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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

Two new tripods in the famed Legends range from 3 Legged Thing were just announced and I got my hands on them for a review. It’s almost unbelievable, the way the folks at 3 Legged Thing keep refining perfection in their tripods, but somehow they do. The latest additions to their Legends series of tripods honor Ray Barbee and Bucky Lasek.

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 08, 2019  |  0 comments

We zip from Amsterdam to Japan to the Land Down Under to look at three multi-purpose photo backpacks. This trio represents the latest in style, performance and practicality.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 29, 2019  |  0 comments

The Domke bag. Affordable, functional and as durable as a 30-pound slab of stainless steel. Right now Domke is offering the popular F-2 (original) model and the F-5XB (my personal favorite) in a Limited Edition camouflage pattern that looks sensational and honors our troops—emotionally and financially.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  0 comments

These days anyone can shoot videos with their smartphone. But can anyone stand to watch them? Too many spontaneously spawned vids shake like a belly dancer on uppers. Here are three surefire ways to hit the brakes on the shakes and improve the quality of your personal small-format movies.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Here are three very good and very different photo backpacks, each unique in its own ways. With summer coming and travel restrictions loosening, it’s time to pack a new bag and head out to make up for lost time exposures.

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…

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 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Street photography is like chili recipes: every practitioner has their own flavor and style. One thing that all variations have in common, though, is the need for the right equipment to make it happen. Here are the five best cameras that can be used for nearly every street photography situation. And as an added bonus, an example of work from a young street shooter, Yuqi Wang, who has followed her own road.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Traveling by car, camper, camel caravan or even backpacking it on foot – you need these five important accessories. (And if you’re just hanging around the house like I am, put these accessories on the must-have list right up there with the automatic wine bottle opener and TV remote.)

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 19, 2021  |  0 comments

A photographer never has enough camera bags. Here are five that caught our eye, including a sneak peek at a surefire winner that's coming soon.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 08, 2021  |  0 comments

These projects are affordable or FREE and will keep you occupied for days – weeks, even. They require no special skills and comply with social distancing safety and common sense. Think of them as sort of blind dates. You may want to spend an afternoon with them, or maybe a few months, or perhaps even the rest of your life.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Starting with our favorite interactive map for predicting fall color changes, we’ve compiled a list of five maps that will help lead to you just exactly the right spot to photograph autumn leaves. And if you’re a Fall Leaf Grinch, we have some new ideas that might give you back a little spark.

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