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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Introducing the Gitzo Légende tripod and camera backpack, two milestone products from the camera accessory manufacturer known for a century of greatness. Backed by an unlimited lifetime warranty, user-replaceable parts and build quality in a class by itself, Gitzo Légende is certain to be the centerpiece in your arsenal of photo gear for many years to come.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 08, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s Friday and I just ordered a set of 9 color graduated filters from Amazon for $26.59 in 67mm. Cheap, no? Amazingly, the 52mm set is $4 cheaper. Part of me says, “What can you expect from a $3 filter?” But the optimistic little devil sitting on my other shoulder whispers, “How bad can they be?”

Read on to learn whether this buy turned out to be a bargain or a bagel.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 25, 2020  |  0 comments

I ordered a circular polarizing filter in 67mm size from Amazon. The price was $7.99. Two days later I was outside shooting through the new CP filter in all of the traditional polarizer situations. The last previous time I bought a polarizer it cost more than $50. So what did I discover? Was this deal a Bargain or Bagel? 

This story includes a concise but clear explanation of how polarizers work.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Every photographer has go-to gear they turn to in a pinch. In fact, sometimes these little camera gadgets, gizmos and assorted photo accessories can be more important to a particular shoot than your camera or lens.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Looking for great holiday photo gifts that are affordable and sure to be appreciated? Here’s our lineup of sub-$50 swag.  From prints to printers, from pillows to penholders, we’ve prepared a panoply of photo presents you’ll be positively proud to proffer—or possess.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re like us you’re always on the lookout for a photo accessory that can make picture taking better, easier or more fun. Here’s a roundup of 10 items we’ve recently spotted.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s nearly everything that’s important to know about photo filters (the tangible kind) told in easy to understand language. Plus, at the end, a bonus tip tells you how to remove a screw-in filter that’s stuck to a lens.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Summer, sadly, is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere, but that just means there will be tons of new and interesting photo shooting opportunities as autumn and winter arrive. Along with taking your sweaters out of your closet, it might be time to restock your camera bag with some essential but inexpensive photo accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Well, the birds are queuing up in the backyard and you know what that means. Three calling birds, four French hens and two turtle doves—or is it four calling birds? They won’t stand still so it’s hard to count. And no one knows where in hell the partridge went. She was last seen talking to a couple turkeys who were all paranoid about some big feast that’s supposed to be happening soon. Anyway, you do know what this means, right? Time for our intrepid list of holiday photo gifts that cost less than $100.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Michael Sasser is who we typically turn to for great tips on boudoir photography, but because he spends a lot of his working life on the road, he's also got ample advice for travel photographers. In the below video, he shares 14 travel accessories he thinks every photographer should own.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers consider beauty retouching a difficult and arcane art. And while you can make this task as simple or as complicated as you want, with the proper tools photographers of all skill levels can dramatically increase the quality of their results.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Sep 13, 2013  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Every year member magazines from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) gather to consider and vote on the top products of the year in 40 categories, ranging from cameras to tripods to software and printers. This year’s selections represent technological sophistication along with features and functionality that make them leaders in their respective categories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments

We put three brands of UV filters through a very basic, real-world test. The brands we tested are K&F Concept, Urth and Okko. Never heard of them? Us neither, before this. Here is our report.

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.

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