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Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

While most photographers realize that a bit of supplemental light can make a huge difference in portrait photos, many shooters shy away from the technique because they think expensive gear, complicated skills, and a studio are required to get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The camera equipment we recommend typically involves primary gear like cameras, lenses, or expensive accessories. Today’s list is much different, as deals with “cheap stuff” that one pro says every outdoor shooter should own.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments

We started looking for DIY skins for cameras and lenses and discovered a literal treasure trove of sticky things that are camera-related, at least remotely. We limited our search to AliExpress, an online merchant with whom we have had sporadic success. We think you’ll like some or all of them, so we’re sharing our findings here.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 18, 2022  |  0 comments

The L-bracket has moved from the realm of the exotic into the everyday world of real utility where it belongs, thanks in large part to the success of the QR11 L-bracket from 3 Legged Thing. After four years of unbridled success, the 3LT QR11 L-bracket has been upgraded to version 2.0, adding manifold improvements suggested by users.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2022  |  0 comments

In case you haven’t checked the calendar recently you can kiss winter goodbye, because spring officially begins Sunday. And that means it’s time to dust off a macro lens and bone up on your skills.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 11, 2022  |  0 comments

PGYTECH just added a camera shoulder bag to their OneGo lineup of photo bags and backpacks. Here is a peek inside.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Benro has reinvented the tabletop tripod. The Benro Tablepod Flex is one of those products that makes you smack yourself on the head and yell, “Why didn’t I think of that?” But there’s more than just sizzle here—there’s a fully flexible leg hidden inside each of the three rigid carbon fiber legs, and man are they useful.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the first characteristics many photographers consider when evaluating a lens is how it renders out-of-focus portions of an image. Often referred to as background blur or bokeh, this attribute imparts a unique look and feel to an image that can be very visually appealing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Money is tight for a lot of folks these days, and that often makes it difficult to justify purchasing new gear. But if you explore the used market there are great deals to be found, as long as you know what to look for and buy from a

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Any craftsman will tell you that it’s important to have the right tool for the job. The same goes for photography and video production. Here are three excellent tools that you’ll want to own.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used a hand-held light meter, the difference between incident and reflected exposure readings may be unfamiliar. It’s a very important distinction that helps explain why many photographers invest in a hand-held meter, despite the sophisticated exposure capabilities of today’s advanced digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a regular visitor to this page you’ve no doubt invested in the best cameras and accessories you can afford. So how do you protect all this valuable gear from getting scratched, damaged, or broken? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters are known for carrying a lot of gear, and that typically includes a wide selection of filters. Today we’ll help lighten your load, by revealing three filters a top pro says “every photographer should own.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2022  |  0 comments

French photographer Mathieu Stern is an interesting guy, and someone you might say is “a bit different.” We refer to him as our Weird Lens Guru because he specializes in peculiar vintage lenses, oddball accessories, and strange photo experiments.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Creative photographers use special effects camera filters to produce unique images and videos that make us wonder, “How did they do that?” The Black Pro-Mist filter from Tiffen is a screw-in filter that delivers results that cannot be created consistently using any other method. The Tiffen Black Pro-Mist filter…

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