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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 22, 2023  |  0 comments

You don't have to be a prepper to take precautions against foul weather. Photographers have special needs when Nature is on the warpath. Here's a 10-point equipment checklist that may save your bacon when the forecast calls for imminent disaster.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers adhere to the notion that you should employ the lowest ISO setting possible to achieve maximum image quality, and they routinely set the camera for ISO 100 when conditions permit. But as you'll see in the tutorial below, one of our favorite outdoor photographers takes a different approach.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Two leading supporters of protecting wild spaces, Peak Design and SITKA, have joined forces to create unique, limited edition styles of the Peak Design Slide Lite camera straps and Capture Clips in SITKA's renowned low-visibility patterns and colors, Subalpine Optifade and Treeline Green. 

Just in time for the holiday gifting season, the new products are available exclusively from SITKA's website beginning today.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments

It seems like every time we post a tutorial about the use of external flash we receive a bunch of comments from photographers who insist on shooting with available light—despite the fact that this approach doesn't always deliver the best possible results in certain situations.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we presented an overview of the most popular lens filters, explaining the basics of how they work to improve the appearance of photos you shoot outdoors. Today we're taking a look at one category of these affordable accessories; namely, the Neutral Density (ND) filters that are so popular among landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

The use of affordable lens filters was more prevalent in the days of 35mm photography when we didn't have image-editing tools to enhance our work. But as you'll see in the quick video below, these simple accessories are just as valid in today's era of digital imaging.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Experience the thrill of precisely and accurately editing photos and other graphic creations directly on the actual image as it's displayed on the new Wacom One 13 Touch 13.3-inch screen using a battery-free, pressure sensitive Wacom digital pen. The Wacom One 13 Touch is easy to use, affordable and enormous fun—here is our hands-on REVIEW.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Gifts for photographers? We have some suggestions—20 of them. And don't forget to treat yourself—you deserve it. You what?! Oh well, treat yourself anyway.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

So, your camera is weather-resistant, great! Is your lens? And just exactly how weatherproof is it? Don't risk triggering an expensive repair—or turning your camera into a brick. The affordable RucPac Camera Rain Cover protects cameras and most lenses from rain, snow and dust, and it can save your bacon. This is a great (and thoughtful) holiday gift for the photographer in your life.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Today were going to discuss a tool that many experienced landscape shooters consider the pound-for-pound champion of photographic accessories, and it's the dollar-for-dollar champ too. If your guess is the affordable polarizing filter, you just scored a knockout.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Correct technique is essential for fast and precise focus, and sometimes it's necessary to give your camera some help. That's because if you focus on the wrong spot within the frame, all is lost before you snap the shutter—even if you use a high-end pro camera with a premium lens.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 10, 2023  |  0 comments

If you geek out (like we do) over the technology tools that power our digital photography habit, you will fanatically Jones over OWC. In the sleepy little town of Woodstock, IL a wide awake company called Other World Computing offers just about everything a photographer, computer maven, Apple fan or Mac freak could ever want.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2023  |  0 comments

Sooner or later we all confront the dreaded corrosion problem when your camera fails to turn on, and you open the battery compartment thinking it's time for a charge—only to discover a mess of leaked battery acid and corrosion. Unfortunately this is rather common occurrence, not only with cameras, flash units, and other photocentric gear, but with other battery-

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2023  |  0 comments

This Saturday, October 14, we'll all be treated to an annular solar eclipse that will provide a great opportunity to capture some impressive images. With that in mind we're featuring the five-minute tutorial below that explains how to get in on the fun.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2023  |  0 comments

What do you mean you've never cleaned your lenses and the dirty sensor in your camera? After all, some of us spend a small fortune on cameras, lenses, and important photo accessories, and regular maintenance is part of the game. As one pro says, "It definitely behooves us to do everything in our power to try to extend the life of our gear as much as possible."