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Review: Airport 4-Sight by Think Tank

I travel with my photo gear four or five times a year. The trips are always photo-heavy and last anywhere from five days to two weeks. As such, I want to bring enough gear with me to accommodate any photographic situation. I never EVER check my camera gear in with my luggage, I always carry […]

Review: Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250

The last time I reviewed a Lowepro product, my pool table was my studio. I thought I would continue in the grand tradition. It lends an air of authenticity to it, don’t you think? I recently took a 10-day trip that included three legs of travel. That’s twelve hours of flight time, eight hours of […]

Photography Gear Research

If you’re anything like me, you research the purchase of a new item of photography gear for a long time before making a decision. I researched for a month before deciding on the Canon 7D over the 5D Mark II. I rented both the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and the 24-70mm f/2.8L before deciding to […]

Stepping Up Your Gear

So, you have a camera that you’re happy and comfortable with. You have a small handful of lenses which accommodate nearly every photographic circumstance that you find yourself in. You’ve set yourself up with a few extra pieces of essential gear – a remote shutter release, a tripod, maybe some lens hoods or a couple […]

Tips for Keeping Your Camera Clean

I live in the desert. Well, the suburban sprawl that has encroached upon the desert, anyway. Bottom line, I battle with dust on a daily (hourly!) basis. There is dust EVERYWHERE, and as soon as I polish a surface the dust starts piling up again immediately. I’m serious. I stood there and watched it, once. […]

Photography Gift Ideas

Friends, there are only 90 shopping days left until Christmas! Here are some gift ideas for the photographer in your life: A gift subscription to a photography magazine is always a sure bet. A subscription to Popular Photography is $24 for two years and $14 for one year (12 issues per year). For our friends […]

My Dream Photo Studio

When it comes to photography equipment, I’ve had a nasty case of “Want Disease” for just about my entire life. Waaaaaay back in the day, before digital photography, I wanted my own darkroom. An enlarger, developing trays, chemical sinks, black bags, the whole nine yards. I envisioned myself cast in the red glow of the […]