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Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Today we're discussing an issue faced by photographers who output their work at home with an inkjet printer. Namely, color files look really good but b&w prints leave a lot to be desired. You're not alone if this happens to you because this is a rather common occurrence.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments

OK, it's time for some honest self-reflection if you're not a fan of supplemental illumination: Do your avoid flash photography because you prefer the look of available-light imagery? Or are you under the misconception that it's too difficult to do right?

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments

All photographers love camera hacks, especially when they're a lot of fun to do and involve using common household items as props to create awe-inspiring images. Today's lesson from photographer Daniel Aucoin provides seven great ideas for capturing amazing macro photos that really grab attention.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Let's face it: There are so many types of lens filters available in different configurations that the task of purchasing these accessories can be extremely confusing. And the choices you make often depend upon the specific types of photographs you shoot and even the manner in which your edit your work.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 03, 2024  |  0 comments

The Domke PhoTOGS Vest is incredibly functional and versatile. It has room for just about anything you could possibly need on a photo trek (except a large tripod, of course). I'm talking lenses, backup compact camera, light meter, H2O, lunch, bear spray, pens, business cards—more room than I have stuff.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2024  |  0 comments

"Lens diffraction" is a term you've likely heard before, but do you really understand the concept and how it can impact your photos? If not, it's time to get up to speed, and this lesson from the Visual Education YouTube channel will do exactly that in less than nine minutes.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Need an awesome camera strap? Now you have another color option from Peak Design.

Our new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot with vintage lenses on their modern mirrorless cameras (using an affordable adapter) for a number of reasons. Old glass tends to be far less expensive than modern counterparts, and build quality is often superior to today's plastic wonders.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  0 comments

The April 8 total solar eclipse is just around the corner and many people across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are excited about this spectacular event. Here's an extremely important warning worthy of careful consideration—whether you plan to photograph the eclipse or just marvel at the celestial beauty with your eyes.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Emerging directly from the "Why didn't I think of that?" category, legendary filter manufacturer and distributor of popular photo accessories Tiffen just announced an inexpensive adapter that allows users to mount 58mm filters on Apple 14- and 15-series iPhones. Leveraging Apple's MagSafe Technology, the new adapter expands creative opportunities for high-end smartphone users.

Shutterbug's new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. Here's how Choosing Wisely evaluates the Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount. (Spoiler alert: it's brilliant.)

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers often shoot outdoors with natural light when conditions are right for soft, even illumination. Other shooters, on the other hand, avoid supplemental light at all costs because of a misconception that the technique is too difficult to master.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

A tripod is the only accessory that makes every image sharper. Premium British tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing just introduced accessories that greatly expand tripod applications for all content creators: the 3 Legged Thing Ultra Plates. There's also an accessory for these new accessories: The Thingy.

3 Legged Thing Ultra Plates (and the chance to score a Thingy) are being offered on Kickstarter NOW. Backers who pledge within the first 48 hours receive bonus discounts.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Maniacal about making backup copies of photos and video footage like I am? Then this baby is for you. When set to RAID 1, the SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR drive automatically duplicates data onto a second built-in drive as it's stored to provide worry-free data redundancy.

Our new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. You can read what Choosing Wisely wrote about the SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR external hard drive here.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 01, 2024  |  0 comments

How often is lens cleaning necessary? What's the safest and most effective way to do it? What materials are best?


What you don't know can hurt you. What you read here can also be successfully applied to your eyeglasses, smartphone, Apple Watch and more.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

OWC has expanded their end-to-end ecosystem of professional storage solutions by adding three new items of vital interest to content creators, moviemakers and photographers in general. Their latest innovation is their Atlas USB4 CFexpress Type B 4.0 Memory Card Reader. Here's the total rundown. If you want to speed up your workflow and improve data safekeeping, you need to read this.