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Photography Gear Upgrades You Should Make in 2020

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Photography Gear Upgrades You Should Make in 2020

Photo by Alexander Andrews on Unsplash My photography gear has been through a pretty rough decade. My photography gear and I travelled to three continents, multiple countries, and survived a small flood in my house. If your photography gear is like mine, it may be time to think about upgrading your photography gear for the new year.  So, we put a list together of essential photography accessories for 2020.   This HUGE camera giveaway is ending SOON...Click here for details!   A Better Camera Strap  The first photography accessory I forget about in my photography gear bag is my camera strap, which if...

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Avoid These Common Circular Polarizer Mistakes

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Avoid These Common Circular Polarizer Mistakes

photo by 0804Creative via iStock Using a circular polarizer when shooting landscape photos has become a de-facto standard.   But, here’s the truth. Not all landscape shots need or should use a circular polarizer. Sometimes, using a circular polarizer can actually ruin your otherwise great outdoor shots. So, when should you use one? And what common circular polarizer mistakes should you avoid? Let’s find out. What Does a Circular Polarizer Do? Let’s first understand the benefits of using a circular polarizer. As the video above by Brain Matiash explains, there are mainly three reasons to use a circular polarizer. Using the filter: Helps reduce any...

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Budget-Friendly Circular Polarizer

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Budget-Friendly Circular Polarizer

Before you decide which circular polarizer you want to buy, you should figure out what you’re looking for in a circular polarizer. Four important things to keep in mind when shopping for a circular polarizer are: the size of the frame, whether the circular polarizer casts color on your images, whether the circular polarizer uses a hydrophobic coating, and the type of glass used. If your circular polarizer features a thick rim, then the chances of vignetting on the edges of your photo drastically increase, so slim circular polarizers are best. You also don’t want your circular polarizer to add...

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Beginner Black and White Photography Tips

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Beginner Black and White Photography Tips

  photo by IanChrisGraham via iStock Call me old fashioned, but there’s just something about a good black and white photo. Don’t get me wrong - color photography has its merits, but a monochrome image can sometimes elevate the quality of the shot while also helping you tell a more compelling story with the photo. That’s because color can sometimes be a distraction; by removing it, you’re left with an image that often draws the attention of the viewer more effectively and brings focus on the mood and emotion of the shot in a way that a color image can’t match. That...

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The Best Travel Photography Lens

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The Best Travel Photography Lens

photo by DieterMeyrl via iStock When you’re traveling, the last thing you want to do is take all of your camera gear. Aside from the obvious benefits of not having to carry around a ton of stuff, airlines have made it maddeningly difficult (and expensive) to get your stuff from one place to the next. So, if you could only take one lens with you on the trip of a lifetime, what would it be?  For me, and many other photographers, for that matter, it would be the 24-70mm f/2.8. Let’s explore just a few benefits of this best travel photography lens....

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