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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 04, 2015  |  0 comments

Dads and tools go together like crooked public servants and greasy bags of banknotes. Photographers tend to tote tools, too. Put it all together (minus the politician) and we just might have the perfect Father’s Day gift suggestion. And it comes from SOG, a company with a rich and venerated heritage.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 04, 2015  |  0 comments

Before you get any ideas about drafting a posse and coming after me with tar and feathers because of my computer platform preferences, let me explain—please. Because I write about digital photography I must use both PCs and Macs so that I can deliver balanced stories and explain computer functions to our entire audience, not just one group or the other.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 04, 2015  |  0 comments

HEXO+: The HEXO+ is another new imaging drone that is capable of auto-following and auto-filming your subject. The HEXO+ is similar to the Lily Flying Camera drone, which we featured last month and took the UAV world by storm.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  0 comments

The Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) recently added a few new additions to their popular line of graphic shirts. Inspired by photography, COOPH tops are made from comfortable, soft 100 percent cotton fabric and feature a handy pocket for your lens cap. The new line of Leica inspired shirts features:

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 28, 2015  |  0 comments

The ONA Roma Camera Insert: If your just packing your DSLR and a lens, the Roma Camera Insert from ONA can easily transform any bag into a protective space for your gear. The Roma won’t replace a camera bag but it’s a good solution for short trips where only your camera and a lens are needed. The Roma also has five exterior pockets that’ll help keep your stuff organized. It is available in black and handcrafted from waxed canvas with leather side handles for easy removal.

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 14, 2015  |  0 comments

TetherClings are small Microfiber cleaners that stick to cameras (and other devices) to ensure there is always a cleaner nearby for lenses, screens and fine optics. Simply peel off the clear backing of the Cling and attach it to the device. The MicroFiber cleaner on the other side removes the dust, oil, smudges and dirt from your laptop, phone (or tablet), computer screen, lenses and eyeglasses.

The TetherCling Cleaner & Security kit includes:

Two LensClings

Two ScreenClings

One CamShield

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 07, 2015  |  0 comments

The Satechi BT Smart Trigger is an Android and iOS wireless timer remote for latest Canon camera models. The Smart Trigger app features multiple modes allowing users to easily capture the best shots every time. The Regular Shot mode (iOS/Android smartphones or tablets) acts as a wireless shutter that can be used for group shots. Manual Shot mode offers users the ability to take long exposures and lock the shutter open to capture photographic techniques such as star trails, fireworks or light painting at night. Time Shot mode turns your smartphone or tablet into an intervalometer used for advanced photography tasks such as time lapses or videos of traffic, weather or blooming flowers.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  1 comments

We make a lot of selfie stick-related jokes here at Shutterbug but we’ve never seen anything as hilariously depressing as the Selfie Arm. The invention, which we hope is meant as a satirical joke, is a fake arm that you can attach a smartphone or camera to take a self-portrait.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Apr 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Low light photography requires technical discipline to get the kind of pictures you want. Obviously artistry is also part of the equation, but shooting when the light is reduced presents technical problems that can only be dealt with using technical solutions.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Just as certain as the crocus and grape hyacinth that burst on the scene seemingly from nowhere, another sure sign of spring is my reliance on a few familiar gadgets to help me celebrate the season. Here are three of the accessories I’d be hard pressed to do without.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Cotton Carrier’s camera Side Holster, which is a key component of the Camera Vest and Carry-Lite systems, is now being sold individually, and packaged with a sliding shoulder strap with a built-in safety tether. The set-up is designed to make carrying your camera holstered at your hip an easy, fun, and safe shooting experience.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Manfrotto unveiled an intriguing new device at the NAB show in Las Vegas this week: Digital Director, which is the only Apple Certified interface that lets you operate, adjust and shoot photos via a live feed on a tethered iPad.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 13, 2015  |  0 comments

CW Sonderoptic just unveiled the Leica M PL Mount, which lets you use cinema lenses with a Leica M rangefinder camera.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 09, 2015  |  0 comments

Datacolor has released a brand new color management tool for photographers: the Spyder5 monitor calibration device. Datacolor’s new line of color management devices now includes Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE, at varying pricepoints and feature sets.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 06, 2015  |  0 comments

Selfie sticks have, so far, been seen as somewhat frivolous and narcissistic photo accessories. But now a very big name in photography has gotten into the selfie game. The new Nikon N-MP001 Selfie Stick is designed for use with Nikon's Coolpix cameras -- and other compact digital models -- and collapses down to just 7.28 inches to fit easily in your purse or backpack.

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