Photo Accessory Reviews

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Henry Anderson  |  Dec 02, 2019  |  1 comments

Cameras and lenses are essential to photography, of course, but photo accessories are where you can really have some fun. In the below video, photographer Mark Holtze shares five camera accessories he "can't live without."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Pssst! Got two minutes? Calibrate your monitor with the new Datacolor SpyderX Elite so that you’re not looking at your image gallery through a dirty screen door.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Summer, sadly, is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere, but that just means there will be tons of new and interesting photo shooting opportunities as autumn and winter arrive. Along with taking your sweaters out of your closet, it might be time to restock your camera bag with some essential but inexpensive photo accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  0 comments

British tripod maker 3 Legged Thing gives their products clever names, but I just call them awesome. In addition to some of the best tripods money can buy, they offer camera brackets, monopods and related accessories. Here’s my review of the morphable Ellie L-bracket and the DOCZ2, a combination monopod stabilizer plus heavy-duty tabletop tripod.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 01, 2019  |  0 comments

The LitraPro is a compact, rechargeable, high-output LED light source that offers a broad spectrum of color temperature settings and is fully dimmable from 0% to 100%. The LitraPro operates up to 45 minutes at the highest power setting and, should you land on it when you fall into a 90-feet deep swimming pool, no problem—it won’t break or suffer water damage. Sounds incredible, no?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Every photographer has their essential photo accessories that they can't live without. Fortunately for those on a budget, many of these camera accessories can be had for a pittance.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Michael Sasser is who we typically turn to for great tips on boudoir photography, but because he spends a lot of his working life on the road, he's also got ample advice for travel photographers. In the below video, he shares 14 travel accessories he thinks every photographer should own.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Peak Design just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a travel tripod. Packed with innovative features, this extremely compact marvel is available in aluminum alloy or carbon fiber, supports a payload of up to 20 pounds and is not much bigger than a Philly cheese steak sandwich—or the footlong hot dog shown above—when folded up (3.1 x 15.5 inches). We had a chance to put an early sample through the paces; here’s our hands-on report.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 23, 2019  |  0 comments

What fits in your shirt pocket, delivers perfect white balance and accurate color from your camera, assures the same color from all of your cameras and is a snap to use? It’s the ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 from X-Rite, a hardware-software combination that creates color profiles with just a couple mouse clicks. If you thought creating a color profile was difficult or overly technical, think again. Now there’s no excuse to not get the colors right – or should I say X-Rite?

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Cameras and lenses are, of course, important for landscape photography but there are many key photo accessories that photographers can't live without. One such photographer is Mark Denney who has compiled his 13 favorite landscape photography accessories under $100 in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a great little gear round-up from photographer Peter McKinnon on "5 Clever Photo/Video Accessories (Under $50) You're Going to Want."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  1 comments

What photographers don’t know can cost them big time, and bad information is more hazardous than none at all. Today more than ever, photographers need a reliable Surge Protection Device.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Answer quickly—what is the brand and capacity of the memory card that’s in your primary camera right this minute? Don’t know? Read this and you might want to switch to a card made by Delkin Devices.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Back in the day, Kodak offered Aerochrome color infrared film which produced false colors that were at once creative, exciting and borderline psychedelic. You can recapture the fun of this classic Kodak color IR slide film with the Kolari Vision IR Chrome filter ($79 in 49mm screw-in size) if you have a digital camera that has been converted to full-spectrum photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  0 comments

It takes a brilliant mind to invent something, but creating a product that alleviates life’s small-but-nagging annoyances takes true genius. Here are five clever products no photographer should be without.

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