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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 12, 2018  |  0 comments

There is only one photo accessory that improves 100% of your images: the tripod. However, traveling with an extra set of legs can be cantankerous. Ask any centipede. Our friends across the pond have a couple new products that eliminate the temptation to leave the tripod at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with portrait photography, if you’re not a pro with a budget, is coming up with eye-catching props to dress a set. In the fun video below, three serious shooters each give themselves a $5 budget at the Dollar Store to make their photos more interesting.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive accessories that can have a huge impact on their results. One of the most affordable and useful such tools, is the simple lens filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers have experienced the trauma of being on a daylong shoot, draining the camera's battery, and discovering that their spare is sitting on a charger at home. There’s not much you can do about that, unless you check out the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Aurga is the newest “smart digital assistant” to hit the streets, enabling photographers to wirelessly control a DSLR with their smartphone from up to 100 feet away.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 26, 2018  |  0 comments

There are two important facts about flash photography that everyone should understand: The first is that a simple external flash mounted atop a camera (or used remotely for even better results), can make a huge difference in photographs when shooting indoors or out. Number two is that the use of an accessory flash is much easier than most photographers think.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you just purchased a new camera, or you want to make the most of the one you already own, the video below will provide some helpful ideas with what one pro says are “six must-have accessories” for DSLR and mirrorless models.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

You need a tripod. If you shoot video, panoramas, fireworks, time exposures, selfies or macro work in addition to general picture taking, you may even need two tripods. Selecting a tripod that matches the way you work is important, and not at all difficult if you approach it in the right way.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  2 comments

If your digital camera is fairly new, odds are it stores images on SD cards. SD stands for Secure Digital but it may seem more like Strange & Discombulationg because of the permutations that abound. This primer will school you on all you need to know about this efficient and progressive format, and help you make better purchasing decisions when it’s time to buy more cards.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters tend to be among the most stalwart of photographers, often carrying heavy tripods, and backpacks bulging with cameras, lenses, and other gear, on long treks into the backcountry. In the video below, a British pro reveals what he considers to be “the best accessories for landscape photography.”

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a quirky photo accessory that’s truly different, like the wearable umbrella known as Nubrella we wrote about that keeps photographers and gear dry while shooting in the rain. And now there’s the soon-to-be-released Velbon Chairpod, a hybrid tripod/collapsible stool contraption for supporting both a camera and your posterior.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again, when our friends at TheCameraStoreTV knock back a few drinks and reveal what they consider the “Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear of the Year.” If you saw our post from 2016, you know that these annual “awards” are informative and hilarious.

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