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Reviews, buying guides, and innovative gadgets for all your photography gear nuts

Amazon Prime Day 2019 Photography Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2019 Photography Deals

Amazon Prime Day is rapidly becoming one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year, and with it just around the corner we're expecting a host of photography related savings to sink our teeth into! Check back here for regular updates.
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5 Hacks to Make Macro Photography Budget Friendly

5 Hacks to Make Macro Photography Budget Friendly

Macro photography, like most things in photography, is an expensive area to get in to. However, there are some relatively cheap ways to dip your toes in the unknown waters of macro photography, and some of them can yield incredible results. Read more here.
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The Best Lens for Astrophotography – What is it?

The Best Lens for Astrophotography – What is it?

Astrophotography is more reliant on having the correct gear than most other genres of photography, and possibly the most important piece of equipment is your lens. A lens with excellent quality and a wide maximum aperture can help take your astrophotography to the next level, so here are some top recommendations for astrophotography lenses. Read more here.
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Best Camera Bags for Photographers

Best Camera Bags for Photographers

Photographers are notoriously picky when it comes to their gear, and that doesn't change when thinking about the best thing to carry their expensive equipment around in. Choosing the best camera bags for your needs is a real hassle, but we've rounded up some of our favourites here.
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Black Friday 2018 – The Best Photography Deals this Black Friday

Black Friday 2018 – The Best Photography Deals this Black Friday

The holidays are approaching fast but there’s one more exciting hurdle to get over before the festivities really begin - Black Friday 2018 falls on the 23rd November this year, followed swiftly by Cyber Monday. Many retailers are offering an extended period of deals though, so make sure to double and triple check this page for all the latest photography related Black Friday Deals!
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The Best Lenses for Landscape Photography – The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

The Best Lenses for Landscape Photography – The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

We’ve already discussed our favourite landscape photography cameras, but now it’s time to delve into the world of lenses. With so many available and a bunch of confusing acronyms it can be easy to get overwhelmed when researching a new lens, but we’ve got all the best lenses for landscape photography compiled into one easy list here!
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Best Drone for Under $200 – A Guide to Budget Photography Drones

Best Drone for Under $200 – A Guide to Budget Photography Drones

Drones and aerial photography have taken off (excuse the pun) in a big way over the past couple of years, but even with prices tumbling it can still be expensive business getting into drone photography. There are more budget friendly options out there though, so here we look into the very best drones you can buy for under $200. Read more here.
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The Photographer’s Wishlist – 29 Perfect Gifts for Photographers

The Photographer’s Wishlist – 29 Perfect Gifts for Photographers

Struggling to find that perfect gift for your photography loving loved one? We’ve got you covered with this huge guide to photography related gifts, with everything from low budget stocking fillers to high-end luxury items covered. The holidays might seem ages away, but don’t hesitate to buy that perfect gift for the photographer in your life!
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Photography Backpacks – Tenba Solstice Review

Photography Backpacks – Tenba Solstice Review

Tenba may not be the first name on everybody’s lips when you think about a new photography backpack, but their quality more than stands up to the more well-known competitors in the market. Read on for our full review of the Tenba Solstice 20L backpack.
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Kase K8 Filter Holder and Polariser Review

Kase K8 Filter Holder and Polariser Review

Kase may be one of the newest entrants to the UK filter market, but they’re making waves with their excellent quality and continued innovation. But does their filter holder, the Kase K8, live up to our ever heightening expectations from them? Read more here…
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6 Reasons to Start Using Prime Lenses

6 Reasons to Start Using Prime Lenses

Why would you ever choose to limit yourself to a prime lens without a zoom? That's what I and many other beginner photographers have asked, but there's actually some very good reasons to do just that!
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Kase Wolverine 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter Review

Kase Wolverine 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter Review

Kase Filters are one of the newest players on the filter market in the UK, and their Kase Wolverine series jumps straight in at the premium end of the spectrum? But can their innovative features push them ahead of the curve in the neutral density filter market? Read our full review to find out.
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Ultimate Guide to Waterfall Photography

Ultimate Guide to Waterfall Photography

Standing in front of a powerful waterfall summons a feeling like none other, and naturally many photographers are compelled to try and capture this emotion in an image. Waterfall photography requires more thought than just pointing and shooting though, so read on for our Ultimate Guide to Waterfall Photography…
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NiSi V5 Pro Filter System and Polariser Review

NiSi V5 Pro Filter System and Polariser Review

NiSi were one of the first brands to come along and challenge the market leaders in the photographic filter industry, but a few years down the line have they managed to keep up with that innovative pace? We review their NiSi V5 Pro Filter System here to find out. Read more here…
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Ultimate Guide to Forest Photography – Tips and Tricks

Ultimate Guide to Forest Photography – Tips and Tricks

Forest photography is one of the most difficult photography genres to crack. The overwhelming chaos of the environment presents unique challenges, but ones that are well worth overcoming. Once you get forest photography right, it will keep you coming back for more. Read more here…
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11 Best Budget Photography Accessories

11 Best Budget Photography Accessories

Photography can be an expensive hobby, there’s no getting around that. But not every purchase has to break the bank - There are plenty of potentially game changing photography accessories out there that are fantastic value for money and great for those looking to expand their photography kit. These are 11 of the best photography accessories out there. Read more here…
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Vanguard Veo2 Tripod Review

Vanguard Veo2 Tripod Review

Vanguard’s new range of tripods offer significant on-paper improvements over their old models, but how does the ultra-light Vanguard Veo2 235AB stack up against it’s predecessor? Matt Holland has tested it thoroughly, so read his conclusions here…
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Best Beginner Mirrorless Cameras

Best Beginner Mirrorless Cameras

If you've made the decision to go mirrorless rather than DSLR, the next step is to find the right mirrorless camera for you. This is easier said than done, especially when considering the wide array of features on modern mirrorless cameras. We're here to help with our top beginner mirrorless cameras though.
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DSLR or Mirrorless – Which Camera System Works for You?

DSLR or Mirrorless – Which Camera System Works for You?

Anyone looking to invest in their photography has two choices: DSLR or Mirrorless. It's a hard decision, but both come with specific advantages and disadvantages. We'll discuss all of these here and help you decide which wins in the big DSLR vs Mirrorless camera debate.
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Haida Filters NanoPro ND 3.0 Filter Review

Haida Filters NanoPro ND 3.0 Filter Review

The Haida NanoPro range of filters enter the market right at the premium end of the orice point, but how does the quality stack up against their more well known competition? Read our full Haida NanoPro Review here.
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Lowepro Flipside Trek 350AW Review

Lowepro Flipside Trek 350AW Review

Lowepro are a name synonymous with photography, and their Flipside Trek series has seen them up their game even further. Does the Lowepro Flipside Trek 350AW weigh up for everyday use though? Read Matt Holland's thoughts to find out.
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5 Filters That Can Transform Your Photography

5 Filters That Can Transform Your Photography

Photography filters have the ability to transform your images, but buying the right filters for your photography needs can be confusing. We take you through everything you need to know about photography filters here!
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Best DSLR Camera Systems for Beginners

Best DSLR Camera Systems for Beginners

The world of DSLR cameras is a daunting step for a beginner, with dozens of camera models on the market. No need to worry though, we're here to guide you through the best entry-level DSLR cameras on the market!
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13 Must-Have Gift Ideas for Photographers

13 Must-Have Gift Ideas for Photographers

Photographers are notoriously difficult to buy for due to the often extortionate cost of photography equipment. It doesn't all have to break the bank though - Here are 13 excellent gift ideas for the photographer in your life.
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