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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 12, 2021  |  0 comments

When does a camera bag become a burden? The instant you find yourself thinking, “I don’t think I’ll drag this big thing along next time.” The bags in this trio can be worn from a belt, slung over the shoulder or stuffed into a larger pack to organize the cargo. And despite their petite size they hold a lot. In today’s world of smaller cameras and lenses, a snug bag may be just what you’re looking for.

Staff  |  Nov 12, 2021  |  0 comments

In the leadup to the holiday season, secure a fantastic deal on Slik tripods and heads. With up to $150 off the normal price on carbon fiber tripods, and up to $50 off select professional ball heads, this is your chance to stock up on quality camera support gear from Slik at a bargain-basement price.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Vanguard is an international company that sells camera bags and photo backpacks, high quality tripods, binoculars/sporting optics and an assortment of camera accessories. The Vanguard VEO Range 36M Messenger Photo Bag is just one of the many camera carrying solutions they offer. 

How does the VEO Range 36M compare with other products in its price range? And how have they managed to differentiate themselves in this congested and aggressive product category?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2021  |  0 comments

For those on a budget it’s tempting to purchase an inexpensive 2X teleconverter to double the focal length of a lens you already own, instead of spending big bucks on a powerful super-telephoto zoom. But does this really make sense in terms of image quality, or are you better off just cropping your photos?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Our maniacally creative friends in England have been at it again. Fresh on the heels of introducing their first-ever camera bags, 3 Legged Thing has updated their entry-level Punks line of tripods to version 2.0. The Punks lineup includes Corey, Travis, Brian and Billy. We found Billy 1.0 (now known as ‘plain old Billy’) to be highly reliable and easy to use. But now Billy 2.0 has joined the stable. How does this interloper compare with the incumbent, and should we care?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers tend to carry a lot of lens filters, including those for enhancing colors, to others that reduce the amount of light entering the camera and enable slow shutter speed effects. In the video below, you’ll see what an experienced pro says is the one filter he never leaves home without.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers often spend countless hours perfecting their shooting and editing skills, only to be disappointed by inconsistent colors in their images. Today we’re going to let you in on a little secret: it’s difficult to achieve accurate results if you don’t calibrate your monitor.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 01, 2021  |  1 comments

Binoculars have only one purpose: they make distant objects appear closer. They all look pretty much alike, too.  But don’t be fooled into thinking that they’re all the same. Here’s a straightforward, plain-talk guide to buying the binoculars best for you.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the most important skills in the early development of all photographers is knowing how to interpret the light falling on a scene, and then choosing the camera settings that will result in a perfectly exposure photo. With a bit of knowledge and practice, this quickly becomes second nature—enabling you concentrate on other key variables that make up a great image.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments

We put three brands of UV filters through a very basic, real-world test. The brands we tested are K&F Concept, Urth and Okko. Never heard of them? Us neither, before this. Here is our report.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments

So you absolutely love landscape photography and you’re motivated to do everything possible to improve your work. One way to do that is by following the ongoing tutorials we post, and another is to be sure you’re using the type of gear that is best suited for the task.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Here are 7 photo accessories that offer high value and very attractive prices. All have been selected from Amazon’s stable of private label products, Amazon Basics. And all cost less than $30.

Sponsored  |  Aug 09, 2021  |  0 comments

As photographers, we need great computer storage solutions to help us stay on top of the mountains of data we collect in the form of images and video every day. We need something that delivers big capacity for a small price, and with performance to boot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re like us you’re always on the lookout for a photo accessory that can make picture taking better, easier or more fun. Here’s a roundup of 10 items we’ve recently spotted.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from the one accessory that can make a huge difference in their images, both indoors and out. What we’re discussing here is supplemental light in its most basic form; namely the affordable and easy to use electronic flash.

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