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Sponsored  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not easy to buy gifts for a photographer. It’s the thought that counts, of course. But let’s face it: some thoughts are just more awesome than others. So, as we’re getting closer to the holiday season, we’ve collected seven fantastic gift ideas that should put a smile on the face of every photographer.

Sponsored  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you know a photographer who's itching to snap some brilliant shots of beaches, sunsets, water sports or those most quintessential summer treats: ice cream and watermelon? We’ve collected 6 fantastic photography gifts ideas to help you set your special photographer up for what could be a roaring summer.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 21, 2021  |  2 comments

Ranging in price from $5 to $75, these unique and special photo-related products make wonderful, thoughtful gifts for a graduating senior who digs photography. Holiday Alert: Father’s Day is June 20.

Sponsored  |  May 04, 2021  |  First Published: Apr 30, 2021  |  1 comments

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means it's a great time to go out and take photos. Whether you're capturing gorgeous landscapes, close-up macros of flowers and insects, or zoomed in shots of wildlife, the warmer weather and beautiful light provide many picture-taking opportunities.

Sponsored  |  May 03, 2021  |  1 comments

How many times have you come across the perfect evening scene – camera in hand – only to be left watching instead of shooting because there was not enough light? Should have had a tripod!

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 30, 2021  |  0 comments

The right accessory makes photography more fun. Some photographers pursue accessories that are keys to unlock new activities, like macro or time-lapse photography. Us? We love gadgets of all sorts and shapes, and we’ll never have too many. Thankfully, the goodies on this list are all budget friendly. And BTW, if you’re searching for a photo-related Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or May/June Grad gift, here are some cool ideas.

Sponsored  |  Apr 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring has a way of inspiring artists, and photographers are no different. Many a shutterbug will be dusting off their camera gear right about now.

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  |  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  |  Jan 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Each and every one of these best-in-class compact digital cameras delivers big camera performance in a small camera package. Light enough to carry with you every day, everywhere, these are high quality digital cameras that are perfect for travel, discreet street shooting and casual family snaps.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 18, 2020  |  0 comments

Looking for photo gifts that are a little different for the photographers in your life? Start here with our list of the 7 greatest new and/or unique photo gifts in the universe. If you are into digital photography or cameras of any sort yourself, odds are you’ll find something on this list of photo gifts that you’ll want to call your own. We did.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Finding the perfect holiday gift for the photographers in your life just got easier. We’ve put together a collection of what we think are just about the 7 coolest stocking-stuffer-type photography presents you can find anywhere. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 08, 2020  |  3 comments

If 2020 taught us nothing else, we collectively learned that things can go wrong. Terribly wrong. If your photos and video footage are important to you (and, as a photographer, they should be), then you need to buy a trusty storage or backup device pronto.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Photo gear doorbusters, deep discounts on cameras, lens sales, special pricing on photo accessories and camera bag deals, big savings on zooms, markdowns on tripods, photo price reductions, lens instant rebates – no matter what they’re called, they’re the sirens’ songs that catch your ear and direct your hand toward your wallet. And why not? In November and December 2020 around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, photographers can save some serious coin on cameras, lenses, tripods, flash and memory cards – not to mention photo bags and backpacks, filters, books, microphones, monitors and computers.

We’ve sorted out the lists of holiday specials and sales we’ve received this fall and highlighted the very best from each manufacturer. Want to save some big dough on a camera or lens? Read on…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 05, 2020  |  0 comments

Few things are as exciting as using a brand new lens for the first time. To photographers, a new lens is like an empty canvas to an artist, or a fresh storyline to a novelist. Fortunately, despite the unsettled tenor of the world situation, 2020 has witnessed an outstanding and diverse collection of exceptional lenses.

Shutterbug once again worked with EISA, the world’s largest independent collection of magazines and websites focusing on consumer electronics, to select the ten best lenses of 2020. Here are our choices. As a voting member of EISA, Shutterbug helped choose these outstanding lenses, which we feel are the best you can buy right now.

Our choices for the ten best lenses you can buy in 2020 run the gamut from super wideangle to super telephoto, and one thing is certain: not one of them will disappoint you. So, take a look at our choices for the ten best lenses of 2020 below (with links to where you can purchase them) and find something amazing to start shooting with today.

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