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How to use a Sekonic Light Meter

Without light, there is no photography. It’s a good idea to get an understanding of how light works and how to expose for it. The best tool for that job is a good old fashioned light meter! By using a handheld light meter, you have...

Camera lenses for every photographer.

Top 5 Lenses Every Photographer Should Have

Whether you’re just starting out or you are a seasoned pro, every photographer needs a good variety of lenses in their kit. Here are the top 5 lenses we recommend photographers have no matter your experience level or preferred subject matter. Standard Lenses For many newcomers, a...

Handmade Gifts for Photographers

Looking for a fun gift for a photographer, but not quite sure what to get them?  We've selected a few handmade and unique camera inspired items that would be perfect for the shutterbug in your life.  Click on the name of the Etsy Shop to...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you're looking for something special to give to your shutterbug Dad this Father's Day, we've put together a list of ideas for the patriarch in your life.  Whether he's a professional or amateur photographer, he'll be sure to love any of these great cameras...

Handmade Gifts for Photographers

If you're looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, Etsy is a treasure trove of creative products.  We've selected a few handmade and unique camera inspired items that would make perfect gifts for a photographer or photo enthusiast.  Don't forget to...

The Camera Bag Guide

Camera Bags- What to consider when purchasing a bag First, ask yourself these four questions:1. What purpose do you need the bag or case to serve?2. What will you need to fit in it?3. Where will you be taking it?4. What's your budget?Second, consider your answers...

Photo Preservation Guide Part 2: Handling, Exhibiting & Storing

This is the second part of a three part series on preservation; the first served as the introduction to proactively create preservationally sound prints. This part will focus on handling, exhibition, storage, and environment. The final part will explain the invasive conservation treatment of these...

Photo Preservation Guide Part 1: In the Darkroom

To understand preserving gelatin silver prints, one must understand the make-up of these materials. I will briefly explain the physical nature of paper and the chemistry used in creating these prints, and then explain the best practices in creating long-term archival prints. This is the...

Identifying Wood Types for Large Format Cameras

One of the unique features of some large format cameras is that they are beautifully crafted out of a variety of woods. For someone who isn't very familiar with the different types, this guide will help you in identifying the different wood options. (Keep in...