in the Canon Europe Ambassador program and is considered one of the most published outdoor photographers in Europe.

His travel reports in 2019 featured in more than 50 publications and 20 countries. In the last three years he’s been running photography workshops on composition, flash, story development and editing.  

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We sat down with Martin, who regularly shoots for professional riders and clients including Red Bull,

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18-year-old semi-pro wildlife photographer shows us the kit he can’t live without

James Manning is an 18-year-old photographer based in the United Kingdom. He specializes in wildlife and photojournalism, and has had his work featured on major news outlets as well as in his local community. 

James’s style is to capture the light, emotion and atmosphere of his subject, and show what otherwise might be overlooked. He’d love to pursue wildlife photography as a full-time career and is looking forward to what the future brings. We sat down with him to see his approach to wildlife photography and find out what his essential bits of photo kit are that he couldn’t live

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