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What Is A Leaf Shutter?

The two main types of shutters in all modern cameras are focal-plane shutters and leaf shutters.  Focal-plane shutters are what you’ll find in most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras on the market today.  To learn more about focal-plane shutters, check out this excellent article written by Kevin Jordan.  This article will dive into the more mysterious and lesser-known world of the …

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Review of the Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic

Lensbaby is a lens company most photographers have heard of, but a lot have never tried.  They aren’t like Tamron or Sigma or the other companies that are trying to compete with your camera manufacturers.  Lensbaby throws a whole different dynamic into the lens game by offering lenses that are all about creativity and fun.  Indeed, if you have never …

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Best 8 Photo Backpacks for the Money

I have long been a sucker for camera bags.  As much as I try not to waste money, I had gone through a handful of camera bags trying to find the perfect bag.  I tried a lot of budget bags with moderate success, but at the beginning of this year (2016), I decided to find the perfect all around bag, …

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The Best Westcott Light Modifiers Reviewed and Compared

If you have looked into flash photography at all, then you surely know the name Westcott.  When I was first shopping for new flash modifiers,  Westcott was the first place I went as they were the main name I knew and they have a reputation in the industry for producing high quality lighting gear.  Their website has about everything you …

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A REVIEW OF EVERYTHING IN MY CAMERA BAG

A couple weeks ago I attended the free Improve Photography workshop in Glacier National Park with 25 Improve Photography readers and Jim Harmer.  Kevin Jordan was there and wrote an awesome guide last week.  I also attended the Zion National Park workshop last year, but I was much better prepared this time and have loaded my camera bag with a …