Can the Canon Rebel T3i Still Take Great Portraits?

Have one of your old DSLRs lying around? This cheap camera challenge with an entry-level Canon DSLR camera will inspire you to keep shooting with it.

We’re at a time when constant upgrades render cameras out-of-date every few years, especially for professional photography. This often leads photographers to fuss about their gear and feel the need to constantly upgrade to the latest and greatest. However, it’s often possible to get beautiful results, even with old cameras. The cheap camera challenge that Mango Street recently did is a testament to this. So, if you’ve ever wondered whether you can pull off something good with that nearly decade-old DSLR gathering dust somewhere, the quick answer is yes!

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Watch HSN Try to Sell a Canon Rebel T3i and Laugh

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We as photographers all know better than the average consumer looking to just have a DSLR, but if you’re looking for a laugh this afternoon, then you should take a look at the video after the jump featuring the Home Shopping Network attempting to sell the Canon Rebel T3i back in 2012.

Some of the best highlights? They call it a flagship camera, say that professionals use it, and say that a Canon lens is being used to film them despite said lens being a multi-thousand dollar video lens. But the overall marketing is just so blatantly forced and fake that you can’t help but crack up and think of the poor helpless folks that they’re targeting.

To be fair, the camera is quite good considering that the camera is one of Flickr’s most popular DSLR and that it still holds up even today when they’ve announced the T6i.

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Julien Douvier on Creating Hypnotic, Looping Cinemagraphs

Julien Douvier Cinemagraphs 5

All images by Julien Douvier. Used with permission.

Julien Douvier is a cinemagraph master. We’ve seen plenty of artful GIFs containing one small moving object. Julien, however, takes it to an entirely new hypnotic level with his frames of seamlessly looping motion from passing trains, this shot of a Ferris wheel above, to people walking down the street.

The 24 year-old Strasbourg, France resident says he has been creating cinemagraphs since 2013. At the time Julien says he did not even know there was a specific name for the images he created and it all started with a simple video he shot for a school project a year prior.

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