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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 02, 2020  |  0 comments

See a spot of color you like? Scan it with this $59 doodad and instantly your smartphone shows the RGB values – and a lot of other stuff, including what brands and shades of paint to buy to match that color accurately. The Datacolor ColorReader EZ DC10-3 even suggests a full palette of other colors that complement the sample scanned. For photographers it’s a chance to objectively identify colors numerically and replicate them in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 01, 2020  |  0 comments

There was a time when it was considered blasphemy for a serious landscape photographer to leave home without a sturdy tripod. But with recent developments in camera and lens technology, the advantages of shooting handheld are at least worth considering.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2020  |  0 comments

So you’re trying your hand at people pictures and your photos look more like snapshots than “real” portraits. What gives? The solution for taking your images to the next level may be as simple as picking up a few affordable accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 18, 2020  |  0 comments

Don’t gamble with your image files. If you’re serious about the pictures you take, be serious about the memory cards you use to store them. There is a handful of reliable, consistently dependable brands available, and one of the most popular with advanced photographers is the Delkin Black lineup. Let’s zero in on their latest SD card and find out why.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Polarizing filters make pictures look like they were taken at either the North Pole or the South Pole. Rotating the Polarizing filter shifts the appearance from North Pole to South Pole and back again. They are not always used to photograph Polar Bears; it’s easy to understand the confusion, but there are no Polar Bears at the South Pole. Polarizers are important because our ice masses are disappearing, melting away and raising the sea level around Miami. When the ice caps are gone, the only way we’ll have to recreate them—or Miami, for that matter—is with Photoshop.

Okay, I made some of this up. But I do know how Polarizers work and why you should use one. Please read on…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

A nice surprise, a backpack for cameras, lenses and drones that introduces some new features and turns some wasted space into storage space. Here’s an intimate, hands-on review of the very intelligently designed OneMo bag that’s engineered to provide a lifetime of service.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 21, 2020  |  0 comments

This is about a store in Japan that sells unique camera accessories, distinctive modification components and other photo related items that some Shutterbug readers dream about.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 07, 2020  |  0 comments

Wet happens. Having photography without protection in unstable climates is more than risky—it’s an invitation to calamity. Practicing unprotected video may seem like a safer alternative, but that’s a myth. Why take chances with something as precious as your camera? Here’s a look at five products you should have on hand when life deals up an unexpected cloudburst.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Mother’s Day is this month, Father’s Day is next month—and don’t forget May/June graduations. Sounds like you might be looking for some photo-related gifts. Here are a half-dozen cool photography accessories that caught our eye. All are priced below $40.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 30, 2020  |  0 comments

If you are looking for an absorbing creative project to enjoy during this temporary virus lockdown, look here first. Wacom’s Intuos Pro graphic tablets are extremely powerful—but still easy to learn—and more affordable than you may think.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 04, 2020  |  0 comments

On a clear, blue-sky day in Florida not long ago I was out testing neutral density (ND) filters when it occurred to me that the fact that I do that routinely was an indication of how important filters are to the kind of pictures I like to take.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Some things need very little written description to be understood. So it is with this collection of five very affordable, one-of-a-kind photo accessories. And needless to say, they make terrific gifts, particularly for your one-of-a-kind friends.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Here’s some good news for Spider fans everywhere—four new products to enhance your Spider experience. Let's take a closer look.

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…

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