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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Every photographer has their essential photo accessories that they can't live without. Fortunately for those on a budget, many of these camera accessories can be had for a pittance.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Peak Design just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a travel tripod. Packed with innovative features, this extremely compact marvel is available in aluminum alloy or carbon fiber, supports a payload of up to 20 pounds and is not much bigger than a Philly cheese steak sandwich—or the footlong hot dog shown above—when folded up (3.1 x 15.5 inches). We had a chance to put an early sample through the paces; here’s our hands-on report.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 23, 2019  |  0 comments

What fits in your shirt pocket, delivers perfect white balance and accurate color from your camera, assures the same color from all of your cameras and is a snap to use? It’s the ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 from X-Rite, a hardware-software combination that creates color profiles with just a couple mouse clicks. If you thought creating a color profile was difficult or overly technical, think again. Now there’s no excuse to not get the colors right – or should I say X-Rite?

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Cameras and lenses are, of course, important for landscape photography but there are many key photo accessories that photographers can't live without. One such photographer is Mark Denney who has compiled his 13 favorite landscape photography accessories under $100 in the below video.

Dan Havlik  |  May 03, 2019  |  0 comments

The lowly camera strap is something most photographers probably take for granted. You put it on your camera and sling it over shoulder, right?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 25, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're going out to shoot landscape photos, there are a few essential items you should bring with you (aside from your camera and lens, of course).

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a great little gear round-up from photographer Peter McKinnon on "5 Clever Photo/Video Accessories (Under $50) You're Going to Want."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  1 comments

What photographers don’t know can cost them big time, and bad information is more hazardous than none at all. Today more than ever, photographers need a reliable Surge Protection Device.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Answer quickly—what is the brand and capacity of the memory card that’s in your primary camera right this minute? Don’t know? Read this and you might want to switch to a card made by Delkin Devices.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony has unveiled two new tough external SSD drives that photographers will want to take a look at: the high-performance SL-M series and the standard compact SL-C series. For photographers who need to store their images on the go in challenging environments – such as travel photographers, outdoor photographers, sports photographers, wedding photographers, heck just about any photographer! – these new external Sony SSD could prove to be a handy mobile backup solution.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments

The Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA), which includes over two dozen imaging member magazines from around the world, has announced its choices for the best photo products of 2019 in 40 different categories. Editors from TIPA's member magazines recently met in Bangkok, Thailand to pick the just announced winners. We've included 23 of the 2019 photo gear award winners below, with write-ups and product images provided by TIPA.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Who needs an external hard drive these days? I mean, if you have the Cloud you have everything, no? Wrong! You do need at least one external hard drive in your life to back up your photos. Here’s a handy checklist to help you select the best model(s) for you.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Back in the day, Kodak offered Aerochrome color infrared film which produced false colors that were at once creative, exciting and borderline psychedelic. You can recapture the fun of this classic Kodak color IR slide film with the Kolari Vision IR Chrome filter ($79 in 49mm screw-in size) if you have a digital camera that has been converted to full-spectrum photography.

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