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    Tips for Shooting Beautiful Portraits

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Of all the styles of photography to master, many would say that portrait photography is the most challenging since it requires you to create a strong connection with your subject or subjects in a short period of time. Fortunately, there are several tricks out there that you can try in order to make the task of capturing that perfect shot easier and more enjoyable. Here are some tips for shooting beautiful portraits.

    Explore Different Angles

    Once you have a location and idea in your head for your portrait shots, think of several unique angles to shoot your subject from. Instead of just relying on standard forward-facing camera angles where your subject is directly in your line of sight, take a look at the scene from above or shoot from the ground to get a unique perspective that is sure to make for fantastic photo prints that your client will love.

    Vary Eye Contact and the Subject's Focus

    Another simple trick for taking beautiful portraits is to encourage your model or subject to look in various directions as you shoot. Direct him or her to focus to the side of the frame in order to create a more mysterious look or encourage your subject to look at another person in the shot in order to create some chemistry in the photo.

    Embrace the Candid Shot

    Many photographers find that their favorite portrait shots are those that came about spontaneously and without much direction. Consider asking your subjects to just be themselves and to interact with one another as you shoot them candidly. The results will be more natural and you may even capture a truly priceless moment.

    We have all of the equipment you need to create beautiful portrait photos right here at Camera Land NY. Whether you're preparing to shoot your photos with a Nikon camera, an old-fashioned Leica, or a Fuji, we can help you find the accessories and lighting equipment you need to create fantastic results. Call us today at (646) 789-4830 to learn more about our camera products and accessories.

    Choosing a Lens for Your Camera

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Every professional or aspiring photographer knows that in order to get a great shot, you have to work with the right equipment. If you're getting ready to shop for a new Leica, Nikon, or similar digital camera model, then it goes without saying that you will want to invest a significant amount of your time on finding just the right lens to accompany it. Here is our guide to choosing a lens for your new DSLR camera.

    Get to Know Your Camera First

    Before you even head into your local NYC Camera Land store, be sure to first sit down and take a minute to better understand your camera and its basic needs. Lenses come in many different sizes and it is essential that you purchase one that will mount properly onto your camera. Take note of your camera's dimensions as well as the specific model that it is you are working with, such as a specific Nikon style or a particular Leica model.

    Consider Your Future Shots and Projects

    While browsing through the different lens options available at Camera Land, be sure to consider what types of shots you want to be able to capture. Do you have an upcoming project or assignment that requires portraits, or even landscape style shots? Your goals will play a significant role in what type of lens you require, since these devices vary considerably when it comes to focal length, aperture, and other features that affect the outcome of a given shot.

    Understanding the Lens Options Available

    When it comes to lens options, you can choose from ultra wide, wide angle, standard, telephoto, super zoom, and macro (to name a few). Each lens style has its own unique purpose and function, which you want to research before you go shopping. For example, you may want to consider a super zoom if you're not a fan of switching lenses frequently, telephoto if you enjoy shooting nature, and wide angle if you find yourself shooting portraits often.

    If you have more questions about picking the right lens for your camera, consult with the experts here at Camera Land NY. Our NYC camera store offers a wide range of products from name brands like Leica and Nikon as well as services such as photo prints and passport photos. Call us at (646) 789-4830 to find out how we can help you with your camera needs.

    "Deal of the Day" is on the Vortex Razor HD 5-20x50 Riflescopes

    Last updated 2 months ago

    As I am sure you are aware by now, last year we established a "Deal of the Day" section on our site. This, "Deal of the Day" is posted everyday I am here at work, assuming I find the time each day to do this, lol. 
    We buy lots of demos, close-outs and assorted new product deals and sometimes we wind up with enough to offer crazy cheap deal on something awesome. 

    Today's "Deal of the Day" is on the Vortex Razor HD 5-20x50 Riflescopes 

    Check Out These Prices:
    Razor HD 5-20x50 EBR-1 (MOA) RZR550 $1499.99 
    Razor HD 5-20x50 EBR-3 (MRAD) RZR553 $1499.99 
    Razor HD 5-20x50 EBR-2B (MRAD) RZR551B $1499.99 
    Razor HD 5-20x50 EBR-3 (MRAD) RZR-52008 $1499.99 
    Razor HD 5-20x50 EBR-1 (MOA) RZR-52003 $1499.99 
    Razor HD 5-20x50 EBR-2B (MOA) RZR-52005 $1,699.99 
    Razor HD 5-20x50 EBR-2B MRAD RZR-52006 $1,699.99 
    Yes, these are new scopes


    Our web builder is away so if the price on our site does not show these prices just give us a call and we will take care of it.


    BTW, a portion of every Vortex sale is donated to 
    United Cerebral Palsy

    Please feel free to call Doug or Neil @ 212-753-5128 with any questions or to place an order.

    * These "
    Deal of the Day" opportunities last as long as we have inventory so if you see this and want this please give a call or check our site.

    Have a great day

    20% Off Photo Books

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Meet the Olympus E-M1

    Last updated 2 months ago

    If you want to take your photography to the next level, consider the Olympus E-M1. The E-M1 is an affordable professional-level digital camera that is miles ahead of the technology curve. Handsomely crafter finished, unprecedented creative controls, and revolutionary design elements such as a freeze-proof, full-magnesium alloy construction and interactive “all-control” electronic viewfinder will send your imagination into overdrive. The Olympus E-M1 also features a new 16MP Live MOS Image Sensor with Dual Autofocus and 10fps sequential shooting for professional speed and professional results.

    Come to Camera Land in NYC to get your hands on the incredible Olympus E-M1. We also carry digital cameras from Nikon, Canon, and other leading camera manufacturers. Visit our website to see our inventory of digital cameras and camera accessories, or call us at (646) 789-4830 to speak with one of our camera experts. 



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