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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Tiffen recently introduced the Domke Sling Bag and Tech Pouch, two carry solutions optimized for pros and enthusiasts. Their designs are based on input from content creators and photographers, and "…every element was designed with a specific reason to give them a better product" as per Tiffen COO Andrew Tiffen.

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.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2023  |  0 comments

It's been said a billion times but it's worth repeating: The best camera you'll ever use is the one you have with you when you need it. Mirrorless marvels and DSLRs are wonderful photo-making machines, but there are times when they're too large or heavy to be convenient—and that's when the compact camera shines. Here's a selection of high-performance compact cameras you can order from MPB today.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 03, 2023  |  0 comments

When Peak Design introduced camera straps with their proprietary Anchor quick-connector system in 2014, they quietly revolutionized the way the world had been attaching straps to cameras. Here’s a guide to their current lineup nearly 10 years on.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s brush tools are often overlooked, and that’s too bad because the process of using them can simplify the editing process and deliver better results. In the beginners tutorial below you’ll learn the necessary basics for getting started today.

Jeff Van Scoyk  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We are surrounded by people and places. Add a camera and you have everything you need for street photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 19, 2022  |  0 comments

We never thought we’d be comparing the dimensions of an SSD external drive to the tiny size of an SDXC card, but here we are. Slim enough to slip into the watch pocket of your favorite Levi’s, the OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is also the fastest mini-sized USB-C bus-powered SSD in the universe.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 15, 2022  |  0 comments

You will never be sorry that you took your monopod along on your photo trek. There aren’t many photo accessories that can make that claim. If you don’t own a monopod, you should know that prices begin at less than $25 but many pros consider them priceless.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Traveling by car, camper, camel caravan or even backpacking it on foot – you need these five important accessories. (And if you’re just hanging around the house like I am, put these accessories on the must-have list right up there with the automatic wine bottle opener and TV remote.)

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

You need a tripod. If you shoot video, panoramas, fireworks, time exposures, selfies or macro work in addition to general picture taking, you may even need two tripods. Selecting a tripod that matches the way you work is important, and not at all difficult if you approach it in the right way.

Blaine Harrington  |  Oct 27, 2015  |  0 comments

When I realized that this column would be in the magazine’s lighting focus issue, I looked at the data for the photos I’d taken earlier this year during a nearly month-long combination of safari workshop, assignment, and stock shoot in Africa. What I found surprised me: I’d used flash on about one-third of the 13,000 photos I’d made on that trip. I had no idea I’d used my Speedlights as often as I had.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments

There are two ways to travel. You can go with a group or you can travel independently where you plan the itinerary and make the arrangements. One isn’t necessarily less expensive than the other because it depends on so many factors, but the main issue to consider is this: what will you gain by being part of a group versus traveling alone or with a friend or spouse?

Jim Zuckerman  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments
I have spent a great deal of time and money trying to find the perfect way to travel with my gear. As I buy more lenses, and as computer technology changes, I must re-examine how I carry everything because the volume and shape of my equipment changes.
Jim Zuckerman  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments

One of the most wonderful aspects of travel photography is shooting festivals. The color is outrageous, the costuming is visually exciting, and there are a million things to shoot all at the same time. It’s frustrating that we can’t be in more than one place at a time (those darn laws of the Universe get in the way all the time!). If you can plan your trip to include some kind of festival or celebration, it will be a highlight of the trip. Virtually everywhere you travel where there are people, you’ll find some kind of festival. It’s just a matter of doing some research on-line to find out when they occur.

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