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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 02, 2023  |  0 comments

3 Legged Thing (3LT) just announced the Charles 2.0, a new, more budget-friendly tripod in their Pro Range lineup, and Shutterbug had a chance to evaluate a sample for several weeks prior to introduction.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 28, 2023  |  0 comments

You’ve probably seen dramatic waterdrop images like this one and sensibly assumed that it took years of experience and thousands of dollars in equipment to get similar results. Frequent Shutterbug Photo of the Day contributor and long-time photography professional Jeff Van Scoyk introduced us to the Miops Splash, the $150 photo accessory for controllable waterdrop photography.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2023  |  0 comments

So you have a bit extra cash to spend on photo gear, and you’re about to go shopping. Before you do we want to remind you of something we’ve stressed in the past; namely, it often makes far more sense to upgrade your optics than it does to invest in a new camera.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 28, 2023  |  0 comments

WotanCraft, maker of handsomely designed camera shoulder bags, photo backpacks and accessory pouches, recently introduced a lineup of finely crafted leather camera neck straps and wrist straps. They’re all available now in a variety of colors and styles, including a series that features Peak Design Anchor Links.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 17, 2023  |  0 comments

If you recently purchased a Mac of any flavor, you no doubt discovered that your new computer has a ton a great features but darn few I/O ports. No USB-A, for instance. Yeah, it has a couple USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, but where do you plug in your USB-A memory card reader? Or maybe an HDMI display?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 03, 2023  |  0 comments

When Peak Design introduced camera straps with their proprietary Anchor quick-connector system in 2014, they quietly revolutionized the way the world had been attaching straps to cameras. Here’s a guide to their current lineup nearly 10 years on.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 01, 2023  |  0 comments

The creative young people at PGYTECH have been at it again, producing new accessories and improving existing products. As an enthusiastic group of photographers and drone pilots, they understand user needs and design gear with practical application in mind. Here’s the rundown on their most recent creations and look at an old favorite.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2023  |  0 comments

There’s no doubt that many accessories are worthwhile. Some make photography easier and more enjoyable, while others actually enable you to capture better images. Still other others, while they may seem interesting at first glance, are eventually relegated to an ignominious spot in the back of your camera cabinet.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Achieving accurate results during the editing process is sort of like rolling the dice if not you’re not working with a correctly calibrated display. In fact, you’re probably better off with a cheap monitor that’s properly calibrated than with a high-end display that’s not.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining why low ISO settings can ruin the photo of a lifetime. Today we have another video contradicting conventional wisdom, and you may discover that you’re been making a simple mistake all along.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2023  |  0 comments

You don’t have to be an experienced landscape photographer to appreciate the magic of sunset and sunrise. In fact, these spectacular scenes are among the most commonly photographed by anyone with a camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Have you ever marveled at landscape photos shot with long exposures and ND filters, and said to yourself “This is too complicated for me?” The quick video below will correct this misconception and explain how easy this is to accomplish using a few basic tips.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” of photography, many of which apply to shooting landscapes. There’s the Rules of Thirds, certain “must have” filters, the importance of paying attention to hyperfocal distance, and many more.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 09, 2022  |  0 comments

New features, new models and more accessories make the WotanCraft Pilot camera bag lineup better than ever and even more appealing.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Guess what? Even professional shooters screw up on occasion; so don’t feel too bad about making mistakes. The trick is to not make the same error twice, and one way to avoid that is to learn from the foibles of experienced pros.