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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Ready to up your game with a premium DSLR but don't want to pay a premium price for a new camera? Here’s a look at 5 of our favorite used DSLRs offered by MPB, the global giant that deals exclusively in used camera gear. Why buy used? Better value, better gear, better photos.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 25, 2020  |  0 comments

2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. The one thing that has stayed steady in an unsteady world though has been the variety of quality cameras that have come out in the past 12 months. This year Shutterbug once again worked with EISA, the world's largest independent collection of magazines and websites focusing on consumer electronics, to select the ten best cameras of 2020.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 04, 2020  |  0 comments

You don’t have to be planning a trip to Mount Fuji or a hike through the Adirondacks during the Geminids Meteor Shower to have genuine need for a travel tripod. Their defining characteristics—small size, light weight, easy to deploy—make travel tripods perhaps the most versatile tools in your kit.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Selfie Sticks predate the smartphone by several years. But it wasn’t until all mobile telephones adopted the (more or less) same thin, flat, rectangular shape that universal selfie holders could flourish. Here we look at five great ways to hold your phone in the best position for self-portraits, steady video clips, vlogging or Zoom.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Relax; no one is trying to convince you to switch your photo software. We found five fun and powerful digital image editors that range in price from FREE to $99. One of them might help you produce something entirely new. So even if you already have a favorite, you’ll be glad you took a look at these creative options.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 07, 2020  |  0 comments

We love lenses, especially lenses we can buy at a loveable price. Here are five lenses that are high quality and inexpensive.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 20, 2020  |  0 comments

People everywhere are discovering they have a talent for photography. Cellphone snaps can take them only so far, though. So they ask us to recommend a good beginner camera. Although the question is more complex than it seems, the good news is there are tons of outstanding cameras available at a wide range of prices and features from starter to stellar. Here are five first-class choices.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 03, 2020  |  0 comments

We are amazed by the wide variety and overall affordability of the camera cases and bags that have earned their place among the Best Sellers on the Amazon website. All have been rated at 5 (or 4.5) stars by purchasers, and they cover a broad array of purposes—from Drone to DSLR. So we’ve selected a cross-section—all priced under $30—to represent the collection.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Yes, there’s still time. Celebrate Father’s Day with a fun photography gift for less than $20. If Social Distancing keeps you from visiting Dad, have the gift shipped directly to his house for a special, cheerful surprise.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Mother’s Day is just hours away. If you haven’t come up with a gift idea by now, we may very well be your last hope. Here’s a potpourri of products and services that covers a wide range of mommy-types and is respectful of Social Distancing. And don’t forget that all of these suggestions apply equally to Father’s Day, Graduation celebrations, birthdays and self-indulgence.

Jason Schneider  |  Mar 30, 2020  |  0 comments

We pick a selection of class glass for photographers focused on capturing fabulous faces.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 09, 2020  |  0 comments

When it’s cold outside, our bodies know it. If you’re like me, the agony travels from your fingers to your toes and from your ears to your nose. In that order. Warm boots, hats and earmuffs are not obstacles to creativity, but how can you use a camera with gloves on? To find out, read on…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 02, 2020  |  0 comments

A certifiable ton of camera bags crossed our workbench in 2019. Here’s a look at our 7 favorites.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 12, 2019  |  0 comments

There were so many three-legged accessory creatures at the last Photo Plus Expo in New York that for a moment I thought I was at a petting zoo in Chernobyl. Seriously—I dreamed I was surrounded by a herd of tripedal giraffes with skinny, hairless legs. The experience made me realize that for most photographers, choosing the right tripod is more difficult than searching for the right emoji on a smartphone while wearing mittens. Henceforth and therefore, here’s a non-zoological look at a trio of terrific tripods.

Jason Schneider  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Street photography, capturing authentic, un-posed pictures of people being themselves, is a genre that dates back to the mid 19th century. It rapidly evolved with the introduction smaller cameras like the 35mm Leica I of 1925, and as faster films and high-speed lenses of superior quality became available.

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