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Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Just about everyone owns a home printer capable of outputting high-quality images, but all too often this practical device is used for nothing more than printing documents. That's a real shame because there are several benefits of printing your best imagery if you understand the best practices for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2023  |  0 comments

We're all looking for  creative edge to help us capture photos in the camera that stand out from the crowd. Today's tutorial from the In Your Fayes YouTube channel provides a fun hack using a simple "accessory" we're sure you have at home.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Perhaps you're tired of us reminding you to use a tripod for outdoor photographs with maximum sharpness, but it's an undeniable fact. What's less understood are several simple methods for making the best use of this very important accessory.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you're photographing wildflowers and plants in the forest, or shooting these colorful subjects in your backyard, we have some simple tips and techniques for getting the job done. With this straightforward advice you can also capture beautiful photos at a nearby park or nursery.

Jon Sienkiewicz Blog  |  Aug 18, 2023  |  0 comments

Vanguard, one of our favorite photo accessory manufacturers, has a slug of new stuff you should know about. Why do we favor Vanguard? In addition to their impeccable high quality, Vanguard creates and supervises the concept, design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales of every product they sell—unlike many other camera gear wholesalers. This means the price you pay at your local photo retailer or when you order directly from Vanguard tends to be below market—saving you money and delivering greater value. And we're all in when it comes to getting more for your money.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers routinely create images that are good technically and in every other way, but are still about average. In many instances, you can transform your photography skills from typical to exceptional with the right accessory. Besides that, here at Shutterbug we really love photo accessories. Who doesn't? Here are a half-dozen that we especially like.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Edit directly on the image with this exciting and very affordable ($399) creative graphics tablet from industry giant Wacom. Frankly, using it was about the most fun I've had since I discovered Photoshop 2.0 in 1991.

If you're into editing digital images, producing digital art, or any other activity related to graphics, you've heard of Wacom. They have been providing imaging professionals with outstanding products for nearly 40 years. If you don't already know about the Wacom One interactive tablet, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've made the switch to mirrorless cameras as have many photographers, you've no doubt noticed that battery life isn't nearly as good as what we enjoyed with our DSLRs. In the quick explainer below, you'll learn several things you can do to make batteries last as long as possible before reaching for a spare.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Ask any landscape photographer to name two filters they can't live without, and the answer is likely to be a polarizer and a neutral density (ND) filter. The video below concentrates on the former, explaining how this affordable tool can really add impact to just about any image you shoot outdoors.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Exactly what is a Platypod Handle? It's a grip for vloggers. It's a tripod tool: a camera riser. It's a versatile attachment point for lighting paraphernalia, microphones, monitoring gear and other accessories. It pairs perfectly with any Platypod tripod alternative and the Platypod Grip ballhead. It's the brainchild of highly respected NJ physician and brilliant inventor, Dr. Larry Tiefenbrunn, CEO at Platypod Pro LLC.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 20, 2023  |  0 comments

3 Legged Thing (3LT) just announced Freya, an L-bracket designed to fit the popular Fujifilm X-T5 specifically, and Shutterbug received a sample to evaluate several weeks before launch date. Here's our rundown.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Tamron just introduced the 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD fast-aperture, ultra-wideangle zoom lens for the Fujifilm X-Mount, and Shutterbug was able to take it for an extended spin. Although it covers more than 105° at the 11mm focal length, it features close-focusing down to 5.9 inches, prompting us to propose that it enables a wholly new type of photographic composition: Ultra-Wide Closeup.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Attaining fast and precise focus is a primary goal of just about every photographer, regardless of the type of images they shoot. When soft photos result with regularity, the first thing that comes to mind is, "I must be doing something wrong."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've never had the time or money to go on a photo safari, today is your lucky day. You don't have to pack a suitcase or pay for hotel rooms and expensive plane tickets, because the itinerary here is a quick trip to your own backyard. Apartment dwellers should pay close attention too, since the tips in the tutorial work equally well at your neighborhood park or at a close-by nature center..

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Addressing a very real but virtually ignored need felt by female photographers, Shimoda Designs is offering five of their most popular and requested pack sizes outfitted with a new women-specific harness and an exclusive teal colorway. The Shimoda Women's Collection consists of female-friendly designs based on the Shimoda Explorer V2 and Shimoda Action X V2 models.

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