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    Receive a Free PUMA IP Elk Hunter Knife

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Receive a free PUMA IP Elk Hunter knife ($169.99 value) with the purchase of a MINOX ZA 5 HD Riflescope. Just buy the scope, download and fill out this form and Minox will send the free PUMA IP Elk Hunter knife directly to you.
    This promo runs thru July 31st and is for USA purchases only.

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    Minox ZA 5 HD 1.2-6x24 30mm Tube 

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    Exploring the Basics of Underwater Photography

    Last updated 4 months ago

    There’s a whole other world under the surface of the ocean, and there are cameras designed to help you capture the breathtaking beauty only found underwater. Even if you aren’t much an ocean lover, an underwater camera will come in handy during pool parties and trips to the lake. To help you capture the best aquatic scenes, here are some of the basics of underwater photography.

    Use a Strobe or Flash

    Water absorbs colors such as red, orange, and yellow the deeper you travel. This is why your underwater photographs will look blue if you don’t use a flash or strobe. If you underwater camera doesn’t come with a built-in flash, buy an external strobe/flash to add color to your pictures. If using an internal flash, you may notice that your photos have backscatter, which may appear like dirt on your lens but is actually due to illuminated particles in the water.

    Get Very Close to Your Subject

    Water reduced contrast, color, and sharpness. For this reason, underwater photographers recommend taking photographs within three feet of the camera, preferably much closer. You will need to get very close to your subject in order for your photograph to turn out clear, especially if your subject is moving or hidden in coral.

    Practice Your Diving Skills

    Before you attempt to use your underwater camera for the first time, practice your diving skills. You don’t want to dive down and mess with your camera while you are still figuring out how to use your breathing apparatus and maintain buoyancy. The more comfortable you are underwater, the better your photographs will be.  

    Camera Land is proud to offer the SeaLife ReefMaster underwater camera. This easy-to-use, self-contained underwater dive camera has a 200ft depth rating and comes with an external Mini Wide Angle Lens for breathtaking aquatic shots. To learn more about the cameras and accessories we offer, visit our website or call us at (646) 789-4830. You can also stop by our store located at 575 Lexington Avenue in NYC.

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    Capture Beautiful Shots of Spring Blooms with These Tips

    Last updated 4 months ago

    One of the reasons flowers in bloom are so breathtaking is that their beauty is fleeting. As sure as flowers bloom in the spring, they wither and die in the fall. But with the right digital camera, you can capture this fleeting beauty and enjoy it for the rest of your life. Of course, it also helps if you know how to use your digital camera. Here are some tips to help you capture the perfect flower shots this spring.

    Examine Your Subject

    Before you start shooting away, pause and examine your subject. Determine what angle you will shoot from to get the best perspective, and consider how the lighting will affect your photograph. Also determine how the flower interacts and looks with the environment around it. This will help you identify a point of interest for your piece and position yourself as to remove unwanted distractions or highlight background elements.

    Identify the Point of Interest

    In all types of photography the most important thing to think about is where you want your viewers’ eyes to be drawn. In flower Macro photography, your depth of field is a matter of millimeters, so attention to detail in focusing is something to be practiced. Identify the point of interest, be it a petal, stalk, or pistil, and work hard to ensure that it is as sharp as possible.

    Remove Unwanted Distractions

    Whether you are an aspiring photographer or simply want to capture beautiful shots of the world around you, Camera Land is your destination for all of the gear you need. We are one of NYC’s premier camera dealers, and we carry digital cameras, lenses, and accessories from the most trusted named in the industry, including Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Leica, Sony, and Ricoh. Call us today at (646) 789-4830 to learn more about products and services. 

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