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Edited by George Schaub  |  Sep 13, 2013  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Every year member magazines from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) gather to consider and vote on the top products of the year in 40 categories, ranging from cameras to tripods to software and printers. This year’s selections represent technological sophistication along with features and functionality that make them leaders in their respective categories.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If there’s one bit of advice we’ve all heard a million times, it’s “Be sure and use a tripod.” Yet, despite the fact that sharp images are the goal of just about everyone, it’s sort of amazing how many times photographers “forget” to bring along a tripod.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

We often post creative photo hacks with fun ways to capture eye-catching images using cheap, easy-to-find items. The five tricks you see in this quick tutorial are different from others we’ve posted, and while you may have to spend a few bucks on supplies, the effects are really cool.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 11, 2015  |  0 comments

appleJuce: Sooner or later the LCD screen on your camera (tablet, laptop or smartphone) will lose its luster due to the dust, dirt and smudges accumulating on its surface. The dirt reduces the screen’s clarity, brightness and color accuracy but it can be restored with a good cleaning. Many household cleaners contain ingredients that can damage the screen’s sensitive surface. appleJuce is a complete solution for cleaning these devices. The 2oz appleJuce pump is ideal for use at home, in the studio, or on location. Its TSA-approved size is small enough for travel and fits easily in an organization case so appleJuce is handy whenever you need it. appleJuce is alcohol and ammonia free and it removes stains/oils from all screens, it also polishes the surface of your electronics. Environmentally friendly, appleJuce has a green apple scent and the package includes appleJuce solution in a 2oz pump bottle and two reusable screen cleaning cloths for a suggested retail price of $12.95.

 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s something here for everyone this week. We look at a retro tripod from a famous filter maker, a messenger bag from a famous tripod maker, a lens case from my favorite photo backpack maker and a new circular polarizing filter from a not-so-famous accessory maker—plus a knockout protective case for your MacBook. 

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  |  Dec 03, 2015  |  0 comments

There is something about mistletoe and holly that makes my heart scream out: “It’s time for some more cool photo gear.” The mere thought of reindeer hooves on the rooftop gives me the urge to clean out my gadget bag collection and make room for something new. If you suffer from the same seasonal malady—or if there’s a photographer in your life who deserves more than a re-gifted lump of coal—here’s a list of camera stuff that every picture-taker will enjoy receiving as a holiday gift.

Jason Schneider  |  Jul 20, 2015  |  0 comments

The flash bracket has become the “forgotten accessory” in photography but it’s still an essential tool if you’re looking to achieve consistent studio-quality lighting on the fly.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Here are seven affordable photo gifts that are fun to give or receive. Prices range from $25 to $99 and all can be ordered from the comfort of your keyboard. Happy holidays!

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Winter Storm Jonas is bearing down on our nation’s capitol and threatening to bury DC, Philly and maybe even New York City in snow this weekend. In fact, if you live anywhere east of Oklahoma, you’re probably charging batteries, restocking the liquor cabinet and laying in a good supply of unhealthy snacks that you can justify eating only during a weather emergency. But how do you plan to protect your camera when you venture out to capture the storm? Here are a few options. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Simple DIY camera hacks are among the most popular stories we post, because they enable photographers to spice up their work with simple homemade “photo accessories” that cost little or nothing to make.

Josh Miller  |  May 27, 2016  |  0 comments

While nothing beats practice and time spent in the field waiting for perfect light, there are a few essential tools that should be found in every landscape photographer’s bag. These photo accessories might not be as exciting as that new camera we all dream of, but they will help you take your photography to the next level much quicker than upping your megapixel count.

Joe Farace  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments

“I think all art is about control—the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.”—Richard Avedon

Joe Farace  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Some trends just won’t go away: Billboard magazine notes that U.S. vinyl album sales are up 53 percent, generating $416 million in sales. Stereophile, our sister publication, reviews new analog audio equipment and you can purchase new Nikon F6 or Leica M-A film cameras from Shutterbug advertisers. Ferrania is back making film and the Japan Camera Hunter website is making their own film, a discontinued Agfa emulsion they’re calling JCH StreetPan 400. Amazon’s top-selling photo item is Fuji’s Instax Mini Instant Film. There’s even a new twin-lens instant camera, Mint’s InstantFlex TL70, and yes, I gotta get me one of those.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 09, 2015  |  0 comments

The concept isn’t new. Gamers have been using dedicated yokes, rudder pedals and throttles with Flight Simulator and aerial combat games for at least three decades. Even Super Mario racing games can be purchased with steering wheel controllers. But the Palette Kit from Canadian firm Palette is the most comprehensive set of alternative input hardware interfaces for Lightroom and Photoshop ever. 

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