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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 18, 2022  |  0 comments

One of my favorite camera straps and a brand that’s widely used by professionals is going away. I’m sad to confirm the rumors that UPstrap production is ending soon, likely by the end of this year. The message today is simple and clear: if you want to buy one of the professional camera straps that I think are the best on this planet, order one now.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2022  |  0 comments

One question I’m frequently asked is, “Are you a natural-light photographer or do you use flash?” All too often that query stems from a popular misconception that using supplemental light is too difficult or confusing for mere mortals. As you’ll see in the basic tutorial below, nothing could be further from the truth.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Many landscape photographers never leave home without a polarizing filter, and consider this simple accessory almost mandatory for everything they do. But as you see in the eye-opening tutorial below, one pro says polarizers may detract from an image in certain situations—depending on the specific scene at hand and the mood you want to create.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Looking for a gift for the photographer in your life? Or maybe you’d like to show your love for your favorite brand and/or pastime? Here are nine cool items of apparel we think you will enjoy.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Many experienced outdoor photographers never leave home without a polarizing filter, whether they’re shooting landscape, nature, or travel photos. In fact, some experienced shooters claim this affordable tool is number one on their list of affordable photo accessories.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ll be forgiven for not recognizing the eXplorer brand of affordable, high-quality camera supports, because it’s only been around for several months. But if you’re in the market for a premium model designed for shooting in the field, these full-featured carbon fiber tripods deserve a close look.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2022  |  0 comments

One way to give landscape images a dreamy, unique look is to employ slow shutter speeds to create a sense of motion that’s not visible to the naked eye. By using this technique clouds take on a soft cotton-like appearance, as does flowing water in lakes, streams, waterfalls, and the sea.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you having difficulty achieving correct exposures when shooting travel and nature images? Perhaps that’s because you’re not taking advantage of the one accessory that most experienced landscape photographers never leave home without.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 30, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s a bunch of photographers out there who’d like to shoot macro images once in a while, but not often enough to justify purchasing an expensive, dedicated lens. Today we’re going to show you how to get started shooting close-ups on the cheap.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

If you stumble trying to decipher the abbreviation NAS, don’t feel alone. When cameras went digital, photographers were expected to magically become computer wizards. Who has the time? Among the many advantages of installing a NAS drive is the immediate harnessing of powerful computer tools without a junior degree in IT—all the while keeping your energy focused on what you do best: taking pictures, shooting videos and/or creating web content.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Are your photos looking a bit off? Do you have difficulty getting accurate colors when editing your images? If so you’re not alone. Oftentimes the solution is as simple as properly calibrating your computer monitor.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post about macro photography concentrate on shooting techniques and the best type of gear to use. Today, we’re switching things up, with what one pro says are the best camera settings to use.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 19, 2022  |  0 comments

I’m guessing the blue moon photo did its job and got your attention. It might surprise you to know that a key element in its creation was a weather app. We’ll get to the details of that shortly, but first, a few words about not-strictly-photographic accessories.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Vanguard has unveiled the competitively priced VEO ED 8420M Digiscoping Kit that makes it easier than ever to capture sharp close-up photos and videos of distant subjects with a smartphone.

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