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The Best Circular Polarizing Filter For The Money Is…

This is the next in my series of filter reviews.  I have spent the past few months REALLY getting to know the ups and downs of the various filters that have been provided by a number of great manufacturers.   If you are considering the purchase of some filters, please consider checking out some of my other reviews: ND Filters …

What to Bring to the Improve Photography Conference

The Improve Photography Retreat is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited about the event.  My wife, Emily, and I have put in hundreds and hundreds of hours to prepare for it and it’s almost time to start packing our bags. If you’ve never been to an Improve Photography event before, here are the things I’d recommend …

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Review of the New Vallerret Markhof Pro Model Photography Gloves

If you’re like me, keeping your hands warm while out shooting in cold weather is no easy task.  A good pair of gloves will help to keep the hands warm, but finding gloves that also play well with the camera is a tall order.  The Markhof Pro Model Photography Gloves are one of the newest product offerings from Vallerret.  I …

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High-End Retouching Workflow with Connor Hibbs Review

  Improve Photography Plus is a treasure trove of video tutorials for photographers. From post processing to how-to articles, it pays to be a member of the website. In this installment for Improve Photography, I am going to review Connor Hibbs’ tutorial “High-End Retouching Workflow” that is available. ABOUT CONNOR HIBBS If you are not familiar with Connor, you should …

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Pluto Trigger Review

Sometime in the recent past, I came across an ad on social media that advertised the Pluto Trigger.  I am all about finding cool tools and accessories that might aid me in my photography ventures. I pulled up the website to see if this particular accessory was compatible with my Pentax.   After dancing around the computer for a few …

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Peak Design Bag Review by Brian McGuckin

Last year I was on a hunt for the perfect camera bag for photographers.  Testing out bags from companies such as MindShift, ONA, WotanCraft, Saddleback, and many others, I was given a last minute messenger bag from Peak Design called the Everyday Messenger.  By now, I’m sure most of you are familiar with this bag that was designed with the …

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iPhone RAW Photos – Now It’s For Real

If you’ve read my previous articles, you will know that I am a big fan of mobile phone photography. Or, perhaps you have seen some of my iPhone photos in those articles and not even realized that they weren’t taken with a “pro”, interchangeable lens camera. The “camera in your pocket” can be a very powerful tool that should not …