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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 …

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BEST BATTERIES FOR YOUR SPEEDLIGHTS: A SHOWDOWN

Flash Photography today is an area within Photography that has never been easier to enter. With a vast array of flashes, from top brands that cost hundreds of dollars to Chinese knockoffs that are very inexpensive, the choices are great to say the very least.   What I wanted to test for this article is which rechargeable batteries performed the …

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Best L-Bracket For Pentax Cameras

As a Pentax shooter, there are just some facts of life that I have learned to accept. The fact that the lens and accessory market is very limited compared to Canon and Nikon. So when I find a piece of gear that I need/want that works with Pentax, I feel like I just won the World Series. Well, not really …

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Peak Design: Everyday Messenger vs. Everyday Backpack

Anyone who has followed me for very long knows I love Peak Design.  I own a lot of their gear and have reviewed a handful of things in the past, including one of their straps, clips, and a couple of their pouches.  I like Peak Design for their innovation and willingness to step out of the traditional way of doing things …

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9 Tools for the International Travel Photographer

For the holidays this year, I took my family of four (wife and two toddlers) on a sixteen day European vacation.  We had a great deal on a hotel in Paris so we planned around that and ultimately packed too much travel into too little time.  We flew into Amsterdam, spent the day there before catching the train to Paris …

What to Bring to the Improve Photography Retreat

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 …