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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  2 comments

If your digital camera is fairly new, odds are it stores images on SD cards. SD stands for Secure Digital but it may seem more like Strange & Discombulationg because of the permutations that abound. This primer will school you on all you need to know about this efficient and progressive format, and help you make better purchasing decisions when it’s time to buy more cards.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters tend to be among the most stalwart of photographers, often carrying heavy tripods, and backpacks bulging with cameras, lenses, and other gear, on long treks into the backcountry. In the video below, a British pro reveals what he considers to be “the best accessories for landscape photography.”

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a quirky photo accessory that’s truly different, like the wearable umbrella known as Nubrella we wrote about that keeps photographers and gear dry while shooting in the rain. And now there’s the soon-to-be-released Velbon Chairpod, a hybrid tripod/collapsible stool contraption for supporting both a camera and your posterior.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Simple DIY camera hacks are among the most popular stories we post, because they enable photographers to spice up their work with simple homemade “photo accessories” that cost little or nothing to make.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again, when our friends at TheCameraStoreTV knock back a few drinks and reveal what they consider the “Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear of the Year.” If you saw our post from 2016, you know that these annual “awards” are informative and hilarious.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If there’s one bit of advice we’ve all heard a million times, it’s “Be sure and use a tripod.” Yet, despite the fact that sharp images are the goal of just about everyone, it’s sort of amazing how many times photographers “forget” to bring along a tripod.

George Schaub  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  0 comments

While image stabilization in camera bodies and lenses has stretched the bounds of slow shutter speed usage, there’s nothing that can take the place of a good tripod in terms of image sharpness and the ability to take advantage of today’s camera technology. Working with HDR, with very long exposure times, and the ability to shoot at virtually any aperture and shutter speed without resorting to excessive ISOs are obvious benefits. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you want to try your hand at close-up photography, but you can’t afford an expensive macro lens. Or maybe you’re not short of cash, but you don’t plan on doing enough macro work to justify the investment. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 23, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again—the joyous holiday season. Whether your visceral approach is tinsel and glitter or Bah! Humbug! it’s nearly certain that you’ll be involved in some sort of gift giving ritual again this year. Here are some Black Friday photo gift suggestions, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, and all priced at $25 or less. Cheers!

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

We often post creative photo hacks with fun ways to capture eye-catching images using cheap, easy-to-find items. The five tricks you see in this quick tutorial are different from others we’ve posted, and while you may have to spend a few bucks on supplies, the effects are really cool.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Two of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Black Friday, are right around the corner. And if you’d like to save some cash on photo gear, check out these great deals on Nikon cameras, lenses and accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Smaller, lighter and more versatile—Peak Design has redesigned the Capture Camera Clip and is featuring it on Kickstarter for a very limited time. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

One challenge when shooting outdoors on a bright day is achieving an exposure long enough to create a dreamy look when photographing water, clouds, and other slowly moving subjects. In this tutorial, you’ll learn why one pro says, “A 10X neutral density (ND) filter is the perfect tool for extending exposure time and creating amazing photos.”

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  0 comments

For whatever reason, lens filters have become less popular in the digital age—except perhaps among nature photographers. In the video below, you’ll learn what one pro says are the “essential filters” that all landscape photographers should have on hand.

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