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Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments

One filter that's in the bag of every experienced outdoor photographer is the versatile polarizer. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformation out there about the best way to use this affordable tool, and today's tutorial from Photo Masters clears up all the confusion in barely 12 minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Properly maintaining photo gear is an essential "habit" if you want to prolong the life of your equipment and receive reliable performance. In the important tutorial below you'll learn the do's and don'ts for accomplishing this quickly and safely.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Gear wraps, those flexible, soft squares of protection we use to cushion our cameras and lenses, are pretty much all the same, right? Wrong. Although they're all used for the same purpose (more or less), each brand has its own unique characteristics. Today we look at four wraps, each of which can be crowned king of its category.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Tiffen recently introduced the Domke Sling Bag and Tech Pouch, two carry solutions optimized for pros and enthusiasts. Their designs are based on input from content creators and photographers, and "…every element was designed with a specific reason to give them a better product" as per Tiffen COO Andrew Tiffen.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 29, 2023  |  0 comments

When photographers talk "resolution" they usually measure it in megapixels. Today we're talking about a different sort of resolution, the kind that involves goals, intentions and idealized plans. Whether or not we follow our resolutions is irrelevant in my mind. Outlining a carefully considered course of action for 2024 and exploring new photography options are what it's really all about.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 22, 2023  |  0 comments

You don't have to be a prepper to take precautions against foul weather. Photographers have special needs when Nature is on the warpath. Here's a 10-point equipment checklist that may save your bacon when the forecast calls for imminent disaster.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers adhere to the notion that you should employ the lowest ISO setting possible to achieve maximum image quality, and they routinely set the camera for ISO 100 when conditions permit. But as you'll see in the tutorial below, one of our favorite outdoor photographers takes a different approach.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Two leading supporters of protecting wild spaces, Peak Design and SITKA, have joined forces to create unique, limited edition styles of the Peak Design Slide Lite camera straps and Capture Clips in SITKA's renowned low-visibility patterns and colors, Subalpine Optifade and Treeline Green. 

Just in time for the holiday gifting season, the new products are available exclusively from SITKA's website beginning today.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments

It seems like every time we post a tutorial about the use of external flash we receive a bunch of comments from photographers who insist on shooting with available light—despite the fact that this approach doesn't always deliver the best possible results in certain situations.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we presented an overview of the most popular lens filters, explaining the basics of how they work to improve the appearance of photos you shoot outdoors. Today we're taking a look at one category of these affordable accessories; namely, the Neutral Density (ND) filters that are so popular among landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

The use of affordable lens filters was more prevalent in the days of 35mm photography when we didn't have image-editing tools to enhance our work. But as you'll see in the quick video below, these simple accessories are just as valid in today's era of digital imaging.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Experience the thrill of precisely and accurately editing photos and other graphic creations directly on the actual image as it's displayed on the new Wacom One 13 Touch 13.3-inch screen using a battery-free, pressure sensitive Wacom digital pen. The Wacom One 13 Touch is easy to use, affordable and enormous fun—here is our hands-on REVIEW.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Gifts for photographers? We have some suggestions—20 of them. And don't forget to treat yourself—you deserve it. You what?! Oh well, treat yourself anyway.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Today were going to discuss a tool that many experienced landscape shooters consider the pound-for-pound champion of photographic accessories, and it's the dollar-for-dollar champ too. If your guess is the affordable polarizing filter, you just scored a knockout.