Photography Cheat Sheet: Which Camera Should You Take for Traveling?

New to photography and wondering which camera to take when traveling? Today’s photography cheat sheet should help you decide.

When you’re new to photography outside your smartphone, it can be either exciting or overwhelming to decide which camera to use, especially for travel. But, if you’re really serious about narrowing it down, you may want to get some tips from today’s photography cheat sheet.

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First Impressions: Sony RXO Action Camera

The Sony RX0 is the company’s answer to needing a high-end action camera for a number of reasons. Sports shooters will love it. Action shooters will love it. Heck, it’s honestly hard to not like it. There’s a 24mm f4 equivalent lens on the front and a 1 inch sensor behind that. Sony’s sensors have been stellar for years, and now this camera aims to challenge everything else on the market while giving a higher end experience at a fairly affordable price point. The Sony RXO is small, portable, and, once you understand how to use it, not incredibly difficult–though I’ll be the first one to admit that’s quite a hill to climb.

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The GoPro HERO6 Black, New Karma and Fusion Cameras Launch

This is a syndicated blog post from Digital Photo Pro Magazine and HDVideoPro part of the Madavor Media Network.

We’re in San Francisco at GoPro’s global launch event today and have been updating live, and the big news from the company is the introduction of the HERO6 Black camera. Also announced at the event are updates to the Karma drone, the official launch of the 5.2K spherical Fusion camera and three new accessories.

The new HERO6 Black features a custom-engineered GP1 processor, 4K60 and 1080p240 video shooting and improved video stabilization—the most advanced in any GoPro camera, says the company—all designed to deliver higher-quality images. Additional enhancements include improved dynamic range and low-light performance, in addition to RAW and HDR photo modes.

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João Pedro Catches Some Wicked Waves and Photos While Surfing

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All photos by João Pedro. Used with permission.

Surfers have been using GoPro cameras for years to take amazing footage of cutting though a wave, but did you know it can also take incredible stills as well? João Pedro, a surfer and photographer hailing from Xangri-lá, Brazil, does just that carrying a GoPro 3 Silver Edition mounted to his surfboard or in hand without a surfboard at all.

“I started taking pictures two years ago, when a friend told me ‘man, you have take some pictures to show us how crazy is there when the ocean is in a bad mood,’” João said. “It’s not very easy to get used to, but with time and persistence I made it work.”

On top of the challenge of taking great images João says he also has to lick (yes lick) the lens to wick away any water droplets. João also has to bury the camera and waterproof case in anti-molding powder made for clothes for a few hours before a shoot to prevent any blurred images.

“My first 5000 photos were awful, but they encouraged me to try harder,” João quipped. “It should encourage you too, because photography is more than press the button, it’s a feeling, it’s Art!”

João also left some parting advice for photographers looking to getting into surfing action photography. “Be prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually  because you’ll need to be 100% and never underestimate the sea.”

You can check out more of João work after the break. Also be sure to visit his EyeEm portfolio and friend him on Facebook.

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Peak Design Announces Availability of its P.O.V. Kit GoPro Mounting Solution

Felix Esser The Phoblographer Peak Design POV Kit

Back at Photo Plus last year, we caught a first glimpse at Peak Design’s new P.O.V. Kit, which is a GoPro mounting solution that builds on the company’s Capture Camera Clip. Back then, the P.O.V. Kit had just been funded via Kickstarter, and now Peak Design has officially announced it for general availability.

The P.O.V. Kit is not a standalone product, but builds on the Capture Clip platform, which makes it incredibly versatile as the Capture Clip can be attached to numerous locations on your body or accessories: your belt, your backpak strap, you name it. And though it has been designed with action cams such as the GoPro in mind, it can actually take up alomst any camera with a compact form factor.

The P.O.V. Kit is available on its own (if you already have a Capture Clip) for US-$ 29.95, or it can be bought in kit with the Capture Camera Clip for US-$ 84.95, saving you $5 over the individual price for each item. And if you’re not convinced yet, head past a break to see Peak Design’s awesome advertising video for the P.O.V. Kit.

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