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Ansel Adams famously said that “the single most important component of a camera is the 12 inches behind it.” We, on the other hand think that the bar and tools you use are just as important! We’ll cover the latest from Nikon, Canon, Sony and others and the plethora of lenses and peripherals for them. You’ll get insights into plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom to make your photos even better. This is a place for gear junkies as well as those who trying to achieve the best results using the tools they already have at their disposal.

1 11, 2021

FALL Photo tips

By |2021-11-01T07:12:56-08:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Art of Photography, Gear and Tools|0 Comments

FALL Photo tips By Tony Sweet Hi and welcome to fall, one of our favorite times of year. There is fall color all over the country, so wherever you choose to photograph, here are a few tips that may help wherever you may roam this fall. The right tools Along with your gear, including tripod, you’ll [...]

10 05, 2019

Top 3 Mirrorless Cameras in 2019

By |2019-05-10T05:47:02-08:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Gear and Tools|2 Comments

Mirrorless cameras are all the rage right now. Compact, portable and built around the same sensors used in DSLRs, mirrorless cameras are capable of fulfilling all your photography wishes. The main difference between a DSLR and a mirrorless camera is the lack of a mirror, needed to divert light to the viewfinder and show the scene. [...]

8 03, 2019

Top 3 DSLRs in 2019

By |2019-03-08T07:05:26-08:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Gear and Tools|Tags: |1 Comment

With new camera models coming out every few months, it is difficult to choose which camera to go with. However, one advantage of growing technology and increasing number of camera models is that now, it is also difficult to choose a camera that won’t suit your needs.     Any average camera body today will give [...]

6 02, 2019

Canon 77D: The best vlogger camera?

By |2019-02-06T07:26:00-08:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Gear and Tools|0 Comments

The Canon 77D created a lot of buzz when it was launched in February 2017. Packed with features from the beginner Rebel series in a 70D body – and named as if the younger brother of the advanced 80D – people were confused as to where exactly place this crop-sensor DSLR. But that is, in fact, [...]

8 01, 2018

Nikon D5600 Review

By |2018-01-08T06:54:35-08:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Gear and Tools|7 Comments

Combining the simplicity of the D3000 series with many advanced features of the D7000 series, the 5000 cameras have been a big hit for Nikon. Coming just 18 months after the release of the excellent D5500, the Nikon D5600 doesn't seem to be a big upgrade. Let us see if the new connectivity features and other [...]

10 11, 2017

Leica M10 Rangefinder Review

By |2017-11-10T07:52:32-08:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Gear and Tools|4 Comments

Leica, the relatively small German company, has been known to be unconventional. With different body designs, specs, menu systems and price tags, a Leica release always demanded attention. Beginning from the M9's raging success to the controversial M Typ 260 and the Monochrom, Leica experimented and kept coming closer to the perfect rangefinder mark. Let us [...]

19 04, 2017

Top 3 Cameras for Vlogging

By |2017-04-13T04:01:33-08:00April 19th, 2017|Categories: Gear and Tools|10 Comments

The days of camcorders and film cameras are very much over, as smaller, lighter and quicker cameras start taking over the video category. With better autofocus, stabilization, touchscreen, processing power, shooting rate and 4K being added in every new model, mirrorless and DSLR cameras are giving everything you need in one body. But with so many [...]

13 04, 2017

Top 4 Nikon Lenses for DX Cameras

By |2017-04-13T03:51:52-08:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Gear and Tools|Tags: |2 Comments

Nikon has an excellent lineup of crop-sensor APSC cameras. From the excellent D3300 for beginner needs to the top-of-the-line D7200 and D500, Nikon has a camera for all your needs. But it doesn't end there. With a great camera body, you need a lens to match. In this article, I will introduce you to the 4 [...]

27 03, 2017

Top 4 Mirrorless Cameras For Your Budget

By |2017-03-27T05:45:27-08:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Gear and Tools|4 Comments

Mirrorless cameras are all the rage right now. Small, lightning quick and affordable; mirrorless cameras can now produce images like those out of a proper DSLR without you having to carry around that kind of weight. But with so many brands and hundreds of models, it is very difficult to choose the best mirrorless camera that [...]

27 01, 2017

Tips on how to capture portrait photos using different lenses

By |2017-03-07T23:57:14-08:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Gear and Tools|7 Comments

Are you having problems in capturing portrait photos with the lenses you have? Don’t worry because it’s something every photographer has struggled from time to time and there are a lot of ways to maximize you gear in getting that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Here are some tips in capturing portraits using different kinds of lenses.   [...]

19 01, 2017

Nifty Fifty Lens: Why Get the 50mm Prime

By |2017-03-08T00:38:41-08:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Gear and Tools|Tags: |0 Comments

The 50mm prime lens which is also called the Nifty Fifty Lens has been a staple of countless photographers since it was first introduced. I started with a Pentax ME Super that came with a Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 lens around two decades ago. Even to this day, the 50mm lens is still found in the camera [...]

27 12, 2016

Macro photography without investing in a close-up lens

By |2017-03-08T00:05:35-08:00December 27th, 2016|Categories: Gear and Tools|Tags: |0 Comments

Do you find yourself suddenly loving close up macro pictures of insects and spiders on Instagram and other photo sharing sites? Are you still unsure of whether you should invest the money for purchasing a macro lens to start out with macro photography? You don’t have to drop your hard-earned cash right away. In this post [...]

14 12, 2016

Which lens is best for you to use?

By |2016-12-29T08:24:39-08:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: Gear and Tools|Tags: |0 Comments

In photography, there are quite a number of camera lens to choose from. Each of these lenses has its own specialty and is to be used on a particular photography genre. Camera lenses explained A camera lens’ specific details and capabilities have a particular use with a particular genre. In order to obtain a great picture, [...]

13 12, 2016

Understanding filters – when to use and when not to use it

By |2017-03-08T00:41:02-08:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Gear and Tools|Tags: |1 Comment

In taking photographs, one thing that is constant but still needs to be controlled is light. One of the photography tips to control light is the use of camera filters. Here in this article, we will be tackling about the different types of camera filters and how to properly use them. ND filters ND stands for [...]