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Jim Zuckerman  |  Apr 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Low light photography requires technical discipline to get the kind of pictures you want. Obviously artistry is also part of the equation, but shooting when the light is reduced presents technical problems that can only be dealt with using technical solutions.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Just as certain as the crocus and grape hyacinth that burst on the scene seemingly from nowhere, another sure sign of spring is my reliance on a few familiar gadgets to help me celebrate the season. Here are three of the accessories I’d be hard pressed to do without.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Cotton Carrier’s camera Side Holster, which is a key component of the Camera Vest and Carry-Lite systems, is now being sold individually, and packaged with a sliding shoulder strap with a built-in safety tether. The set-up is designed to make carrying your camera holstered at your hip an easy, fun, and safe shooting experience.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Manfrotto unveiled an intriguing new device at the NAB show in Las Vegas this week: Digital Director, which is the only Apple Certified interface that lets you operate, adjust and shoot photos via a live feed on a tethered iPad.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 13, 2015  |  0 comments

CW Sonderoptic just unveiled the Leica M PL Mount, which lets you use cinema lenses with a Leica M rangefinder camera.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 09, 2015  |  0 comments

Datacolor has released a brand new color management tool for photographers: the Spyder5 monitor calibration device. Datacolor’s new line of color management devices now includes Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE, at varying pricepoints and feature sets.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 06, 2015  |  0 comments

Selfie sticks have, so far, been seen as somewhat frivolous and narcissistic photo accessories. But now a very big name in photography has gotten into the selfie game. The new Nikon N-MP001 Selfie Stick is designed for use with Nikon's Coolpix cameras -- and other compact digital models -- and collapses down to just 7.28 inches to fit easily in your purse or backpack.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 31, 2015  |  0 comments

Handcrafted in the United Kingdom from durable Italian double laminated cotton canvas and featuring an inner waterproof membrane—for added protection against moisture, the Kennet camera bag from Brady is a classy affair.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 25, 2015  |  0 comments

You can now take underwater "selifes" thanks to the new AquaPod Mini from SeaLife. Designed to be an extendable underwater monopod (that can mount to any camera) that allows divers to get close to sea creatures from a safe distance, the AquaPod Mini can also be used as a fun “selfie stick."

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 20, 2015  |  0 comments

The Pocket Toddy is a compact, double sided lens cleaning cloth that conveniently folds down into its own tiny pocket and includes a sturdy tab that lets you attach it to your key ring. It measures (unfolded) 5x7 inches and folds down to just 2x2½ inches, to easily fit in your pocket or handbag.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 18, 2015  |  0 comments

In April, Think Tank Photo will begin selling the new Urban Approach 15, which the company says is the first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless camera system, a 15-inch laptop, a 10-inch tablet, and a smart phone—with some extra space for other gear and personal items. The Think Tank Urban Approach 15 backpack is designed to blend into any environment with its low–contrast and matte black appearance.

George Schaub  |  Mar 06, 2015  |  0 comments

Photokina 2014 in Germany has been covered widely on the Internet already—including our own extensive reporting on the show on Shutterbug.com—so there’s no need for me to rehash the major announcements from the event, such as the latest full-frame cameras from Canon and Nikon and the like. My photo report here is aimed at sharing some wider ranging thoughts and perspectives on this important biennial show and what it told us about photography today and where it might be heading tomorrow.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 02, 2015  |  0 comments

Profoto just released the new, more compact B2 off-camera flash along with a bevy of light shaping tools, designed for fast, easy on-location photography. The Profoto B2 is the follow-up to the pioneering B1 off-camera flash from 2013, which combined the portability (and ease-of-use) of a speedlight with the performance of a pro monolight.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 26, 2015  |  0 comments

A handy photo accessory for active outdoor photographers, Cotton Carrier’s new StrapShot EV1 is thinner than the original model, and includes a redesigned tether and a wrist strap (that can also be used as a safety leash against accidental drops). The StrapShot EV1 is compatible with any backpack, sling bag or belt.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 26, 2015  |  0 comments

WD (Western Digital) has launched four new network attached storage (NAS) devices including the new My Cloud Expert Series, which is aimed at photographers and other creative professionals. NAS devices, which connect to a home or studio network and allow multiple users to access, manage and stream stored files, have become an increasingly popular storage solution for photographers.

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