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Photography Equipment

Lots of photography equipment demystified, reviewed or recommended for each unique situation.

I cover flash equipment, best cameras, travel cameras, photo gear and all sorts of gadgets.

In this extensive review, Darlene will tell you why the Fuji X100F has stolen her heart. You'll learn what she loves about it, any cons, and help you decide whether it's the right camera for you or not.

Here are some tips from expert photography instructor Phil Steele on how to choose and use your tripod. It may seem simple but there are a few things you need to know to use it properly and effectively in order to protect your gear and take better photos.

If you are thinking about buying a camera, it can get a bit confusing with all the options available. Here are 8 questions to ask yourself to find the best digital camera for you and your needs.

everything you ever wanted to know about mirrorless cameras

I was on the fence for over a year before buying my own mirrorless camera and I wondered about my readers and where they were at. I asked my readers some questions on photography equipment recently and was given a enormous amount of feedback about your thoughts on the matter. The summary of which was fascinating. I've compiled it into one huge article about mirrorless cameras. If you ever wanted to know more about them, how others who have them feel about them, how they perform and any other information about them before you buy or even if you need to buy, you should read this.

What camera do you use the most? When you're buying a new Smartphone is the camera important to you? Read this and let's open a discussion. Then for fun, see if you can guess which of my cameras took a series of images comparing the iPhone5, Fuji X-T1, Panasonic Lumix point and shoot, and Canon 5D Mk3.

Working with Flash - How to Use Bounce Flash for Better Photos. If you have to use your regular flash on-camera but want to take better photos of people, this tutorial will help you understand why and how to bounce your flash to get better, more pleasing results.

Learn the 5 biggest mistakes made by beginners using a wide angle lens. Learn how to avoid them so you can take more interesting photos. Darlene provides lots of example images to show good, better, best and how to use a wide angle lens effectively.

Knowing when, and how far to upgrade is a frequently asked question. Darlene helps you answer this question by giving you seven other questions to ask yourself and think about first, then you get to decide! Read on if you're on the fence about upgrading.

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