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Mindshift’s new Multi-Mount Holster is My Favorite Holster Bag

I love holster bags.  I think they are perfect for every situation where you don’t need a tripod.  I usually do not like to carry a lot of gear so I want a bag that will just fit my camera, a spare battery and a spare memory card.  Unless I am shooting landscapes or using a flash that is all …

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Reviewing the Oben CT-3561 Compact Travel Tripod with BE-117T Ball Head

As a landscape photographer, a tripod is an absolute necessity.  There is simply no other way to capture sharp images in the best light (sunrise and sunset) or show any kind of motion without a good sturdy base upon which to rest your camera for long exposures. The Tripod Trap I remember reading a blog post about tripods years ago.  …

A Review of the Tripod Brands: Some lesser-known facts

Buying a tripod is an absolutely agonizing process.  I was reminded of my past experiences in buying a tripod when I listened to a podcast from Marko Kulik this week.  Unless you’re an absolute beginner in photography, you already know how important a rock solid tripod and ballhead can be.  If you buy a high-quality tripod, you will likely own …

Review of Kelby One

Many of you know that I teach online photography classes at PhotoClasses.com, but that doesn’t at all mean that I don’t do a TON of learning myself.  One popular resource on the web for learning photography is KelbyOne. I have been an on-again off-again subscriber to Kelby One for a couple years and would like to give my review of the site. …

Review of the Black Rapid RS-5 Camera Strap

The longest I have ever used the camera strap that comes with the DSLR is about 5 minutes.  They are so uncomfortable that I can’t stand it.  In fact, Canon and Nikon even sew little bits of broken glass into the fabric of their camera straps just to make it as uncomfortable as possible.  At least, that’s what it feels …

Review of LensRentals.com

There are now several companies dedicated to renting lenses and other photography gear to photographers.  Borrowlenses.com, LensProToGo.com, Lensrentals.com, etc.  These companies charge you a fee for you to rent a lens for a few days or weeks and ship the lens right to your door.  When you’re done with the lens, you ship it back to them and pay the …