Do I need a new tripod?

When I conduct landscape photography workshops, the first thing I notice is the expensive equipment that many of the participants have.  Brand spanking new 5D Mark IIs, 70-200mm lenses, etc.  It amazes me how many photographers buy so much gear before they finally listen to the oft repeated but seldom followed advice to buy a professional tripod and a decent …

Do Clear UV Filters Hurt Image Quality of Photos?

This article is a separate explanation for my testing of how UV filters negatively impact image quality, and is referenced in my article “13 Photography Myths Every Photographer Should Know.” The Background on UV Filters The UV filter is simply a clear filter placed on the front of a lens that is used to protect the lens from being damaged. …

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What is weather sealing on a camera?

Wind, rain, dust and dirt can be the downfall of even the most careful and cautious photographer. Fortunately, most DSLRs have some form of internal protection with weather sealing. But don’t be fooled – weather sealing is not the same as water resistant, and it is most certainly not the same as waterproof! However, weather sealing does block out the …