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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Introducing the Gitzo Légende tripod and camera backpack, two milestone products from the camera accessory manufacturer known for a century of greatness. Backed by an unlimited lifetime warranty, user-replaceable parts and build quality in a class by itself, Gitzo Légende is certain to be the centerpiece in your arsenal of photo gear for many years to come.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers consider beauty retouching a difficult and arcane art. And while you can make this task as simple or as complicated as you want, with the proper tools photographers of all skill levels can dramatically increase the quality of their results.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Lens Filters were more commonly used back when everyone shot film, perhaps because some digital photographers are imbued with the notion that “You can always fix it in Photoshop.” And that’s a shame because putting a filter on your lens is an easy way to “get it right in the camera,” rather than resorting to post-processing enhancements.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments

A spring shower can interrupt power. A lightning strike can fry your electronics with 300 million volts. And a sudden, severe drop in voltage can burn an electric motor crisper than a bug in a hot skillet. These very real potential disasters can cost you money, time and possibly your precious digital images. Here’s a list of seven devices that might save your bacon.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 18, 2020  |  0 comments

Looking for photo gifts that are a little different for the photographers in your life? Start here with our list of the 7 greatest new and/or unique photo gifts in the universe. If you are into digital photography or cameras of any sort yourself, odds are you’ll find something on this list of photo gifts that you’ll want to call your own. We did.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Finding the perfect holiday gift for the photographers in your life just got easier. We’ve put together a collection of what we think are just about the 7 coolest stocking-stuffer-type photography presents you can find anywhere. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 08, 2020  |  3 comments

If 2020 taught us nothing else, we collectively learned that things can go wrong. Terribly wrong. If your photos and video footage are important to you (and, as a photographer, they should be), then you need to buy a trusty storage or backup device pronto.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Photo gear doorbusters, deep discounts on cameras, lens sales, special pricing on photo accessories and camera bag deals, big savings on zooms, markdowns on tripods, photo price reductions, lens instant rebates – no matter what they’re called, they’re the sirens’ songs that catch your ear and direct your hand toward your wallet. And why not? In November and December 2020 around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, photographers can save some serious coin on cameras, lenses, tripods, flash and memory cards – not to mention photo bags and backpacks, filters, books, microphones, monitors and computers.

We’ve sorted out the lists of holiday specials and sales we’ve received this fall and highlighted the very best from each manufacturer. Want to save some big dough on a camera or lens? Read on…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 02, 2020  |  0 comments

See a spot of color you like? Scan it with this $59 doodad and instantly your smartphone shows the RGB values – and a lot of other stuff, including what brands and shades of paint to buy to match that color accurately. The Datacolor ColorReader EZ DC10-3 even suggests a full palette of other colors that complement the sample scanned. For photographers it’s a chance to objectively identify colors numerically and replicate them in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 01, 2020  |  0 comments

There was a time when it was considered blasphemy for a serious landscape photographer to leave home without a sturdy tripod. But with recent developments in camera and lens technology, the advantages of shooting handheld are at least worth considering.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2020  |  0 comments

So you’re trying your hand at people pictures and your photos look more like snapshots than “real” portraits. What gives? The solution for taking your images to the next level may be as simple as picking up a few affordable accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 18, 2020  |  0 comments

Don’t gamble with your image files. If you’re serious about the pictures you take, be serious about the memory cards you use to store them. There is a handful of reliable, consistently dependable brands available, and one of the most popular with advanced photographers is the Delkin Black lineup. Let’s zero in on their latest SD card and find out why.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Polarizing filters make pictures look like they were taken at either the North Pole or the South Pole. Rotating the Polarizing filter shifts the appearance from North Pole to South Pole and back again. They are not always used to photograph Polar Bears; it’s easy to understand the confusion, but there are no Polar Bears at the South Pole. Polarizers are important because our ice masses are disappearing, melting away and raising the sea level around Miami. When the ice caps are gone, the only way we’ll have to recreate them—or Miami, for that matter—is with Photoshop.

Okay, I made some of this up. But I do know how Polarizers work and why you should use one. Please read on…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

A nice surprise, a backpack for cameras, lenses and drones that introduces some new features and turns some wasted space into storage space. Here’s an intimate, hands-on review of the very intelligently designed OneMo bag that’s engineered to provide a lifetime of service.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 25, 2020  |  0 comments

I ordered a circular polarizing filter in 67mm size from Amazon. The price was $7.99. Two days later I was outside shooting through the new CP filter in all of the traditional polarizer situations. The last previous time I bought a polarizer it cost more than $50. So what did I discover? Was this deal a Bargain or Bagel? 

This story includes a concise but clear explanation of how polarizers work.

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