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Getting Mindshift Gear Quality in the Smaller Backlight 18L

In Gear by Brent Huntley6 Comments

Not too long ago, I reviewed the Mindshift Gear Backlight 36L, which is my favorite hiking camera bag at the moment.  I love the Backlight 36L because it is very functional without any big gimmicks, and is just always very reliable for me.  However, it doesn’t work for every situation.  It is a fairly big …

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Top 5 Tips for Wildlife Photography Beginners

In Landscape/Nature by Frank Gallagher6 Comments

I had the opportunity to go on a photography workshop in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons earlier this fall and decided to challenge myself by choosing a wildlife-centric workshop.  This would be a relatively new area of photography for me.  What would I need to know to make it a great trip?  This article describes …

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Mirrorless Vs DSLR – Mirrorless Is The Future

In Gear by Brian Pex5 Comments

All the rage in today’s photography world is the battle between Mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras. If you’ve been paying even just a little attention to the camera industry, you will have no doubt heard lots about it. The debate goes something like this: “Mirrorless systems are up and coming but they aren’t quite there …

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7 Best Photography Business Podcasts

In Marketing/Business by Pete LaGregor3 Comments

If you’re like me then you are constantly seeking out sources of information to level up your photography. There are plenty of podcasts out there that can help you take better photos, but what about those of us that want to build our photography businesses? Whether you are just starting out or looking for that …

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GorillaPod: Still Quirky After All These Years

In Gear by Andy Perkins4 Comments

Twelve years after the introduction of the original Joby® GorillaPod, it remains an extremely popular photo accessory. It comes in a variety of sizes and has spawned an array of accessories and imitators. By any standard, it stands as a prototype for a successful piece of photo gear. I purchased my first GorillaPod in 2008. …

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Black Rapid Tripod Jacket-A Gear Bag on Your Tripod

In Gear by Brent Huntley3 Comments

I have been writing articles for Improve Photography for almost 3 years and, during that time, I have tested dozens of camera bags and camera straps,  but I have never seen anything like the Tripod Jacket from Black Rapid.  Last Spring, I was testing out one of my favorite straps from Black Rapid for this …

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Why do cameras have Wi-Fi?

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy15 Comments

Wi-Fi is such a universal thing these days with everything from mobile phones to kettles connected to Wi-Fi. Yes kettles. Why would you want a kettle connected to Wi-Fi?? What is the worls coming to? Enough about electrical appliances. Why do cameras have Wi-Fi? There are three main uses for Wi-Fi in cameras; To control …

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6 Continuous Lights Compared: Which to buy?

In Gear by Bryan Striegler1 Comment

Buying new equipment can be an extremely overwhelming decision. I will often spend at least two weeks researching before making my final decision. I’ll look at all the stats, read reviews, and if possible, get my hands on the equipment first. Using a flash or a strobe is definitely more popular for photography, but as …