Photo Accessory Reviews

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Every photographer has go-to gear they turn to in a pinch. In fact, sometimes these little camera gadgets, gizmos and assorted photo accessories can be more important to a particular shoot than your camera or lens.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Looking for great holiday photo gifts that are affordable and sure to be appreciated? Here’s our lineup of sub-$50 swag.  From prints to printers, from pillows to penholders, we’ve prepared a panoply of photo presents you’ll be positively proud to proffer—or possess.

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  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Well, the birds are queuing up in the backyard and you know what that means. Three calling birds, four French hens and two turtle doves—or is it four calling birds? They won’t stand still so it’s hard to count. And no one knows where in hell the partridge went. She was last seen talking to a couple turkeys who were all paranoid about some big feast that’s supposed to be happening soon. Anyway, you do know what this means, right? Time for our intrepid list of holiday photo gifts that cost less than $100.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 18, 2018  |  0 comments

First of all, photographer Peter McKinnon explains, this is NOT a what’s in my camera bag video. If you want one of those from him, you’ll have to wait until January. Right now, with his latest photography how-to video (embedded below), he wants to tell you about his “Photographer’s Emergency Pouch” and the 14 things you need to put in it and bring with you on every shoot.

David B. Brooks  |  May 10, 2012  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2012  |  24 comments

I usually do not write reports on new computers, but the new 2011 Apple Mac mini (www.apple.com) is an exception. It is not because it has the fastest CPU, as that is not a major advantage for working with digital photographs. In fact, doing digital photographic editing does not involve much computation (“compute” is to calculate or reckon a figure or amount) and no calculation is needed to edit an image with Photoshop. When an image editor opens a digital photographic file, the entire image, every pixel, is put into RAM memory.

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.

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  |  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.

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  |  Mar 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Over the past 72 hours I’ve removed 19-inch-deep snow from my driveway and spent three days and nights without heat or lights. Things were so bad my faithful dog ran an ad in the newspaper looking for a new home. I don’t know what I did to irk the snowplow driver but he neatly sealed my drive with a four-foot wall of solid ice. And did I mention that four of my trees fell from the weight of the snow, one narrowly missing the house? So in the wake of this madness I did the only thing a sane person would do: I made of list of the new camera stuff I want to get if the sun ever shines again in New Jersey.

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.

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.

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