Category Archives: Photo Gear Reviews

Battery grips.  Filters.  Memory cards.  Sort out what’s necessary and what’s nice to have when it comes to camera accessories To be a professional photographer, you only really need a camera, lens and a memory card or some film.  That’s it.  The rest of the equipment out there simply makes life easier, …

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Hand strap, cross-body strap or harness? Here’s what you need to know before choosing a camera strap! I never really gave much thought to my camera strap.  I left the default yellow and black strap on my Nikon for years.  But after really getting bit by the photography bug, I decided a …

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What’s so nifty about the fifty?  Let’s find out! It’s inexpensive, easy to use and optically sound.  So what’s not to love about a 50mm nifty fifty lens? In a word, nothing. There is a reason the 50mm lens is nicknamed the “nifty-fifty.”  Learn why this lens is one just about every …

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What’s the best macro lens for your kit?  Read this first! Macro photography can be a lot of fun to shoot.  There is just something fascinating about seeing tiny details at life-size.  There’s a whole teeny, tiny world out there waiting for an explorer like you! The problem?  To uncover these bijou …

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Outfit your favorite shutterbug with one of these best kids cameras! Do you have a budding photographer in your ranks?  It’s never too early for kids to fall in love with photography.  But what are the best kids cameras available right now?  Should you get something simple?  Something a young photographer can …

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The workhorse 70-200mm lens should be on just about every photographer’s must-have list Are you on the fence about purchasing a 70-200 mm lens?  Worried about the cost?  The weight?  Whether it’s a good lens?  I can’t make these lenses get any cheaper or heavier, but I can alleviate your concerns about …

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Full-frame glorified kit lens or budget-friendly professional choice?  I weigh in on whether to love or leave the Nikon 24-120 mm f/4 lens. When I upgraded to a full-frame camera, I had the option for purchasing the Nikon 24-120 mm f/4 lens at a deep discount if I bundled it with my new …

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Canon fans raise your hands! We found the best Canon camera just for you! Either you’ve heard good things about Canon and you don’t know which camera to get, or you love Canon and want to upgrade your camera to something better (and you also don’t know which camera to get). Either way, …

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What photography equipment does it take to become an amateur or professional photographer?  We’ll help you learn! Maybe you’ve been taking pictures for a few years and are thinking of turning professional.  Or maybe you’ve never held a camera but want to become a professional photographer and own your own business.  Your …

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What’s the best Nikon camera on the market in 2019?  The better question is what is the best Nikon camera for you! You are in the market for a new Nikon camera.  Two questions are likely top-of-mind: which is the best Nikon camera and how much is this going to cost me?  …

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What is the best camera for photography? You would be surprised how often we’re asked that question. The answer you don’t want is: the best camera for photography is one that won’t put you into debt buying it. Luckily we know what you do want to hear, so we’ve compiled a list …

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A Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review and my new love affair. This Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review is not sexy, which is fitting considering the lens itself it’s very sexy.  You don’t hear a lot of people raving about it on photography sites.  Like the proverbial nice guy, it often …

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Are you looking for that perfect bag to meet your photography needs AND compliment your lifestyle? Here are our top picks of camera bags for women –  what style will you choose? Hey everyone! So today I want to talk everything camera bag related. Or more specifically, camera bags for women! You …

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What the heck is a neutral density filter? Read below for our simple explanation! With so many tools and accessories available to photographers, it can be difficult to determine which ones to add to your photography bag. Neutral density filters are a great addition for photographers that shoot in harsh light or …

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Wondering what that hood is that comes with your camera lens? Read on for more on your lens hood! A lens hood is a very common photography accessory that is often misunderstood. They can be extremely helpful in protecting the front of your lens, as well as controlling lens flare. This article …

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Afterlight 2 is a popular photo editing app available for iPhone users. It’s a complete overhaul of the popular Afterlight app. Powerful and inexpensive, this app is designed to make photo editing process easy for everyone. If you are deciding whether to purchase Afterlight 2, it’s helpful to first understand the quality, …

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