Gear

Gear Acquisition Syndrome: What’s in a Professional Landscape Photographer’s Camera Bag?

Mark Denney is a professional landscape photographer based in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Like a lot of dedicated photographers, he suffers from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, also known as GAS. As a result, his camera bag is full of awesome equipment. He’s also a big fan of gear reviews, including the increasingly popular “What’s in My Bag?” […]

3 Useful Portable LED Lights for Photography and Video

Most photographers rely on flashes and studio lights for artificial lighting. Both have advantages–one is portable, while the other provides continuous lighting–but neither is perfect, either. If you often struggle with the limitations of flashes or studio lighting, you might be interested in the newest type of lighting: portable LED lights. Portable LED lights give […]

Quick Tips For Traveling With Your Photography Gear

Buying a good camera, lens, and other essential photography gear usually takes a lot of research, saving, and dedication to photography. It’s a lot of work, making sure the equipment you purchase is exactly what you need to fuel this wonderful hobby. Not everyone needs the latest gear or has a budget to replace their […]

Non-Camera Gear Every Outdoor Photographer Should Carry

It goes without saying that the most important tool in a photographer’s bag is the camera itself. Having the right camera and lens is crucial to capturing the scene the way you envisioned it. That being said, there are lots of non-photography products that every outdoor photographer should have with them. Here is a list […]

20+ Great Mugs for Photographers

Whether you’re trying to get a fantastic sunrise shot or staying up all night photographing star trails, photographers need their caffeine. Nothing’s better than a perfect cup of coffee or tea to get you going–except, perhaps, for a photography-themed cup of coffee or tea. It’s one of those things you didn’t know you needed until […]

Bike Photography: Ideas and Tips for Cycling with Your Camera Gear

As a photographer we all have problems relating to the traveling with camera gear. Is it light enough? Compact enough? Do I need this? What about that lens? And the list goes on and on. I am presented almost daily with this challenge, but on a new level! I am a cycling photographer, “and….?” I […]

Adobe Alternative: Luminar 2018 Photo Editing Software Review

Luminar 2018, for Mac and Windows, is a universal all-in-one photo app designed to offer everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing. Luminar features advanced controls that are easy to use. Intelligent filters like Accent AI make it easy to get a great-looking image in seconds. Users will also benefit from new intelligent filters […]

Straps for Smartphones

You don’t see smartphone straps often, but they’re a good idea if you regularly take photos with your cell phone. Even if you have the cheapest phone on the market, you’re recording memories and moments that are worth protecting. Fortunately, most cell phone straps are cheap. You don’t need to invest much to have a […]

Camera Sling Straps, Two-Camera Harnesses, Camera Holsters and Vests

As prevalent as neck straps are, they don’t work for all photographers. They can get in the way or cause neck pain, especially if your camera is heavy. If you’re getting a sore neck from your strap, you can look at hand, wrist, and finger straps (see Part 1) or try out the following options […]

Camera Neck Straps: Quality, Comfort, and Design

In Part 1, we mentioned how you should get to know your camera before buying an expensive strap. Otherwise, you might find out that you prefer carrying your camera in a different way. For example, if you get a hand strap, you could end up wanting a sling strap instead. There’s one exception to this […]

The Best Camera Straps Guide: Wrist, Hand, and Finger Straps

Looking for a new camera strap can quickly turn into a time-consuming affair. The search can last days as you debate between the different choices. Whatever your reason for needing a new strap–whether for professional work or simply for fashion–you can end up getting bogged down by all the options. That’s why we’ve created this […]

42 Unique Gifts for Photographers

Gift shopping for birthdays and holidays can be a joy or a burden, depending on who you’re shopping for. It can be especially difficult to shop for someone who already has everything, or who doesn’t say what they want. Fortunately, if that person is a photographer, there’s always something awesome you can get. Here’s a […]