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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Today I received a Happy Anniversary wish from Peak Design. No, this has nothing to do with wedding bells—apparently it’s the anniversary of one of my purchases of meticulously engineered Peak Design photo products. Naturally, they expressed their hope that I’m “…still loving it…” Then they boldly stated, “But if that's not the case, let's do something about it.” Now, THAT got my attention!

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that the best time to shoot landscapes is early during Blue Hour or late in the day at Golden Hour. But what if you get the photography itch in the middle of a summer’s day?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for a creative edge that makes shooting more fun and convenient while delivering images that stand out from the crowd. And there are several affordable accessories that will help you do all that—particularly when shooting travel and nature photos.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 15, 2022  |  0 comments

You will never be sorry that you took your monopod along on your photo trek. There aren’t many photo accessories that can make that claim. If you don’t own a monopod, you should know that prices begin at less than $25 but many pros consider them priceless.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 14, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in getting started in photography but don’t know where to begin, the below video from TMIDD is a great place to start. In the clip at the bottom of this post, he tells you the five most basic things every beginner photographer needs to start shooting.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2022  |  0 comments

We often refer to French optical specialist Mathieu as a “weird Lens guru” because he always has a few oddball tricks up his sleeve. Sometimes his videos are about adapting cheap vintage lenses to modern digital cameras, while other times he reveals a fun-and-wacky DYI project.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Today we’re going to discuss lens fogging—a serious problem that plagues outdoor photographers this time of year. When this occurs you’ll either miss a spontaneous opportunity while waiting for a lens to clear up, or you’ll snap the shutter and end up with a worthless photo.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be gadget freaks and love useful accessories. The problem is there’s some great “secret” stuff out there from small companies without marketing budgets to bring them to your attention.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Most photographers are gadget freaks and love buying useful accessories, especially when they can’t afford a new camera or other expensive gear. In the video below we’ll help you scratch that itch, with “must have” gadgets that are easy on the wallet.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Iconic photojournalist Robert Capa once said, “If your images are not good enough, you’re not close enough.” That’s why many of us try to shoot as close as possible to our subjects and fill the frame.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 03, 2022  |  3 comments

If you are using the shoulder strap that came with your mirrorless or DSLR camera, you’re wearing a billboard for the manufacturer. At best it attracts unneeded attention. At worst it alerts snatch artists and other miscreants. Time to switch!

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Easy-to-carry travel tripods are more popular than ever, as photographers have turned to mirrorless cameras and correspondingly small lenses to lighten their load. The challenge is finding an appropriately robust model that doesn’t sacrifice stability, quality and features—just to be small.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 27, 2022  |  0 comments

If you never use a tripod, there are a few photographic techniques you’re not using. Why miss big chunks of the fun?

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Drone photographing is rapidly gaining in popularity among landscape photographers because of the unique perspective it provides for shooting outdoors. If you don’t want to be left behind, check out the video below with five simple tips for getting started.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Despite the preponderance of accessories available for smartphone photographers, it’s rare we stumble upon something unique that stands out from the crowd. But that’s exactly what we discovered after receiving the Magnetic Phone Mount Kit from eXplorer Photo & Video.

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