Author: Dan Carr

REVIEW: Peak Design Range Pouch

I’ve used all kinds of Peak Design products in the last few years, and always been impressed with the bomber construction of their camera bags so I thought I’d purchase one of the Range Pouches to check it out and see how it compares to their other products. The Range Pouch is available in three different sizes and starts at $35 for the small size, $40 for the medium and $45 for the large. There’s really no rules about what you can carry in the Range Pouch, although obviously most people will be thinking about putting a lens in...

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REVIEW: MagMod MagBeam Wildlife Kit

It’s often beneficial to use a little fill flash in wildlife photography to brighten up the shadows on a backlit animal, or add a catch light into something’s eye to help it look a little more alive. You can pretty much forget about ever doing these things with a pop-up flash, they simply don’t have enough power, so that means you’ll most likely be looking at a hot shoe flash. If you’ve used one before, you might have noticed that they sometimes have zoom settings on them which help you to control the focus of the flash output to...

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REVIEW: Better Beamer Flash Extender

Sometimes it’s necessary to use a flash for wildlife photography just to add a little fill, or add a catchlight to the eye of your subject. The problem is that most hot shoe flashes simply don’t have the necessary range and power to adequately light up a subject that is as far away as wildlife often is. The Better Beamer Flash Extender is a solution to this problem! Better Beamer Priced at only $35 from Amazon and B&H, it uses a simple plastic frame that attaches to your flash, and a thin plastic fresnel lens that sticks to the end...

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Did You Know That Canon Has Three Different Sizes of APS-C Sensor?

I thought I’d write a quick post about this because it caused me some confusion recently while I was creating some resources on calculating field of view and angle of view for camera lenses. The calculations for this require the dimensions of a camera’s sensor, and while working on the data list for Canon lenses I couldn’t figure out why my numbers weren’t quite matching some of those that I had come across on Canon’s own website. A little digging back through archives revealed to me that Canon actually uses three different sizes of APS-C sensor, although I wasn’t...

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New Macphun Discount Code for Readers

I’m always trying to find new deals for our lovely readers, and this week I’m bringing you a 10% discount code for all software from Macphun. This of course means that it included the phenomenal Luminar software, and also Aurora HDR which is the only HDR software I use. Macphun often have deals running on their site, but you can actually apply this discount code on top of their deals so that you save even more money! Just use the discount code ShutterMuse10 in discount code box at the checkout.  ...

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How to Install Lightroom Presets in Under 30 Seconds

Today I’m bringing you an Adobe Lightroom tutorial in two different ways. Lightroom presets are a key component in speeding up the photo editing workflow. You can make them yourself (time consuming) or you can buy them for next to nothing from a number of different online stores. Once you’ve purchased them, you’ll need to install them, and that’s what I’m going to show you how to today – in less than 30 seconds! Actually I’m going to give you two videos. The first video shows you the best way to install Lightroom presets with the sub 30 second...

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