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Graduated Neutral Density Filters & Filter Holders Reviewed

For anyone who is unfamiliar, a Graduated Neutral Density Filter (GND) is a filter that only darkens a portion of the field of view of your camera.  The general purpose is to use the darkened portion of the filter to reduce the brightness of a very bright sky, while allowing your foreground to remain relatively much lighter. It is very …

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Vanguard VEO 265AB Tripod Review

In the world of tripods, there are many choices and options. Looking at the specifications of each tripod, a photographer can narrow down their choice based on what they need. For those photographers who desire a tripod that has a short collapsible length without a price tag, the Vanguard VEO 265AB Tripod might be the ticket. ABOUT VANGUARD VEO TRIPODS …

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Hands On with the Nikon D500: Best crop sensor camera ever?

Yes, the Nikon D500 has been out for a few months now but I am not an early adopter so I am a little slower to get my hands on new technology.  My main camera is the D7100 and it is ready to become my backup body as I look to upgrade.  I have been hearing how great the D500 …

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PlanIt! for Photographers: Android’s Answer to PhotoPills

In the world of landscape photography planning applications, PhotoPills is the app I hear raved about the most often.  In various articles, podcasts, and conversations with other photographers, I’ve repeatedly heard about how the app has revolutionized the process for planning out landscape photos in particular.  Since PhotoPills is currently only available for Apple devices, however, I at one time …

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The Aquapac Waterproof DSLR Case – Come On In, The Water Is Fine!

  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about some inexpensive options for trying out underwater photography. While playing around with iPhone cases and underwater point and shoot cameras is a lot of fun and well, better than nothing, it won’t take you long to start wishing for the control and quality that you can only get with …