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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 05, 2019  |  0 comments

If you are considering using lens filters for photography or video, there are a few things you should know before you get started. In the below video, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares his experiences with some of the "biggest problems" with using UV, polarizing or ND filters with your camera and lens set-up.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments

The Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA), which includes over two dozen imaging member magazines from around the world, has announced its choices for the best photo products of 2019 in 40 different categories. Editors from TIPA's member magazines recently met in Bangkok, Thailand to pick the just announced winners. We've included 23 of the 2019 photo gear award winners below, with write-ups and product images provided by TIPA.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Who needs an external hard drive these days? I mean, if you have the Cloud you have everything, no? Wrong! You do need at least one external hard drive in your life to back up your photos. Here’s a handy checklist to help you select the best model(s) for you.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Back in the day, Kodak offered Aerochrome color infrared film which produced false colors that were at once creative, exciting and borderline psychedelic. You can recapture the fun of this classic Kodak color IR slide film with the Kolari Vision IR Chrome filter ($79 in 49mm screw-in size) if you have a digital camera that has been converted to full-spectrum photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  0 comments

It takes a brilliant mind to invent something, but creating a product that alleviates life’s small-but-nagging annoyances takes true genius. Here are five clever products no photographer should be without.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

We’ve reviewed Datcolor’s Spyder-branded color calibration devices for your computer monitors and displays in the past but haven’t heard much from them in recent years. The good news for photographers who like to take control of their color management is that Datacolor’s still around and just launched a new color calibration tool for your monitor.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Hand-held light meters seems to have fallen out of favor as most photographers have made the switch from film to digital. But these powerful tools can be just as important today, as they were with our 35mm cameras.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits in natural light seems easy, right, especially on a sunny day. Well, it may be easy to shoot them, but you won’t, necessarily, get flattering shots if you don’t know how to use the sun to your advantage.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 30, 2019  |  0 comments

More and more Shutterbug readers are launching their own photography vlogging channels to share their work and wisdom, so we thought we’d spread the news about this latest tripod “find” from popular photo vlogger Peter McKinnon. In the below video, McKinnon talks about why he likes the new SwitchPod, which is designed as a “minimal, versatile, handheld tripod.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments

We’re, generally, not fans of those “What’s in My Camera Bag?” photo essays where photographers run down a bunch of, shall we say, rather typical stuff they bring on a shoot (fast telephoto lenses and memory card organizers, anyone?). But we take exception for Peter McKinnon who has a knack for rounding up a range of creatively useful photography tools we hadn’t thought of before.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Got a few minutes this weekend? Then you’ve got to try out this clever long exposure photography trick from Evan Ranft.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Lexar turned quite a few heads with a tiny memory card boasting a huge capacity at the CES show in Las Vegas today. The San Jose, CA-based company announced a “behemoth of storage capacity” at CES: a 1TB, 633x SDXC UHS-1 memory card.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 18, 2018  |  0 comments

First of all, photographer Peter McKinnon explains, this is NOT a what’s in my camera bag video. If you want one of those from him, you’ll have to wait until January. Right now, with his latest photography how-to video (embedded below), he wants to tell you about his “Photographer’s Emergency Pouch” and the 14 things you need to put in it and bring with you on every shoot.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Never heard of Edelkrone, right? Well, write this name down because you’ll really like the camera support accessories they manufacture.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 29, 2018  |  0 comments

The year-end holidays mark a joyous time for picture taking, photo sharing and gift giving. Here’s a list of photo gift ideas that range from $10 to $49.

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