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Vanguard AM-204 Monopod

I recently contacted Vanguard US about testing some of the monopods they manufacture. My plan was to test one monopod on the lower end of the spectrum, and one on the higher end. Several weeks ago, I reviewed the VEO AM-264TR, which you can read here.  This week I will be reviewing the VEO AM-204, which is on the lower end of …

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Review of the Agua Quick-Draw Storm-Proof Holster by Miggo

Last March I set out on a quest to upgrade my camera strap that led me to testing 18 different straps.  I was preparing to publish a massive review today featuring all those straps, but changed my mind when I started writing about the Agua from Miggo.  You see, the Agua is not really just a camera strap.  It is …

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Color Perfect: Xrite ColorChecker Passport

Xrite ColorChecker Passport: Your search for perfect color ends here! You have probably been around digital photography long enough to have heard how vital it is to have a properly calibrated display. But just how accurate are your colors from your camera? There are no set standards for what actually is RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE, etc in modern digital …

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10 Ways Your MagMod Modifiers Boost Creativity

Okay… If you are a regular listener to Portrait Sessions or the Improve Photography podcasts (which you SHOULD be!!!)  then you have heard about MagMod modifiers.  In case you haven’t, basically they are a set of modifiers that attach to your speedlight(s).   There is a silicone device called a MagGrip, that holds two powerful magnets on either side of …