Photo Accessories

Buying Guide
My lens came with a lens cap, so why do I need a filter? If you ask most consumer-camera owners why they keep a filter on their lens, a majority will most likely reply, “For protection.” Although filters do, in fact, protect the surface of your lens against dust, moisture and the occasional thumb print, the primary function of lens filters is really to improve the image quality of the pictures... READ MORE
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2 weeks ago
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Camera Pouches Camera Holsters Shoulder Bags Sling Bags Waist Packs Backpacks Rolling Cases No matter what type, brand, or model your camera happens to be, you will inevitably need to find a way to store, protect, and carry it, along with all the other gear you may need.... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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Tamron’s brand-new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD has generated a lot of attention with its release. This is mainly because it offers Canon, Nikon, and Sony shooters access to the super-telephoto zoom. This lens replaces Tamron’s 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD and provides photographers with... READ MORE
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10 months ago
Tips and Solutions
Summer is the time of the year when kids are off from school, the sun is shining and outdoor activities abound. It is the perfect time to stimulate a child’s interest in photography as an aside to their already active schedules. Additionally, it is the perfect time to capture images of your children out and having fun in the warm weather. Alternative Process Printing For a physical activity that... READ MORE
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One of the many attractions of mirrorless system cameras is that despite their compact form factor, they don’t sacrifice image quality. Nikon plainly embraced this philosophy with the original V and J series cameras, delivering small but feature-packed offerings. Now the company has announced the ... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Hidden away in the menus of advanced DSLR cameras is something called “Autofocus Microadjustment,” which allows you to make changes quickly and painlessly to your camera’s autofocus system, resulting in more accurate focusing and sharper images. If one, or all, of your lenses consistently focuses just a little too far (back-focusing), or too close (front-focusing), you can make adjustments to be... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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If you could build your own digital camera at 8 years old, you would be a very impressive little big shot. This is the goal of the Bigshot Digital Camera Kit, which was developed by Columbia University Computer Science Professor Shree Nayar and his team of students and engineers. “It’s about getting kids’ hands dirty,” says Professor... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Until recently, my only experience with Capture One was using it for shooting tethered on photo assignments. Every pro that I’ve assisted has used it during their shoots so that art directors, assistants, and anyone else who needed to, could review images while they were being made. Capture One is definitely the... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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I grew up skiing almost every day, and was on my first pair of skis at age two. The high school I attended in Colorado even let us out at 11:00 a.m. during the winter months, so that we could ski or snowboard every day of the week if we wanted. The point of this little anecdote is to stress how much watching the Winter games still excites me and makes me nostalgic for my years in the mountains. I... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Professional Nikon shooters have been waiting with bated breath for the update to the D4, and that day has finally arrived. The Nikon D4S DSLR Camera has been announced as the new flagship Nikon DSLR and it brings with it a few major upgrades and numerous minor improvements to justify the two-year... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Tips and Solutions
Some wedding photographers work without an assistant; others say they can’t do their job effectively without one. How do you decide if or when you need an assistant? If the wedding is elaborate, has an enormous guest list, is spread out geographically in terms of the ceremony and the reception or if it requires special lighting for formal on-location portraits or is a signature event that will be... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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When it comes to carrying your gear through a fast-paced, day-long event, there’s certainly no shortage of options. Backpacks and shoulder bags have long been the professional event photographer’s staple when they need to keep everything close at hand. In recent years, convenient and versatile belt systems... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Wedding photographers carry a lot of gear. Multiple lenses, camera bodies, flashes and accessories are all part of the wedding professional’s kit. It‘s cumbersome (and risky) to try to balance the heft and awkward bulk of your equipment without the right carrying case. The most useful packs and tool belts are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, whether you book weddings across the... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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The image of some poor soul traipsing down the street struggling and juggling two or more cameras hanging haphazardly around his neck and shoulders has been the subject of countless cartoons, and is a spectacle all too often encountered in real life. There are many good reasons why a serious shooter, enthusiast, or pro would want to carry two cameras, but hanging each one from a conventional... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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With the holiday season quickly approaching, now’s the time to start making your travel plans. Don’t let the stress of the road or the chaos at the airport get the best of you. Every year, portable technology gets smarter, smaller, and more popular. There are now hundreds of portable-entertainment devices, gadgets, and accessories to choose from. Finding the right product will allow you to get... READ MORE
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1 year ago

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