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Haida Filter System: In-Depth Review

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher2 Comments

The Haida filter system gives photographers one more choice in the competitive photography filter market.  The company makes the standard screw-on filters as well as square and rectangular drop in filters.  However, Haida is one of the few that make the large 150mm square and rectangular filters and a filter holder that will work with bulbous lenses like the Tamron …

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A Guide to the Cheapest Full-Frame Cameras Available

In Gear by Brent Huntley15 Comments

The first thing to get out of the way is this article is not intended in any way to advise any reader on whether they need a full frame camera or whether they need a Nikon, Canon, Sony or any other brand.  I am a firm believer that a decent photographer can make great images with any modern camera body.  …

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THE ULTIMATE PACKING LIST FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

In Gear by Frank Gallagher6 Comments

It’s time to start packing for that once-in-a-lifetime photography trip or family vacation.  There are plenty of gear lists out there, but this comprehensive packing list for travel photography is for people who want to make sure they have all the essentials for a photo adventure, from the camera to creature comforts.  You don’t want to carry 100 pounds of …

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How to Clean a Camera Sensor: The Pro’s Guide

In Gear by Brent Huntley0 Comments

Cleaning a camera sensor can be a scary undertaking.  That is why so many photographers opt to send their camera in to the manufacturer when they start noticing those annoying dust spots and dirty specs showing up in their images.  If you are like me, you may not be willing to spend the time or money to send your camera in …

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21 Travel Photography Accessories for the Serious Photographer

In Gear by Brent Huntley8 Comments

Travel photography is my favorite kind of photography.  Let’s face it, unless you are a portrait photographer, the majority of your shooting probably occurs when you travel and there are so many tools out there that can help you get better shots, make traveling more convenient and encourage you to shoot more when you travel.  I have done photography in …

Cheap Tripods vs. Professional Tripods: Does it Really Matter?

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

Intro Behind a camera body and lens, a tripod may be the next most important piece of photography equipment you can buy.  Some would even argue that a tripod can improve your photography more than any other piece of gear.  That’s debatable, as a flash could also fill that slot, but it really depends on the genre of photography that …