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Think Tank Shape Shifter Review

In Gear by Brent Huntley

The Shape Shifter backpack from Think Tank is a really unique camera bag.  It is designed to expand and contract, and stores your camera bag in a system completely different from anything I have used before.  When I first got the backpack, I was very leery of its design, but as I have been using …

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Photograph the Stories of the Season

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The sights, sounds, and smells of the season.  Our holiday memories can be evoked, (or imagined), by these sensory triggers.  In the realm of photography, we deal in the visual so pictures that communicate to the viewer are our objective. So how can we best make photographs that are compelling, have impact, and emotion?  Let’s …

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17 Tips for Hiking with your Camera

In Landscape/Nature by Bastian Bodyl

When I go hiking I always carry my DSLR and sometimes other cameras like a compact camera, a GoPro or a drone. Since I was hiking a lot in the last years I made some experiences some good and some bad, something that works great and some things I tend to forget. To help you …

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Easy HDR Photography Without Bracketing

In Photo Basics by Brad Goestsch

Easy HDR photography without bracketing is about using a single image, rather than a set of images to capture more detail in your scene. In a given scene, there may be a desire to capture details in both the very bright and very dark areas of that scene. Modern digital camera systems have come a …

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25 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Photographers

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. The snow is flying (for some of us) and Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice. If you’ve been nice, perhaps you’ll find some photography goodies under the tree or in your stocking on Christmas morning. Maybe you are reading this and need …

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Put this Lens on Your Wish List!

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman

Perhaps you’ll be one of those lucky photographers who’ll open a new camera as a gift this holiday season.  Or maybe you’ve decided to buy one for yourself, perhaps as a brand new photographer or maybe as an upgrade to an existing camera.  So how much thought have you given to the lens you want …

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Peak Design’s Travel Line is Feature Rich, but so is the Price

In Gear by Brent Huntley

The new Travel Backpack  line from Peak Design has been discussed a number of times in the old facebook group (now titled Master Photography Listeners) with many of you wanting to know if it would be worth that heft price tag.  While the backpack itself isn’t more than a top line camera backpack at $300, …